Washington, D.C.— In response to recent reports that the Build Back Better Act is stalled in the U.S. Senate, Electrification Coalition Senior Policy Director Katherine Stainken made the following statement:
“We are extremely disappointed to hear that the Build Back Better Act has stalled in the U.S. Senate, and we urge senators and the White House to identify a path forward. The Build Back Better Act contains important and long-overdue federal investments in an electric transportation future that will support economic prosperity, national security and public health.
“The bipartisan infrastructure law signed last month by President Biden will help us make substantial progress in the development of EV charging infrastructure, but charging stations alone will not solve the many problems associated with oil’s monopoly on American transportation. We desperately need the electric vehicle investments contained within the Build Back Better Act – they represent the other side of the transportation electrification coin.
“Together, the bipartisan infrastructure law and the Build Back Better Act are a thoughtful combination of policies that will propel us toward a cleaner, more equitable, more secure transportation system. These urgent investments would be transformative for consumers, businesses and manufacturers, to the great benefit of all Americans.
“We look forward to working with members of the U.S. Senate to ensure that we don’t miss this critical opportunity to put oil in our rearview mirrors.”
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About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advances policies and actions to facilitate widespread deployment and adoption of electric vehicles in order to reduce the economic, public health and national security risks caused by America’s dependence on oil.