Pelosi Statement on Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act

September 15, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after House Democrats’ Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act was posted:

“Today, with the introduction of the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, the Democratic House has taken a momentous and bipartisan step to achieving a clean energy future that lifts up all communities in our country.  I salute Congressman Tom O’Halleran, the Committees and the bipartisan bill sponsors for their work on this jobs-creating package which advances public health, financial and national security and environmental justice.  This legislation proudly builds on Democrats’ relentless climate action this Congress – including passing the Climate Action Now Act, the Moving Forward Act, the Great American Outdoors Act, and releasing our Congressional Action Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. 

“As the wildfires ravaging the west and the historic storms devastating the Gulf Coast heartbreakingly show, there is no time to deny the reality of the climate crisis.  Urgent, science-based action is needed now – which is why we are proud that our legislation launches the research and development needed to unleash a clean energy revolution, makes a down-payment in modernizing America’s energy innovation infrastructure, and puts our country on the path to achieving net-zero pollution by 2050 at the latest.  This bill also protects local communities by requiring federal agencies to better understand the impact of new projects on public health and the environment, and to provide meaningful participation for indigenous and environmental justice communities.

“The American people – including young people, scientists, faith leaders, grassroots environmental justice advocates – are demanding Climate Action Now and cannot afford further obstruction from anti-governance, anti-science Republicans.”