Far-left Senate Democrats made their feelings known about not rubberstamping the infrastructure legislation if climate provisions are left out, as they feel the topic of climate change has recently faded from center stage. This comes as Democrats’ razor-thin majorities in both the House and Senate leave little room for error.
Many of the Democrats have started to worry about climate change not being a part of the conversation during the infrastructure talks. Some have worried about sacrificing “what the scientific community says is necessary to stave off the worst consequences to claim a bipartisan victory,” Politico reports.
At a climate change event, Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) said:
The White House and Democratic Congress need to hold strong on real, meaningful, bold, substantial climate provisions that President Biden proposed in his American Jobs Plan. …There is little appetite in our caucus for an infrastructure plan that ignores the greatest crisis, the most existential