WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act:
“The climate and clean energy provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act complement the funding and investments of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and represents the urgent need for climate action across all levels of government.
This historic federal investment will help move the needle toward meeting local and national greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals by providing funding to improve our nation’s building stock, reduce emissions from the transportation sector, improve air quality, and create community resilience against wildfires, droughts and other climate-related impacts. The bill also provides tax credits for businesses, homeowners and individuals to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption and increase renewable energy.
We thank Congress for moving this legislation forward and urge President Biden to quickly sign it into law. Local leaders will continue to work with our federal partners to further combat the impacts of the climate crisis on communities across the country.”
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