American Sustainable Business Council Applauds House Passage of the Budget Resolution Package

Media Release

Washington, D.C. — The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) applauds the passage of $3.5 trillion top-line budget resolution, which now establishes a timeframe for committees to submit their full packages for the anticipated reconciliation measure by September 15. Today’s vote of 220-212 also sets a deadline for consideration no later than September 27 of the Senate-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (HR 3684), also known as the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

These are important next steps in President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, for which ASBC has advocated because these investments are essential to business not just to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, but to create a far more equitable, just and broadly prosperous economy. While HR 3684 includes important progress on America’s physical infrastructure, the budget resolution includes sufficient funding in areas where HR 3684 falls short, especially to deal with climate change, improve water and sewer systems, expand transit, invest in regenerative agriculture and establish a national paid family and medical leave.

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) partners with business organizations and companies to advocate for solutions and policies that support an equitable, sustainable, stakeholder economy. We are a multi-issue, business organization advocating on behalf of all sectors, sizes, and geographies of industry. ASBC and our association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks.

We are coalition-focused in our approach to solving the pervasive and systemic issues of climate and energy, infrastructure, circular economy, and creating an inclusive stakeholder economy, all seen through the lens of racial equity and justice. We are changing the rules by which business is done so it is better for all people and the environment