Rep. Holt Criticizes Anti-Environment Agenda of Republican-led House

Jan 8, 2014

Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey’s 12th district spoke on the House floor today to condemn the Republican Congress’ anti-environment agenda, noting the over 100 votes on the House floor in 2013 to weaken environmental protections and protect oil and gas special interests.  Rep. Holt pointed to the consequences of continuing to ignore the effects of climate change, including dangerous and costly temperature changes and extreme weather events.  The Safe Climate Caucus is a group of Democratic members who highlight the need for action on climate change through daily floor speeches and other activities.

See below or click here to watch Rep. Holt’s speech.  Click here for a full transcript.