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Where Things Stand: So, Is That It For Biden’s Climate Agenda?

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 07: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks at a press conference on funding climate change legislation outside the U.S. Capitol October 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. A group of Democratic senators, combi... WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 07: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks at a press conference on funding climate change legislation outside the U.S. Capitol October 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. A group of Democratic senators, combined with climate change activists, indicated they would not support U.S. President Joe Biden’s domestic policy funding legislation without significant funding for policies that aim to combat global climate change. Also pictured is Rev. Lennox Yearwood (L), of the Hip Hop Caucus, and Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN). (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 26, 2021 6:25 p.m.

One of the many soft deadlines Democrats are facing as they trudge forward with their reconciliation package is the looming UN Climate Change summit in Glasgow. Last year’s Conference of Parties was postponed because of the pandemic, and, with the world now two years deeper into its worsening crisis, this year’s gathering is being heralded as the most important since the Paris Agreement was hammered out in 2015.

All that build-up comes as the U.S. Senate struggles to deliver the policies that would fulfill the President’s climate agenda.

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