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Harris discusses drought, climate change at Lake Mead

Kamala Harris, Tammy Duckworth
Posted at 4:49 AM, Oct 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris is making the case for the Biden administration’s climate change agenda, standing before the record-low water levels of Nevada’s Lake Mead and warning that “this is where we’re headed.”

The vice president is pitching the administration’s $3.5 trillion spending plan as critical to tackling climate change. Democrats have struggled to win support in Congress for the plan.

Harris on Monday connected human-caused climate change to the reservoir's sinking water levels, saying unchecked emissions have contributed to drought in the Western United States.

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Vice President Kamala Harris visited Lake Mead in Nevada on Monday to highlight the problems caused by the western drought.