We Must Pass the Build Back Better Act

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

December 19, 2021
Ben Schneider, (202) 572-3279, bschneider@edf.org

“The Build Back Better Act is vitally important for our economy, our environment and our children’s future. It will reduce pollution, lower costs for American families and create good jobs. It is also the most ambitious climate and environmental justice action in American history. All of this makes it essential that the Senate pass this legislation.

“We are in a race not only to limit the dangerous impacts of climate change, but to build an economy that will make America stronger. We need the investments in the Build Back Better Act if we want to win the competition with Europe and China for the jobs of the future, reduce asthma and other impacts from pollution, and stabilize our climate.

“The Build Back Better Act is also a fiscally responsible investment in our future. Independent analysts like Moody’s have said Build Back Better will ease long term inflation. It is the most fiscally responsible major legislation to come before Congress in recent years.

“We will continue to fight for passage of the Build Back Better Act. For American families who need relief and demand a better future for their children, we must get this done.”

  • Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

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