— A bill introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) would allocate more than $5 billion to the EPA over 10 years to cover costs related to climate change.
Brown’s bill would also include $5 million for research into the causes and effects of climate change, the National Park Service and the Army Corps of Engineers.
The EPA would also provide $1 billion to help states manage the effects of weather and climate change in their states.
The bill would be part of the bipartisan Senate budget resolution passed on Monday by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Brown’s bill was one of several bills introduced by Brown and other Democrats on Monday aimed at increasing federal funding for climate change research.
Brown has made climate change a major part of his campaign, and on Monday he said the White House and the Senate have taken climate change seriously.
He said he has already spoken with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and is in talks with congressional leaders on how to fund the EPA.
Brown said in a statement on Monday that he is hopeful that the Senate will pass a bill that includes $5 trillion in funding over 10 year periods.
The proposal, which was first reported by The Hill, comes after President Donald Trumps recent announcement that he would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
The agreement was signed by 195 countries, and Trump has said he would not meet his goal of curbing emissions.