Biden threatens veto of bill to scrap climate law provisions

By Kelsey Brugger, Heather Richards | 03/19/2024 01:34 PM EDT

The White House veto threat is the latest sign of displeasure from the administration about the House GOP’s “energy week” agenda.

President Joe Biden.

President Joe Biden walks out to board Marine One on at the White House on Tuesday. Evan Vucci/AP

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto Republican legislation that would gut key pieces of Democrats’ signature climate law.

The bill, H.R. 1023, from Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.) would repeal the Inflation Reduction Act’s methane fee and greenhouse gas reduction fund, administered by EPA.

The White House said the legislation, which incorporated H.R. 1141 from Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas), would repeal programs that fight climate change and provide consumer savings.


“The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund will provide $27 billion for deployment of clean energy technologies that will cut energy costs and drive economic development in communities across the country and in various sectors of our economy including the power and transportation sectors,” the White House said in a statement.