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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: Biden Pushes for Climate Agenda in Speech

March 2, 2022, 11:06 AM

President Joe Biden in his State of the Union address last night cast climate change as an opportunity to build a better, stronger nation, drive economic growth and save money.

Biden also sought to rebrand his spending package, formerly known as “Build Back Better,” into a proposal he’s calling “Building a Better America.” The effort includes ideas he proposed before, but messaged with a focus on deficit reduction and reducing inflation.

He extolled the investments unleashed by last year’s bipartisan infrastructure law as a chance to become more resilient in weathering the consequences of climate change while promoting environmental justice. ...