LCV Statement on Senate Passage of Budget Resolution

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

Washington, D.C. — In response to Senate Democrats’ approval of the $3.5 trillion budget resolution, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from SVP of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“What a week it’s been for badly needed and long overdue progress on the climate crisis! On the heels of the Senate passing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that includes initial investments in clean technology research and development, electric vehicle charging stations, clean water and more, we applaud Majority Leader Schumer along with every Democratic Senator for passing the Budget Resolution. It is imperative that these bills continue to move on a dual track in order to deliver the transformative investments in climate, justice, and jobs that the overwhelming majority of people across the country strongly support. From the ‘code red for humanity’ IPCC report to devastating extreme weather and long-standing environmental and racial injustice and economic inequality, it’s never been more urgent or more important to act on climate at the scale that science and justice require. We commend Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats for returning to D.C. this month to build on this week’s Senate progress. It’s time to enact President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda into law. Failure is not an option.”

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