Congresswoman Sanchez promotes mechanical insulation in legislation
Insulators International Staff — Fri, May 21, 2021 @ 11:05 AM
California Congresswoman Linda Sanchez made sure to reference legislation that she supports regarding mechanical insulation during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on infrastructure financing on May 19.
Congresswoman Sanchez made the case for investing in mechanical insulation in her southern California district and in areas throughout the U.S. She laid out her points by explaining how the legislation would benefit working class families.
She said investing in mechanical insulation is one of the easiest ways to help the environment. Eliminating wasted use of energy through pipes and mechanical systems will lower energy bills for families.
Her major point surrounded the good paying, union jobs that would be created. Members of the Insulators Union would be put to work on projects throughout the country, working to eliminate emissions.
The legislation, H.R. 848, better known as the GREEN Act contains a set of provisions to limit emissions, lower carbon footprints and other environmental initiatives. Congresswoman Sanchez was one of the original sponsors of the legislation.
She was the author of a portion of the bill that offers tax credits to businesses and municipalities who commit to investing in mechanical insulation systems.
While President Biden has introduced a large, comprehensive infrastructure plan titled the American Jobs Plan, Sanchez would like to see green initiatives and working class families be brought along as well.
You can listen to Congresswoman Sanchez and her full remarks below: