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— A bipartisan group of senators huddles today on a new energy and climate package, but a lot of their peers remain skeptical.— Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is back on the Hill this week, defending President Joe Biden’s plan to raise DOE’s budget at the Senate Energy Committee.— Former President Donald Trump’s top trade hawk is getting behind a carbon border adjustment, and he’s talking to Republicans to drum up support. HAPPY MONDAY! It’s me, Matthew Choi, and I’m back as your host. Thank you to my dear colleagues for covering ME while I battled a nasty case of Covid. I am still a little sick, so please be kind.Congrats to Jordan Harris in Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office for knowing Kendrick Lamar’s first studio album was Section.80. For today’s trivia: What Fleetwood Mac song is named after a Maryland suburb? Send your tips and trivia answers to [email protected]. Find me on Twitter @matthewchoi2018.Check out the POLITICO Energy podcast — all the energy and environmental politics and policy news you need to start your day, in just five minutes. Listen and subscribe for free at politico.com/energy-podcast. On today’s episode: Big Oil’s profits keep increasing. How about their supply?
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