House Passes “Green” Infrastructure Bill

The $1.5 trillion package addresses climate change.

In a 233-188 vote earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed a $1.5 trillion “green” infrastructure package that signaled a strong commitment to combating climate change through multiple venues.

The Moving Forward Act includes a significant focus on climate change, including massive investments in electric cars, zero-emissions buses, and electricity grid modernization to support more renewable energy. The legislation would also extend tax credits for wind, solar, and carbon capture technologies and create incentives for energy storage, among other clean energy tax provisions.

Representative Frank Pallone of New Jersey, the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, said, “This is a transformational bill that will rebuild our country and economy for the 21st century, and if the Senate wants to move our nation forward, it would pass this bill immediately.”

It is doubtful that the Senate would bring the bill to the floor for a vote, and, in any event, the White House has already stated the bill would be vetoed as it stands.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his decision on whether to bring the bill before the Senate.
  • About the need for repairs to America’s infrastructure.
  • About the need for protecting the American environment.

Sources: The Hill, Washington Examiner


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