Year-End Priorities Letter to House Leadership
As a coalition of the nation’s largest labor unions and environmental groups, collectively representing millions of members and supporters, we wrote to House leadership to urge the to swiftly bring up several key items for floor consideration.
There is opportunity to make real progress in key areas around climate change and job creation. We urge you to take advantage of the closing weeks of this session to advance key priorities.
Specifically, before 2019 comes to a close, we urge Congress to:
1. Fulfill our nation’s responsibility to coal miners and coal communities by passing bills targeted at reinvestment in these communities and protection of coal miners’ health and wellbeing.
2. Invest in clean energy. We also urged Congress to include critical clean energy tax credits in any end-of-year spending package.
3. Pass bills to invest in infrastructure, advance innovation, and protect workers.
We also urged that Congress ensure that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) only come to a vote if it levels the playing field and makes deep reforms to strengthen workers’ rights and climate and environmental standards, with independent and binding enforcement.