LCV Statement on Biden Press Conference, Schumer Dear Colleague Letter

Contact: Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. — In response to Majority Leader Schumer’s Dear Colleague letter to the Democratic majority and President Biden’s press conference today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from LCV President Gene Karpinski:

“We commend the Biden-Harris administration and Congress for staying true to their commitments to address the four interconnected crises and deliver relief to our communities  through the historic American Rescue Plan. As Senate Majority Leader Schumer said today, ‘failure is not an option’ as the nation turns from relief to recovery. Specifically, failing to act on climate is not an option — we were thrilled to hear President Biden begin to make a strong case to follow science and make ambitious investments in climate action and clean energy today. Voters elected President Biden, Vice President Harris and pro-environment majorities in Congress because they know we need to combat the climate crisis and transition to a clean energy future. LCV is all in to work with this administration and Congress to ensure that investments in clean energy, justice, and family-sustaining union jobs are central to our economic recovery. We can and must build back better — people can’t wait any longer.”

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