Schumer Vows to Include Climate Corps in Reconciliation Measure

July 20, 2021, 6:09 PM

A contemporary corps that aims to create millions of green jobs while combating climate change will be in the budget reconciliation measure that Senate Democrats craft, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

The New York Democrat vowed to use his power as majority leader to ensure the Civilian Climate Corps makes it into the package. “I will fight to get the biggest, boldest CCC possible,” Schumer said Tuesday during a press conference on the proposal with lawmakers including Green New Deal architects Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.).

The push for a 21st century Civilian Climate Corps has ...

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