Oversight Committee Approves Legislation to Electrify Government Vehicle Fleets, Tackle Climate Change
Washington, D.C. (September 2, 2021)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after the Committee voted favorably to approve a Committee Print to implement the instructions
provided by S. Con. Res. 14, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2022:
“Climate change affects us all, and we cannot wait another moment to take decisive action and stop catastrophic damage to our planet. I am proud that today, the Committee approved historic funding to electrify government vehicles, fund environmental justice, and move towards a greener future for the American people. I look forward to continue working with the Biden Administration and our House and Senate partners to pass this critical legislation.”
With tackling climate change at the forefront of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, this legislation features substantial funding for electrifying the federal government’s vehicle fleets. This action will reduce America’s carbon output and dependence on fossil fuels, help transition the country to renewable energy resources, and make the federal government a leader on fighting climate change.
The legislation will:
The Oversight Committee’s markup also provides crucial funding to improve cybersecurity and modernize federal technology in order to better serve the American people. This funding includes: