Skip to comments.Chuck Schumer: No deal on infrastructure without addressing climate change
Posted on 12/07/2018 4:42:19 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Now that Democrats will soon control one branch of Congress, President Trump is again signaling that infrastructure could be an area of compromise. We agree, but if the president wanted to earn Democratic support in the Senate, any infrastructure bill would have to include policies and funding that help transition our country to a clean-energy economy and mitigate the risks the United States already faces from climate change.
For too long, Congress has failed to act in a meaningful way to combat the threat posed by climate change.
Its impossible to overstate the urgency with which America needs to confront climate change. Even the Trump administration, which officially denies humankinds role in climate change, released a report last month outlining its current impacts and warning of dire consequences in the near future. Without drastic intervention, more powerful storms, floods and fires, as well as billions of dollars in damage to our economy, await the next generation of Americans.
Two weeks ago, I was blessed with the birth of my first grandchild. I want him to grow up and grow old in a world thats safe and healthy a dream I know every American has for their children and grandchildren. In the next Congress, Democrats have to force the issue. An infrastructure bill in the new Congress could be one of the first opportunities we get. We intend to take it.
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Chucky must have missed that the French are rioting over their approach to dealing with Climate Change Hysteria.
Obama did it with Solyndra. Then Solyndra went under. Apparently, Solyndra didn’t get enough tax money.
Baby it’s cold out here.
Good tell the men of color who vote D that this is being held up so white peepo can virtue signal while extremely wealthy white peepo get richer.
Where’s the “like” button when I want it?
This deceitful despicable douche bag could care less about the tax payer who travels these highways, roads bridges and tunnels yet he is the first sfachime you see on the local news on Sunday when it is a non news day and he has it all for himself crying about a bridge collapse or a highway in need of repair. These rat politicians have invested their ill gotten gains from their congressional office into this climate scam. He’s thinking of his selfish needs, his pocket
How fully this means that proposed multi billion dollar Charlie foxtrot for Syracuse, NY won’t get funded...
Climate change is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind. Except maybe prophylactics prevent STDs.
And WV can’t get rid of Joe Manchin. Shame.
Tell UpChucky, to pound sand.
Au contraire, Chucky. It is not impossible. You and your fellow crooks, charlatans, and shysters have been overstating it for decades.
Trump can forget infrastructure. I wouldn’t even waste my time.
It’s obvious that the last 2 years of Trump’s first term will be a battle to the death between Trump and the never trumpers and leftists. Nothing positive will get done.
I know, Joe, but Eisenhower cut you off at the knees and the WI GOP wouldn’t defend you. Being right only goes so far in the USA.
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