Sustainability Leaders in Congress call for increased job-creating climate investments in the upcoming annual funding bill

May 20, 2021
Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, the leaders of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), including Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui and Paul Tonko, and Vice-Chairs Reps. Alan Lowenthal, Chellie Pingree, Mike Quigley, A. Donald McEachin and Matt Cartwright, called for robust climate investments in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget and appropriations cycle that, at a minimum, adhere to the $14 billion in increased climate investments called for by President Biden. This letter, addressed to the Chairs of the House Budget and Appropriations Committees, comes as the House prepares to accelerate its budget and appropriations work with the upcoming release of the President’s full FY22 budget request.

The letter sent today reads in part:

Appropriations bills are pivotal to advancing just climate solutions that will help us reach our climate goals while reducing pollution and injustice in historically overburdened communities and spurring an equitable economic recovery.

A signed copy of the letter can be found here.