Today, after so many Vermonters and people across the nation called, knocked on doors, and demanded action, the President has finally announced a framework with the strongest action the United States has ever taken to combat the climate crisis.

This framework represents years of work from environmental groups, labor unions, faith leaders, youth activists, socially responsible businesses, and so many more to put the U.S. on the path to cutting our climate pollution in half by 2030, invest directly in communities of color too often left behind, and create good-paying union jobs. Congress must swiftly pass the Build Back Better Act and send it to President Biden to sign into law. 

Together with federal executive orders and state and local legislation like the Global Warming Solutions Act, the Build Back Better Act will ensure we meet our climate goals. This is a historic day for people and the planet. We appreciate the leadership of Senator Sanders, Senator Leahy and Congressman Welch, and appreciate their support for this framework that improves the lives of every Vermonter. We eagerly await a final vote in Congress.