Third Way Responds to Senate FY2024 E&W Funding Bill, Warns of Dangers of House Version Catering to Far-Right
WASHINGTON – Today, the Third Way Climate and Energy Program released the following statement from its Senior Director of Domestic Policy, Ryan Fitzpatrick, in response to the release of the Senate Energy and Water Development Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill and the dangers of the House version of the legislation catering to far-right demands.
“Third Way applauds the Senate Appropriations Committee for its bipartisan effort to deliver the investments in clean energy innovation America needs to succeed,” said Ryan Fitzpatrick, Senior Director of Domestic Policy. “The FY2024 Energy and Water Development bill will help more Americans access affordable, reliable, and secure clean energy, and help keep our workers and businesses competitive in the global clean energy market.”
“However, Speaker McCarthy continues to allow demands from far-right extremists in the House to take priority over America’s economic and energy security needs. The Energy and Water Development Bill pushed out of committee by House Republicans slashes funding for programs designed to cut household energy costs, build US leadership in clean technologies, spur job growth, and secure our energy supply chains. House conservatives are betting against American workers and energy industries in their appropriations bills. And, instead of operating in good faith and in the best interest of the American people, their growing list of unreasonable demands is raising the likelihood of a disruptive government shutdown.”