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.
This budget 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 shareFor 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 American people.”