Chairwoman Maloney to Hold Hearing to Support Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 Initiative

Jul 19, 2021
Press Release
Hearing Will Discuss Need for Whole-of-Government Coordination to Direct Investments to Hardest Hit Communities

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.




Full Committee Hearing on “Building Back with Justice:  Environmental Justice Is Central to the American Jobs Plan”



Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET



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


Nicole Lee Ndumele
Vice President, Racial Equity and Justice
Center for American Progress


Harold Mitchell
Founder and Executive Director
ReGenesis Community Development Corporation
Member, White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council


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


Michael Leon Guerrero

Executive Director, Labor Network for Sustainability


Shay Hawkins
Chairman and CEO
Opportunity Funds Association



A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight

and Reform website.



117th Congress