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Keep climate in Build Back Better.
Let’s get loud.

President Biden and the Senate are still negotiating on the Build Back Better bill. And, we need your help to make sure that the climate provisions remain in the bill. Will you contact President Biden and the Senate to let them know we want strong climate policy that reduces America’s carbon pollution 50% by 2030?  

 

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contacts we’ve made to the President and the Senate

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Email President Biden

President Biden set a goal to reduce emissions 50% by 2030. Tell him he needs to hit it with Build Back Better.

Email your Senators

The Senate is negotiating the Build Back Better Act. Tell them climate is top priority.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this moment so important?

Senate Democrats are ready to finish the work they’ve done on the Build Back Better Act so that it can be signed into law, and the policies can begin.  Because 2022 is an election year, it’s even more important that they finish it early in the year.

 

Why do we need the climate provisions in Build Back Better?

Americans across the country are increasingly worried about climate change. Recent studies show that nearly 2/3rds of Americans believe that extreme weather poses a risk to their community in the next 10 years. Additionally, we are worried about electricity power outages that threaten our communities’ ability to withstand extreme weather.

Fossil fuels have always been subject to unpredictable price spikes. And, extreme weather disrupts production, making them increasingly unreliable sources of energy. The Build Back Better Act includes tax credits and other legislation that will speed up a transition to clean energy, and make it affordable for Americans.

 

Does Build Back Better include a price on carbon?

A price on carbon is not included in the House version of Build Back Better, but is still on the table in the Senate. We strongly support the inclusion of a price on carbon to meet the goal of reducing America’s emissions 50% by 2030. Find out more about why to put a price on carbon.

 

What is budget reconciliation, anyway?

Budget reconciliation is a process where adjustments to spending and revenue can be made with 51 Senate votes instead of the full 60 votes. The rules of what can be included in a budget reconciliation are strict, and governed by a nonpartisan Senate parliamentarian.

 

Is Build Back Better the same thing as budget reconciliation?

Budget reconciliation is a process where adjustments to spending and revenue can be made with 51 Senate votes instead of the full 60 votes. The rules of what can be included in a budget reconciliation are strict, and governed by a nonpartisan Senate parliamentarian. Build Back Better is the name of the bill that Congress plans to pass through budget reconciliation. It includes climate provisions and other legislation.

 

How is President Biden involved in budget reconciliation?

Budget reconciliation happens in Congress. President Biden is working closely with Congress, particularly the Senate, to determine what will be included. Because the Senate has 51 Democratic votes including Vice President Harris, every Democratic Senator must support the budget reconciliation legislation if it is to pass. 

 

What else can I do?

You can get others to act! Share this page with any climate-concerned friends, family and coworkers. THIS IS OUR BEST CHANCE FOR MEANINGFUL CLIMATE ACTION IN 2022. They’ll want to take their shot to solve climate change, too.

Who is Citizens’ Climate Lobby?

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots advocacy climate change organization that exists to create the political will for climate change solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power.

 

Our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations.

 

CCL empowers everyday people to work with their community and their members of Congress. Our supporters cover the political spectrum and work in more than 450 local chapters. Together, we’re building support for a national bipartisan solution to climate change.