January 19, 2020

Climate Issues; Budget; Trade; Biofuels; School Nutrition Standards; and Ag Legislation Passes

Climate Issues: Compromise Bill by Senate Trio Taking Shape

Reuters writers Richard Cowan and Timothy Gardner reported yesterday that, “The Senate is close to wrapping up talks ahead of introducing a compromise climate change bill, said a top Democratic lawmaker who discussed ideas with industry groups on Wednesday.

“‘We’re planning to button up our efforts somewhere I hope next week,’ Senator John Kerry told reporters after meeting with a coalition that represents automakers, forestry and paper companies, Big Oil, steel, mining, electricity and others.

“Kerry is working with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and independent Senator Joseph Lieberman on a bill to require U.S. industry to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases associated with global warming.”