US Senator Martin Heinrich
US SENATE News:
ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (DN.M.) has championed a groundbreaking rebate program in the Cut Inflation Act that will make all the money-saving and health benefits of home electrification projects a reality for more New Mexico families.
On Friday, Heinrich met with local union leaders to discuss how the Cut Inflation Act is creating well-paying union jobs that will help reduce emissions in all sectors of our economy. The law includes some of the strongest labor protections and incentives ever associated with clean energy tax credit programs.
“Proud to be here today with union plumbers and electricians to talk about how the significant investment in home electrification in the Cut Inflation Act will boost well-paying careers like that of my father,” Heinrich said.
During a visit with union leaders from the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 412 in Albuquerque, Senator Heinrich, co-chair of the electrification caucus, explained how he fought to include $4.5 billion in the Cut Inflation Act to create new point-of-sale consumer rebates for home appliances.
A new analysis by the Political Economy Research Institute finds that climate investments in the Cut Inflation Act will create more than 9 million good jobs nationwide over the next decade, an average of 1 million new jobs every year. Today’s group, which also included leaders from IBEW Local 611, discussed how local unions are preparing and training for these new jobs.
Heinrich plans to continue to engage with local union leaders as the Cut Inflation Act is implemented and more families and unionized workers reap the benefits of this landmark legislation.