Senator Braun is hopeful Growing Climate Solutions Act will move forward
Senator Mike Braun says he’s hopeful the U.S. House will consider the Growing Climate Solutions Act before the end of the year.
“But, it’s caught up in the current discussion on infrastructure, both tangible and soft meaning the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) and the reconciliation bill,” he says. “It’s taken up a lot of time and we’ve wasted nearly two and a half months on it and gotten nearly nothing else done.”
The Indiana Republican is a co-sponsor of the Growing Climate Solutions Act that passed the U.S. Senate this summer.
If the bill isn’t passed by the House this year, it will have to be reintroduced in 2022.
“It’s being held up in the House by the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee who is a Republican,” he says. “I don’t think he’s paying attention to the fact that it was passed by a vote of 92-8 in the senate. When you get that kind of lopsided vote that means it’s about as good as it gets and that should at least tell the House to take the next step, get a vote on the floor and let’s run with it.”
House Ag Committee Ranking Member Glenn GT Thompson has said the bill is a big-government solution in search of a problem.
Braun, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and co-founder of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, kicked off a Regenerative Ag Forum hosted by the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative on Saturday in Indiana.