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Progressives Vow Fight for At-Risk Climate Items in Budget Plan

Sept. 22, 2021, 8:14 PM

Progressives vowed to fight for prized energy and climate programs contained in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion dollar tax-and-spending package as disagreement within the party threatened to derail programs key to President Joe Biden’s agenda.

“We are facing a huge crisis with climate and the United States is going to have to help address that crisis,” Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent who squared off against Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination and who chairs the Senate Budget Committee, said in an interview.

Senator Joe Manchin, a key moderate Democrat from coal-dependent West Virginia, has said he can’t support ...