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					AMERICAN

FEDERATION OF lABOR

AND CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL
815 SIXTEENTH WASHINGTON, STREET, N.W. D.C. 20006

ORGANIZATIONS
JOHN J. SWEENEY
PRESIDENT

RICHARD L. TRUMKA
SECRETARY-TREASURER

ARLENE HOLT BAKER
(202) 637-5057 EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

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June25, 2009 DearRepresentative: The AFL-CIO supportsclimatechangelegislationthatwill createneweconomic opportunitiesandpreserve existingjobs while achievingthe importantobjectivesof reducing greenhouse emissions reducingour dependence foreign energy. The AmericanClean gas and on Energyand SecurityAct of 2009,thoughnot perfect,represents importantfirst steptoward an achievingthesegoals,andwe urge a yesvote. The AmericanCleanEnergyand SecurityAct maintainsa diverseenergyportfolio that includesrenewable energy,fossil fuels, andnuclearandhydro power,while spurringeconomic investmentin new energytechnologies will create that jobs for Americanworkers. At the same time, the bill imposesan economy-wide carbonreductionprogramand seeks minimize the burden to on anyone sector. We believethe AmericanCleanEnergyand SecurityAct could be improvedfurther. For example,we will work to strengthen internationalcompetitiveness its provisions. Moreover,we believethe bill shouldnot be sentto the White Housefor the President'ssignature until the Energy Information Administrationhasconducted full analysisof its impact. a Weare encouraged the progress hasbeenmadethus far on the bill andwe look by that forward to working with Congress improvethis landmarklegislation. to Sincerely,

William Samuel,Director GOVERNMENTAFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

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