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.
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