Dems, Biden slam resources bills slated for House action

By Garrett Downs | 04/30/2024 06:16 AM EDT

The White House released statements against six bills on the floor this week.

Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

House Natural Resources Chair Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), ranking member of the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, during Monday's Rules Committee hearing at the Capitol. Francis Chung/POLITICO

Democrats on Monday blasted a host of Republican-led natural resources bills slated to be considered on the House floor this week and lamented the lack of amendments allowed.

The measures would overturn a slew of administration actions. The White House expressed opposition to all of them.

“All of these measures share one thing in common, they reiterate how the House GOP will do almost any favor for their big industry friends,” said Rules Committee ranking member Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) during a hearing to set debate details. “Thank God that none of these bills will ever become law.”


Indeed, while the bills are likely to pass the House and would deal a considerable blow to President Joe Biden’s climate agenda, most — if not all — are expected to flame out in the Democratic-controlled Senate.