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New Jersey League of Conservation Voters hails House passage of Biden Build Back Better bill, calls for swift Senate action
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Ed Potosnak issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of President Biden’s landmark Build Back Better Act:
The U.S. House of Representatives took a major step toward realizing President Biden’s vision of a clean energy future by voting to pass the transformative Build Back Better Act. This legislation is essential to addressing our climate crisis and would invest more than a half trillion dollars to cut carbon pollution and expand clean, renewable energy.
It will address generations of systemic racism and environmental inequity by investing billions of dollars removing lead water pipes, cleaning up toxic Superfund sites and creating pathways to good-paying, clean energy careers in underserved communities and communities of color through a new Civilian Conservation Corps.
New Jersey LCV would like to thank every Democratic member of our congressional delegation for working to move this transformative bill out of the House, and we call on the Senate to take quick action. We must meet this historic moment by getting Build Back Better to President Biden’s desk to build a more equitable and sustainable 21st century economy that can power us into a more prosperous future.