Build Back Better is Key to a Stronger Economy Now and a Healthier Future for Our Kids

EDF Statement from Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

December 16, 2021
Ben Schneider, (202) 572-3279, bschneider@edf.org

“The Build Back Better Act will be the most ambitious climate action in American history – and it has always been more important to get it done than to meet a specific deadline. If we want to create jobs, cut pollution, promote environmental justice and lower energy costs for American families, we must pass this bill as soon as possible.

“We are confident the Congress will take this major step towards a stronger economy and a healthier future. It’s no surprise that big accomplishments take time in Washington, but climate impacts will not wait and neither will our international competitors racing to win the jobs of the future.

“We are grateful for the President's leadership and to the House of Representatives for their historic action in passing the Build Back Better Act – and to the members of the Senate who are working to accomplish this final step. Together, we can provide a stronger economy now and a better future for our children and grandchildren.”

  • Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

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