Progressive groups push Senate for action on spending, climate package

Progressive groups push Senate for action on spending, climate package

This post was originally published on this siteA coalition of left-leaning businesses and progressive leaders are pushing for the Senate to take action on the Democrats’ spending and climate package after the initiative languished in the upper chamber last month.More than 250 organizations and&…

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What losing Build Back Better means for climate change

What losing Build Back Better means for climate change

This post was originally published on this site Climate scientists warn that emissions need to fall quickly. Those cuts will be even tougher with the Build Back Better legislation shelved for the foreseeable future. (Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Manchin signals major changes needed to win his support on Biden’s safety net plan

Manchin signals major changes needed to win his support on Biden’s safety net plan

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Joe Manchin, the most pivotal swing vote in the Senate, indicated on Monday that a significant amount of work remains to be done to earn his support for President Joe Biden’s sweeping social safety net expansion, potentially delivering a fatal blow to...

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How Biden’s infrastructure funding will help the US prepare for future climate disasters

How Biden’s infrastructure funding will help the US prepare for future climate disasters

This post was originally published on this siteAround $50 billion of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package is marked for climate resilience — replacing roads to withstand extreme rainfall, treating forests to prevent wildfires and shoring up reservoirs that sank to new lows this year amid incredible drought.

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Democrats face squeeze on Biden’s spending bill

Democrats face squeeze on Biden’s spending bill

This post was originally published on this siteSenators are bracing for their debate over President Biden’s climate and social spending bill to keep them in Washington until, and potentially into, the holidays. The timeline for the legislation has repeatedly slipped, but Democrats say they…

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Manchin set to make or break Biden’s climate pledge

Manchin set to make or break Biden’s climate pledge

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden’s pledge at the Glasgow climate summit to help slash methane emissions by 30 percent over the next nine years faces the significant obstacle of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who could embarrass the administration if he slaps down a…

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Democrats expect to pass $1.75T Biden package this week

Democrats expect to pass $1.75T Biden package this week

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Democrats are racing this week to pass President Biden’s $1.75 trillion social and climate spending package, which would give the party a burst of momentum heading into the Thanksgiving recess.Debate over the package has been filled…

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Centrist Democrats Await Cost Analysis on $2 Trillion Bill

Centrist Democrats Await Cost Analysis on $2 Trillion Bill

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Democrats’ hopes of passing their social-spending and climate package next week will depend in part on how a nonpartisan scorekeeper figures the bill’s costs and associated revenues.

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Key budget office caught in crosshairs over Biden spending plan

Key budget office caught in crosshairs over Biden spending plan

This post was originally published on this sitePressure is mounting on the chief agency tasked with scoring the budgetary impact of legislation, as the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) crunches the numbers for a sweeping $1.75 trillion social spending and climate package that Democrats are…

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GOP strategy on spending bill: Make Dems take tough votes

GOP strategy on spending bill: Make Dems take tough votes

This post was originally published on this siteRepublicans are planning their lines of attack against President Biden’s spending bill as they gear up to try to water down the legislation and squeeze Democrats with tough votes. After months of being stuck on the sidelines as Democrats…

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