Washington D.C. — In response to today’s House vote to advance Republican’s extreme debt limit bill, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Tiernan Sittenfeld:
“This isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last, that House Republicans put polluters over people and try to drastically reverse progress on climate action, clean energy job creation, and justice in frontline and communities of color. What makes this especially egregious is that they are willing to risk a default crisis to do so. Their debt default bill is not a solution — it is a dangerous, reckless, and deeply unpopular plan to gut environmental protections, blockade overdue investments to address the climate crisis, and give in to the demands of Big Polluters at the expense of the health of their constituents and communities. We will fight like hell to ensure that the President’s affordable clean energy plan remains in place and to enact critical funding for environmental programs. It’s time for the Republicans to stop playing politics with the default crisis and do what’s best for our country.”
Earlier today LCV, Climate Power and others held a press conference with members of the House and Senate about the catastrophic impacts of the Republicans’ debt-default bill, and LCV and Climate Power announced the first ad in a seven-figure ad campaign highlighting the consequences of today’s radical debt default vote.