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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: Democrats Urge Reconciliation Revamp

June 17, 2022, 10:20 AM

House Democrats along the ideological spectrum Thursday urged the Senate to come up with a reconciliation plan soon that includes robust climate and energy provisions, Kellie Lunney.

The House last November passed a reconciliation measure (H.R. 5376) that would invest $555 billion in clean energy and addressing the climate crisis. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) said it’s up to the Senate to prioritize the issue, and House Democrats are asking the upper chamber to do “much if not all of that effort” in the House package. “We’re waiting for action, so we can’t negotiate against ourselves,” he said, responding ...