News from Representative Larson

Dear Friends- 

I wanted to update you on my work in the Ways in Means Committee to take historic action on climate change and why I am fighting so hard for President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.  

The Build Back Better Act would devote upwards of $1 trillion to climate and clean energy measures, making it the single largest investment in reversing climate change in our nation’s history. These investments have the potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to nearly 1 billion tons in 2030 and put us on a path to a zero carbon future. This bill is our best shot at addressing climate change before it’s too late. You can find more information about the green energy provisions in the Build Back Better Act here

Here are what the nation’s leading environmental groups are saying:  

Sierra Club: 

“We applaud House leaders for their remarkable progress in crafting an historic budget reconciliation package that advances bold investments in climate, jobs and justice. Alongside other provisions of the reconciliation bill, it will help put our country on a path to meet President Biden’s climate action goals of 80% clean electricity and 50% economy-wide carbon emissions reductions by 2030, while delivering at least 40% of the investments to disadvantaged communities.”- Melinda Pierce, Legislative Director 

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV): 

“This tax package could get Congress almost halfway to meeting the Climate Test and doing their part to reduce emissions 50% by 2030 -- the goal that President Biden set and science and justice require. Critically, Ways and Means’ portion of the Build Back Better Act also directs investments for solar development in low-income communities, makes new and used electric vehicles more accessible to all consumers, and provides investments to programs researching and addressing environmental justice, all while supporting the creation of good paying jobs here in the U.S.” -Matthew Davis, Senior Director of Government Affairs 

Environmental Defense Fund: 

"We are encouraged by Chairman Neal and the Ways and Means Committee’s plan to drive investments in clean energy and transportation. Extending and expanding a wide range of incentives for renewable energy technologies, energy storage, electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, energy efficiency, and other technologies that reduce carbon emissions will help us make significant progress on climate action, and drive economic and job growth in the process." - Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs 

Climate change is here. We can’t wait to act. I will continue to fight for climate measures that meet the urgency and the scale of the challenge. To follow what I’m working on both in Washington and in Connecticut, visit my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter, or follow me on Instagram.  

John B. Larson
Member of Congress


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