Virginia LCV applauds House passage of Build Back Better Act, calls on Senators Kaine and Warner to finalize landmark climate bill

For Immediate Release:
Friday, Nov. 19, 2021

Media contact:
Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(434) 989-3197 |

RICHMOND – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the landmark Build Back Better Act, which contains a $555 billion investment in clean energy and climate action – the largest in our nation’s history and one that puts us on a pathway to cutting carbon pollution in half by 2030 and meeting the urgency of the climate crisis.

In response to this historic announcement, Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, issued the following statement:

“Today’s vote in the House paves the way for the largest step we’ve ever taken as a country to address climate change, cut pollution, and expand clean energy. The members of Virginia’s House Delegation who supported the Build Back Better Act should be proud of the votes they cast today – this landmark effort will grow Virginia’s economy, protect vulnerable communities, and put us on the path we need to cut carbon pollution in half by 2030. The decision whether to respond accordingly to the largest environmental threat we’ve ever faced now rests with the Senate, and we thank U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine for helping us get to this point. We are confident they will continue to be on the right side of history.”

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