VBSR Town Hall on the Inflation Reduction Act with Staff of the Vermont Congressional Delegation
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is one of the most significant pieces of legislation in U.S. history to tackle the climate crisis, strengthen American energy security, lower healthcare costs, and, as the name denotes, combat inflation. Join VBSR and staff from the offices of Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, and Congressman Welch as we explore what the IRA means for climate action, healthcare reform, and economic development in Vermont.
Meet Your Facilitator
Jordan Giaconia (he/him)| Public Policy Manager at VBSR
An accomplished advocate and campaigner, Jordan joined VBSR in December 2019. He brings several years of experience shaping policy at the local, state, and national levels, most recently serving as Associate Director for Federal and Administrative Policy at the Sierra Club in Washington, DC.
Jordan is committed to protecting the natural, economic, and human landscapes of the Green Mountain State and elevating the voices of Vermont’s leading businesses in Montpelier. When he’s not at the office, Jordan can be found hiking, kayaking, fishing, or cooking up new recipes in the kitchen. To talk to Jordan about VBSR’s policy work email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Your Panelists
Rebecca Ellis (she/her) | State Director, Office of Congressman Peter Welch
Kathryn Becker Van Haste (she/her)|State Director, Office of Senator Bernard Sanders
Tricia Coates (she/her)| Field Representative, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
Questions? Please reach out to VBSR Education & Events Manager, Molly Barfuss, email@example.com.