Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the American Power Act, comprehensive energy and climate legislation unveiled by Senators Kerry and Lieberman today:
"I commend Senators Kerry and Lieberman for their hard work in putting together comprehensive legislation along with Senator Graham.
"This legislation embraces the key goal of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, passed by the House last June, of reducing our nation's climate-changing pollution emissions 17 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050.
"The bill also shares the goals of the House-passed legislation in that it will create clean energy jobs here in America, protect consumers, reduce our dependence on dirty and foreign fuels, and help ensure our national security.
"I hope that this bipartisan group of Senators will resume their discussions, which have yielded significant progress. I urge the Senate to pass clean energy jobs legislation so that we can work together to send finalized legislation to the President's desk."