President Joe Biden is traveling to California to gather political support in the largest U.S. state, hit by devastating fires, for Democrats’ massive spending plans that include measures to combat climate change.
Biden will also use his trip to the West Bank starting Monday to support California Gov. Gavin Neesom, a Democrat who faces a Sept. 14 vote.
More than 6,800 large and small fires have burned about 689,000 acres (1.7 million acres) within California this season alone. The fires were started by extremely hot, dry conditions and chronic droughts, which experts have said are a consequence of climate change.
The U.S. Congress is advancing two major spending bills – a $ 1 trillion investment in infrastructure and a $ 3.5 trillion budget package that includes major provisions to reduce carbon emissions and shift the U.S. to clean energy. But Biden faces Republican opposition, and he needs all the support he can get from Democrats to win the approval of both measures.
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