Now months off-schedule for a vote on President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda—comprised of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion budget bill—Democratic leaders downplayed ongoing divisions in their caucus over climate policy. Ideological disagreements among members have plagued Democratic efforts for months. Most notably, splits among congressional moderates and progressives rage on as both threaten to tank the other’s agenda. Despite very little appearance of change, Democratic leaders insisted at a Wednesday press conference that the caucus stands largely united on key issues in the landmark Democratic budget. This comes after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday that Democrats hope to have reached an agreement on the budget bill by the end of the week, kindling hopes among some senators that Democrats may be finally be moving toward an end point after months of fruitless negotiation and a plethora of missed deadlines. Leaders Claim Unity Amid …


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