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Here’s what Biden’s budget would do, and not do, for climate change

By Somini Sengupta Photo: Leigh Vogel for The New York Times

On Day 1 of his presidency, Joseph R. Biden Jr. brought the United States back into the global climate accord. His administration made bold pledges to cut emissions. It urged other countries to set ambitious climate targets of their own.


Inside Biden’s $5.8 trillion wish list

By Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jason Karaian, Stephen Gandel, Michael J. de la Merced, Lauren Hirsch and Ephrat Livni Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

President Biden proposed a $5.8 trillion annual budget yesterday, a request that reflects growing security and economic concerns at home and abroad. There are billions set aside to invest in police departments and the military, paid for in part by higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy.


Oversight Committee Approves Legislation to Electrify Government Vehicle Fleets, Tackle Climate Change

Washington, D.C. (September 2, 2021)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after the Committee voted favorably to approve a Committee Print to implement the instruct


Corporate America launches massive lobbying blitz to kill key parts of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion economic plan

By Tony Romm Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

A torrent of political groups representing some of the country’s most influential corporations — including ExxonMobil, Pfizer and the Walt Disney Company — are laying the groundwork for a lobbying blitz to stop Congress from enacting significant swaths of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion economic agenda.


4 Democrats to watch during budget negotiations

By Scott Waldman and Adam Aton Photo: Graeme Sloan , Newscom

Progressive Democratic lawmakers and party moderates will spend weeks battling over two very different versions of a budget reconciliation bill.


Senate Democrats try to defuse GOP budget drama

By Jordain Carney Photo: Greg Nash

Senate Democrats are trying to defuse political grenades that Republicans are lobbing during an hours-long budget fight. The Senate is in the middle of an hours-long session as Democrats try to pass a budget resolution that greenlights them passing a $3.5 trillion spending plan later this year without GOP support.


Democrats push through $3.5 trillion budget resoluton to assist families and fight climate change

By Associated Press Photo: AP

Democrats pushed a $3.5 trillion framework for bolstering family services, health, and environment programs through the Senate early Wednesday, advancing President Joe Biden’s expansive vision for reshaping federal priorities just hours after handing him a companion triumph on a hefty infrastructure package.


It’s budget time

By Matthew Choi

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled Democrats’ budget plans, which will lean heavily into action on climate change. — The bipartisan infrastructure deal is set to be voted out of the Senate today. — The Biden administration is ignoring a court ruling by not holding oil and gas lease sales, a group of states say in a new filing that aims to compel the Interior Department to put some acreage on the b


Biden’s reconciliation bill would be a big fucking deal

By Andrew Prokop Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Democrats are moving ahead on what could be the most consequential piece of domestic policy legislation in decades, and the planned centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s first-term agenda. This coming megabill doesn’t yet have a name. It hasn’t technically been written. But on Monday, Senate Democrats released their current plan for what to put in it — and, well, it’s a whole lot.


Democrats unveil blueprint for $3.5T budget reconciliation bill

By Paul M. Krawzak Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Senate leaders released a fiscal 2022 budget resolution Monday that directs a dozen committees in the Senate and 13 in the House to write what will amount to a $3.5 trillion package that would implement major changes in health care, social and climate policy.