Category: Senate

Five Decades in the Making: Why It Took Congress So Long to Act on Climate

WASHINGTON – In 1969, President Richard Nixon’s adviser Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote a memo describing a startling future. The increase…

Seven Key Provisions in the Climate Deal

The climate and tax deal announced by Senate Democrats on Wednesday would pump hundreds of billions of dollars into programs…

Surprise Deal Would Be Most Ambitious Climate Action Undertaken by U.S.

WASHINGTON — The $369 billion climate and tax package forged in a surprise deal by Senate Democrats on Wednesday would…

How Inflation Upended Biden’s Climate Agenda

WASHINGTON — On the day after what was left of his legislative agenda to fight climate change appeared to crash…

How One Senator Doomed the Democrats’ Climate Plan

WASHINGTON — First, he killed a plan that would have forced power plants to clean up their climate-warming pollution. Then,…

Manchin, Playing to the Home Crowd, Is Fighting Electric Cars to the End

WASHINGTON — Senator Joe Manchin III’s opposition to government incentives for electric vehicles is a sticking point in negotiations over…

Senate Confirms Califf as F.D.A. Chief in Tight Vote

The Senate on Tuesday narrowly confirmed Dr. Robert Califf as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, a key federal…

F.D.A. Nominee Faces Steep Climb to Senate Confirmation

The White House is facing pressure from prominent lawmakers over its pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration, with…