Videos

Jan 16, 2014 Video
Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin’s 2nd district spoke on the House floor today to highlight some of the risks posed to the State of Wisconsin as a result of climate change and to call on Congress to take meaningful action to address this threat. Rep. Pocan stated that warmer winter temperatures are having an economic toll on ice fisherman who are experiencing fewer days on frozen lakes.
Jan 16, 2014 Video
Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, spoke on the House floor today about the need to modernize the U.S. Postal Fleet in order to fight climate change. Huffman noted that while the rest of the federal fleet is making critical strides to reduce petroleum consumption, the Postal Service is exempt from an Executive Order signed by President Obama in 2009 requiring the federal vehicle fleet to reduce petroleum use by 30 percent by 2020. Huffman also indicated that he will soon introduce a bill to modernize the Postal Service’s fleet.
Jan 14, 2014 Video
Rep. Lois Capps of California’s 24th district spoke on the House floor today to praise clean energy investments in her district, drawing attention to two solar energy facilities powering hundreds of homes and creating hundreds of jobs in the region.
Jan 14, 2014 Video
Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) spoke last night on the House floor to again urge GOP leadership to address the need to act on the issue of climate change. Tonko pointed to skyrocketing costs and untold human suffering water scarcity imposes on the world, yet the global community continues to operative reactively rather than proactively. Water, Tonko said, cannot be replaced and must be protected to better quality of life across the nation and throughout the planet.
Jan 10, 2014 Video
Rep. Scott Peters of California’s 52nd district spoke on the House floor today about costly droughts resulting from climate change, which have produced water scarcities particularly in Southern California and the American West.
Jan 9, 2014 Video
Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia’s 8th district spoke on the House floor today calling for action on climate change, highlighting the recent polar vortex that caused record low temperatures across the country this week.
Jan 9, 2014 Video
Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia’s 4th district spoke on the House floor today to call for action this year on climate change, highlighting the costly record-setting weather events across the country in 2013. Rep. Johnson pointed to the overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change is causing more severe weather.
Jan 8, 2014 Video
Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon’s 4th district spoke on the House floor today to encourage Congress to use the new year as a fresh opportunity to address climate change, one of the biggest challenges of our time. Rep. DeFazio commended the President’s Climate Action Plan and urged use of trade agreements to encourage international action on climate change.
Jan 8, 2014 Video
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.
Jan 8, 2014 Video
Rep. Henry A. Waxman of California’s 33rd district and chair of the Safe Climate Caucus spoke on the House floor yesterday to reflect on the climate change developments of 2013, noting progress by the Obama Administration in cutting air pollution and increasing energy efficiency. Rep. Waxman reiterated his call for congressional action on climate change as the second session of the 113th Congress begins. 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.

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