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.
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.