President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that extreme weather events would cost the United States over US$100 billion this year, as he visited Colorado to highlight drought conditions and raging wildfires in the US West.
Colorado was his last stop on a three-state western swing in which he also visited California and Idaho to demonstrate how global warming has scorched the region's landscape even as states in other parts of the country battle hurricanes and storms that have caused flash floods and killed dozens.
Democrats who hold narrow majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate are hoping to pass the spending plan with only Democratic votes, a difficult balancing act in chambers rife with competing interests.
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