New York – With the House of Representatives passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Dahlia Rockowitz, Washington Director of Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action issued the following statement:
“We applaud the House of Representatives’ passage of legislation that provides critical investments in rail and public transit, clean water, high-speed internet, electric vehicle charging stations, and pollution remediation. This legislation is an initial step towards updating our nation’s outdated infrastructure.
“But alone, this legislation will not significantly reduce emissions or address environmental injustice. The Senate and House must now pass a reconciliation package that includes transformative investments in climate, care, good jobs, and justice that can deliver a better future for all. Jewish Americans, alongside a multiracial, multigenerational, and multifaith coalition, will continue to push this country forward and ensure that Congress delivers on its promises. It is time for our leaders to act with the moral courage and clarity needed to meet this moment.”