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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson, Stakeholders, Highlight Importance of the America Wins Act

August 12, 2019
Press Release

East Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) was joined by Don Shubert, President of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association and Amanda Schoen, Deputy Director of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters to highlight the importance of acting now to address our global climate crisis and investing in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

“We cannot wait any longer to address our global climate crisis or our nation’s infrastructure. The America Wins Act would reduce greenhouse gas emissions above and beyond our Paris Climate Accords commitments, invest in clean energy, and rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges.  This type of investment would help fund transformational projects like the I-84/I-91 tunnel proposal, while at the same time ensure we’re combatting the looming climate crisis. The America Wins Act is a win-win-win,” said Larson.

“The construction industry commends Congressman Larson for showing the leadership to propose a much needed infrastructure bill that is paid for.  This proposal is also a win for jobs.  It will not only create thousands of jobs in the construction industry, job growth will resonate through every sector of the economy as the infrastructure improves.   With the federal surface transportation bill expiration looming next year, the timing of this proposal could not be better,” said Don Shubert, President of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association.

"Scientists agree that if we don't take steps to address our climate crisis now, we'll suffer catastrophic consequences. While the impacts of climate change affect us all, they don't affect us all equally. That's why it's so important that we take steps to cut our carbon emissions and invest in programs that will help the most vulnerable among us. We at the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters thank Congressman Larson for his leadership on both fronts. The America Wins Act would help us dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions while providing job training and assistance to those in underrepresented communities. This is the action we need to get our environment and our economy back on track,” said Amanda Schoen, Deputy Director of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.

 

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