McConnell slams Manchin-Schumer grants as open season for liberal climate groups

McConnell slams Manchin-Schumer grants as open season for liberal climate groups


Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tested out a new line of attack against Democrats ‘ tax and spending bill, asserting that billions of taxpayer -funded grant money would be used to line the pockets of liberal nonprofit groups.

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, agreed to by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after months of negotiations, would provide $2.8 billion to the Environmental Protection Agency to administer environmental and climate justice block grants. The grants would be available to groups that engage in any series of activities that benefit “disadvantaged communities,” the exact definition of which would be determined by the EPA administrator.

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McConnell claimed Wednesday that

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