(RepublicanNews.org) – US Senators worked over the weekend to continue hammering out the details of a $1-trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) hopes to push the bill through the chamber by the end of the week and send it to the House for consideration.
On July 25, Schumer warned reporters the nation is at a “pivotal moment” regarding climate change, with the country suffering floods, heat waves, and massive “fires out West.” According to him, climate change will have a worse impact on the country in a few short years than COVID-19.
We will take bold action on climate in infrastructure legislation.
We will re-establish America as a global leader in fighting the climate crisis, and put us on the path to meet @POTUS’s bold climate commitments.
And we will put people and justice front and center. pic.twitter.com/4JW54GPne3
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 28, 2021
“Each [successive] year will be worse” if lawmakers don’t address climate change, Schumer added. Continuing, he said Congress couldn’t let the opportunity pass to address climate change in the upcoming infrastructure bill. That’s why he made it crystal clear he won’t pass a bill that fails to “reduce carbon pollution” at an appropriate level demanded by the urgency of the “climate crisis.”
Schumer concluded his remarks by stating everyone is aware of the climate crisis. Only individuals “with their head in the sand” or Republicans paid off by the nation’s “oil, gas, and coal” industries won’t or don’t want to accept the reality of the situation and its impact on the nation.
Fortunately, Democrats can’t force through both of their infrastructure packages without Republican support on at least one of them.
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