WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm issued the following statement following the U.S. House of Representatives passage of H.R. 5376, “The Build Back Better Act.”

“Today’s House passage of the Build Back Better Act is the latest step in President Biden’s plan to transform our economy and deliver a sustainable, clean energy future for all Americans. From the biggest expansion of affordable health care coverage in a decade to free universal pre-K and the largest investments ever to combat the climate crisis, these sweeping changes and bold investments will uplift the workers, families, and communities who have demanded bold, systemic policy change from their government that prioritizes their needs.

“Congratulations to House leadership and President Biden for this major achievement. Together, with the newly enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Americans in all pockets of this country will begin to see historic, measurable change that will build our country back better than before as we achieve our climate goals, grow our economy, and create millions of good-paying jobs. We now look to the U.S. Senate to seal the deal on this once-in-a-generation moment for all Americans.”