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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Sunrise Movement Responds to BBB Passage in the House: The Senate Better Pass the Damn Bill

WASHINGTON -

Today, after Build Back Better passed the House, Varshini Prakash, Executive Director of  Sunrise Movement, released the following statement:

“We’d be lying if we said the Build Back Better Act passing the House was not a historic moment for climate action, but it means nothing if the Senate does not pass it. The Senate better pass the damn bill. 

“Progressives have made enough compromises. We’ve fought hard to defend the President’s popular agenda, while Democratic leadership allowed fossil-fuel-funded Senators Manchin and Sinema to water this bill down from its original, transformative promise. President Biden and Senator Schumer must get their party in line, not cower to corporate Democrats, and pass the full Build Back Better Act through the Senate immediately. There are no excuses left. What happened with the Waxman Markey bill can never happen again.”

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Sunrise Movement is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

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