With Infrastructure Act Headed to President Biden, the House Must Now Quickly Pass the Build Back Better Act

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

November 6, 2021
Ben Schneider, (202) 572-3279, bschneider@edf.org

“The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act now headed to President Biden’s desk is a valuable and necessary investment in America’s future. The House must now move quickly to pass the Build Back Better Act, which offers a historic opportunity to fight climate change, create millions of jobs and advance a more equitable America.

“The infrastructure bill contains helpful policies including funding for EV charging stations, clean electric buses, lead pipe replacement and the clean up of polluting orphan oil and gas wells. But it is just one step toward meeting the threat of climate change.

“We look forward to fast action on the Build Back Better Act — one of the most important climate bills ever considered by Congress. The plan includes strong investments that will drive down emissions in the transportation, electric power and industrial sectors — the three biggest sources of climate pollution. It will also create millions of new jobs, and promote a healthier and more equitable country.

“Congress needs to take on the big challenges we face. Both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better Act are necessary to boost our economy and protect us from climate change. Those who want real solutions to the climate crisis should support both.”

  • Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

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