Exercising my ‘reasoned judgment,’ I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society. - US District Judge Ann Aiken
To win over the Senate's Blue Dog Democrats, the White House approved last-minute changes to the bill. The term Blue Dog describes more conservative—often southern—Democrats. The phrase isn’t used meanly. It is a tag worn with honor by Senators and the members of the House Blue Dog Coalition.
Although the House remains in Democratic hands, fewer hands are doing the holding. Election losses have led to recriminations and heated discussions between moderate and progressive House Democrats which has even spilled out into activist communities.
To control the Senate Democrats will need to win both Georgia runoff elections. To fail is to preclude at least one legislative maneuver that could rescind all of the Trump administration's final environmental laws finalized over the past two months.