Democrats debate climate ambition

With help from Anthony Adragna and Tim Starks

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— Democrats’ larger debate over climate change culminated last night in an exchange between former Vice President Joe Biden and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee over how aggressive their plans should be.

— The Senate will begin voting on the budget today, with passage expected by early this afternoon.

— The upper chamber confirmed Kelly Craft’s bid to the U.N., installing the coal-connected official to the nation’s top diplomat spot at the organization.

WE MADE IT TO AUGUST! I’m your host, Kelsey Tamborrino. Matt Koch from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute

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