July 15, 2022

Whitehouse Outlines Post-Reconciliation Steps Forward on Climate

Providence, RI – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today began to outline a path forward to address climate change following the news that climate measures would not be included in the pending reconciliation package.

 “There is opportunity in this moment,” said Whitehouse, one of the Senate’s leading voices on climate.  “The Biden administration has a wide lane to step up and start taking vigorous action to fight the climate crisis.  In Congress, Democrats have to get serious about loosening the fossil fuel industry’s chokehold on the Republican party so that my colleagues on the other side of the aisle can see a viable path to supporting a bipartisan climate bill.  Climate change is a scientific phenomenon and it will not wait for our politics to get sorted out.”

In a recent thread on Twitter, Whitehouse proposed a series of ten action items that the Biden administration could take on climate:

Whitehouse will expand on next steps the Biden administration and Congress can take in his 285th Time to Wake Up climate speech on the Senate floor next week.

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