Now is the time for the Senate to pass a transformational reconciliation bill

Contact: Emily Samsel, esamsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. – In response to reports about last night’s energy meeting, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from SVP of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“Between increasingly devastating climate-fueled extreme weather events, high gas prices, and rising inflation, now is the time for the Senate to pass a transformational climate, jobs, and justice reconciliation bill that will save families money, create good paying jobs, and build a healthier, more just clean energy future. Congressional Republicans have demonstrated time and again that they are not serious about acting on climate at the scale science and justice require or ensuring billionaires pay their fair share. Their overwhelming support for Trump’s 2017 tax scam and Congressional Republicans’ abysmal 14% average 2021 LCV score make that abundantly clear. We truly cannot afford any more delay or distraction. The time to act on climate through the budget reconciliation process is right now.”

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