Building back better is the key to a stronger economy now and a healthier future for our children


EDF statement by Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

December 16, 2021

Ben Schneider, (202) 572-3279, [email protected]

“The Build Back Better Act will be the most ambitious climate action in American history – and it has always been more important to do that than to meet a specific deadline. If we are to create jobs, reduce pollution, promote environmental justice and lower energy costs for American families, we must pass this bill as soon as possible.

“We are confident that Congress will take this major step towards a stronger economy and a healthier future. It’s no surprise that big accomplishments take time in Washington, but climate impacts won’t wait and our international competitors won’t rush to land the jobs of the future, either.

“We are grateful to the leadership of the President and to the House of Representatives for their historic action in passing the Build Back Better Act – and to the members of the Senate who are working to accomplish this final step. Together, we can provide a stronger economy now and a better future for our children and grandchildren.

  • Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice-President, Political Affairs

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