Senate Must Stop McCarthy’s Debt Ceiling Disaster

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy speaking in front of a microphone

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy speaking to the media at the Capitol on April 26, 2023, the day the House voted and passed a bill raising the nation's debt ceiling.


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WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives voted on Speaker McCarthy’s debt ceiling plan today. The proposal includes provisions to cut clean energy tax credits from the Inflation Reduction Act and promote fossil fuels production.

Following is reaction from Christy Goldfuss, Chief Policy Impact Officer at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council):

“Not content to merely push the country to the edge of a fiscal cliff, the GOP plan further threatens to derail the clean energy boom, sideline U.S. workers in the race to build out the low-carbon economy of the future, repeal key investments in environmental justice and disadvantaged communities, and leave the country more vulnerable to global fossil fuel markets. This scheme is a sorry piece of performative politics that carries genuine risks to U.S. workers, the economy and energy security. The Senate must reject this nonstarter legislation.”

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