Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowSen. Debbie Stabenow wants to make sure climate legislation doesn’t hurt her home state’s auto industry.

She has called for financial support for emerging industries such as advanced batteries, specifically praising plans for a clean energy revolving loan fund.

“Shame on us as a country if we lose the capacity to manufacture this here,” she said. “I talk to businesses all the time, and I think there’s an explosion in energy technology that is happening but could happen even more if we had a better mechanism to finance the commercializing of this technology.”

Last year, Stabenow voted to bring the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act to a floor vote, but also signed a letter from 10 swing-vote Democrats saying she would have opposed final passage of the bill.

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