The White House wants the clean energy requirement, which was included in the $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan President Joe Biden unveiled Wednesday, to be passed as part of whatever bill emerges as a vehicle in Congress, McCarthy said.
But some analysts have questioned whether such a proposal would be allowed under the budget reconciliation process that allows passage of some tax and spending legislation on a simple majority vote, which is how Democrats are expected to attempt to pass the infrastructure bill.
Biden’s plan calls for sweeping investment in electric vehicles, renewable power and the electric grid as part of a broad blueprint to bolster the U.S. economy while combating climate change.
“This plan is exciting, it’s big, it’s bold, it meets the moment,” McCarthy said separately in an interview on Bloomberg Radio’s “Sound On” program on Thursday. “It recognizes that climate change is a problem.”