The White House democrats and senators agreed on the bipartisan infrastructure bill but omitted significant Climate Change Measures. The slash of including Climate Change Measures in the bipartisan infrastructure deal leaves the current administration’s demands on it to a new bill. The new bill could be passed by Congress using reconciliation. The reconciliation doesn’t need any Republican support.
The new bill would also include other programs related to child and elder care, healthcare, education, including the Climate Change Measures. The issues mentioned above are called a human infrastructure by the White House officials.
The inclusion of the climate change measure into a new bill comes as the nation and the world are grappling with climate change’s side effects. Climate change and other disasters like hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, and more have worsened.
Scientists are urging immediate actions that will slash greenhouse emissions, which is crucial to reducing global warming.
While addressing the media on the bill,, President Biden said they had made serious compromises on both ends. He said they are waiting for a reconciliation bill on climate change and the budgeting.
The bipartisan bill includes funding of $15 billion for boosting the E-vehicle infrastructure, E-buses, and transport. Biden had previously proposed to spend $174 billion in the e-vehicle market.
The Biden administration proposed the climate change bill through Congress from the beginning itself. However, the senators and democrats had not agreed to include the Climate Change Measures in the Bipartisan bill.