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Feb 11, 2015 Blog Post

I am so pleased that Mr. Waxman asked me to take over as the chair of the House’s Safe Climate Caucus, a caucus that he originally started when the House came under Republican control and the new Majority stopped trying to tackle climate change.  This caucus aims to speak the truth, even in the face of denial.    

May 6, 2014 Press Release
Today Ranking Member Waxman released the following statement on the release of the National Climate Assessment:
Feb 5, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Henry A. Waxman and members of the Safe Climate Caucus will announce Thursday their new initiative to take action to respond to the threat of climate change. They will discuss the climate change and environmental issues facing Congress and the country in the coming year.
Dec 3, 2013 Press Release
Today Members of the Safe Climate Caucus spoke on the House floor regarding the urgent need to address climate change. Today marks the 100th legislative day of speeches by Safe Climate Caucus members.
Sep 13, 2013 Press Release
On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, the Safe Climate Caucus will convene a forum to hear from individuals who have experienced first-hand the serious impacts of climate change. Several speakers will share their stories, including a Texas rancher who will discuss the impact of the extreme drought; a New York resident who lived through Superstorm Sandy; an Iowa farmer who is struggling with rapidly changing temperatures and precipitation levels; and two residents of the Gulf Coast who have witnessed the effects of severe hurricanes and rising sea levels.
Sep 11, 2013 Press Release
Today, September 12, 2013, at 9:45 a.m., the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change will host a press availability with agriculture and renewable energy leaders. This event will follow a closed-door discussion on climate change and agriculture, where participants will be discussing the threats and costs that climate change poses to agricultural production; what these impacts mean for food supplies and prices, rural economies, and trade; and how agriculture can contribute to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Jul 9, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Henry A. Waxman of California’s Thirty-Third District, the chair of the Safe Climate Caucus, spoke on the House floor yesterday to commend President Obama’s plan for action on climate change. Rep. Waxman pointed to the successful implementation of the Clean Air Act as evidence that the country can have both a clean environment and a strong economy.
Mar 5, 2013 Press Release
Following votes yesterday, Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03) a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, spoke on the House floor on Congress’ obligation to act on clean energy policies.
Feb 27, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District spoke today on the House floor regarding the need to take action to address climate change.  Luján has joined with some of his Democratic colleagues to form the Safe Climate Caucus.  Luján will be part of an effort to highlight the need for action that includes daily floor speeches by members of the caucus.  Below are Luján’s remarks.

Feb 26, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep.Tulsi Gabbard spoke on the House floor as a member of the Safe Climate Caucus. The Caucus members have made a commitment to talk every day on the House Floor about the urgent need to address climate change.