US Senator, Maine
Congress has huge sums of money on the table for climate action, much of it contained within a $2 trillion dollar infrastructure plan. The bill would provide historic investments in electric vehicles, grid modernization, and renewable energy.
But a ceaseless struggle for bipartisanship threatens the bill and other types of climate legislation. Its success hinges on a small group of moderate Senators with a track record of reaching across the aisle.
Will they cast the votes that are necessary, or will party politics sabotage the push for meaningful climate action?
Today on the show, Bill Loveless is joined by Maine Senator Angus King.
Senator King is part of a small group of powerful moderates. He spends his time in the Senate actively working with Democrats and Republicans in search of climate compromise.
Senator King is a founding member of the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus and a Member of three prominent committees — energy, intelligence, and armed services.
We spoke with the Senator about the state of play for climate and energy legislation.
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