On April 8, 2014, Representatives Zoe Lofgren, Doris Matsui and cosponsors introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act, H.R. 4426, in the House of Representatives. The bill, officially entitled “To promote the domestic development and deployment of clean energy technologies required for the 21st century,” will allow all Americans to invest in Treasury Bonds for as little as $25 each that will fund a clean energy future. The $50 billion raised from the bonds will fund clean energy programs that support wind, solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles in the United States.
The original cosponsors of the legislation are Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Mike Honda (D-CA), Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Judy Chu (D-CA), Steve Israel (D-NY), Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Katherine Clark (D-MA), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Lois Capps (D-CA), George Miller (D-CA), and Adam Schiff (D-CA). Subsequent cosponsors now include: Gerald Connolly (D-VA), Timothy Walz (D-MN), Gene Green (D-TX), Henry "Hank" Johnson Jr. (D-GA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Gary Peters (D-MI), William Keating (D-MA), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), David Cicilline (D-RI), James Moran (D-VA), Julia Brownley (D-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Janice Schakowsky (D-IL), Mark Takano (D-CA), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-CA), and Keith Ellison (D-MN). If they represent your district, please let them know that you are glad that they are supporting Clean Energy Victory Bonds.
If your representative is not yet a supporter of Clean Energy Victory Bonds, please call their Washington, DC office and let them know that you would like them to support the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014 to allow all Americans to invest in a clean energy future. You can find your Member of Congress and his or her contact information here or you can email your Member of Congress about the Clean Energy Victory Bond here
To read the full text and a summary of the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014, please go here.