Budget Proposal Slated To Move Climate Action Forward

The Budget Committees in both houses of Congress are slated to take up their own version of the budget this week, with floor action expected early next week.

President Obama has already released his own budget whose proposed funding focuses on support for critical priorities, including clean energy, energy efficiency, transportation, water infrastructure, and America's lands, fish, and wildlife.

President Obama's budget demonstrates his commitment to repower America with clean energy, confront global warming, and reinvest in the environment by funding vital programs.

National Wildlife Federation urges Congress to support the President's budget by passing a budget assumes revenues from a cap on carbon that will help drive America's economic recovery, transform energy and protect the planet. Assuming these revenues in the budget lays the groundwork for comprehensive climate and energy action this year.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi intend to move on climate and energy legislation this year. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman has committed to passing this legislation through the committee by Memorial Day.

Published: March 25, 2009