The event was held weeks before Sen. Joe Manchin gutted the climate portion of the Build Back Better Act.
The subsidy was added on behalf of coal baron Sen. Joe Manchin, who opposed a methane fee proposal.
The subpoenas will force the companies to turn in internal documents on their strategies to block climate action.
“Some of us have to actually live the future that you all are setting on fire,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The proposal will cut the child tax credit extension to only one year and cut paid family leave from 12 weeks to four.
The addition alone is equivalent to the climate funding that Kyrsten Sinema wants to cut from the reconciliation bill.
Manchin’s hometown of Farmington has been threatened by worsening rains and floods over the past years.
Youth who understand that white supremacy is fueling climate destruction are building a new era of activism.
This will be the first time big oil CEOs testify before Congress about the companies’ roles in spreading climate denial.
The fossil fuel industry already receives massive amounts of subsidies from the government.