Statement of the Portland Cement Association in Response to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Democratic Staff Recommendations Report

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The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America’s cement manufacturers, President and CEO Michael Ireland issued the following statement. This statement came upon the release of the House Democrat Staff Report Solving the Climate Crisis: Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient and Just America.

“The Portland Cement Association applauds the engaging stakeholder process put forth by the Select Committee on both sides of the aisle to approach the global challenges of climate change,” said Ireland.

“PCA members support market-based policies and initiatives. These enable the industry’s continued reduction of its carbon footprint in a responsible and sustainable manner. The Committee’s report marks a good start toward developing policies consistent with these principles. We look forward to building on our engagement with Congress on implementable solutions that address the changes in our climate.”


The Statement of the Portland Cement Association continues“PCA also applauds the work of Minority Leader McCarthy and Ranking Member Garrett Graves on their vision for a sustainable future. We look forward to our continued bipartisan advocacy for sensible solutions for manufacturers to meet our global climate challenges,” Ireland added.

About The Portland Cement Association

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) was founded in 1916. It is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent over 90% of U.S. cement production capacity and also has facilities in all 50 states. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and also innovation in all aspects of construction. They also foster continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promote economic growth and sound infrastructure investment. For more information, you can also visit

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