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Some Senate Democrats say they will oppose infrastructure deal with GOP if climate measures are dropped, potentially derailing package

Ron Wyden

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A group of Senate Democrats are ratcheting up their criticism of ongoing infrastructure negotiations with Republicans — and a few are warning they would derail a deal that omits climate change measures.

At least six Democratic senators have publicly raised concern that a bill negotiated with Republicans would produce a watered-down package inadequate to meet the scale of the climate crisis over the past week. They include Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island; Martin Heinrich of New Mexico; and Brian Schatz of Hawaii.