Washington (August 11, 2021) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)
released the following statement today after Senate Democrats passed a $3.5
trillion budget resolution to begin the reconciliation process.
resolution will be a generational investment in the future of our people and
our planet,” said Senator Markey. “It confronts our
climate crisis and
gives working people a fair shake, all while making corporations and the
ultra-wealthy finally pay their fair share. For too long, the playing
field has been tilted towards the rich and powerful and against working
Americans who bear the brunt of climate change, economic inequality, racial injustice, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
This budget resolution puts us on a path to address these interlocking crises,
including taking meaningful and powerful action on the climate crisis. We can
create millions of good, union jobs and unleash clean energy technologies that
are made in America. I look
forward to working with my Democratic colleagues to pass this budget for the