Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon’s 4th district and Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee spoke on the House floor today in opposition to H.R. 1965, which would expand drilling on public lands while cutting clear energy initiatives. Rep. DeFazio called for greater investment in renewable energy sources and directing attention to climate change.
Nov 19, 2013 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. Rep. Tonko pointed to storms that have lasted a matter of days – like Hurricane Irene – yet require cleanup efforts that take years and continue today as yet another reason why the House should work together to address this dangerous threat.
Nov 15, 2013 Video
Rep. Jerry McNerney of California’s 9th district spoke on the House floor today in support of the wind power industry, calling on Congress to extend the production tax credit to drive American job creation.
Nov 15, 2013 Video
Congressman Jared Huffman took to the House floor yesterday to remind his colleagues to take heed of the tragedy in the Philippines and to listen to the words of the Philippines' delegate to the UN climate summit.
Nov 13, 2013 Video
Congressman John Garamendi of California’s 3rd district spoke on the House floor yesterday to highlight innovative technological developments and research in California that combat the effects of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also strengthening the economy. 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.
Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey’s 12th district spoke on the House floor today to urge Congress to stop ignoring extreme weather events, pointing to the significant damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and calling for U.S. leadership at the United Nations Climate Conference beginning this week in Warsaw. 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.
Oct 30, 2013 Video
Yesterday Reps. Paul D. Tonko, Rush Holt, and Matt Cartwright spoke on the House floor to commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and discuss the rise of extreme weather events caused by climate change. Their speeches were part of a special order hour sponsored by the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC).
Oct 30, 2013 Video
Rep. Barbara Lee of California’s 13th district spoke on the House floor this afternoon to urge Congress to act swiftly to address the threat of climate change. Rep. Lee cited this week’s signing of the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate Change by California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia as a positive example of how leaders can act collectively to reduce carbon pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Oct 29, 2013 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. Rep. Tonko pointed to the dangers climate change poses to the nation’s food supply and employment infrastructure potential held by the world’s oceans as yet another reason why the House should work together and address this present and growing threat.
Oct 24, 2013 Video
Rep. Henry A. Waxman of California’s 33rd District and the chair of the Safe Climate Caucus spoke on the House floor yesterday in support of proposed EPA regulations to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, citing a recent EPA report of a 10% reduction in carbon emissions from power plants between 2010 and 2012.