Senate Democrats

Reid: Energy Legislation A Courageous Step Toward A Clean Energy Future

Washington, DCSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement this evening following passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act in the House of Representatives:
“The House has taken a courageous step toward a safer and cleaner energy future that will create good jobs, reduce pollution and decrease our dependence on foreign and unsustainable sources of energy.  The bill is not perfect, but it is a good product for the Senate and our Committees to start considering and begins the nation’s inevitable movement to clean and abundant renewable energy and away from harmful and inefficient use of fossil fuels.  Working with the President and his team, I am hopeful that the Senate will be able to debate and pass bipartisan and comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation this fall.”