Faced with more data on a warming planet — and the role of human activity in exacerbating the trend — some lawmakers want the party to use its would-be majority to push a bold, sweeping package to hike the cost of carbon emissions. “I do think we need to go big,” said Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.). “I’m all for incrementalism in policy. We do lots and lots of it, and it’s a good way to move forward. But this situation is so serious that we can’t do it in little steps.”
The conference was a rallying cry for Democrats ahead of the midterms. "Democracies demand balance," said Beyer. "Right now, the Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House, and the Supreme Court. I think it will be very important to have a House that balances all that."
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