Tonko Delivers Big Wins in House Budget Package to Spur Investments in U.S. Clean Energy & Innovation Economy
Climate-oriented investments pushed for by Tonko expected to drive U.S. scientific discovery, tackle climate crisis & create good jobs
WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, one of only a handful of engineers in Congress, cheered House passage today of Fiscal Year 2022 budget legislation that features provisions Tonko has long championed that will raise the bar of U.S. energy efficiency, strengthen our national electric vehicle infrastructure and drive pioneering scientific research and innovation.
“If we as a nation do not want to fall behind the rest of the world, we must make bold and visionary investments in our clean energy infrastructure,” Congressman Tonko said. “These strong investments offer huge returns in the form of good-paying jobs and help us achieve a more sustainable, more competitive and more just economy overall. I am proud to stand with my colleagues today to support this budget package that will help us address the climate crisis, drive forward scientific development research and best support our communities.”
Tonko-backed provisions supported in this legislation include: