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Build Back Better

U.S. coal miners’ union asks Manchin to ‘revisit’ opposition to spending bill

By Valerie Volcovici 12/21/21
The main union representing U.S. coal miners urged West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to reconsider his opposition to the Biden administration's $1.75 trillion climate and social spending bill to preserve measures that would have benefited…
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Manchin killing Build Back Better is ‘devastating’ to climate change action, experts say

By Ben Adler 12/21/21
When Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced on Fox News on Sunday that he won’t vote for the current version of Build Back Better, experts predicted he may have single-handedly killed the world’s best hope of…
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Behind Manchin’s opposition, a long history of fighting climate measures

By Jonathan Weisman and Lisa Friedman 12/20/21
Senator Joe Manchin III noted climate policy when he said he would vote against the Build Back Better Act. In his life and career, West Virginia coal has loomed large.
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Biden’s Build Back Better plan is on ice. Here’s what that means for you

By Tami Luhby and Katie Lobosco 12/20/21
No more monthly payments for tens of millions of families. No universal pre-kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-olds. No health insurance for more than 2 million low-income Americans. No funneling of billions of dollars into clean…
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Nobody Should Be Surprised Joe Manchin Killed Biden’s Agenda

By Philip Elliott 12/20/21
And just like that, Build Back Better died. With apologies to the Sex and the City spinoff, that was the effect of Sen. Joe Manchin’s visit to the set of Fox News Sunday, a performance…
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The White House’s extraordinary, furious statement about Joe Manchin

By Amber Phillips 12/19/21
If Sen. Joe Manchin III can’t support President Biden’s spending agenda, it’s news to the White House, apparently.
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Biden signals Build Back Better may be delayed until next year

By Steve Holland and Eric Beech 12/16/21
U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday appeared to acknowledge that his Build Back Better spending bill may not pass Congress in the remaining weeks of this year, saying Democrats would seek to advance the legislation…
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Cutting emissions from buildings is a key part of ‘building back better’

By Maxine Joselow with research by Alexandra Ellerbeck 12/10/21
In climate policy circles, it's popular to focus on the need to reduce emissions from transportation. That means we often hear about electric vehicles as climate solutions.
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Democrats wrangle to keep climate priorities in spending bill

By Rachel Frazin and Zack Budryk 12/01/21
Democrats are clamoring to keep their climate priorities in the spending bill passed by the House as Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) pushes for adjustments.
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How the House spending bill addresses climate change

By Tik Root and Dino Grandoni 11/19/21
The majority of the funding, totaling more than $300 billion, would provide tax incentives for expanding clean energy generation, electric vehicles, transmission lines and other infrastructure to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Significant additional provisions would…
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House passes roughly $2 trillion spending package

By Tony Romm 11/19/21
Republicans delayed the vote, but Democrats pushed ahead on one of Biden’s key priorities. The battle now moves to the Senate.
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House to vote Friday on spending package

By Tony Romm, Paul Kane and Marianna Sotomayor 11/18/21
Democrats worked to secure a final vote on the bill, which would expand social programs and provide billions to fight climate change
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