CCL statement on House passage of IRA rollbacks

White text on a gray background with green highlighting

CCL statement on House passage of IRA rollbacks

April 27, 2023 – This week’s House vote on the debt ceiling proposal, while not exclusively about climate policy, has major implications for America’s clean energy future. The legislation would gut the climate and clean energy provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), representing a “two steps forward, one step back” pattern that we simply cannot afford on climate policy. We are disappointed to see that the House passed this legislation, thanks to the near-unified support of House Republicans. 

People and businesses in red and blue districts across America broadly support the IRA’s climate provisions, which are already adding good jobs and reducing clean energy costs for folks around the country. Thankfully, the Senate is not going to take up the bill, so the country can continue to enjoy those benefits.

CCL volunteers mobilized in recent days to call Congress with a clear message: “Climate action is popular. Do not roll it back.” We hope our volunteers’ voices will shape lawmakers’ future actions, encouraging them to leave climate policy intact through the debt ceiling debate and beyond.

This vote shows that the pull of partisanship remains strong, and climate policy is not safe without robust bipartisan support. Our volunteers will take to Capitol Hill in June, meeting with offices on both sides of the aisle and building that critical support.

CONTACT: Flannery Winchester, CCL Senior Director of Communications, 615-337-3642, 


Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Learn more at