White House negotiators and a group of senators struck a deal on a bipartisan infrastructure agreement on Thursday that will likely slash measures to combat climate change and help the U.S. transition to a clean-energy economy.
The second package could also include programs related to child and elder care, education, and health care, in addition to climate change measures, issues that administration officials have called "human infrastructure."
The prospect of massing major climate legislation through Congress was a longshot from the beginning, but Democrats had been fighting to keep the president's climate measures in a bipartisan bill.
Markey, in a statement to CNBC earlier this month, said that any proposal that fails to address and invest in climate change mitigation "is in denial."
"If we are not seizing this moment to get our emissions and our clean economy on track, we must reject this deal and work in good faith on a real climate infrastructure package," Markey said.
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