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"The Energy and Commerce Committee advanced parts of its sprawling budget reconciliation bill in a marathon markup yesterday but punted until later today a fight over Democrats’ marquee climate policy.

The panel recessed around 3 a.m. this morning after 15 hours of debate, having passed six of the 16 subtitles that make up its portion of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. Lawmakers will reconvene at 10 a.m. to finish the energy subtitle and the $150 billion Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), the centerpiece of E&C’s massive suite of climate and environmental policies.

They got through a handful of amendments to the energy section before breaking for the night, but today’s action could bleed into the evening again, as committees push to finish up work on their reconciliation bills ahead of the Sept. 15 deadline set by Democratic leadership."

Nick Sobczyk reports for E&E News September 14, 2021.


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Source: E&E News, 09/14/2021