Washington, D.C. — Based on reports of yesterday’s meeting between the Biden administration and Senate Republicans regarding the GOP’s infrastructure plan, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:
“The GOP’s original infrastructure proposal falls unacceptably short of what voters in the deepest red to the brightest blue congressional districts are calling for — big investments to create good-paying jobs in the clean energy economy while tackling climate change and environmental justice. An infrastructure plan with no mention of clean energy, climate, or environmental justice should be dead on arrival. Senate Republicans are once again completely disregarding the will of the American people and instead prioritizing Trump-era taxpayer giveaways to pad the pockets of billionaires and corporations. It is beyond shameful.
“The GOP’s plan is a road to nowhere, and when it comes to the climate crisis we don’t have any more time to waste on do-nothing proposals. It’s time for Congress to pass the full American Jobs Plan — the plan that centers climate, clean energy, jobs, and justice and has the backing of labor unions, environmental justice leaders, businesses, and local leaders from across the country.”