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Senate Dems Point to Local Projects in Climate Provisions Pitch

Aug. 4, 2022, 8:24 PM

Senate Democrats highlighted state and local anti-flooding measures and other projects that pending climate legislation could bolster during a Thursday hearing on climate-change costs.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, and his Democratic colleagues weighed how communities are addressing extreme weather exacerbated by climate change. They said passing the Inflation Reduction Act—which includes $369 billion in climate investments—is crucial to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing adaptation costs.

“Communities in every state are about to be hit with massive bills, bills many of them just won’t see coming,” Brown said.

Brown’s home ...