Faith groups press Congress to pass $3.5T bill as political, moral imperative for climate action

By Brian Roewe
EarthBeat
September 10, 2021

As twin trillion-dollar legislative packages, each carrying significant climate investments, make their way through a critical month in Congress, faith-based environmental groups are rallying religious support to buttress the bills that some are calling “the most important political window on climate action that we have ever faced.”

In recent weeks, two multifaith climate organizations, Creation Justice Ministries and Interfaith Power & Light, have organized hundreds of calls to elected officials in Washington, D.C., to ensure passage of two major priorities of President Joe Biden’s “build back better” domestic economic agenda: a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that has passed the Senate with bipartisan support, and the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill currently being crafted by lawmakers.

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