WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced that with the Senate passing the cutting inflation, she secured nearly $40 billion to fight the climate crisis, cut costs for families and create well-paying jobs in rural America.
“With the passage of this historic bill, Americans will see their energy costs drop as we tackle the urgent threats we face every day from the climate crisis,” said President Stabenow. “We are equipping farmers, foresters and rural communities with the tools to be part of the solution. At the same time, we’re investing in well-paying clean energy jobs to grow small towns and rural economies.
The Cut Inflation Act’s climate-smart agriculture, forestry and rural energy programs are backed by more than 1,700 farm groups, businesses, environmental advocates, leading economists, elected officials local and municipal, and professional associations.
A one-page description of the legislation can be found here.