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Tonko Statement on Inflation Reduction Act

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko shared a statement following the agreement announced between Senator Schumer and Manchin last night on the Inflation Reduction Act that would address climate change and lower costs for Americans:

“Last night’s news is a bright spark of hope in our fight against the climate crisis.

“The Inflation Reduction Act would be the most significant action we’ve taken on climate change in history, securing nearly $370 billion over the next decade to implement clean energy development, support emerging technologies like offshore wind, and promote manufacturing and sale of electric vehicles, and so much more.

“For years, I’ve pushed relentlessly to deliver these measures that will combat the climate crisis all while creating good jobs and spurring unprecedented economic growth. Amidst raging fires, violent storms, dangerous heat, and other disasters, the need for action could not be more clear. The stakes are too high for failure.

“Every member who cares about the future of our planet should unite to advance this legislation.”


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