Letter to congressional leaders in support of clean energy legislation

December 11, 2020


The Honorable Mitch McConnell                                    The Honorable Charles Schumer

Majority Leader                                                                   Minority Leader

United States Senate                                                         United States Senate

317 Russell Senate Office Building                                 322 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510                                                    Washington, DC 20510


The Honorable Nancy Pelosi                                           The Honorable Kevin McCarthy

Speaker of the House                                                         Minority Leader

United States House of Representatives                        United States House of Representatives

235 Cannon House Office Building                                 326 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515                                                      Washington, DC 20515


RE: Omnibus Negotiations

Dear Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy

As you continue to negotiate year-end omnibus legislation I write to express strong support for including key provisions of S. 2657, the American Energy Innovation Act of 2020, and H.R.4447 – the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, into this legislation.

C2ES recently organized a statement from 42 of leading U.S. companies in support of ambitious, durable, and bipartisan climate policies such as those included in these bills. Sound energy policy is essential to ensure a strong, sustainable economy and importantly, these bills include crucial elements of an innovation agenda that can successfully support U.S. leadership in the emerging low-carbon global economy – more important now than ever.

The admirable efforts of both Senate and House committees in developing and advancing this bipartisan framework create an important foundation for durable climate and energy policy. It is also a promising first step toward providing the business community with the certainty it needs to successfully navigate the global energy transition.


Bob Perciasepe

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

CC: Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Joe Manchin, Congressman Frank Pallone, Congressman Greg Walden, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Congressman Frank Lucas

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