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“Politics: Democrats Chart Course For Bold 2021 Climate Overhaul”

“Democrats are working on climate plans now in hopes that they'll be ready if voters deliver them the Senate and White House.

But winning it all won't mean a Democratic cakewalk in the Senate where controversial bills require 60 votes.

There are some Democrats making noise about eliminating the filibuster to allow a simple Democratic Senate majority to work its will, but the party's presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden, who spent 36 years in the Senate, isn't a fan of that option; although he told The New York Times this week he might reconsider if Republicans prove to be too “obstreperous.”

But Senate Democrats may have another option for moving climate legislation: budget reconciliation.”

Jean Chemnick reports for E&E News July 16, 2020.