Conservation Voters of PA hails House passage of Biden Build Back Better bill, calls for swift Senate action

Contact: Anthony Campisi
(732) 266-8221

Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Federal Climate Campaign Manager Kai Mateo 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 vote to pass President Biden’s transformative Build Back Better Act represents a critical step toward addressing our climate crisis and creating a stronger, more equitable and sustainable economy.

This legislation would create millions of good-paying union jobs by investing more than half a trillion dollars to curb carbon pollution and expand clean, renewable energy — the largest such investment in our nation’s history.

It will address other pressing environmental threats and begin to tackle 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.

Conservation Voters of PA 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 power us into a brighter future.