Biden Holds Firm On Climate Provisions In Infrastructure Counterproposal

"President Biden is holding firm on energy and climate provisions in the White House infrastructure proposal but has expressed a willingness to cut some research and development funds, according to a memo to Senate Environment Committee ranking member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) obtained by The Hill.

In the memo, which followed a Tuesday meeting between Biden and Capito, Biden wrote that he was “prepared to take off the table the manufacturing, research and development (R&D) and innovation elements of his Jobs Plan” and seek to pass them in separate legislation.

However, the memo lists several environmental and energy aspects of the plan where Biden said Capito’s counterproposal falls short, including investments in resilience against the effects of climate change."

Zack Budryk reports for The Hill May 21, 2021.


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"Environmentalists See Infrastructure As Crucial Path To Climate Goals" (The Hill)

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Source: The Hill, 05/24/2021