Schumer Seeks to Reassure Climate Activists on Spending Bills

July 28, 2021, 2:57 PM

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer doubled down on his vow to enact sweeping climate provisions through infrastructure and spending legislation, as he seeks to reassure progressive Democrats.

“We know that we can’t let this moment pass us by. It’s our time to act,” Schumer, a New York Democrat, said in a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday. “And as majority leader I have made it clear I will not pass an infrastructure package that does not reduce carbon pollution at a scale commensurate with the urgency of the climate crisis we face, plain and simple.”

Although a $579 ...

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