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Ways, Means Committee Proposal Will Make Taxpayers Whole, Responsibly Fund Solutions to Climate, Wildlife Crises

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s proposal for the Build Back Better Act is foundational to fully and responsibly funding the solutions the country needs to address the climate and wildlife crises, create jobs, and make taxpayers whole. The National Wildlife Federation pledged to work with Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) to strengthen the bill’s tax reforms in support of clean energy and carbon capture technologies.

“A budget is a statement of values, and this proposal from Chairman Richard Neal shows that the Build Back Better Act will responsibly invest in solutions to the immense and interconnected crises we face,” said Shannon Heyck-Williams, senior director of climate and energy policy at the National Wildlife Federation. “The House Ways and Means Committee’s proposal is essential for ensuring taxpayers are made whole while also funding the innovative and important solutions Congress has put forward for the climate and wildlife crises.

“Chairman Neal has laid a strong foundation for the committee. We look forward to working with him and his team to not only maintain its investments in clean energy and climate solutions, but also to strengthen investments in carbon capture and other critical strategies for getting to net-zero by 2050.”

 

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