Democrats Lay Out Vision for Civilian Climate Corps

Democrats Lay Out Vision for Civilian Climate Corps
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A group of more than 80 House and Senate Democrats on Tuesday laid out their vision for a climate jobs program called the Civilian Climate Corps that is expected to be part of a sweeping $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill filled with Democratic priorities.
A new letter from Democrats spanning the ideological spectrum pushed for the program to prioritize natural climate solutions, clean energy, climate resilience and addressing environmental justice. 
The lawmakers also called for “ambitious” labor standards, including a living wage, and an award to help participants pay for college or pay back student loans. The letter did not specify how much money should be provided for that program.
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