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Democrats Target Infrastructure, Relief Bills for Climate Goals

Jan. 13, 2021, 11:01 AM

A broad infrastructure package or economic recovery bill would be the quickest and best way for Democrats to pass significant legislation to address climate change, according to advocates for the effort.

Democratic control of Congress and the White House, even by a narrow margin, gives them an opportunity to revisit initiatives that failed to garner traction in the Republican-controlled Senate of the 116th Congress. That includes the $1.5 trillion infrastructure legislation the House passed in July, which would reduce vehicle emissions, strengthen electric vehicle infrastructure, and boost environmental resources and transit access to underserved communities.

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