Climate Change

Climate change is a human-made and existential crisis, plain and simple. And it disproportionately harms poorer and working class communities and communities of color, making it not only an environmental crisis, but also an economic and justice crisis.

For years, Republicans in Congress refused to take action to stop climate change. But under Chuck’s leadership, Congress passed the biggest climate action in American History, the Inflation Reduction Act, which will reduce American greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

The Biggest Action Against Climate Change in History

The Inflation Reduction Act is Congress’s biggest investment ever in tackling the root causes of the climate crisis – carbon pollution — and it makes a real impact in the lives of working families:

  • Lowers energy costs at home and at the gas pump by providing incentives for making homes more energy efficient and tax credits for buying vehicles that run on clean energy
  • Invests in American clean energy manufacturing, reducing our reliance on foreign energy sources and transitioning the U.S. to a clean energy economy
  • Reduce American greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030
  • Invests in environmental justice initiatives in communities disproportionately hurt by the impacts of climate change, like addressing the public health effects of air pollution
  • Supports rural communities by investing in climate-smart agriculture and clean energy development while centering the role of rural communities in climate solutions