7 Senate Republicans Back Clean Energy August 03 2020

Anthony Adragna, of POLITICO Pro (2020 07 23) writes:

Seven Senate Republicans are directly urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to prioritize assistance for the clean energy sector as the upper chamber negotiates its next package of coronavirus assistance.

The effort, led by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), does not detail what specific policies Congress should include in the recovery package, but the letter shows a significant bloc of support for the clean energy sector within the Republican conference. The senators note "investments in clean energy would be fiscally prudent."

The details: In addition to Tillis, the letter's other signatories are Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Martha McSally (Ariz.) and Richard Burr (N.C.).

...The GOP lawmakers say they would like policies that benefit "renewables, nuclear, carbon capture, efficiency, advanced transportation, and energy storage."

...Tillis, Graham, Collins, Gardner and McSally are all up for reelection and facing potentially competitive races.

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