Building Back with Justice: Environmental Justice Is Central to the American Jobs Plan

Meeting Notes: 
This is a hybrid, remote/in person hearing.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 10:00am
2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
“Building Back with Justice: Environmental Justice Is Central to the American Jobs Plan”

Chairwoman Maloney's Opening Statement [PDF]


Washington D.C. (July 19, 2021)—On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will hold a hybrid hearing with environmental justice leaders and activists to examine the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 Initiative to direct 40 percent of the benefits of climate and clean infrastructure investments to the hardest hit communities.  The Initiative is part of the American Jobs Plan and the Build Back Better Agenda.


The hearing will center the voices of environmental justice leaders while highlighting the Committee’s role in advancing the Justice40 Initiative, including by ensuring a whole-of-government response, strong federal data collection, and a voice for state and local partners.


Mr. Michael Leon Guerrero
Executive Director, Labor Network for Sustainability

Mr. Shay Hawkins
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Opportunity Funds Association

Mr. Harold Mitchell
Founder and Executive Director, Member, ReGenesis Community Development Corporation, on behalf of White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council

Mr. Richard Moore
Co-Coordinator, Los Jardines Institute, Co-Chair, White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, National Co-Coordinator, Environmental Justice Health Alliance

Ms. Nicole Lee Ndumele
Vice President, Racial Equity and Justice, on behalf of Center for American Progress

Ms. Raya Salter, Esq.
Member, New York State Climate Action Council

117th Congress