SEEC Leaders Join President Biden in Celebrating Climate Wins in State of the Union

February 7, 2023
Press Release

Washington D.C. – The leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), including Co-Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui, Mike Quigley, and Paul Tonko and Vice Chairs Reps. Don Beyer, Matt Cartwright, Sean Casten, Chellie Pingree, Katie Porter, and Chair Emeritus Rep. Gerry Connolly, released the following statement after President Biden celebrated the progress the U.S. has made in transitioning to a clean economy since taking office in his State of the Union address.

“We join with President Biden today in celebrating the tremendous action Congress and his Administration have taken together to tackle the climate crisis. The Inflation Reduction Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and CHIPS and Science Act are collectively historic achievements that will finally put the U.S. within reach of our commitments under the Paris Agreement and empower our country to take a leadership role in addressing the climate crisis.

“In the six months since the Inflation Reduction Act was passed, we have already seen a rapid number of announcements of new investments in renewable energy deployment, clean transportation technology, and clean energy manufacturing. These investments in a healthier and more sustainable future will create millions of new jobs across the country. And all signs point to these announcements being only the tip of the spear.

“We stand ready to work with President Biden’s Administration as it continues to implement these landmark laws, to ensure they are rolled out as quickly and equitably as possible. We also are excited by President Biden’s regulatory agenda, which includes a number of complementary actions that are vital to fully achieving our climate goals.

“We have come a tremendous distance in just the past year since President Biden’s last State of the Union, but we also know that there is much more to do. Thankfully, we have a partner in the White House who is as dedicated to protecting the climate as we are.”