ASBC Applauds Passage of $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution.

Media Release

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) congratulates the Senate and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on moving forward with both elements of an historic package based on President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda to improve both physical and human infrastructure and address climate change.

Early today, on a 50-49 party line vote, the Senate approved a $3.5 trillion budget resolution that sets the framework for committees to begin developing the programs for a budget reconciliation package largely focused on climate and the care economy that can be passed with a simple majority. Earlier this week, the Senate had approved by a 69-30 vote a bipartisan physical infrastructure package, totaling about $1 trillion, including previously appropriated funds that had not been spent.

“ASBC and the 250,000 responsible businesses we represent were strong advocates of both actions, and we are pleased to see the Senate moving these critically important agenda items forward, especially with at least some measure of bipartisanship,” said David Levine, ASBC President and Co-founder.

The two measures now move on to the House, which is expected to interrupt its recess on August 23 to consider these measures and perhaps some voting rights legislation. ASBC strongly urges the House to pass these historic investments when they return.

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