Kyrsten Sinema Wants To Cut $100 Billion In Proposed Climate Funds, Sources Say

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who began her political career with the Green Party and who has voiced alarm over the warming planet, wants to cut at least $100 billion from climate programs in major legislation pending on Capitol Hill, according to two people familiar with the matter. A spokesman for Ms. Sinema, John LaBombard, forcefully denied that Ms. Sinema requested the cuts.  As Democrats try to slice $1.5 trillion from the overall bill, party leaders have vowed to protect at least two major climate change programs, which together total about $450 billion. But to bring down the cost of the bill, and to appease Ms. Sinema, Democrats still could cut or shrink up to another $200 billion from several other climate programs.

By Coral Davenport. New York Times. October 8, 2021.

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