Washington, D.C. — In response to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and advancement of the Build Back Better Act rule, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:
“While today was not the historic day we hoped it would be, the House made important progress by passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in tandem with the rule to advance the Build Back Better Act. We are now one step closer to passing the transformational climate and justice bill we need, the Build Back Better Act, and we expect all Democrats to support its passage.
While concerns remain with provisions in the bipartisan infrastructure bill, we are encouraged by funding for clean energy research, development, and demonstration, grid modernization, and resiliency, as well as funding for water infrastructure, lead pipe replacement, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and EV school buses.
Now it’s time to finish the job, pass the Build Back Better Act and quickly get it to the President’s desk. We are out of time to tackle the climate crisis — Congress must seize this historic opportunity to make the investments needed to put the U.S. on track to cut climate pollution in half by 2030, create good jobs, and advance justice.”