Testimony of Jessica Eckdish before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
BlueGreen Alliance Vice President of Legislation and Federal Affairs Jessica Eckdish testified at a virtual hearing of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis entitled "Manufacturing a Clean Energy Future: Climate Solutions Made in America."
Eckdish talked about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the House passed Build Back Better Act will strengthen the American economy, create new and support existing good jobs, and ensure that we all are able to live in a clean and healthy environment. It will create good, union jobs across our nation.
She concluded saying, “As the United States ramps up efforts to grow the clean economy, making these investments right—and making them now—will give us the opportunity to lead globally, rebuild good, union jobs in manufacturing communities across the nation that have been struggling, and bolster innovation and production of the clean technology of the future here at home. At the same time, moving forward without putting the right policies in place to lift up the quality of the jobs created and ensure workers and communities see the benefits of these investments would put the burdens of economic transition on workers.”
Click below to read her full testimony.