Backers Defend Budget Plan’s Climate Provisions Amid Talk Of Big Cuts

October 1, 2021
Supporters of various climate provisions in Democrats’ pending budget “reconciliation” package are ramping up appeals to retain or even strengthen them as lawmakers pursue agreement on the details of a plan expected to be far smaller than an oft-cited spending target of $3.5 trillion, setting up competition between various proposals. The pitches come amid continued negotiations among Hill Democrats, including an Oct. 1 appearance by President Joe Biden before the House Democratic caucus to try to break a logjam on...

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