Virginia lawmakers were in Portsmouth to highlight the local impact of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Investing in the environment: the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act were both recently signed into law by President Joe Biden, and on Wednesday Portsmouth’s mayor and other local lawmakers came together to talk about the positive impact they expect will come from these new laws.
Mayor Shannon Glover was joined by Delegates Nadarius Clark and Jackie Glass, as well as business and community advocates.
The new laws are expected to cut costs for Virginia families, create jobs, and reduce the threat of coastal flooding.
“It will lower energy costs for Portsmouth families,” Glover said of the IRA. “It will slash climate pollution by roughly 40% nationwide while creating nearly 5 million clean-energy jobs over the next 10 years.”
Clark said the IRA will do more than just fight climate …