WASHINGTON — In a bipartisan vote late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, clearing the way for billions of dollars of investment in research, development, and demonstration for carbon-free technologies and infrastructure. The bill, which passed the Senate in August, will now go to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
“With passage of this legislation, the U.S. makes an important down payment on comprehensive climate action,” said Lindsey Baxter Griffith, Federal Policy Director at Clean Air Task Force. “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act unlocks important funding for research, development, and demonstration of the technologies we need to decarbonize the U.S. economy — all while creating jobs and protecting against the worst impacts of climate change.
Now, Congress has an historic opportunity to maximize the impact of this bill and advance the deployment of these technologies by passing the Build Back Better Act — which would massively expand federal investment to deploy carbon-free technologies at pace and scale. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Build Back Better Act go hand-in-hand. One is good. Both are better. One down. One to go.”
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Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a non-profit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. We work towards these objectives through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector. With nearly 25 years of nationally and internationally recognized expertise on clean air policy and regulations and a fierce commitment to fully exploring all potential solutions. CATF is headquartered in Boston, with staff working virtually around the U.S. and abroad.