For Immediate Release: November 19th, 2021
IPL Statement on House Passage of Build Back Better Act
Washington DC – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act – historic climate legislation that makes unprecedented investments in climate care, cutting carbon pollution, delivering action for our neighbors most overburdened by pollution, reducing energy bills for working families, and creating millions of quality union jobs.
In response, Interfaith Power & Light’s President Rev. Susan Hendershot released this statement:
“People of faith and spirituality around the country have been calling on President Biden and Congress to deliver bold climate and environmental justice investments that match the scale of the climate crisis and our communities’ needs.
We thank the members of the House of Representatives who voted to start delivering these investments through the passage of the Build Back Better Act.
Now, it is time for the Senate to take up its duty to care for our neighbors, our common home, and to protect our children’s future by passing this bill with the urgency that is needed. It is their moral responsibility.”
Interfaith Power & Light is a national nonprofit organization with 40 state affiliates and 22,000 congregations in all 50 states. IPL inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.