Weekly Analysis

Democrats Downplay Senate Barriers To Enacting Climate Legislation

November 22, 2021
Capitol Hill Democrats are downplaying the roadblocks to final enactment of the House-passed budget “reconciliation” package with over $550 billion in climate-related spending, citing pre-negotiations with the Senate on a range of issues including a proposed fee on methane emissions from oil and gas operations. The extent to which remaining differences remain may not become clear until next month, with senators pledging to finish work on the plan by the end of the year. But the assurances point to ongoing...

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