“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.
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