GOP Hill control could spark budget fights on Biden climate priorities

Source: By Inside EPA • Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The prospect that Republicans will control both chamber of Congress next year could create new budget challenges for the Biden administration’s climate agenda — including possible bids to offset the new climate law’s spending with EPA and other agency funding cuts or enact restrictive policy riders in spending bills, observers say. “If Congress is all of one party, it heightens the possibility that appropriations [for federal agencies] wind up getting contested,” Republican strategist Mike McKenna tells Inside EPA’s Climate Extra. “I would be worried about riders” under that scenario, adds one environmentalist.