Georgia Conservation Voters Statement on the House passage of H.R. 5736, the Build Back Better Act:
Atlanta, GA — Georgia Conservation Voters Executive Director Brionté McCorkle issued the following statement upon the House passage of the Build Back Better Act:
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, the strongest climate bill in our nation’s history. We join with millions of Georgians in thanking House Reps. Bishop, Bourdeaux, Johnson, McBath, Scott, and Williams for their tireless leadership in advancing this transformative legislation. We commend you for centering the voices of all Georgians, especially frontline communities: Georgia’s farmers, labor unions, faith communities, young people, and historically oppressed communities, all of whom know how urgent this moment is. This bill meets the moment that science and justice demand – we cannot wait any longer to begin building a cleaner, more equitable future for Georgia and for the United States, and this legislation puts us on a path toward cutting our climate pollution in half by 2030 and investing directly in communities targeted for marginalization.
The Build Back Better Act will create and sustain millions of good-paying union jobs, while saving people money on their energy bills and advancing equity by working to undo the harms of environmental injustice. As the legislation moves to the United States Senate, it is essential that our Senators realize what our Representatives have; that Georgia, and our nation, cannot wait any longer to address the climate crisis and inequity. As we celebrate this historic victory in the House of Representatives, we call on the Senate to swiftly pass the Build Back Better Act and send it to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.”
About Georgia Conservation Voters
Georgia Conservation Voters’ mission is to advocate for public policies that advance a more just and sustainable future, campaign for candidates who will make climate and environmental justice a priority, and hold elected officials accountable for their actions and votes. For more information, visit www.gcvoters.org