Senator Padilla on climate, equity and partisanship

When it comes to addressing top Democratic priorities, the senator representing California declares: We’re not giving up that easily.”

Senator Alex Padilla recently wrapped up his first year in the U.S. Senate as the first Latino to represent the state of California. It’s been an eventful year — to put it mildly.

On this episode of Political Climate, Sen. Padilla sits down with Julia, Brandon and Shane to discuss energy equity, infrastructure, the prospects for the Build Back Better bill and the future of political discourse in the U.S.

The senator outlines legislation he introduced to help address the growing threat from wildfires in the West and his work to expand domestic U.S. production of cleantech mineral resources. Plus, he shares his outlook on voting rights legislation, filibuster reform and the upcoming midterm election.

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