"Strong Executive Action" Promised by Biden as Joe Manchin blocks his Efforts to Revive Pieces of his Domestic Legislative Agenda
Biden stated he “won’t back down” and then suggested his own use of executive authority after Manchin’s rejection
Yesterday, President Biden stated he would be taking “strong executive action” in order to address climate change after Joe Manchin blocked efforts to revive pieces of his domestic legislative agenda. Biden stated he “won’t back down” and then suggested his own use of executive authority after Manchin’s rejection of proposals aimed to combat climate change and the raising of taxes on the wealthy.
"Action on climate change and clean energy remain more urgent than ever. So let me be clear: if the Senate will not move to tackle the climate crisis and strengthen our domestic clean energy industry, I will take strong executive action to meet this moment."
President Biden said.
There have been no specifications as to the potential executive actions that will be taken, but Biden has reiterated that his agenda will seek to create jobs, boost domestic manufacturing and ease supply chain issues, improve United States energy security, and address climate change.
Senate has also been called upon by Biden to pass legislation before August’s recess aimed at lowering prescription drug prices and extending subsidies for the Affordable Care Act. Manchin and his fellow Democrats have found an agreement in these two areas.