LCV Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal

Contact: Emily Samsel, esamsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to the announcement from President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators that they have a deal on infrastructure, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“Congress must move forward with the two-track approach Majority Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi have committed to, including a rock-solid agreement among all Democrats to pass a bold climate, jobs, and justice package through reconciliation. That budget reconciliation package must include investments to cut emissions by at least half by 2030 and put our nation on the path to 100% carbon-free energy powering our electricity grid and new cars, buses, and buildings by 2035.

“While there are some necessary provisions in the bipartisan proposal, it does not act on climate at the scale that science and justice require or meet the commitments that the Biden-Harris administration made to act on climate and environmental justice. Moving forward on this bipartisan framework alone would send a message to communities across the country that their future is not important.”

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