• U.S. Chamber Letter on Energy Act of 2020 Innovation Programs

April 9, 2021

Dear Chairman Leahy, Chair DeLauro, Vice Chairman Shelby, and Ranking Member Granger: As your Committees begin work on Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations legislation and the Energy and Water Appropriations bill in particular, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute (GEI) urges you to ensure the Energy Act of 2020 is sufficiently funded.

Enacted in December 2020, this historic and overwhelmingly bipartisan legislation is the first energy bill in 13 years, and arguably represents the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change. The bill garnered strong support from a broad cross-section of the business community, as well as environmental and labor interests, proving that there is common ground on which all sides of the debate can come together to address climate change while advancing American technological leadership and continued economic growth.