117th Senators

NameTermsStatePartyPositionLeadershipPosition ScoreVote ScoreLeadership ScoreCarbon FeeCarbon Fee ScoreOverall ScoreSourcesVote [Stopping the Dirty Power Scam – 2019: RCV 324]Vote [Wheeler Confirmation (EPA Administrator) – 2019: RCV 33]Vote [Anti-Environmental Rescission Package – 2018: RCV 134]Vote [Pruitt Confirmation (EPA Administrator) – 2017: RCV 71]Vote [Zinke Confirmation (Interior Secretary)– 2017: RCV 79 ]Vote [Perry Confirmation (Energy Secretary) – 2017: RCV 79]Vote [Tillerson Confirmation (Secretary of State) – 2017: RCV 36]Vote [Anti-Environmental Tax Bill that Opens Drilling in the Arctic Refuge – 2017: RCV 323]
Baldwin, Tammy 2Wisconsin DSenator Tammy Baldwin understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. As a member of the Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, the Senator helped released a comprehensive report on the climate crisis titled “The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy for the American People.” in a press release on the report, Senator Baldwin stated, "Let there be no doubt, climate change is a real, immediate and growing threat to national security, public health and our economy. The longer we fail to act, the more costly climate change will be... Local communities need help building more resilient infrastructure to withstand the next extreme weather event and we have a plan to provide that support. Our agricultural economy also has a lot to lose if we don’t act on climate change. That is why we need to support the innovative practices that farmers are already doing to be part of the solution and generate new economic growth for rural communities. Taking bold action to confront climate change is an urgent economic necessity for us in Wisconsin and building a clean economy will make our state stronger.”Senator Tammy Baldwin has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. Senator Baldwin co-wrote a letter to then-President-elect Biden with 23 other U.S. Senators calling for strengthened regulations on methane emissions. According to a press release, the letter stated, "To counter the harmful effects of these rollbacks and address the climate crisis, strengthened new source standards, and the extension of regulations to include existing sources must be implemented as soon as possible.” The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a Facebook post regarding a 2019 Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis hearing "on how we can take action now to help communities rebuild infrastructure after severe weather to be more resilient and better withstand the next disaster" in which she was the chairwoman, the Senator stated, "The longer we fail to #ActOnClimate, the more costly it will be for local communities. I look forward to hearing from La Crosse Mayor Kabat and other experts at today’s hearing on how we can work together to find solutions and combat the costs and risks of the #ClimateCrisis." The Senator makes climate change a top priority issue. According to a 2020 press release announcing her support for The Clean Economy Act, which would put the U.S. on a path to net-zero emissions by 2050, the Senator stated, "The Clean Economy Act will help confront the climate crisis by aiming to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. I’m proud to support this effort because taking bold action on climate change is not just an environmental goal for Wisconsin, it is an urgent economic necessity."100100100Senator Tammy Baldwin supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Senator Baldwin voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7593.75https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/press-releases/climate-report https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/press-releases/baldwin-senate-democrats-call-for-strengthened-regulations-of-methane-emissions-from-oil-natural-gas-production https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/press-releases/climate-hearing-on-extreme-weather-from-climate-change https://www.facebook.com/senatortammybaldwin/posts/10157858073727140?__xts__[0]=68.ARDfaWjhY4E4LEzYcn91axxjgeHL97rAwsHqrTx8tBUdWuhICHrm0dqx2zlVhKRwdU54DLWceHxSOyTJyA1Zo4ZPNdQE04fnaMEOhC_z-bGKftJ1ZAIijsGw7VeYf4YV5qbbhuw3cgRXLNao3Bm7EcjURKG4LAeu079B_9ZKdSAoDGexg-v4ZtIBqz7xesjY9NvDeJgYpGkwp6HaB0fixv4eXeFXR3srcyJN_V1wxflhvrcyOFb75hUcN65MammBi2Xr4p9TMWNBZAQElfFMwI6LM_vXE8NK1nx5Tr7h_bax5pxhMHwkhhDWmCKDjlYhLwphHX538AFuLZ36im6PiP9VV1A0ye_xvcPE1D4sH2Mwvf33abrDDTaNh1TCgZc8gw36aYywOrP0gf5fDXxeBnXAj3r7anh9zH2ScWB4bctbtsgyVNWXRPL9xoyUK015PQ5l6y5SIwmXv7bFpD8vtS1MDNDBz3_LIyEmWqLjhbFDxgSekZ_j https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/press-releases/us-senator-tammy-baldwin-helps-introduce-legislation-to-achieve-net-zero-greenhouse-gas-emissions https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Barrasso, John 3WyomingRSenator John Barrasso disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2019 article published by the 'Washington Examiner,' it states, "'I agree with the science,' said Barrasso, the chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, in a rare sit-down interview in his office. 'I disagree with the solutions Democrats are proposing in terms of this alarmist view. Is it a concern? Yes. But it's not a crisis.' Asked to describe his position further, Barrasso would not concede human use of fossil fuels is the leading cause of climate change, as the majority of scientists say. 'I am not willing to say that. I am willing to say humans are contributing to the problem, and we have a responsibility to work toward a solution that's global,'"Senator John Barrasso demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to a 2020 article published by 'E&E News,' the Senator was quoted stating, "Innovation — not government regulations and taxes — is the best way to address climate change." According to a 2019 article published by the 'Washington Examiner,' it states, "He teamed up with Whitehouse last year on legislation signed into law by President Trump extending and expanding an essential tax credit to help build carbon capture projects." However, in the same article, The Senator also stated, "'I am against taxes on all this sort of stuff,' Barrasso said. 'Look at what the dangerous Democrat socialist policies are. It's the Green New Deal.'" Lastly, In a 2018 op-ed written by the Senator and published by 'The New York Times,' he states, "As chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, I am working across party lines to support the development of new technologies that will further decrease America’s carbon emissions." 000Senator John Barrasso makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to a 2020 article published by 'E&E News,' it states, "A longtime opponent of carbon taxes and cap-and-trade measures." Senator John Barrasso was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.00https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/wyoming-republican-john-barrasso-is-closing-the-distance-on-climate-change https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063720101 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/opinion/climate-carbon-tax-innovation.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=56&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Bennet, Michael 2Colorado DSenator Michael Bennet understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. According to his climate change plan on his website, Senator Bennet states, "Climate change is a global crisis that we must confront now... We need bold action and enduring solutions. America’s Climate Change Plan will reduce emissions in line with the most aggressive targets set by the world’s scientists and achieve 100 percent clean, net-zero emissions as soon as possible, and no later than 2050." However, Senator Bennet "believes in an all-of-the-above strategy that transitions Colorado to cleaner sources of energy while growing the economy... He has fought to retain wind and solar tax credits and led bipartisan legislation to clean up coal emission from plants and expand the market for liquefied natural gas." "All of the above,” requires the continued burning of fossil fuels.Senator Michael Bennet website and position papers advocate for climate action, but he does not see it as a top priority issue. According to his website, Senator Bennet "knows climate change is not a problem we can push off to the next generation... Increasing carbon pollution is threatening the health of our children. Michael believes in a comprehensive approach to combat climate change that includes commonsense actions to reduce carbon pollution." However, according to 'Inside Climate News,' "The problem he faces is squaring that with an ambivalent record on fossil fuels. His support for Keystone was not an anomaly: Bennet has been supportive of fossil fuel development generally, especially natural gas, such as his support for the Jordan Cove pipeline and natural gas export terminal project in Oregon. In a 2017 op-ed in USA Today, Bennet wrote that saying no to responsible production of natural gas—which emits half the carbon of the dirtiest coal and is the cleanest fossil fuel—surrenders progress for purity.”7587.575Senator Michael Bennet has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. According to the 'Washington Post,' when asked "Would you support setting a price on carbon, such as with a carbon tax or cap-and-trade?," Senator Bennet stated, "There are a variety of tools we can use to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I think we should include the country in making that decision, rather than making it from Washington” and was placed under the "Open To It" section of the article. However, according to 'Politico,' "Bennet’s [climate] plan aims to put the nation on a path to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or earlier, but it does not outline specific policies such as a carbon tax or clean energy mandates." Senator Bennet voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.5071.88https://michaelbennet.com/climateplan/ https://www.bennet.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/clean-energy https://www.bennet.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/climate-change-environment https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24062019/michael-bennet-climate-change-global-warming-election-2020-candidate-profile/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/policy-2020/climate-change/carbon-tax/ https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/20/michael-bennett-2020-election-climate-change-1334407 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Blackburn, Marsha 1TennesseeRSenator Marsha Blackburn disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to 'Business Insider,' Senator Blackburn stated, "Of course you can be a believer in clean air and clean water and realize that when you work at global warming or climate change, as it is now popularly called, that it is cyclical and you have to look at it in terms of centuries, not in terms of decades... And the science around that is not a settled science.”Senator Marsha Blackburn demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to 'Time,' in a debate with actor Bill Nye the Science Guy on climate change, Senator "Blackburn maintained that there is no consensus in the scientific community about global warming, pointing to two vocal dissenters, Richard Lindzen of MIT and Judith Curry of Georgia Tech, who claim that humans are not causing climate change."000Senator Marsha Blackburn makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. Senator Blackburn cosponsored a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119), while then a member of the U.S. House. Senator Blackburn was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 00https://www.businessinsider.com/chris-cuomo-marsha-blackburn-climate-change-2016-12 https://time.com/7975/bill-nye-global-warming-marsha-blackburn/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/119/cosponsors?r=26&s=1&searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Blumenthal, Richard 2Connecticut DSenator Richard Blumenthal understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. According to his website, Senator Blumenthal stated, "I support efforts to end wasteful and unnecessary tax subsidies for oil and gas companies and agree we should redirect that money to support the development of clean, renewable sources of energy... Protecting the environment and addressing climate change will always remain a top priority. Anyone who questions whether Congress must act on these issues needs not look beyond the recent rash of unprecedented severe weather events that have devastated communities across the country." However, according to the 'Yale Center for Business and the Environment,' "The Senator stated that while fracking presents potential perils, which necessitate safeguards, the potential for more natural gas is a real opportunity."Senator Richard Blumenthal has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to the 'Yale Daily News,' regarding the Green New Deal, it stated "the bill has 11 co-sponsors in the Senate, including... Blumenthal." Senator Blumenthal further stated, "Climate change is an existential crisis... This resolution affirms our commitment to developing a long overdue, comprehensive plan to tackle the devastating effects of climate change, create thousands of high-paying jobs in the renewable energy sector, and address the disparities in communities disproportionately affected by pollution." Senator Blumenthal also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to 'Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals,' Senator Blumenthal stated, "staying in the [Paris Climate] accord is essential to an American commitment to preserving the environment, clean air, and water, but most of all, saving the planet from the continuing effect of climate change and global warming.” Senator Blumenthal makes climate change a top priority issue. According to 'Congress.gov,' Senator Blumenthal cosponsored a bill titled, "A joint resolution calling on the United States and Congress to take immediate action to address the challenge of climate change."75100100Senator Richard Blumenthal supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Senator Blumenthal voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7587.5https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/issues/energy-and-the-environment https://cbey.yale.edu/our-stories/senator-blumenthal-shares-thoughts-on-climate-change https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2019/02/15/ct-senators-embrace-green-new-deal/ https://westfaironline.com/89910/richard-blumenthal-exiting-paris-climate-accord-cost-ct-jobs/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/9?s=1&r=2 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Booker, Cory2New JerseyDSenator Cory Booker understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Senator's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Climate change is a pressing economic and national security crisis that especially threatens coastal areas in New Jersey. By even conservative estimates, New Jersey can expect to see a foot and a half of sea-level rise by 2050 if no action is taken. In addition to posing serious problems to our country as a whole, the effects of climate change disparately affect more vulnerable, lower-income communities."Senator Booker has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. During the July 31st Democratic Debate, hosted by CNN, the Senator stated, "Climate change is not a separate issue. It must be the issue and the lens with which we view every issue." Senator Booker also makes prominent public statements on the issue. While campaigning in Iowa, the presidential candidate was asked a question regarding the practicality of the Green New Deal, in which he answered, "When the planet has been in peril in the past, who came forward to save Earth from the scourge of Nazism and totalitarian regimes? We came forward! Who came forward to save the planet, or continents, from financial ruin? We came forward with the Marshall Plan. Our history is standing up and saying, look, humanity is in crisis, America is going to be the light and the hope." The Senator makes climate change a top priority issue. On the Senator's presidential campaign website, it states, "Climate change is not some distant threat — we’re witnessing many of its effects today. And the immediate burden of much of the pollution causing climate change is disproportionately borne by low-income communities and communities of color." 100100100Senator Booker publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. In an interview with the New York Times, when asked if he supported a carbon fee, he stated, "A federal price on carbon should be one part of a comprehensive response by the federal government to the threat of climate change. The proceeds should be paid out as a dividend in a progressive way that ensures that our climate policies are also reducing inequality and not burdening everyday families.” In 2015 the Senator voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.100100https://www.booker.senate.gov/?p=issue&id=70 https://twitter.com/CoryBooker/status/1164554913109688320 https://corybooker.com/issues/climate-change-environmental-justice/ https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/02/08/cory_booker_green_new_deal_is_like_defeating_the_nazis_or_going_to_the_moon.html https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/us/politics/climate-change-2020-democratic-candidates.html https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103N/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Boozman, John 2Arkansas RSenator John Boozman disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2013 article in 'The Guardian,' Senator Boozman stated, "Well I think that we've got perhaps climate change going on. The question is what's causing it. Is man causing it, or, you know, is this a cycle that happens throughout the years, throughout the ages. And you can look back some of the previous times when there was no industrialization, you had these different ages, ice ages, and things warming and things. That's the question."In a 2014 YouTube video titled "EPW Committee Reviews President's Climate Regulation Plan" on Senator Boozman's YouTube channel, he states, "the question is not whether greenhouse gases trap heat, they do, the question is whether current climate science can predict and adequately explain the complexity of climate change." Also, according to his website, Senator Boozman states, "I had the opportunity to visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, our nation’s largest untapped field of oil... I have supported opening this area up to energy production... I am onboard with an ‘all-of-the-above’ approach for a long term solution to our energy needs. However, a real ‘all-of-the-above’ approach would include increased drilling at home." “All of the above,” requires the continued burning of fossil fuels. Senator John Boozman demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 000Senator John Boozman makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.00https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jul/29/climate-committee-republicans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiCmKRrAZok&feature=youtu.be https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2012/4/paying-the-price-for-defeated-oil-and-gas-exploration-opportunity https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=56&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Braun, Mike 1Indiana RSenator Mike Braun understands the importance of climate action but not as a top priority issue. According his website, Senator Braun stated, "I'm not afraid to talk about climate change... We're obviously pumping more CO2 into the air, and there's a thing called the greenhouse effect."According to 'IndyStar,' when introducing "the first-ever bipartisan caucus dedicated to climate solutions in the Senate," Senator Braun stated, "If you are not accepting the basic chemistry and physics that putting carbon in the air creates a greenhouse gas effect, then this is not the right place to be." According to the 'Courier & Press,' Senator Braun "joined with Democrats to introduce the Growing Climate Solutions Act which would help farmers, ranchers and landowners who use carbon dioxide-absorbing practices to take part in greenhouse gas credit markets." “I think there have been a lot of Republicans in the closet on climate,' Braun said of his efforts to recruit others to the group he rolled out in October with Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.),'" according to The Washington Post. They wrote, "In the interview, the senator outlined an ambitious timeline to raise GOP awareness on climate change as the country’s 'next biggest issue.'” Senator Mike Braun's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75075Senator Mike Braun has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. According to his website, Senator Braun "said he is open to the idea placing a price on carbon — though he is not sure whether Congress should set up a cap-and-trade scheme or a tax on emissions." Also, Senator Braun was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 5050https://www.braun.senate.gov/hill-republicans-came-table-climate-year https://www.indystar.com/story/news/environment/2019/10/24/sen-mike-braun-reaches-across-aisle-form-bipartisan-climate-caucus/4071719002/ https://www.courierpress.com/story/opinion/2020/11/12/viewpoint-climate-change-winning-issue/6275399002/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/this-indiana-republican-senator-is-inspired-by-greta-thunberg/2020/01/24/6d76ae62-3e36-11ea-baca-eb7ace0a3455_story.html https://www.braun.senate.gov/energy-202-two-gop-senators-join-democrats-back-bill-help-cut-emissions-farms https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Brown, Sherrod 3Ohio DSenator Sherrod Brown understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to his website, Senator Brown stated, "The science is clear: Climate change is real, man-made, and happening now. And yet this administration continues to do all it can to roll back the progress we’ve made in fighting climate change and its disastrous effects." Also, according to his Twitter page, @SenSherrodBrown, Senator Brown stated, "Climate change is one of the defining moral issues of our time. We have to take aggressive action to protect our future now."Senator Sherrod Brown has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to a 2021 article in 'The New York Times' Senator Brown, who is taking over as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee stated that he would prioritize climate change. He also stated that the committee in the past, "has flat-out pretended that climate change doesn’t exist.” Senator Brown also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to 'Ohio's Country Journal,' Senator Brown stated, "I just don’t think there are two sides to the issue of climate change. That is what the oil industry wants you to think, that is what Fox News wants people to think, and that is what right wing politicians want you to think, that there are two sides. The facts are facts and climate change is real and climate change is in part being caused by human beings. Every day we delay we make the problem more expensive and more dangerous. We have a president [Trump] who continues to deny climate change... The people that continue to deny climate change should be embarrassed. They are dishonest or they don’t want to face the truth." Senator Brown makes climate change a top priority issue. According to 'Politico,' Senator Brown stated, "I support a green new deal. I think we need to aggressively support climate change [legislation]." 10087.5100Senator Sherrod Brown supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Senator Brown voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 7590.63https://www.sherrodbrown.com/news/2018/the-washington-post-trump-administration-sees-a-7-degree-rise-in-global-temperatures-by-2100/ https://twitter.com/SenSherrodBrown/status/1100808435682197504 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/business/banking-environment-housing-democrats-sherrod-brown.html https://ocj.com/2019/03/ohios-senators-weigh-in-on-the-changing-climate/ https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/12/sherrod-brown-medicare-green-new-deal-1165560 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Burr, Richard 3North Carolina RSenator Richard Burr does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to an article published by 'Citizen Times,' "Both Burr and Tillis voted against an amendment that stated in part 'it is the sense of Congress that -- (1) climate change is real; and (2) human activity contributes to climate change.'" However, according to an article published by the 'Winston-Salem Journal' in 2016, it is stated that "'Senator Burr believes that climate change is real and humans do contribute to those changes,' Burr campaign spokesman Jesse Hunt said."Senator Richard Burr demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. In a 2016 'Huffington Post' candidate survey, they asked Senator Burr, "Should government limit the levels of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere?" to which he responded no. 2512.50U.S. Senator Richard Burr opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator voted for S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.2515.63https://www.citizen-times.com/story/elections/2015/01/22/burr-tillis-climate-change-global-warming-not-a-hoax/22170965/ https://journalnow.com/news/elections/u-s-senate-candidates-richard-burr-and-deborah-ross-said-this-about-climate-change/article_02505ca5-3c95-522d-add5-8c36787120aa.html https://www.huffpost.com/entry/richard-burr-vs-deborah-ross-nonpartisan-candidate_b_57f5670de4b087a29a548575#_ftn1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cantwell, Maria 4WashingtonDSenator Maria Cantwell understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to a 2020 press release featured on the Senator's website, it states, "Throughout her Senate tenure, Senator Cantwell has been outspoken about the urgent threat of climate change and the need for immediate bipartisan action to address the crisis...As a coastal state, Washington is on the front lines of the climate crisis and particularly impacted by rising sea temperatures. A recent analysis by the UW Climate Impact Group reported that, unless we reduce emissions, sea surface temperatures off Washington’s coast are projected to increase approximately 2.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the 2040s, and statewide average spring snowpack is projected to decline at least 38-46% by 2050."According to a 2020 press release featured on her website, it states, "In 2018, Cantwell introduced a Senate resolution to affirm the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and call for bold action to combat climate change." In a 2019 Senate floor speech the Senator stated, “I want the United States to be a leader in clean energy technology. I don’t want to leave this up to our competitors and other countries for them to reap the benefit of better technology and higher-wage jobs. I want us to reap these benefits. And so I have seen many companies who have made their transition in the energy sector from a fossil fuel focus to now renewables, and I hope that will continue to happen.” Senator Maria Cantwell’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 10010075Senator Maria Cantwell publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. According to a 2010 article published by the 'The New York Times,' featured on Senator Cantwell's website, "Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said this week she is not sure what Kerry and company have in mind when they describe their "hybrid" approach. She would rather start with her "cap and dividend" idea, written with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), and build out from there...Under the Cantwell-Collins bill, energy producers would bid in monthly auctions for "carbon shares." Consumers would get 75 percent of the resulting revenue as a refund to help compensate for increased energy costs; the remaining 25 percent would go toward clean energy research and development." Senator Maria Cantwell voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.10093.75https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/news/press-releases/cantwell-colleagues-introduce-groundbreaking-bill-to-eliminate-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-2050 https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/news/press-releases/cantwell-calls-for-climate-solutions-investment-in-clean-energy-economy https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/news/news-about-maria/carbon-pricing-sticks-out-as-senate-climate-bill-and-39s-main-obstacle https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/02/24/24climatewire-carbon-pricing-sticks-out-as-senate-climate-17764.html?scp=1&sq=senate%2520climate&st=cse https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Capito, Shelley1West VirginiaRSenator Shelley Capito does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2017 press release regarding the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Senator Capito stated, "Today, President Trump kept his promise to roll back one of the most harmful acts of overreach by the Obama administration – the so-called Clean Power Plan. If fully implemented, the Clean Power Plan would have completely decimated West Virginia’s vital coal industry while having no meaningful climate impact." On her, 'Energy and Environment.' page, it states, "Since 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has engaged in unprecedented rulemaking – without the consent of Congress – in an attempt to pick winners and losers and unilaterally disarm the American coal industry. In West Virginia, the attack on coal has reduced revenue for education programs, roads and other public services – impacting thousands of real peoples’ lies and putting thousands of coal miners out of work." Senator Capito demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 2500Senator Capito opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.2512.5https://www.capito.senate.gov/news/press-releases/capito-joins-president-trump-to-sign-measure-reversing-harmful-clean-power-plan- https://www.capito.senate.gov/about/issues/environment https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=88&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cardin, Ben 3Maryland DSenator Ben Cardin understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Senator's campaign website he states, "The best available science tells us that climate change is causing irreparable harm to people who least can afford to adapt to the increasing instances and severity of extreme weather that are adding to social and economic instability. Dealing with climate change has become a national security imperative. It’s having a definitive impact in Maryland, where 70 percent of us live in coastal areas. Superstorms such as Irene and Sandy have wrought damaging floods in places such as Annapolis and Baltimore, while the people of Smith Island are watching their island disappear under rising sea levels. I will always fight back against the seemingly unending efforts to derail foresighted policies that safeguard our environment."Senator Ben Cardin has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release on reported failures to prepare for climate change by the Government Accounting Office (GAO), the Senator stated, “The best available science tells us that climate change is causing irreparable harm and that the increasing instances and severity of extreme weather are adding to social and economic instability.” Senator Cardin also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 article published by 'Cecil Daily,' the Senator is quoted saying "As the climate crisis, which threatens the health and well-being of my constituents in Maryland and Americans across the nation, becomes increasingly apparent, people are rightfully demanding action from their federal government." Senator Cardin makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congressman promoted the findings of the 2018 National Climate Assessment, stating in a press release, "The consequences of our inaction on climate change can be found everywhere, from the record-breaking wildfires in California to the repeated, historic flooding in Ellicott City. This report highlights how these and other climate consequences will have an increasingly catastrophic effect on our economy – unless we act now.” 100100100Senator Ben Cardin publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2013 press release, he is quoted saying, "Climate change is among the biggest threats facing the world today. As a global leader, the United States has a responsibility to reduce our carbon emissions. Finding an effective way to price carbon is necessary step forward in our climate change efforts." In a 2017 article in 'Maryland Matters,' the Senator is quoted stating, "But we mentioned carbon taxes... I speak about it frequently. I personally believe it’s an alternative." Senator Cardin also voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.100100https://www.cardin.senate.gov/priorities/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/cardin-gao-says-failure-to-prepare-for-climate-change-impacts-will-cost-taxpayers https://www.cecildaily.com/news/state_news/cardin-and-van-hollen-aim-for-zero-greenhouse-gases-by-2050/article_bcf54991-ab1e-5520-8da5-1dd1445dd067.html https://www.cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/following-national-climate-assessment-cardin-and-van-hollen-join-senate-resolution-endorsing-findings-of-recent-climate-change-reports-and-urging-immediate-action https://www.cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/cbo-releases-important-carbon-tax-report https://www.cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/articles/a-conversation-with-ben-cardin https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Carper, Tom 4Delaware DSenator Tom Carper understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to his website, Senator Carper stated, "Climate change is one of the biggest challenges our nation – and our world – faces. The science in support of climate change is sound, and we need to act to address the threat it poses to our economy, our environment, and public health and safety. For too long, many in Congress and across the country denied the overwhelming consensus of science that global warming was real and that man's activities were contributing to it... I look forward to working in Congress to not only mitigate its dangerous effects but also address its root causes."Senator Tom Carper has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to his website, Senator Carper stated, "I introduced legislation with the support of 33 of my colleagues that will put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050... The Clean Economy Act empowers EPA to use the authorities and tools already at its disposal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by no later than mid-century." Senator Carper also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to the 'Sun-Times,' Senator Carper stated, "Climate change is the greatest and gravest threat to our planet. We can overcome the climate crisis, but to do that, we need all hands on deck — and we need to right the ship. The Clean Economy Act is one of the quickest ways we can jumpstart government-wide climate action. By using tools already at EPA’s disposal — tools that have been used under this administration to increase global warming pollution instead of decreasing it — we can take on the greatest threat to our planet in a way that grows our economy, supports a strong labor workforce and protects frontline communities." Senator Carper makes climate change a top priority issue. According to 'Politico,' Senator Carper stated, "We can’t talk enough about climate change -- it’s the greatest threat we face on this planet. We know there is a direct connection between climate change and higher temperatures, rising seas and more frequent extreme weather events. As carbon emissions increase, so do negative climate effects. The path we’re on is unsustainable, and we need real climate action now."10087.5100Senator Tom Carper supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Senator Carper voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 7590.63https://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/issues?p=energyenvironment https://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2020/6/carper-let-s-choose-to-save-our-one-and-only-planet https://www.scsuntimes.com/story/news/local/2020/02/11/carper-joins-legislation-to-achieve-net-zero-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-2050/112097942/ https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/23/playbook-birthday-tom-carper-102620 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Casey Jr., Bob 3Pennsylvania DSenator Bob Casey Jr. understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to a 2016 op-ed that he wrote titled, "We Can and We Must Act on Climate Change," published on, 'Medium,' Senator Casey Jr. stated, "The effects of climate change are already being felt in our home states of Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and across the nation. Temperatures are going up; droughts and downpours are becoming worse and more frequent; oceans are warming, rising, and growing more acidic; even migratory bird patterns are shifting." Also, according to the 'Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,' Senator Casey Jr. stated, "climate action is important, essential and urgent."Senator Bob Casey Jr. has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to his website, Senator Casey Jr. "Senator Casey supports the need for a comprehensive climate change plan and EPA’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from new and existing power plants. Senator Casey voted to support EPA’s Clean Power Plan and has spoken out against the Administration's plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan." Senator Casey Jr. also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to the 'Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,' Senator Casey Jr. stated, "the nation and state already are experiencing climate change in the form of more extreme weather, flooding, droughts, bigger hurricanes, sea level rise, warming oceans, agricultural changes, and migration of invasive species... We’re seeing its impacts now. It isn’t some future threat... But our future will be very dark if we don’t take action." Senator Casey Jr. makes climate change a top priority issue. According to 'TrackBill,' Senator Casey Jr. cosponsored a 2019 joint resolution by Sen. Thomas Carper that called on the United States and Congress to take immediate action to address the challenge of climate change (S.J.Res.9). 100100100Senator Bob Casey Jr. supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Senator Casey Jr. voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7593.75https://senbobcasey.medium.com/we-can-and-we-must-act-on-climate-change-1106e5b1ab0b https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2020/10/16/Casey-says-mitigating-climate-change-should-be-political-priority/stories/202010160172 https://www.casey.senate.gov/issues/environment https://trackbill.com/bill/us-congress-senate-joint-resolution-9-a-joint-resolution-calling-on-the-united-states-and-congress-to-take-immediate-action-to-address-the-challenge-of-climate-change/1713009/#/details=true https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cassidy, Bill1LouisianaRSenator Bill Cassidy agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. On his, 'Energy and Natural Resources,' page it states, "Lowering greenhouse gases is important. Louisiana loses a football field of land every 100 minutes due to erosion and rising sea levels. But we need serious solutions, not bumper sticker slogans. Half-baked ideas like the Green New Deal would evaporate jobs and actually increase global emissions by incentivizing manufacturing to move to high-emitting countries like China." The Senator joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on the Senate Floor for the first bipartisan, 'Time to Wake Up,' speech. During his speech on the Senate Floor, Senator Cassidy stated, "Everyone in Louisiana is very awakened to this crisis." Senator Cassidy does not oppose climate action.50025Senator Cassidy makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator wrote an op-ed for the Daily Caller, titled, 'To Reduce Carbon Emissions, We Need More Manufacturing,' in which he wrote, "Efforts to 'keep it in the ground, 'tax carbon' or any other scheme to increase the cost of electricity, inevitably leads to 'Made in China' and that is a one-way street to increased global greenhouse emissions. Keeping and returning manufacturing to the US is a better approach." In 2015 the Senator voted in favor of S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.018.75https://www.cassidy.senate.gov/priorities/issues/energy-and-natural-resources https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060255495 https://dailycaller.com/2017/03/29/to-reduce-carbon-emissions-we-need-more-manufacturing/ https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Collins, Susan4MaineRSenator Susan Collins understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. According to the Bangor Daily News, when discussing the impacts of climate change, the Senator, stated, "The federal government cannot afford the billions of dollars in additional funding that is going to be needed if we do not take into account and start acting on the serious consequences of climate change. Spending more than $300 billion each year, in response to severe weather events that are connected to warming waters and producing strong hurricanes, is simply not a solution.”The Senator was a co-sponsor of the International Climate Accountability Act (S.1743), which according to the Natural Resources Council of Maine, "would prevent the federal government from using any taxpayer resources to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement." Senator Collins supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 755050Senator Collins opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. In 2015 the Senator voted in favor of S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.2550https://bangordailynews.com/2017/10/25/politics/susan-collins-ignoring-climate-change-is-simply-not-a-solution/ https://congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1743 https://www.nrcm.org/maine-environmental-news/collins-king-sponsor-bill-to-affirm-us-paris-climate-agreement/ https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Coons, Christopher2Delaware DSenator Chris Coons understands the importance of action on climate change as a top priority issue. On the Senator's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "Climate change is one of the most important challenges facing our nation. To mitigate its impact, Senator Coons believes that we must act quickly to reduce the amount of global warming gases released into the atmosphere. At the same time, we must ensure that our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions provide opportunities for economic growth and do not stifle investment, innovation, and job creation."Senator Coons has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2018 climate change speech on the Senate floor, the Senator stated, "We need to do more. Because in my small state, sea-level rise is happening at twice the national rate, and in about 100 years, everyone in Delaware will finally have a beach house. Just not the way they wanted. So let me conclude by saying we need to look forward, not backward when addressing climate change and sea-level rise. We need action, not reaction. We need policy, not politics. We should act today, not tomorrow." The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a March 2019 Facebook post, the Senator wrote, "The impacts of climate change – from extreme weather and drought to rising sea levels – are real, pressing, and will only become more extreme the longer we wait to take meaningful action... It's time for Congress to act on climate. Now." Senator Coons makes climate change a top priority issue. He is the co-chair and co-founder of the bipartisan climate caucus in the Senate. 10086100Senator Coons publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator introduced the Climate Action Rebate Act of 2019 (H.R 4051), which, "places an increasing price on carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions, designed to drive down pollution and encourage market-driven innovation in clean energy technologies." In 2015 the Senator voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.10096.5https://www.coons.senate.gov/issues/environment https://www.coons.senate.gov/news/press-releases/video-sen-coons-speech-on-climate-change https://www.facebook.com/senatorchriscoons/posts/2460104637336128 https://citizensclimatelobby.org/bipartisan-climate-working-group-forms-in-senate-led-by-sens-coons-braun/ https://www.coons.senate.gov/news/press-releases/sens-coons-and-feinstein-rep-panetta-introduce-bill-to-price-carbon-pollution-invest-in-infrastructure-randd-and-working-families https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4051 https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateN/APro Climate
Cornyn, John3TexasRSenator Cornyn demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. Responding to a Senator Schumer tweet, which mentioned that July 2019 was the hottest month on record, Senator Cornyn tweeted back, "It's summer, Chuck." In a 2019 statement on climate change, reported by the Houston Chronicle, the Senator said, "There is a growing consensus the days of ignoring this issue are over. If we all agree that reducing emissions is important I think we have a better way of approaching that than the Green New Deal."In a 2017 press release applauding the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Senator Cornyn stated, "I applaud the President’s decision today as he continues to turn the page on the previous Administration’s job-killing regulatory agenda. For eight years the Obama White House waged a war on American energy producers, and they characteristically overstepped their authority by unilaterally entering into this agreement. Working together, Congress and the Trump Administration should instead promote innovation-driven energy policies that fit the diverse needs of consumers, businesses, and a growing economy alike." Senator Cornyn demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 000Senator Cornyn makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.00https://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/Cornyn-says-days-of-ignoring-climate-change-are-13848205.php https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/It-s-summer-Chuck-Cornyn-climate-change-14353200.php https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/content/news/cornyn-statement-administration%E2%80%99s-decision-withdraw-paris-agreement https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=88&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cotton, Tom1ArkansasRSenator Tom Cotton disagrees with the scientific consensus that that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2014 speech at a lunchtime energy policy panel at the Clinton Library, the then Congressman stated, "The simple fact is that for the last 16 years the earth’s temperature has not warmed. That’s the facts…Now, there’s no doubt that the the temperature has risen over the past 150, 200 years. It’s most likely that human activity has contributed to some of that." In a March press release on the Green New Deal, the Senator stated, "The Green New Deal would force a transition in just 10 years, one decade, to 100% green energy, whatever that is...They claim these radical ideas are necessary to stop the threat of climate change. A threat so dire, the Democrats insist, so dire, that we will all be dead in 12 years-12 years-if we don't surrender totalitarian levels of power over our lives to central planners in Washington." Senator Cotton demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.000Senator Cotton opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. While serving in the House of Representatives, the Senator voted in support of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). The Senator was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.256.25https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2014/09/25/cotton-on-climate-change-yes-its-probably-real-but-let-the-market-handle-it https://www.cotton.senate.gov/?p=speech&id=1090 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=88&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cramer, Kevin 1North DakotaRSenator Kevin Cramer disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2017 article published by 'Vice,' Senator Cramer states on 'Hill Heat' that "These mandates and these wind farms are all based on this fraudulent science from the EPA, meaning their claim that CO2 is a pollutant and is causing global warming… So the idea that CO2 is somehow causing global warming is on its face fraudulent."Senator Kevin Cramer demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to an article published by 'The New York Times' in 2016, "Mr. Cramer, who defines himself as a climate change skeptic, discussed in his briefing paper a variety of government regulations that Mr. Trump might do away with if he were president. They included the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan." In addition, according to an article published by 'Reuters' in 2016, "Cramer has said he believes the Earth is cooling, not warming, and he has opposed efforts by the Obama administration to regulate greenhouse gas emissions." In a 2017 article published by 'Inside Climate News,' it states, '"The U.S. should use its seat at the Paris table to defend and promote our commercial interests, including our manufacturing and fossil fuel sectors,' Cramer wrote." 000Senator Kevin Cramer has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. According to a 2016 article published by 'Vox,' it states, "My idea of a carbon tax would be to help fund clean fossil fuel research and development, not to fund the government, not to punish fossil fuel generation, not to manipulate fuel choice. Even a neutral, a revenue-neutral, carbon tax is inappropriate, in my view. But if we can have a very, very modest carbon tax to fund, again, the solution by utilizing fossil fuels like coal, I think even the industry would support that." According to another article published by the 'Washington Examiner' in 2020, "Cramer has taken other surprising positions, including entertaining the idea of a carbon tax (although he isn’t endorsing the policy). For example, he’s floated the concept of using the proceeds of a carbon tax to help fossil fuel companies pay for carbon capture projects." While the Senator states that he supports a fee on carbon, his idea of one is nobody's idea of a fee on carbon and would have revenues going straight back to oil and gas industries which is worthless as a climate policy. Senator Cramer was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.00https://www.vice.com/en/article/4x94ww/north-dakotas-climate-change-deniers https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/science/donald-trump-global-warming-energy-policy-kevin-cramer.html?_r=0 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-energy/trump-taps-climate-change-skeptic-fracking-advocate-as-key-energy-advisor-idUSKCN0Y41ZP https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24032017/trump-adviser-kevin-cramer-paris-climate-change-agreement/ https://www.vox.com/2016/5/22/11721286/trump-energy-adviser https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/daily-on-energy-oil-state-senator-kevin-cramer-talks-climate https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Crapo, Mike 4Idaho RSenator Mike Crapo disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to 'Vice,' Senator Crapo stated, "While there is no dispute over the fact that the Earth's climate has changed many times over the planet's history, the underlying cause of these climactic shifts is ultimately not well-understood and is a matter of vigorous debate." Also, according to his website, Senator Crapo stated, "In order to meet our growing energy demands, our nation must pursue energy from many sources, not just traditional fossil fuels like oil, petroleum or natural gas. Hydroelectric, nuclear, geothermal, solar and other alternative energies are important to supporting our nation’s ability to meet its needs and provide for its energy independence."Senator Mike Crapo demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to his website, Senator Crapo stated, "The debate over climate change has raged for many years. Natural factors such as solar activity, volcanic eruptions and orbital changes have affected the Earth's climate, resulting in both ice ages and periods of warming as far back as current technology can measure."000Senator Mike Crapo opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. Senator Crapo voted for S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 256.25https://www.vice.com/en/article/ez3pkk/idahos-climate-change-deniers https://www.crapo.senate.gov/issues/energy?latest=253 http://web.archive.org/web/20130221211520/http:/www.crapo.senate.gov/issues/energy/ClimateChange.cfm https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cruz, Ted 2Texas RSenator Ted Cruz disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to 'WNYC Studios,' Senator Cruz stated, "According to the satellite data, there has been no significant global warming for the past 18 years... The global warming alarmists don't like these data. They are inconvenient to their narrative. But facts and evidence matters. And I would note that many in the media reflexively take the side of the global warming alarmists."According to a 2018 segment on 'Texas Public Radio,' Senator Cruz stated, "The climate has been changing from the dawn of time... The climate will change as long as we have a planet Earth." Also, according to a 2015 'NPR,' segment, when referring to the interviewer, Senator Cruz stated, "You and I are both old enough to remember 30, 40 years ago, when, at the time, we were being told by liberal politicians and some scientists that the problem was global cooling... That we were facing the threat of an incoming ice age... But then, as you noted, the data didn't back that up. So then, many of those same liberal politicians and a number of those same scientists switched their theory to global warming... The scientific evidence doesn't support global warming. For the last 18 years, the satellite data - we have satellites that monitor the atmosphere. The satellites that actually measure the temperature showed no significant warming whatsoever." Senator Ted Cruz demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.000Senator Ted Cruz makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to a questionnaire from the 'American Energy Alliance,' when asked "Do you support a carbon tax?," Senator Cruz stated, "I do not support a carbon tax or using the social cost of carbon in rulemakings. The observed temperature evidence does not support the claims that carbon dioxide is dangerous." Also, the Senator was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.00https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/takeaway/segments/ted-cruzs-ideas-climate-change https://www.tpr.org/2018-10-24/what-do-ted-cruz-and-beto-orourke-say-about-climate-change-on-the-campaign-trail https://www.npr.org/2015/12/09/459026242/scientific-evidence-doesn-t-support-global-warming-sen-ted-cruz-says https://americanenergyalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Sen.-Cruz-answers-AEA-Questionnaire.pdf https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=56&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Daines, Steve1MontanaRSenator Steve Daines disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, when asked about whether climate change was man-made, Senator Daines, stated, "To suggest that it’s human-caused is not a sound scientific conclusion. There is a human component, here, but I think it’s important to recognize there are also natural trends, given the climate is always changing, it’s never static, it’s always increasing or decreasing.”According to the Missoula Current, when asked about the Green New Deal, the Senator stated, “The Green New Deal is a radical, top-down idea that disregards the impacts on hardworking Montanans and Americans across our country. Plain and simple, it’s a socialist wish list that has nothing to do with conservation or the environment... We should be working towards an all-of-the-above energy agenda focused on smart and efficient conservation, and more innovation, not regulation.” Senator Daines demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 000Senator Daines makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a press release on the 2018 Washington State carbon fee ballot initiative, the Senator stated, "Any increase in prices due to taxes imposed by this bill could have detrimental effects on Montana families. They should not have to suffer again because of the actions of a government body nearly one thousand miles away, in a legislature in which they have no voice. This bill will only end up hurting Montana families. We respectfully ask the committee to take into consideration the harmful impacts of this bill on communities outside their own during the upcoming hearing, and further ask that the committee reject the bill if it comes up for consideration.” In 2015 the Senator voted in favor of S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.00https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/environment/congressional-delegation-differs-in-climate-change-views/article_aa926ab5-61bc-572c-ba7d-0228021bcac1.html https://www.missoulacurrent.com/government/2019/03/green-new-deal/ https://www.daines.senate.gov/news/press-releases/daines-gianforte-to-washington-state-dont-kill-montana-jobs- https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Duckworth, Tammy 1Illinois DSenator Tammy Duckworth understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to her website, Senator Duckworth stated, "The truth is that climate change is real, and climate change is here. We can’t ignore it any longer: The Midwest is flooding and the West Coast is burning. Coastlines are sinking while temperatures are soaring. And worldwide, instability is rising as farmland keeps dying... That’s one reason why this work is so important, and why I was so glad to join my colleagues on Wednesday to announce the Senate Democrats’ new Special Committee on the Climate Crisis."Senator Tammy Duckworth has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to her website, "Senator Duckworth believes that climate change poses grave national security, public health and economic threats to our nation that Congress must swiftly address. Already, Illinois and states across the country are witnessing more frequent and severe weather events that not only affect growing seasons, increase heat waves and intensify floods—they can also wipe out entire communities." Senator Duckworth also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to her Twitter page, @SenDuckworth, Senator Duckworth stated, "Climate change is one of the gravest environmental, economic and national security threats of our time. We’re already experiencing its devastating effects across our country. I’m glad to join @SenatorCarper in intro'ing this resolution calling on Congress to take immediate action" when referring to a climate bill she supports. Senator Duckworth makes climate change a top priority issue. According to 'Congress.gov,' Senator Duckworth cosponsored a bill titled, A joint resolution calling on the United States and Congress to take immediate action to address the challenge of climate change (S.J.Res.9). 100100100Senator Tammy Duckworth publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. According to 'Congress.gov,' Senator Duckworth cosponsored a bill titled, American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act of 2019 (S.1128) that "imposes fees on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions." Also, Senator Duckworth was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 100100https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/news/in-the-news/senator-tammy-duckworth-on-climate-change-and-national-security https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/about-tammy/issues/environment-energy-and-great-lakes https://twitter.com/SenDuckworth/status/1100804445565263873 https://www.congress.gov/member/tammy-duckworth/D000622?q={%22senate-committee%22:%22Environment+and+Public+Works%22}&searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1128 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Durbin, Dick4IllinoisDSenator Dick Durbin understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Senator's, 'Energy & Environment,' page, it states, "One of the most significant environmental and economic crises our world faces is human-caused climate change...The time for debate has ended, the time to act is now. That’s why Senator Durbin supports enacting commonsense federal laws that would carefully and dramatically slow the rate of carbon emissions and prepare and protect against the consequences of climate change, so that the repercussions for our economy, national security, and the global environment can be addressed before it’s too late."Senator Durbin has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Senator introduced the Climate Change Resiliency Fund for America Act (S.763), which, "Would authorize the U.S. Department of Treasury to issue from $200 million up to $1 billion in state and local tax-exempt 'climate bonds' annually for any American to purchase and contribute to the government’s efforts to combat the impacts of climate change." He also makes prominent public statements on the issue. During a speech on the Senate floor in opposition to President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, he stated, "We have a moral obligation to our kids and grandkids to leave future generations with a planet that is not plagued by catastrophic droughts, famine, wildfires, hurricanes, and sea-level rise. We have the tools and know-how to do it, it’s time we rise to the challenge.” Senator Durbin makes climate change a top priority issue. In a February 2019 tweet, he proclaimed, "I’ve said for years: climate change is real, the science is clear, human activity is the cause, and we must act now. Our Republican colleagues must set aside politics and work with Democrats to address this crisis."100100100Senator Durbin publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator wrote an op-ed in The News-Gazette, titled, 'Carbon tax could be effective way to limit emissions.' In his May 2019 op-ed, he writes, "As we pay a heavy price for the extreme weather events brought on by climate change and contemplate even more serious changes in the future, a carbon tax would create a market force for carbon reduction, encourage alternative clean energy sources and promote mechanisms like CCS — all of which would foster the creation of more businesses and jobs." In 2015 the Senator voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.100100https://www.durbin.senate.gov/issues/energy-and-the-environment- https://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/durbin-deutch-introduce-bill-to-create-bond-program-to-fund-efforts-combating-climate-change https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/763/all-info https://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/durbin-calls-on-president-trump-and-republicans-to-get-tough-on-combating-climate-change https://twitter.com/SenatorDurbin/status/1101174963053256705 https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-carbon-tax-could-be-effective-way-to-limit/article_71541634-c088-5609-b681-4262d1047ab4.html https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Ernst, Joni1IowaRSenator Joni Ernst disagrees with the scientific consensus that that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. During a CNN interview, the Senator was asked about the warnings posed by the 4th National Climate Assessment, in which she responded, "Well we all know the climate is changing. Our climate always changes. And we see those ebbs and flows throughout times." During an October 2019 town hall, when asked about record flooding in Iowa and its connection to climate change, she stated, "I can’t make those connections, maybe other folks can. We do know that we have changing weather patterns, we do have to acknowledge that.” Senator Ernst demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.000Senator Ernst makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2019 article by Inside Climate News about corporations lobbying Congress to implement a carbon price, the Senator was quoted stating, "What I would hate to see is heavy handed government regulation." In 2015 the Senator voted in favor of S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.00https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/11/25/sotu-ernst-climate.cnn https://iowastartingline.com/2019/10/03/joni-ernst-again-wont-link-iowa-disasters-to-climate-change2/ https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23052019/carbon-pricing-microsoft-pepsi-stonyfield-corporate-lobbying-congress-climate-change-solutions https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Feinstein, Dianne 6California DSenator Dianne Feinstein understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to the 'Sierra Sun Times,' when referring to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Senator Feinstein stated, "Climate change is an existential threat, as evidenced by the historic fires raging across California and the Western United States. As such, I find it deeply troubling that those serving in key posts at your agency have questioned the basic tenets of climate change." Also, according to her website, "Senator Feinstein is an original cosponsor of the “Clean Economy Act of 2020” (S. 3269, 116th Congress) which directs the EPA to set the United States on a path toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has set the goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 in order to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and prevent the worst effects of a warming climate." Senator Dianne Feinstein has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to her 'Draft Climate Change Resolution,' Senator Feinstein and her Office state, "the climate is changing as a result of human activities, primarily the combustion of fossil fuels... The United States shall reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero as soon as possible and by no later than 2050, including by... instituting a price on carbon that increases over time, completing the transition to zero-emission electricity sources, rapidly eliminating all avoidable emissions from industry." Senator Feinstein also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to an article written by Senator Feinstein republished by the 'Akron Beacon Journal,' a local news source in California, she stated, "We can fund all the firefighters and air tankers in the world; we can pump billions of dollars into expensive water infrastructure; we can surround low-lying towns with levies and sea breaks — but we’ll never get ahead of these crises until we make the investments needed to reverse the course of climate change... As the top Democrat on the Senate subcommittee that funds clean energy technologies, I’ve worked hard with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the subcommittee, to move us in that direction." Senator Feinstein makes climate change a top priority issue. According to 'Congress.gov,' an online database of United States Congress legislative information, Senator Feinstein cosponsored a bill titled "A joint resolution calling on the United States and Congress to take immediate action to address the challenge of climate change."100100100Senator Dianne Feinstein publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. According to to her website, "Senator Feinstein is an original sponsor of the “Climate Action Rebate Act” (S. 2284, 116th Congress) which aims to fight climate change... This bill would place an increasing price on carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions to drive down pollution and encourage market-driven innovation in clean energy technologies." Also, Senator Feinstein voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.100100https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/26387-u-s-senator-dianne-feinstein-calls-on-trump-administration-to-explain-reports-of-climate-science-suppression-at-noaa https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/climate-change https://www.eenews.net/assets/2019/02/26/document_pm_01.pdf https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/opinion/2020/09/15/commentary-diane-feinstein-california-wildfires-climate-change/5807956002/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/9?s=1&r=30 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Fischer, Deb 2Nebraska RU.S. Senator Deb Fischer disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2013 press release on President Obama's climate plan, the Senator stated, "I agree it is important to examine the science surrounding climate change. I also believe before a problem can be solved, we must understand the nature of the problem itself. While some blame emissions of carbon dioxide for all kinds of harm—including extreme weather—there are various views even within the scientific community." Senator Deb Fischer demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to an article published by the 'Lincoln Journal Star,' it states "the senator acknowledges the climate is changing but believes it is due to natural cycles. She believes that improvements in coal-fired power plants and 'clean coal' technology have satisfied concerns about pollution emissions." Despite this, the Senator was a co-sponsor of the Climate Solutions Act of 2020, which according to the Citizens' Climate Lobby of Nebraska, "is an important step toward solving climate change in a manner that supports Nebraska's farms and ranches."000Senator Deb Fischer has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. Senator Fischer voted for S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.256.25https://www.fischer.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2013/6/fischer-statement-on-obama-s-climate-change-speech https://journalstar.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/local-view-climate-change-has-arrived-in-nebraska/article_106e6038-d5e8-5f26-8808-866ef29c0371.html https://www.fischer.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2020/11/fischer-cosponsors-growing-climate-solutions-act-of-2020 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gillibrand, Kirsten 2New YorkDSenator Kirsten Gillibrand understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 'Medium' blog post announcing her climate plan for her Presidential campaign, the Senator wrote, "Polar ice and glaciers are melting at a rapid pace. Heavy rains are causing catastrophic flooding in the Midwest, leaving farms submerged and homes and businesses destroyed. Changes in our oceans are disrupting fisheries and killing coral reefs. Droughts and wildfires are threatening communities across the West, and extreme weather is leaving millions of people without homes and causing billions of dollars in damage every year." Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In voting against the U.S., Mexico, and Canada Agreement, the Senator stated in a 2020 press release that the lack of climate change protections as her reasoning, stating, "This agreement is a missed opportunity to address the urgent threats we face from climate change. It fails to close loopholes for corporate polluters or set binding, enforceable standards to protect clean air and water." Senator Gillibrand also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to an article published by 'Inside Climate News' Senator Gillibrand stated, “When John F. Kennedy said, ‘I want to put a man on the moon in 10 years,’ he didn’t know if he could do it. But he knew it was an organizing principle. … Why not do the same here? Why not say let’s get to net zero carbon emissions in 10 years not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard?” Senator Gillibrand makes climate change a top priority issue. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100100100Senator Kirsten Gillibrand publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. According to Gillibrand's 2020 presidential campaign website, she states, "We need to put a price on carbon. If we’re going to get serious about stopping the effects of climate change, we have to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels—and the worst carbon polluters should pay to fix the damage they have caused." The Senator also co-sponsored 2019 carbon-fee legislation, The American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act (S. 1128), which would have imposed "fees on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions." The Senator also voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.100100https://medium.com/team-gillibrand/my-plan-to-tackle-climate-change-751ba2ae59e6 https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/news/press/release/gillibrand-statement-on-voting-against-usmca https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20082019/kirsten-gillibrand-climate-change-global-warming-election-2020-candidate-profile/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/59/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://kirstengillibrand.com/issues/protecting-our-planet/ https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/whitehouse-schatz-heinrich-gillibrand-introduce-updated-carbon-fee https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1128 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Graham, Lindsey3South CarolinaRSenator Graham agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to CNN, the Senator was quoted in April 2019, stating, "Climate change is real, the science is sound and the solutions are available. If I told Trump that [special counsel Robert] Mueller thinks climate change is a hoax, we'd be well on our way."In a 2017 CNN interview, the Senator urged President Trump to remain in the Paris Agreement, stating, "If I were him I would stay in the agreement, and make it a better deal for worldwide business to improve the climate." Senator Graham was also quoted by E&E News in April of 2019, stating, "Let's just cross the Rubicon. Let's, as a party, say the Green New Deal sucks but climate change is real." Senator Graham supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50050Senator Graham has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. In 2015 the Senator voted in favor of S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. In September of 2017, according to Time Magazine, the Senator stated, "I’m a Republican. I believe that the greenhouse effect is real, that CO2 emissions generated by man is creating our greenhouse gas effect that traps heat, and the planet is warming. A price on carbon—that’s the way to go in my view.” 5037.5https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/11/politics/lindsey-graham-donald-trump-climate-change/index.html https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/05/28/lindsey-graham-climate-change-paris-agreement-sotu.cnn https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060220315 https://time.com/4947960/lindsay-graham-climate-change-carbon-tax/ https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Grassley, Chuck 7Iowa RSenator Chuck Grassley does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to 'Grist,' when asked "are you convinced greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change and are a threat to human health?" Senator Grassley stated, "I’d be foolish if I didn’t give it some consideration because there’s a massive amount of scientists that feel that it does. But there’s also an increasing number of scientists that have doubt about it. And so, not being a scientist, I don’t know exactly where to say only those things that are really quantifiable, and temperature has risen. But the scientific aspect that I still reserving judgment on is the extent to which it’s manmade or natural... I’m a reasonable guy, just not quite convinced." However, according to an interview from the YouTube channel, 'Highway Walkers Media,' Senator Grassley stated, "I'm not a climate change denier. I can read temperatures and they've gone up one and a half or two percentage points the last 100 years. No, there's climate change going on for sure."Senator Chuck Grassley demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to his website, when discussing the Green New Deal, Senator Grassley stated, "And, of course, since no crisis should be allowed to go to waste, every aspect of the progressive agenda must be implemented to fend off the threat of climate change."2500Senator Chuck Grassley opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. Senator Grassley voted for S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 2512.5https://grist.org/article/2009-08-26-chuck-grassley-does-not-believe-in-the-threat-of-anthropogenic-c/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRJFA6b3n9c https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-green-new-deal-0 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hassan, Maggie 1New HampshireDSenator Maggie Hassan understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Senator's 'Natural Resources, Clean Energy & Climate Change' page, she states, “From the White Mountains to the Seacoast, to our pristine lakes and forests – New Hampshire’s natural resources are essential to our economy, our environment, and our way of life. I will continue to do everything in my power to take real action to combat the harmful impacts of climate change and to fight back against efforts to undermine critical environmental health and safety protections.” On this page it also states that "Senator Hassan believes that it is long past time to address the existential threat posed by climate change, and she will keep pushing Congress to take real action. The Senator supports bold initiatives, such as creating a national target of 50 percent clean and carbon-free electricity by 2030, as well as strengthening the clean energy sector and making buildings more energy efficient."Senator Maggie Hassan has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2020 press release, the Senator called for Facebook to stop the spread of climate change misinformation, stating, "Denial or misrepresentation of scientific facts regarding climate change puts millions of individuals’ lives at risk. The scientific consensus is clear: global warming and climate change are real, and they are caused by humans. Especially given Facebook’s massive reach, we urge you to review your current fact-checking procedures and reassess how climate change posts are reviewed.” Senator Hassan also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release condemning President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Senator stated, "The President’s decision to move ahead with withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement threatens the long-term health and security of our people, our economy, and our planet. We need immediate and cooperative action across the globe to protect future generations from the worst impacts of climate change, which the President is making more difficult." The Senator makes climate change a top priority issue. Senator Hassan was an original co-sponsor of the Clean Energy Act (S. 3269), which aimed to put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. 100100100U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. According to an article published on the 'Concord Monitor,' "both candidates oppose a carbon tax and and support the Environmental Protection Agency plan to cut carbon emissions." This quote is referring to Hassan when she was a Senate challenger running up against incumbent Ayotte in 2016. Senator Hassan was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.2581.25https://www.hassan.senate.gov/about/priorities/natural-resources-clean-energy-and-climate-change https://www.hassan.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senator-hassan-leads-colleagues-in-calling-on-facebook-to-stop-spread-of-climate-change-disinformation-on-its-platform https://www.hassan.senate.gov/news/press-releases/shaheen-hassan-introduce-legislation-to-reduce-emissions-and-bolster-the-clean-energy-economy- https://www.hassan.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senator-hassan-statement-on-president-trump-moving-forward-with-withdrawal-from-the-paris-climate-agreement https://www.concordmonitor.com/Hassan-and-ayotte-differ-on-major-issues-in-us-senate-race-5730963 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Hawley, Josh 1MissouriRSenator Josh Hawley agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to an article published in the 'St. Louis Post-Dispatch,' states, "Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., who says he believes climate change is real and that humans are contributing, also says that the Green New Deal would drastically shift economic and political power further from people who manufacture goods and grow food to Silicon Valley and Wall Street, which he said already disproportionately benefit from concentrations of technology and finance...Hawley said the better solution would be to push market-based ideas in industries like biofuels, which would help agriculture."Senator Josh Hawley demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to a 2018 article of the 'St. Louis Dispatch,' the Senator was quoted stating, "We should look at science and see what the outcomes can be... I am very concerned about environmental regulations coming from the EPA and elsewhere that choke off family farms, that choke off small businesses.” According to the same article, as attorney general of Missouri, Senator Hawley, eliminated his agency’s agriculture and environment division. 5000U.S. Senator Josh Hawley supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. According to an article published by the 'Missourian,' "By supporting the Energy Innovation Act, Rep. Vicky Hartzler and Sens. Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley can provide a climate solution that scales up to the size of our climate challenge." The Energy Innovation Act proposes a fee on carbon at the point of extraction to encourage market-driven innovation of clean energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Senator Hawley was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7531.25https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/in-the-warming-green-new-deal-debate-a-tale-of-coasts-vs-midlands/article_9cec3a07-262b-57bb-ae4c-29c2a5ffa44c.html https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/one-of-josh-hawleys-first-moves-as-missouri-ag-scrapping-his-environmental-division/article_b135dc8e-6889-5b5d-8abc-ba0e9e917509.html https://www.columbiamissourian.com/opinion/guest_commentaries/guest-commentary-hope-to-achieve-bipartisan-climate-solutions-emerges/article_39a0cfee-f4e1-11e9-b9fe-4f4875e820ac.html https://energyinnovationact.org/ https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Heinrich, Martin 2New MexicoDSenator Martin Heinrich understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Senator's 'Energy' page, he states, "To mitigate the devastating effects of climate change, our nation must reduce carbon pollution and continue to invest in clean energy production, energy efficiency, and energy storage. I support implementing energy efficiency initiatives to help our nation do more with the power we have...Transitioning to clean energy sources and making America energy independent not only creates jobs. It also helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil and strengthens our national security. With forward-looking energy policies, I’m confident we can meet our climate goals and create thousands of good paying jobs in the process." Senator Martin Heinrich has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Senator is a co-sponsor of the Clean Economy Act (S. 3269), which aimed to put the U.S. on a path toward net-zero emissions by 2050. According to a 2020 article by the 'Farmington Daily Times' when discussing the act, the Senator stated, "The climate crisis often feels too great, too complex, and too difficult to fix... But the truth is, we already have the creativity, workforce and technology to dramatically reduce carbon pollution. All we need is the political will to get it done.” Senator Heinrich also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 speech on the Senate Floor concerning the climate crisis, the Senator stated, "Science does not really care whether you believe in it or not. You can deny science as much as you want but the data suggests that the scientific method looks pretty darn well... Whether you believe in climate change or not has no bearing on whether or not it is actually occurring. Unfortunately the data shows a warmer and warmer planet characterized by weather fluctuations that are more extreme and often times more destructive." Senator Heinrich makes climate change a top priority issue. The Senator has been a leader on strengthening regulations on methane emissions, which causes 84 times the global warming of an equal quantity of carbon dioxide over two decades after emissions. In a 2021 press release the Senator wrote a letter co-signed by 23 fellow Democratic Senators, "to President-elect Joe Biden, calling on the incoming Biden-Harris administration to swiftly act to restore and strengthen regulations of methane emissions from oil and natural gas production."10087.5100Senator Martin Heinrich publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. In a press release featured on the Senator's website, it states, "U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich testified before the Senate on Monday about what he called the global 'climate crisis,' advocating for carbon pollution pricing legislation to reduce harmful emissions. Heinrich is a co-sponsor of the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act, a bill that would charge coal, oil and natural gas companies a fee for every ton of carbon dioxide pollution they produce." Senator Heinrich voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.10096.88https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/issues/energy https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/politics/new-mexico/2020/02/15/new-mexico-senators-clean-economy-act-2020-climate-change-news/4761196002/ https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/view/heinrich-climate-change-is-not-theoretical-and-it-cannot-be-ignored https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5i6qY2hqN4&feature=emb_logo https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/press-releases/heinrich-leads-senate-democrats-in-call-for-strengthened-regulations-of-methane-emissions-from-oil-natural-gas-production https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/in-the-news/sen-heinrich-pushes-for-bill-on-carbon-pollution-fee https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Hirono, Mazie 2Hawaii DSenator Mazie Hirono understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to her Facebook page, @senatorhirono, Senator Hirono states, "Climate change is eroding away Hawaii’s coastlines through severe storms and sea level rise. The science is clear- we need to reduce our country’s fossil fuel reliance, not increase it, and implement national solutions to protect our coasts before it’s too late."Senator Mazie Hirono has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to her Facebook page, @senatorhirono, Senator Hirono states, "The #GreenNewDeal combats climate change, creates jobs, and develops a more sustainable economy. This isn't radical, this isn't socialism. It's common sense. The radical position? The GOP sticking their heads in the sand and doing nothing to combat climate change." Senator Hirono also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to the 'Washington Examiner,' Senator Hirono states, "From committing to 100% renewable energy, to embracing a carbon neutral economy, Hawaii has taken aggressive action to combat climate change because of the threat it poses to our way of life... Confronting the challenge of climate change requires a comprehensive approach to transforming our country in a way that prioritizes environmental health and wellness." Senator Hirono makes climate change a top priority issue. According to 'Congress.gov,' Senator Hirono cosponsored a bill titled, A joint resolution calling on the United States and Congress to take immediate action to address the challenge of climate change (S.J.Res.9). 100100100Senator Mazie Hirono supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. According to 'Honolulu Civil Beat,' when asked "Do you support a cap and trade approach to reducing carbon dioxide emissions or would you favor a carbon tax instead?," Senator Hirono stated, "I support reducing our nation’s escalating production of carbon dioxide. I am flexible on the means to do this, so long as the process sets fixed reduction goals and promotes the development of green jobs and clean, renewable energy." Senator Hirono voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 7593.75https://www.facebook.com/senatorhirono/videos/1432991960183013 https://www.facebook.com/senatorhirono/videos/299752070718986 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/senate-democrat-calls-for-activists-to-believe-in-climate-change-as-though-its-a-religion https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/9?s=1&r=11 https://www.civilbeat.org/2010/09/4910-mazie-hirono-answers-10-questions-from-civil-beat/ https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Hoeven, John 2North DakotaRSenator John Hoeven disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to an article published by 'U.S. News' in 2015, "A subsequent amendment from Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., was edited to say not only that climate change was real, but that it’s being caused by human activity. That amendment fell one vote short of the 60 needed to continue on in the Senate, with a count of 59-40 and a decisive “no” vote coming from Hoeven himself."According to an article updated by 'Earth Forums' in 2019, Senator Hoeven stated, "Well, the science shows that there's warming. There's different opinions of exactly what's causing it." According to a 2017 press release featured on the Senator's website, it states, "As written, the Paris Climate Accord was not fair for America. It requires the United States to reduce carbon emissions but does not require the same from countries like China, Russia and India." Senator John Hoeven demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 000Senator John Hoeven makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator was a co-sponsored of (S. Res 472) which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.00https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/01/21/senate-climate-change-is-real-human-role-up-for-debate https://www.hoeven.senate.gov/news/news-releases/hoeven-statement-on-the-us-withdrawal-from-the-paris-climate-agreement https://www.earthforums.com/forums/forum/environment/congress-on-climate-change/north-dakota/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=88&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hyde-Smith, Cindy1Mississippi RSenator Cindy Hyde-Smith does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to News Mississippi, when questioning then EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt at a Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Senator Hyde-Smith stated, "I appreciate the direction the Trump administration EPA is taking to implement commonsense regulatory processes that are focused on results and not drawn-out punitive actions that stifle agricultural and industrial innovation.” According to Mississippi Today, during a Senatorial debate in 2018, the Senator dodged questions pertaining to climate change. Senator Hyde-Smith demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 2500Senator Hyde-Smith has no known position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.5018.75https://newsms.fm/hyde-smith-questions-head-of-epa/ https://mississippitoday.org/2018/11/01/hyde-smith-dodges-climate-change-question-touts-jobs-at-copiah-plant/ https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Inhofe, Jim5OklahomaRSenator Inhofe disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2016 speech at the Heritage Foundation, the Senator stated, "And you know one of the smartest things the other side did was when they quit talking about global warming and started talking about climate change. Don't get caught in that trap. I've had to say this on the Senate floor many times. Climate has changed. Look at spiritually, scientifically, climate always changing. Don't put yourself in a category where they disqualify you for that reason."In a 2019 press release on the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Senator stated, "I have said it before and I’ll say it again: the Paris Climate Agreement is nothing but empty promises. By making the wise decision to formally withdraw the United States as a party to the treaty as soon as possible, President Trump is standing up for the facts and putting the welfare of American workers and families above the climate alarmists’ radical globalist agenda." Senator Inhofe demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 000Senator Inhofe makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. On 'OK Energy Today, the Senator said, “A carbon tax will mean consumers will pay more at the pump and more for energy in their homes. An energy tax is the last thing that Congress should be considering,” stated the Senator in an announcement about the filing by Democrats of a National Energy Tax." On his website he says, "The Climate Tax Bill would have put at risk as much as 32 percent of America's expected natural gas supply by just 2012. An analysis by ICF International indicates that the bill would have increased the operating costs of natural gas wells by roughly 50 percent in 2012 and 100 percent by 2030." The Senator was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.00https://www.c-span.org/video/?419785-3/senator-james-inhofe-discusses-energy-policy&start=240 https://www.inhofe.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/inhofe-applauds-president-trumps-formal-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-agreement http://www.okenergytoday.com/2019/02/carbon-tax-pushed-by-democrats-likely-to-be-fought-by-sen-inhofe/ https://www.inhofe.senate.gov/newsroom/oped/americas-carbon-policy https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=88&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Johnson, Ron 2WisconisnRSenator Ron Johnson disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2016 article published by 'Huff Post,' the Senator stated, "Climate has already changed, always will. I’m just not an alarmist. We will adapt... How many people are moving up toward the Antarctica, or the Arctic? Most people move down to Texas or Florida, where it’s a little bit warmer... The jury’s out...The models have not been predictive. They were predicting much higher temperatures, and that hasn’t panned out yet.” Senator Ron Johnson demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to a 2016 article by 'Huff Post, Senator Johnson stated, "'Mankind has actually flourished in warmer temperatures... just think the question always is what is the cost versus the benefit of anything we do to try and clean up our environment... I’m highly concerned about the climate alarmists that are going to spend a lot of money and have no impact whatsoever on the climate but have a great deal of harm on our economy." In addition, according to a 2019 article published by 'The Badger Herald,' the Senator stated, "The climate has always been changing and we shouldn’t be worried about fraction degree increases... If I were you, if I were young, I wouldn’t worry about climate change." 000Senator Ron Johnson opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. Senator Johnson voted for S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.256.25https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/agriculture https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ron-johnson-climate-change_n_580e5039e4b0a03911ee05e9?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAANIVJSBRygDa_FcEHOAylh4fLHI12Zs0TGjRuJJQmglA2lrXjYX4gccZA_Er4Br5knNTY_sScssLvl0Z04zFJAFkXCFyW1gNR7dfrxP7fG45tpt1SJXlnU7j_GlcxkkHyJvPk1ht5MvaoOguz53dZy-H3Hi0ddXApdTZ5BMW1zJd https://badgerherald.com/news/2019/10/03/u-s-senator-ron-johnson-says-democratic-candidate-proposals-are-jaw-dropping/ https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Kaine, Tim 2VirginiaDSenator Tim Kaine understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to the 'Energy and Environment' page on his website, it states, "Tim has long been an outspoken leader in support of clean energy and policies to combat climate change. As Governor, Tim put in place the Commonwealth’s first comprehensive clean energy plan. He supports investing in renewable energy, including offshore wind and solar, which would create new jobs and make Virginia a leader in clean energy development. Tim believes that by advancing an energy strategy that moves us from carbon-heavy to low-carbon, we can reduce pollution, bolster our national security, and create American jobs that cannot be outsourced." According to the Senator's 'Energy and Environment' page on his website, "He believes the U.S. should be an international leader on climate change and that President Trump’s decision to retreat from the Paris Climate Agreement is short-sighted. Tim believes the country that won World War II and the race to put a man on the moon should be able to cut approximately 1/4th of our carbon pollution by 2025." Additionally, according to a 2020 press release featured on his website, "U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined 31 Senators in introducing legislation that would put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2050." Senator Tim Kaine’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 10087.575Senator Tim Kaine opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. According to a 2013 article publsihed by "Energy Central," it is stated that, "The only other Democrats to vote against a carbon tax were Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia." However, Senator Kaine, voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 5078.13https://www.kaine.senate.gov/issues/environment-and-energy https://www.kaine.senate.gov/press-releases/warner-and-kaine-join-31-senators-to-introduce-legislation-to-achieve-net-zero-greenhouse-gas-emissions-in-the-us-by-no-later-than-2050 https://energycentral.com/c/ec/why-carbon-tax-isn%E2%80%99t-obama%E2%80%99s-climate-change-plan https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Kennedy, John Neely 1Louisiana RSenator John Neely Kennedy disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2018 article published in 'The Washington Post,' Senator Kennedy was quoted on global warming stating, “I’ve seen many persuasive arguments that it’s just a continuation of the warming up from the Little Ice Age.”Senator John Neely Kennedy demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. The Senator was quoted in a 2016 article in the 'The Advocate' stating that he, "believes that global temperatures are rising but said the evidence does not clearly explain why." 000Senator John Neely Kennedy makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to an article published in 'The Advocate,' Senator Kennedy stated, "I support energy conservation, nuclear energy and encouraging technology to burn clean burning coal... I don’t support an energy tax. If it’s such a swell idea, let China go first." Senator Kennedy was not in Congress to vote against a S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.00https://www.kennedy.senate.gov/public/priorities https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-energy-202/2018/12/03/the-energy-202-senate-republicans-are-sounding-more-and-more-like-trump-on-climate-change/5c0437761b326b60d12800d4/ https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/elections/article_349f95d2-78e5-11e6-91b8-8f76fd380d99.html https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
King, Angus 2Maine ISenator Angus King understands the importance of climate action. On the Senator's 'Environment & Climate Change' page, he states, "One of the greatest threats of our time is climate change, and as a policymaker I believe we have a duty to confront this monumental problem. That is why I consistently support policies that promote clean energy to help reduce carbon output, and I take every opportunity I can to discuss the realities of climate change science with skeptics. I believe we have an obligation to leave our children and grandchildren a healthy and thriving planet." In a 2019 press release condemning inaction on climate change, it states, "U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), co-chair of the Senate Arctic Caucus and a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, took to the Senate floor to urge bold and meaningful action to mitigate the threat of climate change...which will permanently alter environments and create massive instability across the globe." Senator King also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to an article published on 'Pen Bay Pilot,' King stated, “Climate change is the most pressing existential threat we face – but it is also an opportunity for America to lead the way into the economy of the future.” He is also a co-sponsor of legislation to urge the administration to meet climate standards set by the Paris Climate Accord, as well as recent legislation that seeks for the U.S. to achieve at least 50 percent renewable electricity nationwide by 2035." Despite these examples, King's anti-climate votes for Zinke, Perry and Tillerson preclude our ability to give him a 100 for leadership. His website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 10062.575Senator Angus King supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Senator King voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7578.13https://www.king.senate.gov/about/issues/environment-and-climate-change https://www.king.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/king-condemns-inaction-on-climate-change-what-will-it-take-for-us-to-meet-this-responsibility https://www.penbaypilot.com/article/sen-angus-king-joins-32-colleagues-introduce-legislation-putting-us-path-net-zero-gre/130458 https://www.nrcm.org/news/climate-conference-features-senator-angus-king/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/18/letter-to-the-editor-senate-carbon-pricing-bill-would-jibe-with-angus-kings-views/ https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro Climate
Klobuchar, Amy 3MinnesotaDSenator Amy Klobuchar understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Senator's 'Environment, Climate Change, Homegrown Energy and Natural Resources' page, she states, "The climate crisis is happening right now and we need to confront it with a sense of urgency. Reports from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the U.S. Government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment make clear that action is needed immediately. In Minnesota and across the country, we have seen stronger and more frequent storms lead to flooding and other climate-related natural disasters that cause displacement and destruction. We cannot wait 50 or 100 years to address the climate impacts that threaten the livelihoods of our farmers, our businesses, our infrastructure, and our national security." Senator Amy Klobuchar has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. Senator Klobuchar introduced The Clean Energy for America Act (S. 1288), "The Clean Energy for America Act would help provide long term tax incentives to support clean electricity, fuel, and energy conservation efforts. We should continue to do more, not less, to provide reliable, clean, low-cost energy for all American consumers,” according to a 2019 press release. Senator Klobuchar also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2018 article in WCCO on the 4th National Climate Assessment, the Senator was quoted stating, "I hope this report is a wake-up call... They need to start leading... One of the things we could do is we could get back in the international climate change agreement. We are the only county that looks like we’re not going to be in it, which is a problem.” Senator Klobuchar makes climate change a top priority issue. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100100100Senator Amy Klobuchar supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. According to an article published on the 'Medium,' when the Senator was running for present it was said that, "Senator Klobuchar will support a landmark carbon pricing system that does not have a regressive impact on Americans and will help make clean energy production more cost competitive." In addition, according to an article published on 'Politico,' "Klobuchar wants Congress to put a price on carbon." However the Senator does not mention a carbon fee or tax on her website. The Senator voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7593.75https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/homegrown-energy-environment-natural-resources https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2019/5/klobuchar-wyden-senators-introduce-legislation-to-combat-climate-change-invest-in-clean-energy https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1288 https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2018/11/white-house-climate-report-shows-climate-change-already-affecting-minnesota https://www.markey.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senator-markey-and-rep-ocasio-cortez-introduce-green-new-deal-resolution https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/03/amy-klobuchar-climate-change-2020-election-1698490 https://medium.com/@Amy_Klobuchar/senator-klobuchars-plan-to-tackle-the-climate-crisis-b1133845d2bb https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1N/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lankford, James 2Oklahoma RSenator James Lankford disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2014 'Mother Jones,' article, Senator Lankford, "called global warming a “myth.” He also... voted to prevent the Pentagon from considering the national security impacts of global warming, even though top Defense Department officials have repeatedly issued warnings that climate change could worsen conflicts around the world."According to 'Business Insider,' Senator Lankford stated, "This whole global warming myth will be exposed as what it really is — a way of control more than anything else." Also, according to 'The Hill,' "A group of Republican senators is calling for an investigation into National Science Foundation (NSF) grants designed to educate meteorologists about climate change, saying the program has moved beyond science and into political action... James Lankford... requested the probe in a letter Wednesday to the NSF inspector general, saying the grants are 'not science – it is propagandizing.'" Senator James Lankford demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 000Senator James Lankford makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States. 00https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/11/meet-new-climate-denier-caucus/ https://www.businessinsider.com/climate-change-and-republicans-congress-global-warming-2019-2#oklahoma-28 https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/393421-gop-senators-call-for-probe-into-federal-grants-on-climate-change https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=56&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Leahy, Patrick 8VermontDSenator Patrick Leahy understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to the Senator's 'Climate Change' page, it states, "Senator Leahy understands that human caused climate change is accelerating with each passing year, and is now taking an increasingly severe toll on our natural resources as well as nearly every aspect of our economy. Senator Leahy is working at every opportunity to mitigate the worst potential impacts of climate change by pushing for reduced emissions of greenhouse gases, while also helping Vermont, the United States, and vulnerable areas around the world respond to the immediate problems caused by climate change." In a 2020 press release discussing the flaws of the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, the Senator cited climate change stating, "For all its gains, it lacks important accountability measures to address the escalating threat of climate change. No one should be surprised that an administration that announced from the start its intention to remove the United States from the landmark Paris Agreement would not agree to binding limits on pollution... We can no longer deny that climate change is real. And the United States has a real opportunity to be a world leader in developing the green jobs and green economies that must drive our future. Unfortunately, the USMCA misses that chance." Senator Patrick Leahy’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 10010075Senator Patrick Leahy supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Senator Leahy voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7587.5https://www.leahy.senate.gov/issues/climate-change https://www.leahy.senate.gov/press/statement-on-the-united-states-mexico-canada-agreement https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lee, Mike 2UtahRSenator Mike Lee disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2019 article published by 'CNN,' "Utah Sen. Mike Lee on Tuesday called babies and families the solution to climate change in response to a Democratic plan to overhaul the economy through the Green New Deal proposal"...'"The solution to climate change is not this un-serious resolution that we’re considering this week in the Senate, but rather the serious business of human flourishing,' Lee said. 'The solution to so many of our problems, at all times and in all places, is to fall in love, get married and have some kids.'"..."Lee argued that, because climate change is an engineering challenge, it will be best solved through American families and increasing the US population."According to a 2019 article published by the 'HuffPost' in Senator Lee's speech about The Green New Deal, he stated, "'I’m not immediately afraid of what carbon emissions unaddressed might do to our environment in the near future, or our civilization or our planet in the next few years,' Lee said during a Senate debate. 'I’m mostly afraid of not being able to get through this speech with a straight face.'" In a 2019 'Vogue' article it was stated that, "In 2011, for example, when Lee voted to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases. Or in 2017, when he urged Donald Trump to abandon the Paris Agreement." Additionally, according to an article published by 'The Guardian,' Senator Mike Lee received 253,415 dollars worth of contributions from oil, gas, and coal interests in recent election cycles. Senator Mike Lee demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 000Senator Mike Lee makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. Senator Lee was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.00https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/26/politics/mike-lee-green-new-deal/index.html https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mike-lee-green-new-deal_n_5c9a64aae4b072a7f6006c44 https://www.vogue.com/article/mike-lee-green-new-deal-resolution-climate-change-babies https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/01/republican-senators-paris-climate-deal-energy-donations https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=88&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Manchin, Joe 2West VirginiaDSenator Joe Manchin understands the importance of climate action but not as a top priority issue. According to the 'Energy and Natural Resources' page on his website, it states, "Senator Manchin believes in an all-of-the-above energy policy and, as Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, he has doubled down on his commitment to a broad range of pragmatic climate solutions." However, “All of the above,” requires the continued burning of fossil fuels. In a 2019 op-ed Senator Manchin co-wrote with Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Washington Post, it states, "There is no question that climate change is real or that human activities are driving much of it. We are seeing the impacts in our home states. Scientists tell us that the Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world. Rising temperatures and diminishing sea ice on Alaska’s shores are affecting our fisheries and forcing some remote communities to seek partial or total relocation. In summer 2016, West Virginia experienced unprecedented flooding that killed 23 residents and inflicted tremendous damage across the state."In a 2021 Q&A with 'E&E News' the Senator when asked if he was open to the idea of a clean energy standard, stated, "Oh, yeah, we are open to everything on that. The bottom line is, though, when you are doing the things we are doing, you have to do it in a way that you don't create one vast economic depression on the price of coal because another one has opened up with opportunities." During the same interview, the Senator advocated for the continued consumption of fossil fuels, stating, "I am an all-in energy person. I want to use all the resources we have. My first and foremost thing on this Energy Committee is to do everything I can to maintain energy independence in the United States of America. And then we can show the world how to clean up the climate by using them with the technology that we can be developing and innovation technology that needs to be done. I think the bill we passed in the omnibus bill is a tremendous step in that investment. That's the way we should be going." Senator Joe Manchin does not oppose climate action.7537.525Senator Joe Manchin makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. "According to a 2019 article published by the 'Washington Examiner,' "Manchin, meanwhile, said he would prefer to see the revenues of a carbon tax be spent on technologies that would allow the continued use of fossil fuels, while reducing emissions, such as carbon capture and storage. But he added he’s yet to see a carbon tax approach he could support." Senator Joe Manchin was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.034.38https://www.manchin.senate.gov/about/issues/energy https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lisa-murkowski-and-joe-manchin-its-time-to-act-on-climate-change--responsibly/2019/03/08/2c4025f2-41d1-11e9-922c-64d6b7840b82_story.html https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063722643 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/daily-on-energy-murkowski-and-manchin-wont-go-for-carbon-tax https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=56&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro Climate
Markey, Ed2Massachusetts DSenator Ed Markey understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. Under 'Priorities' the Senator's 'Climate Change' page, it says: "Global climate change presents one of the gravest threats to our planet’s health, and to America’s economy, national security, and public health. Landmark studies such as the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report and the U.S. National Climate Assessment Fourth Report have made it clear that we need bold action to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and we may have as few as 12 years to achieve it." Senator Markey understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. The Senator is the chairman of the The Senate Climate Change Task Force. Senator Markey also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release introducing (S.2565) A bill to establish a Global Climate Change Resilience Strategy, to authorize the admission of climate-displaced persons, and for other purposes, he stated, "The climate crisis is fueling an humanitarian crisis around the world, and without intervention the crisis will become a catastrophe.” The Senator makes climate change a top priority issue. From his 'Energy & the Environment' page, "Most notably, Ed is the Senate co-author of the Green New Deal with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 10-year mobilization to transform our economy and democracy, all while addressing climate change. It calls for a massive investment in 100 percent clean, renewable, zero-emitting energy; green transportation; and climate-resilient infrastructure, supporting the creation of millions of new jobs." He introduced A resolution recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal (S.Res.59). 100100100Senator Markey publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. An article in 'The World,' said, "The Post's Editorial Board recently laid out its own argument for a Green New Deal that, unlike the AOC-Markey plan, includes carbon pricing and stops short of broader progressive goals. Stephen Stromberg of the Post, who authored the editorial, expressed some surprise that the Green New Deal did not include carbon pricing, noting that in 2009, Sen. Markey co-sponsored a carbon-pricing bill that, at the time, was considered 'the premier global warming/climate change legislation of the Obama era.'” In 2015 the Senator voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.100100https://www.markey.senate.gov/priorities/climate https://www.edmarkey.com/tweets/climate-change-is-the-national-security-challenge-of-our-time-we-owe-it-to-our-veterans-and-servicemembers-to-stop-fighting-wars-in-the-middle-east-that-fuel-our-countrys-addiction-to-oil-and-fossi/ https://www.markey.senate.gov/news/press-releases/congressional-climate-champions-applaud-local-action-on-display-at-the-global-climate-action-summit https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/2565/text https://www.markey.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senator-markey-introduces-first-of-its-kind-legislation-to-address-climate-refugee-crisis https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/59?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22green+new+deal%22%5D%7D&s=1&r=2 https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-04-11/green-new-deal-doesnt-include-carbon-pricing-some-say-thats-big-mistake https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Masto, Catherine Cortez1NevadaDSenator Catherine Cortez Masto understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release on climate change innovation, the Senator stated, "We cannot put off solutions to carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions, and we can’t ignore the effects of climate change, visible all around us. It’s up to us, working in close collaboration—the way we have right here in Tahoe for more than two decades—to come up with innovative approaches to climate."According to a 2019 press release discussing four bills introduced by Senator Cortez Masto that would invest in clean transportation infrastructure on public lands, the Senator stated, "These bills provide the economic incentives for companies, state and local governments to invest in this critical infrastructure that strengthens America’s clean energy future, creates jobs and combats climate change.” Senator Cortez Masto also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a Senate floor speech posted on her Facebook page, Cortez Masto stated, "You don't have to look far to see that our climate is changing...it's a serious crisis that must be met with serious action." Senator Cortez Masto makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 'Medium' blog post advocating against the environmental injustices, her constituents face the Senator wrote, "I want to make sure the voices of every community in Nevada are heard. That’s why I’m working on legislation that reflects the conversations I’ve had with Nevadans who want a healthier environment. My Renew America’s Schools Act will improve the health of Nevada’s communities by using more zero-emission school buses and enhancing air quality in classrooms. I’m also proud to support the Clean Energy for America Act, which would reduce carbon pollution over the next decade, and the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act, which would develop research and a national action plan to address public health challenges posed by climate change." Her website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 1007575Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.5075https://www.facebook.com/1283446251699112/videos/2290752034323930/ https://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/news/press-releases/cortez-masto-at-lake-tahoe-summit-climate-change-innovation-is-up-to-us https://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/news/press-releases/cortez-masto-introduces-legislative-package-to-promote-cleaner-vehicles-fight-climate-change https://medium.com/@SenatorCortezMasto/black-americans-are-leading-the-way-in-fighting-for-environmental-justice-42d59b7d74ec https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
McConnell, Mitch6KentuckyRMitch McConnell agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to The Hill when asked if he believes in human-caused climate change, he responded, "I do. The question is how do you address it. … The way to do this consistent with American values and American capitalism is through technology and innovation … not to shut down your economy, throw people out of work."The Senate Majority leader refused to take up the Climate Action Now Act (H.R 9) in the Senate. The bill would, "require the President to develop and update annually a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement on climate change." According to The Hill, Senator McConnell stated, "This futile gesture to handcuff the U.S. economy through the ill-fated Paris deal will go nowhere here in the Senate. We’re in the business of actually helping middle-class families, not inventing new obstacles to throw in their paths." Senator McConnell demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.5000Senator McConnell makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. "'The carbon tax would be economically ruinous for Kentucky and America—and Senator McConnell deserves enthusiastic praise for insisting the Senate hold a vote on the Blunt Amendment to stop it,' said Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment." In 2015 the Senator voted in favor of S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.012.5https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/435904-mcconnell-i-do-believe-in-human-caused-climate-change https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/9 https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/441814-mcconnell-senate-will-not-take-up-bill-preventing-us-withdrawal-from-paris https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.americancommitment.org/content/ac-ad-applauds-mitch-mcconnell-blasts-carbon-tax https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=88&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Menendez, Bob 3New JerseyDSenator Bob Menendez understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Senator's 'Energy and Environment' page, it states "Bob knows that we need bold action on climate change, and we need it now. From fighting offshore drilling, to calling for a speedy transition to a net-zero economy and supporting renewable energy, Bob will always fight to ensure New Jersey is, and will continue to be, a leader in climate action. He also understands that a healthy environment is critical to the health and quality of life of New Jerseyans, and is fighting to protect our clean air and water, clean up our Superfund sites, and keep our oceans pristine and healthy."Senator Bob Menendez has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. Senator Menendez introduced the Climate Security Act of 2019 (S. 745), which would have ensured that misguided political ideology on climate change does not compromise the quality of U.S. intelligence and national security strategies. In a 2019 press release on the bill, he stated, "Climate change is a threat to New Jersey, to the United States, and to the security and stability of our world." Senator Menendez also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release featured on the Senator's website about a speech he delivered to members of New Jersey's Chamber of Commerce, he states, "We must answer the climate threat. We can start by killing off truly bad ideas – like bringing offshore drilling to the Jersey Shore. That’s why I reintroduced the COAST Anti-Drilling Act to permanently ban drilling and seismic testing in the Atlantic – with record support. We must also pass bold legislation to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, like my colleagues and I have proposed with the Clean Economy Act." Senator Menendez makes climate change a top priority issue. After the U.S. officially pulled out of the Paris Agreement in November 2020, Senator Menendez issued a press release threatening new legislation, stating, "Congress also has a role to play in ensuring this climate crisis is turned into a tremendous opportunity for U.S. leadership and economic growth. That is why I will soon introduce the U.S. Climate Leadership in International Mitigation, Adaptation, and Technology Enhancement (U.S. Climate) Act, legislation to officially designate climate diplomacy a priority for U.S. foreign policy.”100100100Senator Bob Menendez supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Senator Menendez voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7593.75https://www.menendez.senate.gov/priorities/energy-and-environment https://www.menendez.senate.gov/newsroom/press/menendez-leads-10-senators-in-unveiling-legislation-to-thwart-trump-admin-efforts-to-twist-climate-change-science-and-eliminate-its-utility-for-national-security-planning https://www.menendez.senate.gov/newsroom/press/menendez-calls-on-nj-business-leaders-to-step-up-on-climate-change https://www.menendez.senate.gov/newsroom/press/menendez-statement-on-trump-administrations-formal-withdrawal-of-the-us-from-the-paris-climate-agreement https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Merkley, Jeff2OregonDSenator Jeff Merkley understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue..On the Congressman's, 'Tackling Climate Change,' page, it states, "The carbon pollution in our atmosphere from burning fossil fuels like oil and coal is waging a direct and unchecked assault on our farming, fishing and forests – the cornerstones of Oregon’s rural economy... Congress needs to wake up. Climate change is real, and it’s bad for our economy and jobs, especially in rural Oregon and the places that most depend on our abundant natural resources." Senator Merkley has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a press release endorsing the findings of the 4th National Climate Assessment, the Senator stated, "The Trump Administration clearly wants to bury the findings of this new report, just like they want to bury their heads in the sand rather than acknowledge the truth about our climate. But we won’t let them." Senator Merkley also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a February 2019 speech on the Senate floor, the Senator stated, "...We see the impacts of carbon pollution and climate chaos in every single state...We see it through the more powerful forest fires, hotter, more acreage, more destruction." Senator Merkley makes climate change a top priority issue. In a press release on the Green New Deal, the Senator stated, "And while I and my colleagues will continue to press forward on federal policy to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy, there’s no reason that businesses, cities, or states need to wait. The time to act is now. And with a grassroots movement across America, we can drive the transition to 100% renewable and lead the world in a Green New Deal that saves our planet and our health, and rebuilds our middle class.”100100100Senator Merkley in the 115th Congress, introduced the 100 by 50 Act (S.987), which would have implemented, "a carbon fee to transition the commercial aviation, maritime transportation, and rail sectors away from fossil fuel usage. In 2015 the Senator voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax." 100100https://www.merkley.senate.gov/about/issues/tackling-climate-change https://www.merkley.senate.gov/news/press-releases/following-national-climate-assessment-merkley-and-colleagues-introduce-senate-resolution-endorsing-findings-of-recent-climate-change-reports-and-urging-immediate-action https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4780374/user-clip-jeff-merkley-climate-change https://www.merkley.senate.gov/news/press-releases/merkley-statement-on-green-new-deal-vote-2019 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/987 https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Moran, Jerry 2Kansas RSenator Jerry Moran disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to 'Wired,' Senator Moran "voted against" an amendment stating that "human activities contribute to climate change." Also, according to 'Earth Forums,' Senator Moran "is against regulations designed to reduce greenhouse gases to curb global warming and climate change. He considers such measures to be part of a war on coal."Senator Jerry Moran demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to 'OnTheIssues,' Senator Moran "Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution, Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy, Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies, and Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries." Also, according to 'Vice,' when referring to legislation that would prohibit the EPA from moving forward with new regulations to control greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, Senator Moran stated, "It is wrong for the Administration to move forward with these standards while Congress is currently debating the merits of climate change legislation... The Clean Air Act was never intended to regulate greenhouse gases. If allowed to become effective, these regulations would prove more costly for U.S. businesses and consumers than the Waxman/Markey Cap and Trade bill that I opposed in June."000Senator Jerry Moran opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. Senator Moran was not in voted for S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 256.25https://www.wired.com/2015/01/senators-dont-believe-human-caused-climate-change/ https://www.earthforums.com/forums/forum/environment/congress-on-climate-change/kansas/ https://www.ontheissues.org/International/Jerry_Moran_Energy_+_Oil.htm https://www.vice.com/en/article/pg5k8k/kansass-climate-change-deniers https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Murkowski, Lisa 3Alaska RSenator Lisa Murkowski agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to 'Eos,' a source for news and perspectives about Earth and space science, Senator Murkowski stated that the impact of climate change in her state “is real, it is happening, it is now, and almost none of these changes are for the better for us... emissions must be reduced... when the Arctic starts to thaw, that is not good for the planet." Also, according to the 'American Association for the Advancement of Science,' a nonprofit organization, Senator Murkowski stated, "we’ll be working to advance cleaner energy technologies that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions." However, on her campaign website, Senator Murkowski it states, "Greater production of everything from oil, natural gas, and coal to hydropower, wind, solar, and biomass will create new jobs and economic opportunities... A firm believer that 'energy is good,' Senator Murkowski is a strong proponent of ‘all of the above’ policies.'" "All of the above,” requires the continued burning of fossil fuels.According to a 2020 'E&E News,' article, an environment-focused online news organization, Senator Murkowski "added that she's still striving to put the energy package she developed with Energy and Natural Resources ranking member Joe Manchin... on the floor by the end of this year... she said the energy package could be a "perfect base to begin next year." Also, according to the 'Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources,' Senator Murkowski stated, "As more renewables come online and the mix of baseload power changes, we must focus on maintaining grid reliability and resiliency. We also must keep energy affordable, while working to advance cleaner energy technologies that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” However, according to E&E News, "Murkowski said achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 — a target scientists have set to avoid the worst effects of climate change — is a stretch goal." Senator Lisa Murkowski supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it.50050Senator Lisa Murkowski opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. According to 'E&E News,' an environment-focused online news organization, Senator Murkowski stated, "carbon pricing is worth putting on the table if Congress looks to craft a climate bill next year... I do think that can be and that should be one of the options that is on the table for discussion, in terms of how you can move policies forward." However, Senator Murkowski voted for S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.2531.25https://eos.org/articles/sen-murkowski-warns-about-the-impact-of-climate-change https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/03/us-senate-republicans-hold-rare-climate-hearing-and-more-might-be-coming https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/issues/issues-and-priorities/energy https://www.eenews.net/eedaily/stories/1063716797 https://www.energy.senate.gov/2019/3/murkowski-climate-change-is-a-policy-priority https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Murphy, Chris 3Connecticut DSenator Chris Murphy understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to a post made by Senator Murphy on his Facebook page, @ChrisMurphyCT, he stated, "Climate change is the most pressing challenge facing our generation and President Trump is responding by unwinding progress on greenhouse gas emissions and stacking his administration with climate deniers." Senator Chris Murphy has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In an interview with 'WAMC Radio,' Senator Murphy stated, "Second, climate change. We've got about five years before, this thing is irreversible. And so it's not just rejoining Paris, it's also about passing domestic legislation, an American climate change bill that allows us to be able to lead with real moral authority when we're asking other countries to make major changes as well." Senator Murphy also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to a video titled "Senator Chris Murphy on Climate Change in New England" on Yale University's YouTube channel, Senator Murphy stated, "I've chosen to refocus and reup my work on the issue of climate change as a new United States Senator for one simple reason... because this is one of those issues that if you don't change habits now the trend lines may be so locked in that they cannot be reversed... it may be too late and so that's why so many of us who came to the house of the Senate maybe five or ten years ago caring about this issue now have it at the top of our priority list because we see a very short time window in terms of our ability to act." Senator Murphy makes climate change a top priority issue. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. According to the 'Connecticut Post,' Senator Murphy stated, "Climate change is the most pressing problem facing our generation... It is already posing a security threat to our nation, and we are feeling its impacts in real time. We need bold ideas if we’re going to rise to meet this challenge. I’m proud to join Senator Markey and Representative Ocasio-Cortez as an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.”10087.5100Senator Chris Murphy supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. According to the 'Hudson Institute,' Senator Murphy stated, "So whether it be a carbon tax or renewed effort at, um, a carbon cap, um, I just am not sure any of those bilateral wins are possible unless we, um, engage in some domestic legislation that shows that we’re willing to lead by example." Senator Murphy was voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 7590.63https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMurphyCT/posts/climate-change-is-the-most-pressing-challenge-facing-our-generation-and-presiden/10156840011508961/ https://www.wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-chris-murphy-52 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dk-5V4I18E https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Some-CT-Dems-slow-to-support-new-climate-change-13619425.php https://www.hudson.org/research/15459-transcript-a-conversation-with-u-s-sen-chris-murphy https://www.murphy.senate.gov/issues/climate-change-and-the-environment https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Murray, Patty 5WashingtonDSenator Patty Murray understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to the 'Climate Change' page on her website, it states, "Our nation is faced with a growing global demand for energy, a heavy reliance on fossil fuels, record-high energy prices, and environmental concerns regarding energy use. Washington state families are struggling with energy costs in these tough economic times, but also want a more diversified national energy policy that lessens our dependence on foreign oil and encourages cleaner forms of energy to help combat global warming. The Pacific Northwest has much to lose from climate change, including increasingly severe storms and rising sea levels. Global warming also negatively impacts forest, coastal, and salmon habitats, and economically-important farmland, as well as human health."In 2019 Senator Murray joined 25 other Senators in a letter to President Trump urging him to reconsider withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. The letter stated, “As the second largest global emitter of greenhouse gases, and the largest historical emitter, it is imperative that the United States assume our rightful place as a global leader in the fight to combat climate change, yet with this action you are ceding American leadership to other nations at great political and economic costs.” According to a 2018 press release regarding a report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change, Murray stated "It’s no longer acceptable to treat climate change like a problem for future generations to solve. The devastating effects of climate change are here... The United States, with our economic strength and unmatched scientific know-how, can and absolutely should be a leader in what must be a global all-hands-on-deck effort." Senator Murray’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 10010075Senator Patty Murray supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Senator Murray voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7587.5https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/climatechange https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/mobile/newsreleases?ID=960915C3-8B96-41BB-B778-F640E85759D2 https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/newsroom?ID=3B6956BB-CC4E-4BBC-8D5F-6F4E3918169B https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Paul, Rand 2Kentucky RSenator Rand Paul disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2014 article in 'The Hill,' Senator Paul "said in a recent interview that the science behind climate change is 'not conclusive,' calling people who tie extreme weather to a changing climate ignorant." Also, according to the 'Washington Post,' "Paul said the earth goes through periods of time when the climate changes, but he’s 'not sure anybody exactly knows why... The earth’s 4.5 billion years old, and you’re going to say that we had four hurricanes and so it proves a theory?'"According to 'Vox,' Senator Paul stated, "While I do think man may have a role in our climate, I think nature also has a role. The planet's 4.5 billion years old. We've been through geologic age through geologic age. We've had times when the temperature’s been warmer, we’ve had times when the temperature’s been colder, we’ve had times when the carbon in the atmosphere has been higher." Also, according to the the 'Courier Journal,' when referring to climate change, Senator Paul stated, "No @AOC the world will not end in 12 years but we must, absolutely must do something, over the next 500 million years." Senator Rand Paul demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 000Senator Rand Paul makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to 'Grist,' Senator "Paul has voted to strip the EPA of its legal authority... to prevent Congress from placing any tax or fee on carbon pollution." Also, the Senator was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.00https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/204235-paul-science-behind-climate-change-not-conclusive https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/05/12/where-the-2016-gop-contenders-stand-on-climate-change/ https://www.vox.com/2015/11/11/9714770/rand-paul-climate-change https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/rand-paul/2020/01/15/rand-paul-jabs-aoc-over-climate-change/4476115002/ https://grist.org/politics/rand-paul-is-no-moderate-on-climate-change/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=56&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Peters, Gary1MichiganDSenator Gary Peters understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Peters stated, “The scientific community is sounding the alarm about the urgent need to address the causes of global climate change. Scientists here in the United States and across the world overwhelmingly agree that the weight of evidence is clear: global temperatures are rising, drastic changes in weather and climate have accompanied this warming, and humans are largely responsible due to our emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere." Senator Peters has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Senator and Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hosted an April 2019 field summit examining the rising costs to taxpayers from extreme weather and climate change. The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a March 2019 speech on the Senate floor, Senator Peters remarked, "I’m disappointed that instead of working together on common-sense efforts and treating climate change with the seriousness that it deserves – the Republican Senate Majority Leader has chosen to waste limited floor time on a political stunt…Rather than playing partisan games, it is time to find unity and take bold action. The Senate must come together to pass real concrete policies that will help mitigate climate change and ween us from our dependence on fossil fuels." Senator Peters makes climate change a top priority issue. In a Senate floor speech in opposition to Andrew Wheeler's nomination for EPA Administrator, the Senator stated, "We must confront climate change! I’ve been advocating for action since before I ran for Congress—it’s an issue impacting our economy, our health and safety, and our national security. I am committed to continuing to work with my colleagues to find innovation and achievable solutions to address climate change – but we also need a leader at EPA who can help find commonsense ways to address this very serious threat, protect our environment, and ensure that our country can remain economically competitive."100100100Senator Peters supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. In 2015 the Senator voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7593.75https://www.peters.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/peters-floor-remarks-on-the-need-to-address-climate-change-and-web-of-denial-blocking-action https://www.peters.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/peters-convenes-field-summit-highlighting-the-rising-costs-of-climate-change-to-taxpayers https://www.peters.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/peters-urges-senate-to-pass-commonsense-policies-to-address-climate-change-in-a-way-that-benefits-michigan-workers-families-great-lakes https://www.peters.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/video-peters-speaks-on-senate-vote-in-opposition-to-wheeler-nomination-and-need-to-address-climate-change https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Portman, Rob 2Ohio RSenator Rob Portman agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2015 'Cincinnati.com,' article, when asked "Is climate change real and caused by human activity?" Senator Portman stated, "I'm not going to quantify it because scientists have a lot of different views on that... I do think climate change is real and I do think that human activity contributes to it." Also, according to the 'Sandusky Register,' in 2018, when referring to climate change, Senator Portman stated, “I’m willing to err on the side of saying that human involvement is part of it."According to his website, Senator Portman stated, "I support addressing climate change but we must do so by working together on common-sense solutions that don’t jeopardize jobs and our economy." Senator Rob Portman does not oppose climate action.50025Senator Rob Portman opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. Senator Portman voted for S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.2525https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/03/27/portman-climate-change-vote-hinges-one-word/70534216/ https://sanduskyregister.com/news/91908/portman-climate-change-is-real-we-have-to-do-something/ https://www.portman.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/portman-statement-green-new-deal-vote https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Reed, Jack4Rhode IslandDSenator Reed understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Senator's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "He also recognizes that our environment is under constant stress from a changing climate. Warming temperatures and weather volatility pose a threat to our environment, economy, and national security, and Senator Reed believes that part of our mitigation strategy must include a national energy policy that limits carbon pollution, focuses on the development of clean, renewable energy sources that create jobs, and holds big polluters accountable. He also believes that communities must take action to better adapt to a changing climate. This includes the increase in resilience of our critical infrastructure and emergency preparedness."Senator Reed has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. Along with Senator Brian Schatz, Senator Reed introduced the Requiring Every American Defense Installation to Nullify Environmental Stresses for Security (READINESS) Act of 2019 (S.1156), which would protect military bases from extreme weather events by requiring them to prepare for potential disasters and other risks posed by severe changes in environmental conditions. Senator Reed also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 Senate floor speech, the Senator stated, "With increasing frequency in recent years, climate change has been commonly referred to as a threat multiplier. Simply put, climate change can and will exacerbate conditions in regions with already tenuous stability." Senator Reed makes climate change a top priority issue. In a January 2019 press release, the Senator stated, "Whether the Trump Administration wants to admit it or not, climate change is already costing the [Defense] Department significant amounts of taxpayer resources and impacting military readiness." 100100100Senator Reed supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. In 2015 the Senator voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7593.75https://www.reed.senate.gov/issues/environment https://www.schatz.senate.gov/press-releases/schatz-moran-reed-introduce-bipartisan-legislation-to-protect-military-bases-from-extreme-weather https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1156 https://www.reed.senate.gov/news/speeches/senator-reed-highlights-dangers-of-climate-change-on-senate-floor https://www.reed.senate.gov/news/releases/reed-statement-on-trump-administrations-inadequate-and-incomplete-climate-change-risk-assessment-report https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Risch, Jim2IdahoRSenator Jim Risch does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to the Idaho State Journal, when asked about climate change, the Senator stated, “There’s no question there’s climate change. I mean, that’s … science. The pictures are there if you look at the pictures. The cause of it, there’s debate on that. I think the theory is a very valid theory, that it’s caused by human emissions. If that’s the case, I’ve read some of the stuff about that, and the world’s in a very precarious situation if that’s the case.”According to Boise State Public Radio Senator Risch was one of 22 Senators to send a letter to President Trump urging him to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Senator Risch demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action 2500Senator Risch opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. In 2015 the Senator voted in favor of S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 2512.5https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/risch-on-climate-change-very-very-troubling/article_6f98feac-02e5-5f05-af39-0d7a3dc082e1.html https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-senators-urged-trump-leave-paris-climate-deal https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Romney, Mitt1UtahRSenator Mitt Romney agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to his website on the 'Clean Air, Energy, and Water' page, it states, "The United States can and should be a worldwide leader in energy production and in developing solutions to climate change. I support greater efficiency standards here at home in our cars, trucks, homes, and factories. We are fortunate Utah's coal power plants, which provide over 70 percent of our electricity, are at the forefront of the clean coal industry. But in order to address the realities of climate change, we will need the collective work of all 50 states and our global partners. I believe the way we will see a dramatic improvement in our climate conditions is with innovation from the private sector. I support creating new pathways for innovation in clean infrastructure, and climate and energy research through a public-private partnership. I also believe that a long-term, sustainable solution requires us to work with like-minded Senators from both sides of the political aisle."According to a 2019 article published by 'The Hill,' is it stated that, '"There’s no question that we’re experiencing climate change and that humans are a significant contributor to that,' Romney told The Hill. 'In my view, the course forward is going to require innovation and technology breakthrough because nothing I’ve seen is going to reverse the warming trend other than that.'" Additionally, according to a 'Desert News' article published in 2019, "Sen. Mitt Romney has joined a bipartisan Senate group that aims to find answers to climate change...Romney said it would serve as a starting point for discussion about potential solutions for dealing with climate change." However, according to a 2019 article published by 'AP News,' "Romney said he’s opposed to the Green New Deal economic package intended to fight climate change, calling it 'silliness' in part because much of the growth in emissions is coming from developing countries such as India and Brazil rather than the U.S. The U.S. should instead provide incentivizes for entrepreneurs to develop cleaner energy sources while also helping people who work in industries that could be left behind, such as coal mining, he added." Senator Mitt Romney's supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it.50050Senator Mitt Romney publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. According to a 2019 article published by 'AP News,' "Romney discussed the benefits of a carbon tax, a fee based on each ton of carbon dioxide emissions produced by fossil fuels that some major oil companies have adopted. He suggested a portion of the tax revenue could go to coal workers in rural communities that would suffer financially from the move to cleaner power alternatives." Senator Mitt Romney was not in Congress to vote/voted for/voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.10050https://www.romney.senate.gov/issues/energy https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/435328-romney-helps-gop-look-for-new-path-on-climate-change https://www.deseret.com/utah/2019/11/6/20952293/mitt-romney-joins-bipartisan-senate-climate-change-solutions-group https://apnews.com/article/879ae4dc07e74c669d873f5ce9e6a9e2 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Rosen, Jacky 1NevadaDSenator Jacky Rosen understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release announcing that she would be co-sponsoring a resolution introduced by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), she stated, “In Nevada, and in other western states, issues like wildfires and water scarcity are already a growing concern. This resolution makes clear what we can no longer deny as fact -- the catastrophic effects of climate change are real, and things will get worse if we don’t act.” According to a 2020 press release, "Senator Rosen helped introduce the Clean Economy Act, legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement policies that will help the United States achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, as well as boost American competitiveness, promote healthier communities, and foster a growing and fair economy." Senator Rosen also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 speech on the Senate floor concerning the wildfires in the western U.S., the Senator stated, "In a 2019 press release announcing her support for the Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) Act of 2019 (S. 1974), she stated, "'We must take bold action in order to address the threat that climate change poses to our country... I will continue to support forward-thinking solutions to this serious issue, and work to grow our clean energy economy in Nevada.'" The legislation would create a framework for progress by incentivizing strong investments in solar and wind technologies and setting a goal for the U.S. to achieve at least 50% renewable electricity nationwide by 2035. Her website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 10010075Senator Jacky Rosen supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. When serving as a Congresswoman in the U.S. House of Representatives the Senator voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://www.rosen.senate.gov/node/201 https://www.rosen.senate.gov/rosen-joins-bipartisan-climate-caucus-senate#:~:text=Earlier%20this%20week%2C%20Senator%20Rosen,boost%20American%20competitiveness%2C%20promote%20healthier https://www.rosen.senate.gov/floor-speech-rosen-speaks-devastating-wildfires-ravaging-western-us-calls-action-climate-change https://www.rosen.senate.gov/rosen-co-sponsors-renewable-electricity-standard-act https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Rounds, Mike1South DakotaRSenator Rounds agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 press release on the Green New Deal, the Senator stated, "When it comes to climate change, we agree that the climate is changing, just as it has since the dawn of time. However, I believe the best way to address the changing climate is through American innovation, not by unrealistic, unaffordable government mandates."In an October 2018 The Hill article on the 4th National Climate Assessment, Senator Rounds stated, "We ought to be talking about the things that we can do and still maintain a strong economy, because we’re not going to be able to address it unless we keep a strong economy.” Senator Rounds demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.000Senator Rounds makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2016 press release, the Senator stated, "The effect of a carbon tax – which will lead to higher taxes and increased energy costs– would be felt in every aspect of our lives. The Obama administration’s endless stream of new taxes and regulations is already limiting economic growth and stifling innovation. Our resolution would put a stop to efforts to create a national energy tax and further bog down our economy.” Senator Rounds was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.00https://www.rounds.senate.gov/newsroom/weekly-column/green-new-deal-is-a-bad-deal-for-south-dakota https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/410871-gop-shrugs-off-dire-study-warning-of-global-warming https://www.rounds.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/rounds-cosponsors-resolution-to-protect-south-dakota-families-from-costly-new-energy-tax https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=88&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Roy Blunt2MissouriRU.S. Senator Roy Blunt disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to an article published in 'Human Events,' "House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) told HUMAN EVENTS Editor Jed Babbin that Republicans accept that the climate is changing, but added, 'There isn’t any real science to say we are altering the climate path of the earth.'"Senator Roy Blunt demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to an article published in 'The New York Times,' "A third, Republican-sponsored amendment, which was rejected 51 to 46, was more political in nature. Offered by Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, it called on the Senate to nullify a climate change agreement in November between the United States and China in which both nations pledged to reduce their carbon emissions." Senator Blunt was also a proponent of expanding fossil fuel infrastructure, stating in a 2015 press release supporting the Keystone XL pipeline, "As I’ve long said, more American energy means more American jobs. I am ready to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to help American families right now. It’s disappointing that Senate Democrats chose once again not to join us in these efforts today.”000Senator Roy Blunt makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2016 'Washington Examiner' article on the Senator's opposition to a fee on carbon, the Senator was quoted stating, ""Imposing a national tax on the types of energy we rely on most would drive up costs for hardworking families and run our economy into the ground... I hope my colleagues will join me in protecting all Americans from this misguided policy." The Senator was the lead sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States. In 2016 The Senator introduced S.Amdt.928 to S.Con.Res.11, which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 00https://humanevents.com/2009/04/29/christian-leaders-condemn-hate-crimes-bill/ https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/23/us/politics/senate-rejects-human-role-in-climate-change.html https://www.blunt.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senator-blunts-statement-on-senates-failure-to-pass-the-keystone-xl-pipeline https://www.blunt.senate.gov/news/in-the-news/washington-examiner-blunt-seeks-to-block-carbon-tax-from-gaining-foothold https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=56&s=1&searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rubio, Marco 2Florida RSenator Marco Rubio does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2016 'CNN,' article, Senator Rubio stated, "humans are contributing to what's happening in our climate, there's no consensus on how much of the changes that are going on are due to human activity." However, according to a 2019 'South Florida Sun Sentinel,' article, Senator Rubio stated, "climate change is an issue that the state currently faces, and that it must be addressed by real solutions... People can have a debate about what we can do about climate change and the causes, but the bottom line is that the rising of sea levels is immeasurable in Florida... So, if you represent South Florida or live in South Florida, it's really not something you can ignore."According to a 2019 op-ed he wrote for 'USA Today,' Senator Rubio stated, "The world is not going to end in 12 years as some climate alarmists claim, but I can tell you Florida will be forced to continue making adjustments in the coming decades because of the changing climate... The good news is these problems are manageable... Americans, particularly Floridians, are right to be concerned about the changing climate. But they are also right to be concerned about a regressive overreaction." However, according to his website, Senator Rubio stated, "Changes in our climate, such as the rise of sea levels, are measurable facts. Many communities in Florida are already dealing with the consequences of these changes and will have to adapt to and mitigate against their impact for decades to come... I look forward to working with my colleagues to find real and responsible solutions in a bipartisan way.” Senator Marco Rubio does demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.2500Senator Marco Rubio makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to the 'Herald-Tribune,' Senator Rubio stated, "Attempting to reverse engineer the U.S. economy to absolve our past climate sins — either through a carbon tax or some ‘Green New Deal’ scheme — will fail." The Senator was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.06.25https://www.cnn.com/2016/03/11/politics/marco-rubio-climate-change/index.html https://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-op-com-reams-rubio-climate-change-national-spotlight-20191125-h7aihtql35gubbjwcf2lkksr6u-story.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/19/rubio-on-climate-change-we-should-choose-adaptive-solutions-column/2019310001/ https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2020/2/rubio-joins-bipartisan-senate-climate-solutions-caucus https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190819/marco-rubio-calls-climate-change-a-real-problem-but-rejects-aggressive-efforts-to-curb-emissions https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=56&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Sanders, Bernie 3VermontISenator Bernie Sanders understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to the Senator's website under the 'Energy and Environment' page, it states, "Virtually the entire scientific community agrees that human activity is a significant driver of global warming. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that if we do not drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the already-disastrous effects of global warming will get much worse – including crop failures, increasing hunger and illness, more extreme weather, and extinction of species. As the wealthiest country on the planet and the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, the United States needs to lead the fight against global climate change. We have a moral obligation to preserve this planet for future generations. Senator Sanders believes that climate change is one of the greatest existential threats facing the planet." Senator Bernie Sanders has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to his website under the 'Energy and Environment' page, it is stated that Senator Sanders has addressed numerous bills to address the climate crisis including, "The Climate Emergency Resolution would declare climate change a national emergency and require a massive-scale mobilization to address it; the Fracking Ban Act, which is based on Vermont’s ban on fracking, would prohibit federal agencies from approving any permits that would expand fracking infrastructure, including new pipelines. The bill would also ban fracking completely by the year 2025; The Energy Efficiency Block Grant Program authored by Senator Sanders provided $3.2 billion through the 2009 economic stimulus to help homeowners, small businesses, and municipalities implement innovative weatherization and energy efficiency projects." Senator Sanders also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to his 2020 presidential campaign website under 'The Green New Deal' page, he is quoted saying, "The climate crisis is not only the single greatest challenge facing our country; it is also our single greatest opportunity to build a more just and equitable future, but we must act immediately." Senator Sanders makes climate change a top priority issue. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100100100Senator Bernie Sanders supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. According to an article published in 2020 by 'Inside Climate News,' "His plan doesn’t specifically mention a carbon tax, though Sanders has long advocated an aggressive carbon tax, and one was included in the Democratic Party platform in 2016 at his campaign’s behest." According to another article published by 'The New York Times' in 2019, it is stated that, "Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of geoscience and international affairs at Princeton University, said Mr. Sanders’s plan did not appear to take political realities into account. He also said he was disappointed that Mr. Sanders no longer supported a carbon tax, a position he embraced in 2016." Senator Bernie Sanders voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7593.75https://www.sanders.senate.gov/issues/ https://berniesanders.com/issues/green-new-deal/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/59/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04012020/bernie-sanders-climate-change-global-warming-election-2020-candidate-profile/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/climate/bernie-sanders-climate-change.html https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103N/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Sasse, Ben1NebraskaRSenator Sasse agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2018 AP article, Senator Sasse, stated, “I think reasonable people can differ about how much or and how rapidly, but I think its clear that its changing and humans are a contributing factor,” says Sasse. “I think the real question is what you do about it.”In a 2018 interview on Fox News, when asked about what his approach to climate change, the Senator stated, "Yes. Well, I think we have to recognize that this is a global issue and China and other countries that are rapidly building middle classes are going to be the number one drivers in the long term. So, what the U.S. needs to do is participate in a long-term conversation about how you get to innovation. And it's going to need to be a conversation, again, that doesn't start with alarmism, but that starts with some discussion of the magnitude of the challenge, the global elements to it and how the U.S. shouldn't just do this is a feel-good measure, but some sort of innovative proposal." Senator Sasse does not oppose climate action. 50025Senator Sasse opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. In 2015 the Senator voted in favor of S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 2525https://apnews.com/4f1591bcdae64c5cb80adc7803e6e80b https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/11/25/sen_ben_sasse_on_climate_change_you_have_to_innovate_into_the_future.html https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Schatz, Brian 2Hawaii DSenator Brian Schatz understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to 'Honolulu Civil Beat,' "Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz is at the forefront of Democrats’ push to make climate change a top priority in American politics should his party retake power in Washington after the November elections... The proposal seeks to achieve net-zero global emissions by 2050, spur economic growth by increasing annual federal spending on climate initiatives to 2% of gross domestic product and create at least 10 million new jobs." Also, according to 'Congress.gov,' Senator Schatz cosponsored a bill titled, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and that the National Science Foundation should engage on the communication of sound climate change science to the public (S.Res.573). Senator Brian Schatz has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to his website, when discussing a democratic special committee on the climate crisis he chairs, Senator Schatz stated, “In order to take bold action, we need a broad coalition. We have put together a group of people who are leading on climate in different ways. And that is going to be the foundation for our success... With this group, we have the necessary pieces to take this issue seriously — to make real inquiries and real analysis. We are treating this like the planetary emergency it is." Senator Schatz also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to 'Vox,' Senator Schatz stated, "When it comes to climate action, the question is not whether we can afford to pay for it; it’s how much it will cost us if we don’t take action. I do not think it is credible any longer to imagine, after a $2 trillion tax cut and several trillion dollars spent in necessary Covid relief money, that we couldn’t come up with the money to solve a planetary crisis." Senator Schatz makes climate change a top priority issue. According to 'Congress.gov,' Senator Schatz cosponsored a bill titled, A joint resolution calling on the United States and Congress to take immediate action to address the challenge of climate change (S.J.Res.9). 100100100Senator Brian Schatz publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. According to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's website, Senator Schatz stated, "A price on carbon pollution is one of the best options we have for bipartisan action, and it is one of the best options we have for tackling climate change... By putting a price on pollution, our bill provides a market-based solution for dealing with the planetary emergency that is climate change.” Also, Senator Schatz voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 100100https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/08/schatz-dems-poised-to-roll-out-big-bold-climate-legislation/ https://www.congress.gov/member/brian-schatz/S001194?q={%22subject%22:%22Environmental+Protection%22}&searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.schatz.senate.gov/press-releases/schatz-to-chair-newly-launched-senate-democratic-special-committee-on-the-climate-crisis https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/21396261/senate-climate-change-committee-report-brian-schatz-koch-industries https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/whitehouse-schatz-heinrich-gillibrand-introduce-updated-carbon-fee https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Schumer, Chuck 4New YorkDSenator Chuck Schumer understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to a press release featured on the 'Senate Democrats' website regarding the Climate Committee's New Report on climate action, Senator Schumer stated, “The climate crisis is not some distant threat. It is here now, and it will be catastrophic if we don’t strike back immediately. Over the next few decades, climate change will affect every part of American life: our health, our economy, our national security, even our geography. Democrats are committed to working—decisively and aggressively—to avoid the steep human and economic costs of a worsening climate crisis, and to guide the transition to a low carbon economy." Senator Chuck Schumer has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2020 article published by 'The Hill,' Senator Schumer stated, “When Democrats retake the majority in the Senate, we will unify to move swiftly on legislation to tackle the climate crisis. Passing climate legislation will be a top priority for Senate Democrats and for me." Senator Schumer also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 'Politico' article documenting Senator Schumer's thoughts on New York State's Climate and Community Protection Act, which mandates carbon emissions reductions from all sectors of New York's economy by 40% by 2030, and 85% by 2050, the Senator stated, "Passage of the CCPA would position New York to lead the national debate on how we can tackle climate change and would offer an example for other states to follow — on how to do so while also building a more just and equitable economy." Senator Schumer makes climate change a top priority issue. In 2019, the Senator introduced the Clean Cars For America Proposal, which would have resulted in "63 million less carbon-emitting cars on the road" according to a press release. The press release also stated that the, "Initiative would accelerate the critical transition to net-zero carbon emissions by mid-century by making electric vehicles and charging infrastructure accessible to all Americans, regardless of where they live and work, and would firmly establish the United States as the global leader in electric vehicle and battery manufacturing."100100100Senator Chuck Schumer supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. According to an article published by the 'Washington Examiner,' "Sen. Chuck Schumer said he thinks Congress could pass legislation to impose a fee on carbon emissions if Democrats win back the Senate and presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton takes the White House in 2016...The New York Democrat said he envisions Republicans would push for a value-added tax in that scenario to shore up federal revenues, but that Democrats would reject it, calling it 'regressive.' But Schumer, who is in line to take over as the Senate Democratic leader after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid retires in 2016, said a carbon tax is a type of value-added tax his party would support." Senator Schumer voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy. 7593.75https://www.democrats.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/senate-democrats-climate-committee-releases-new-report-on-climate-action-plan-to-build-clean-economy-for-american-people https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/513597-senate-democrats-map-out-climate-change-strategy https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2019/05/21/schumer-backs-aggressive-new-york-climate-change-bill-1025380 https://www.democrats.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/leader-schumer-unveils-new-clean-cars-for-america-climate-proposal-a-transformative-plan-to-reduce-number-of-carbon-emitting-cars-on-the-road-create-jobs-and-accelerate-transition-net-zero-carbon-emissions- https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/tag/hillary-clinton?source=%2Fschumer-carbon-tax-doable-with-democratic-senate-hillary-as-president https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Scott, Rick 1Florida RSenator Rick Scott does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. He may consider it to be real, but it's not clear if he thinks it's human-made from the burning of fossil fuels. In an op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel he wrote, "Climate change (which is real and requires real solutions) is the religion of the new Left in America." The 'South Florida Sun Sentinel' stated, "Sure, the former governor placed the words in parentheses and in a disparaging context. But, look. Even Rick Scott is using the words “climate change” and recognizes it’s real. Perhaps he can now share his thoughts on real solutions." The 'Tampa Bay Times' says, "Scott initially denied the impact of human-induced global warming when he first ran for office in 2010, saying he has 'not been convinced that there's any man-made climate change.'" He has since been reluctant to engage on the issue, answering only, "I'm not a scientist," when asked about it. According to the 'NRDC Action Fund,' "Florida state employees have come forward with stories of climate change “censorship” in Florida government under Scott. Scott often dodged questions about his own views on climate change, often using the phrase, 'I’m not a scientist.'"Senator Rick Scott demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to the 'NRDC Action Fund,' "Governor Scott has regularly put the wishes of corporate polluters above the needs of Florida’s environment and families. He’s sided with a fringe movement of climate change deniers, defunded popular and bipartisan conservation programs, and undermined the enforcement of air, water, and climate protections."2500Senator Rick Scott has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. Senator Scott was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 5018.75https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-op-rick-scott-green-new-deal-20190225-story.html https://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/editorials/fl-op-edit-desantis-climate-change-20190524-zjnvcsrhxzh7vbseaswllgtv3m-story.html https://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/florida-scientists-press-gov-scott-on-climate-change/2188637/ https://www.nrdcactionfund.org/news/rick-scott-brings-abysmal-environmental-record-to-senate-race-in-florida/ https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Scott, Tim 2South Carolina RSenator Tim Scott disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to 'The Post and Courier,' "In 2015, amid the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, Democrats offered an amendment stating that global warming was real and that human activity "significantly” contributes to climate change. Republicans countered with a similar amendment, omitting the word “significantly.”... Scott voted no on both."According to a 2017 'Vice,' article, Senator Scott "Voted in support of S.J. Res. 24, a "resolution of disapproval" under the Congressional Review Act that would nullify the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan—the first nation-wide limit on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, and key climate change policy." Also, according to 'Stacker,' Senator Scott's "record is among the Senate’s most staunchly anti-environment and staunchly pro-energy industry. Scott was a vocal proponent of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord." Senator Tim Scott demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.000Senator Tim Scott opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States. 00https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/tim-scott-stands-as-s-c-s-friendly-face-of-anti-environmentalism/article_a7e451dc-4d37-11e7-a352-2fbef725e04f.html https://www.vice.com/en/article/ez3axa/south-carolinas-climate-change-deniers https://stacker.com/stories/4483/where-50-political-leaders-stand-climate-policy?page=3 https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=56&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Shaheen, Jeanne2New HampshireDSenator Shaheen understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Senators, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "The verdict on climate change is in. According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group of 3,000 scientists from over 130 countries who have studied climate change for over twenty years, global emissions must be stabilized by midcentury in order to avoid the most catastrophic and irreversible consequences of climate change. Senator Shaheen is committed to enacting policies that will reduce carbon pollution by 80 percent by 2050."Senator Shaheen has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Senator introduced the International Climate Accountability Act (S. 1743), which would direct the President to develop a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement. Senator Shaheen also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2018 Senate floor speech on the 4th National Climate Assessment, she stated, "The report makes it abundantly clear that every American – every American – is affected by climate change, and the threat it poses will get worse unless we take action.” Senator Shaheen makes climate change a top priority issue. In an April 2019 Tweet, the Senator discussed the effects of climate change on New Hampshire, stating, "In NH, the effects of climate change are already causing serious damage, as shown by rising sea levels on NH’s Seacoast, the loss of trees and moose in our forests, and the erosion of the tourist industry, which is the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Granite Staters."100100100Senator Shaheen supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. In 2015 the Senator voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7593.75https://www.shaheen.senate.gov/priorities/energy-and-environment https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1743/text https://www.shaheen.senate.gov/news/press/on-senate-floor-shaheen-underscores-impact-of-climate-change-on-granite-state-environment-wildlife-and-economy https://twitter.com/SenatorShaheen/status/1120398255735619584 https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Shelby, Richard 6Alabama RSenator Richard Shelby disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to 'Business Insider,' an American financial and business news website, Senator Shelby stated, "Important scientific research is ongoing, and there are still many questions that must be answered before we take steps to address this issue... For example, is the climate change phenomenon cyclical or is it a function of man-made pollutants, or both? I believe the science must be firmly grounded before we take any actions that could seriously cripple many sectors of our economy."Senator Richard Shelby demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. In an interview with 'WVTM 13,' a local news station in Alabama, Senator Shelby stated, "You have China as one of the biggest polluters in the world, you got other countries that are big polluters. We have made great strides in environmental protection in this country and we continue to do it, but as far as the global, just signing an agreement, a lot of that is nonsense." Also, according to Alabama Today, a local news source in Alabama, Senator Shelby "has a strong history of advocating against policies dealing with emissions that he thinks will drive up energy prices for Alabama families and businesses. Among the actions taken by both Alabama senators, Shelby and Sessions, was joining 40 others to co-sign a letter decrying the Obama administration’s proposed rule that dealt with emissions."000Senator Richard Shelby makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to 'Think Progress,' an American progressive news website, Senator Shelby stated, "Such legislation would place an undue burden on American business and families by greatly increasing their energy bills without producing any discernible benefit for the earth’s climate" in response to the suggestion of a carbon fee. Also, Senator Shelby voted for S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.00https://www.businessinsider.com/climate-change-and-republicans-congress-global-warming-2019-2 https://www.wvtm13.com/article/meet-the-candidate-richard-shelby-on-climate-change/3421156 https://altoday.com/archives/4135-alabama-lawman-to-lobby-for-carbon-fee-in-washington https://archive.thinkprogress.org/gop-senate-candidates-oppose-climate-science-and-policy-f06293d0e3d4/ https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Sinema, Kyrsten 1Arizona DSenator Kyrsten Sinema understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. According to 'OnTheIssues,' a non-profit organization, Senator Sinema stated, "Our climate is changing & human activity is contributing." Also, according to 'EcoWatch,' an environmental news source, Senator Sinema supports "common sense policies like the renewable tax credit, energy efficiency incentives, and state-level renewable portfolios that reduce emissions and provide a smooth transition to cleaner sources of energy... I do believe that climate change is real, and I think it doesn't make a lot of sense for us to spend time debating how we got to the place that we are today. What does make sense is for individuals who have the ability to make a difference moving forward to work together to make that difference." According to a 2019 'KGUN 9 News,' article, a local news source in Arizona, Senator Sinema stated, “We need to address a changing climate with realistic, achievable solutions. Congress should stop the political games and work together on practical solutions that foster a healthy environment, grow our economy, and help Arizona families get ahead.” Also, according to 'Congress.gov,' an online database of United States Congress legislative information, Senator Sinema has cosponsored a bill titled "A joint resolution calling on the United States and Congress to take immediate action to address the challenge of climate change" and according to the 'Tucson Sentinel,' a local news outlet in Arizona, Senator Sinema has cosponsored a bill titled "the International Climate Accountability Act." However, Senator Sinema's website does not mention climate action. Senator Kyrsten Sinema supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 75050Senator Kyrsten Sinema opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. According to 'Citizens' Climate Lobby,' an international grassroots environmental group, Senator Sinema supported and voted for "an anti-carbon tax resolution" in 2018, while a member of the U.S. House. Also, Senator Sinema was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.2537.5https://www.ontheissues.org/international/Kyrsten_Sinema_Energy_+_Oil.htm https://www.ecowatch.com/kyrsten-sinema-environment-climate-change-2619538159.html https://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/sinema-votes-against-green-new-deal-calls-for-realistic-solutions-to-climate-change https://www.sinema.senate.gov/priorities https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/9?s=1&r=6 http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/062019_climate_mcsally/environmental-groups-call-mcsally-support-climate-change-legislation/ https://citizensclimatelobby.org/resolution-vote-shows-republican-shift-on-carbon-taxes/ https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Smith, Tina1MinnesotaDSenator Tina Smith understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a Floor speech demanding action on climate change, the Senator stated, "The problems of a changing climate are already known to us Minnesotans. Our winters are milder than they used to be. We know that rain patterns are changing. We are prone to long hot, dry spells in the summer, but when the rains do come, they are more intense. Storms bringing more than six inches of rain used to be extremely rare, but now Minnesota suffers more than almost anywhere else in the country from a climate-driven increase in “mega-rain events.”Senator Smith has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a September 2019 Washington Times op-ed, titled, "U.S. Should Lead the ‘Clean Energy Revolution’ and Learn from State Innovations," the Senator wrote, "Climate change is real. It is caused by humans, and it’s damaging to our health, our families and our environment. If we don’t take aggressive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will get worse." The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In an interview on the Resources for the Future podcast, when discussing climate change, Senator Smith stated, "...the impacts of climate change are happening more rapidly and with a bigger impact in the Great Lakes area, where Minnesota is right on the border of the Lake Superior, than other parts of the country. So this is deeply concerning. We're seeing not only more warming in the Great Lakes region, outpacing warming in other parts of the country, but also the frequency and the intensity of storm events in the Great Lakes area are happening more than we're seeing in other parts of the country." The Senator makes climate change a top priority issue. The Senator has pushed for stricter requirements to be included in the proposed Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019 (S.2075), stating in a press release, "I believe we should lead. This legislation would help investors know the serious risks associated with our changing climate, and then help us get to work on combatting these risks for the good of our public health and America's economic competitiveness." 100100100Senator Tina Smith has no known position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.5087.5https://www.smith.senate.gov/sen-smith-demands-urgent-action-climate-change-floor-speech https://smithsenate.app.box.com/s/vjn1nuhygsqun2ev0xlpok4t8yuv0ytw https://www.resourcesmag.org/resources-radio/saving-snow-conversation-minnesota-senator-tina-smith-climate-policy/ https://www.smith.senate.gov/us-senator-tina-smith-pushes-public-companies-disclose-risks-climate-change https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Stabenow, Debbie 4MichiganDSenator Debbie Stabenow understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Senator's 'Environment and Great Lakes' page, it states, "Senator Stabenow knows that climate change is real and is having a serious impact on Michigan. Our lakes are getting warmer, which is bad for our cold-water fish populations but great for invasive species like Asian carp. Our weather is also getting more intense— leading to catastrophic storms and flooding. Stabenow understands we can and must take real action now to do something about the carbon pollution and other greenhouse gases that are causing climate change." Senator Debbie Stabenow has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In 2019 the Senator prepared a report titled, "The Climate Crisis and Michigan," stating in an ensuing press release, "Science is clear. The climate crisis is already impacting Michigan’s public health, our Great Lakes, agriculture and our economy.” Senator Stabenow also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to a 2019 article in 'Michigan Live,' the Congresswoman was quoted stating, "We’re seeing the high lake levels, we’re seeing more ticks and mosquito diseases and flooding. We need to identify the fact that that’s related to carbon pollution and the climate crisis so we can do something about it." Senator Stabenow makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2020 speech on the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, the Senator stated, "If a Justice Barrett sides with the powerful against people, I think we all know what that means for the future of our world. During her confirmation hearing, Judge Barrett refused to say whether or not she believes that climate change exists saying she is not a scientist. You don’t need to be a scientist. Just ask people in Michigan about what is happening in our state. The climate crisis is already affecting Michigan agriculture, our environment, our public health, our Great Lakes."10087.5100Senator Debbie Stabenow supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Senator voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7590.63https://www.stabenow.senate.gov/about/issues/environment-and-great-lakes https://www.stabenow.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Climate%20Crisis%20Report.pdf https://www.stabenow.senate.gov/news/in-lansing-senator-stabenow-releases-report-on-the-impact-of-climate-crisis-in-michigan https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2019/10/climate-change-is-already-harming-great-lakes-region-debbie-stabenow-warns.html https://www.stabenow.senate.gov/news/senator-stabenow-to-vote-no-on-judge-barretts-confirmation-to-the-supreme-court https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Sullivan, Dan1AlaskaRSenator Dan Sullivan does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In an interview with C-SPAN, the Senator stated, "There is no doubt climate change is happening in Alaska, and, you know, it's opening up opportunities that you see in the Arctic, but it's also opening up significant challenges." In an interview with KTUU-TV, the Congressman advocated for exporting natural gas as a climate change solution, stating, "I always say one of the best ways you can work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is ship clean, burning Alaska natural gas to Japan, to Korea, to Taiwan, to China. That would do more to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions than almost any other thing that we can do.” Congressman Sullivan demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.2500In 2015 the Senator voted in favor of S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.2512.5https://www.c-span.org/video/?448769-2/span-interviews-senator-dan-sullivan&start=827 https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Sen-Sullivan-says-Alaskas-natural-gas-could-play-a-role-in-curbing-effects-of-climate-change-507281871.html https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Tester, Jon 3MontanaDU.S. Senator Jon Tester understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. On the Senator's 'Energy and Environment' page, it states, "Jon also knows the climate is changing. He sees it firsthand on his farm, where planting and harvesting seasons are beginning earlier each year. Jon envisions an energy economy that supports high-paying jobs and addresses the threat of climate change—an energy economy powered by Montana commonsense. That’s why Jon has worked across the aisle to introduce legislation that will help burn coal cleaner and capture the carbon emissions from coal-powered plants. Jon has also introduced legislation to strengthen the renewable energy sector and ensure Montana’s public lands are being used responsibly to support energy jobs." U.S. Senator Jon Tester website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. According to a press release featured on the Senator's website, "Following reports that USDA is intentionally burying climate research, Tester is demanding Secretary Perdue stop the routine deemphasizing of climate change within the agency and work to find ways to alleviate its impact on American farmers...'USDA agricultural and climate research helps us farmers adapt to these new adverse growing conditions, helping us conserve resources and better manage the land,' wrote Tester. 'That’s why it is particularly troubling to hear reports that USDA is suppressing climate change research in the name of politics." Senator Tester also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to an article published by the 'Missoula Current' the Senator stated that, "'We need to sit down and have a debate and figure out some common sense policies that will deal with climate change,' Tester said. 'Right now, with what’s going on with this administration, it’s just the opposite. They’re taking away (average fuel economy) for cars. They’re letting polluters pollute more than they did before."' Senator Tester makes climate change a top priority issue. According to a Q&A with NBC Montana featured on his website, the Senator stated, "I think we've got an incredible opportunity to create jobs and lead the world in clean technology."757575Senator Jon Tester supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Senator Tester voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7575https://www.tester.senate.gov/?p=issue&id=75 https://missoulacurrent.com/government/2019/09/tester-climate-change/ https://www.tester.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=7105 https://www.tester.senate.gov/?p=news&id=5387 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Thune, John 3South Dakota RSenator John Thune agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2014 'Fox News,' interview, Senator Thune stated "climate change is occurring, it's always occurring... there are a number of factors that contribute to that including human activity the question is what are we going to do about it and at what cost."According to a 2019 'Rapid City Journal,' article, Senator Thune stated, "'While there are numerous approaches to reducing emissions and addressing climate change, I share CCL’s [Citizens' Climate Lobby] goal of boosting innovation and bolstering American energy security'... Thune added that he has been an advocate for wind energy development, increased blending of biofuels, and sustained hydroelectric power on the Missouri River during his time in Congress." Senator John Thune does not oppose climate action. 50025Senator John Thune makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Senator was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.018.75https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z05ryIAoQy0 https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/local-climate-activists-score-meeting-with-thune/article_47cf6778-ebcd-541a-b50a-a913f6263356.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=56&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Tillis, Thom1North CarolinaRSenator Thom Tillis disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In an August 2018 interview, when asked about climate change, the Senator stated, "Well, I think we have to come up with several strategies to recognize reality. That climate changes. Sometimes it changes just because it has over millennia, and other times it changes because of human factors. And if you don’t have a strategy, 1) to try and reduce the impact that human factors have on it, and 2) to adapt when the reality is that we’re gonna have to adapt in some cases, then…it has an impact on business. It creates another element of uncertainty that…business hates uncertainty. So there’s a lot of reasons to do it, for the obvious stewardship of the environment, but for also stewardship of business." In a 2014 Senate primary debate when asked if climate change was a fact, the Congressman stated, "No."On the Senator Tillis', 'Climate & Conservation,' page, it states, "The 4th National Climate Assessment report serves as a glaring reminder of the long-term risks of climate change. Both parties need to work together to deploy an innovative, market-driven strategy to combat the impacts of climate change." In a press release regarding the Green New Deal, the Senator stated, "Climate change does pose real long-term challenges to our country and the rest of the world. Economic prosperity and protecting our environment are not mutually exclusive goals. I believe we can address climate change with realistic and responsible market-driven solutions that foster innovation, competition, and economic growth. I look forward to working with my colleagues on those solutions.” Senator Tillis does not oppose climate action. 0025Senator Tillis opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. In 2015 the Senator voted in favor of S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.2512.5https://climateandsecurity.org/2018/08/14/republican-senator-thom-tillis-nc-highlights-militarys-concerns-about-climate-change-as-important-factor-in-his-evolving-approach-to-the-issue/ http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/climate-change-fact-god-no-gopers-say https://www.tillis.senate.gov/climate-change https://www.tillis.senate.gov/2019/3/tillis-statement-on-green-new-deal-vote https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Toomey, Pat 2Pennsylvania RSenator Pat Toomey disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to 'HuffPost,' Senator Toomey "said... that the degree to which human activity is to blame for global warming is being very much disputed and debated... There is much debate in the scientific community as to the precise sources of global warming."Senator Pat Toomey demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to 'NPR,' Senator Toomey stated, "There is much debate in the scientific community as to the precise sources of global warming." Also, according to his website, Senator Toomey "supports allowing more oil exploration in Alaska, the Outer Continental Shelf, and the vast oil shale reserves in America's western states. Senator Toomey is a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline, and helped to pass bipartisan legislation out of the Senate to approve the pipeline in 2015... Senator Toomey believes that coal is an essential part of America's energy future, not to mention an important part of Pennsylvania's economy."000Senator Pat Toomey opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. Senator Toomey voted for S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.256.25https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pat-toomey-climate-change-republicans_n_763545 https://www.npr.org/2011/02/04/133498148/taking-the-politics-out-of-climate-science https://www.toomey.senate.gov/about/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Van Hollen, Chris 1Maryland DSenator Chris Van Hollen understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Senator's 'Environment' page, it states, "Protecting the environment is not just about the future of our planet—it’s also about creating jobs, supporting a healthy economy, and providing a good quality of life for Marylanders and Americans across the country. Senator Van Hollen is a leader in the effort to clean up Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, address climate change, and protect our air, land, and water resources for our children and future generations." U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Senator introduced the National Climate Bank Act (S.2057), which according to a subsequent press release, would "leverage $35 billion in public funds to fund as much as $700 billion in total investment into projects that support clean energy, reduce emissions." Senator Van Hollen also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 tweet supporting the Green New Deal, the Senator stated, "Anyone who thinks the Green New Deal is too 'radical' should pay attention to the devastating wildfires on the West Coast, which are directly linked to inaction on climate change. This isn’t about politics—we must act now to save lives and our planet." Senator Van Hollen makes climate change a top priority issue. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100100100Senator Chris Van Hollen publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. On the Senator's 'Environment' website page, it states, "Senator Van Hollen also has proposed an innovative 'cap and dividend' approach to tackle climate change because it is a simple, fair, and effective way to address the dangers of climate change." Senator Van Hollen was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.100100https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/about/issues/environment https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/news/press-releases/van-hollen-and-markey-introduce-legislation-to-create-a-national-climate-bank https://twitter.com/ChrisVanHollen/status/1304837187108843522 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/59/cosponsors?q={%22search%22:[%22green+new+deal%22]}&searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Warner, Mark2VirginiaDSenator Mark Warner understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a November 2018 Facebook post, the Senator wrote, "The threat of climate change, sea level rise, and recurrent flooding isn't another political football. It's a daily reality for folks in Hampton Roads and a serious national security challenge that this Administration ignores at our peril."On Senator Warner's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Senator Warner firmly believes that we need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil while investing in new technologies that reduce harmful emissions that contribute to climate change. He favors an "all of the above," portfolio approach that employs solar, wind, bio-fuels, nuclear energy, next generation battery technologies, and investment in research that focuses on using carbon capture technology so we can continue to use our domestic resources, such as coal, more responsibly." In a July 2019 Tweet, he wrote, "We ignore climate change at our own peril. Since the Republican Senate has utterly failed to address this threat, @SenateDems are holding our own climate hearing today with mayors from around the country who are on the front lines of this crisis." Senator Warner understands the importance of climate action but not as a top priority issue. 10062.575Senator Warner supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. In 2015 the Senator voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7578.13https://www.facebook.com/MarkRWarner/posts/the-threat-of-climate-change-sea-level-rise-and-recurrent-flooding-isnt-another-/10156959585912853/ https://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/energy-environment https://twitter.com/markwarner/status/1151507701500919809?lang=en https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/senate-amendment/928?s=a&r=1 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro Climate
Warren, Elizabeth 2MassachusettsDSenator Elizabeth Warren understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Senator's, 'Tackling the Climate Crisis Head On' page, it states, "The world’s leading experts have long known that climate change is man-made, and we are running out of time. We already see its effects everyday -- record floods, terrifying wildfires, devastating hurricanes -- in events that cost lives and cause billions of dollars in damage, and that disproportionately impact our most vulnerable communities."Senator Elizabeth Warren has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to an article published by 'Inside Climate News,' regarding Warren's climate plan as a presidential candidate, "Warren sought to pick up the baton of climate leadership from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee after he ended his climate-focused run for president. She met privately with him and then adopted his aggressive multi-part action proposal. She has challenged all of the presidential candidates to make the same commitment to 100 percent clean energy, buildings and transportation." Senator Warren also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 op-ed in the Washington Post on what the Biden-Harris administration should prioritize, the Senator stated that they should, "Declare the climate crisis a national emergency to start marshaling resources toward addressing this challenge." Senator Warren makes climate change a top priority issue. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100100100Senator Elizabeth Warren supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Senator Warren did voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.7593.75https://elizabethwarren.com/plans/climate-change#fight-for-a-green-new-deal https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25062019/elizabeth-warren-climate-change-global-warming-election-2020-candidate-profile https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/11/elizabeth-warren-biden-harris-first-day/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/59/cosponsors?q={%22search%22:[%22green+new+deal%22]}&searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Whitehouse, Sheldon3Rhode Island DSenator Sheldon Whitehouse understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to his website, Senator Whitehouse stated, "As a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and cofounder of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, I'm fighting for smart solutions to address climate change and position Rhode Island as a leader in the clean energy economy... Climate change poses one of the greatest threats to our economy and national security, which is why I have been steadfast in fighting for legislation to cut carbon pollution and prepare our communities for the effects we know will come."Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to his website, Senator Whitehouse stated, "Since 2012, I have gone to the Senate floor every week the Senate is in session to speak out on climate change... My American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act would cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2029... I created the National Oceans and Coastal Security Fund to prepare our coastline for rising seas, storm surge, and other climate change risks. Since 2016, Congress has provided $113 million in funding." Senator Whitehouse also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to his YouTube channel, 'Senator Sheldon Whitehouse,' in is 250th speech on climate change for the Senate, Senator Whitehouse stated, "what has not changed is the scientific certainty about what is happening in our atmosphere and oceans. Scientists have understood that burning fossil fuels causes our planet to heat up since the days when Abraham Lincoln was riding around Washington DC in his top hat. This is not new news. Nearly four decades ago Exxon's own scientists reported to Exxon management that there is 'little doubt that atmospheric co2 concentrations were increasing due to fossil fuel burning.' They said back in 1982 that the resulting greenhouse effect, and this is a quote from Exxon, 'would warm the Earth's surface causing changes in climate affecting atmospheric and ocean temperatures rainfall patterns soil moisture and potentially melting the polar ice caps.' There was no legitimate debate over the science when I started in 2012 and there is no legitimate debate over the science today indeed the science has only strengthened." Senator Whitehouse makes climate change a top priority issue. According to his website, Senator Whitehouse stated, "As a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and cofounder of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, I'm fighting for smart solutions to address climate change and position Rhode Island as a leader in the clean energy economy... Climate change poses one of the greatest threats to our economy and national security, which is why I have been steadfast in fighting for legislation to cut carbon pollution and prepare our communities for the effects we know will come."100100100Senator Sheldon Whitehouse publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. According to his website, Senator Whitehouse stated, "Nearly every economist who has seriously studied climate change has concluded that a carbon fee needs to be a big part of the solution... A carbon fee will unleash the power of the markets, reducing emissions by making polluters pay the American people for harm caused by their products, and boosting carbon reduction industries by strengthening their business case." Also, Senator Whitehouse voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.100100https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/issues/acting-on-climate-change-and-protecting-our-environment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXyeiftZiS8&list=PLhyg5hj7I21jr7tP--id5EmMTmpTbdlw1&index=30 https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/whitehouse-schatz-heinrich-gillibrand-introduce-updated-carbon-fee https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Wicker, Roger 3MississippiRSenator Roger Wicker disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2015 article published in 'Mashable,' "When the Senate voted by an unusually lopsided margin of 98-to-1 to declare: 'It is the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax,' the famously skeptical Inhofe voted with the majority — even co-sponsoring the amendment. Instead, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) was the lone 'no' vote... Wicker has said on several occasions that there is no proven link between carbon dioxide, which is produced by burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and temperature changes. He has also repeatedly said that there has been no global warming in the last 15 to 17 years."In a 2017 Op-Ed published in 'USA Today,' the Senator wrote, "I signed a letter with 21 of my Senate colleagues urging President Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement... The Paris agreement stood in the way of President Trump’s efforts to eliminate these costly carbon dioxide rules. But this would be the least of its harm. A report released in March by NERA Economic Consulting suggests that the climate deal could cost the U.S. economy nearly $3 trillion and more than 6 million industrial sector jobs by 2040." Senator Roger Wicker demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.000Senator Roger Wicker makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2016 press release on his opposition to a fee on carbon, it stated, "U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today voiced their opposition to a tax on carbon dioxide (CO2), which would raise the cost of electricity, gasoline, natural gas, and other energy sources... A carbon dioxide tax would negatively impact every single American,' Wicker said." Senator Wicker was a co-sponsor of (S. Res 472) a 2016 resolution, which would have expressed the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the economy of the United States.00https://mashable.com/2015/01/22/roger-wicker-only-no-vote-climate-science/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/06/01/paris-deal-harms-us-prosperity-opposing-view/102401950/ https://www.wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=8BCF3117-BF43-43A1-9143-0D7AF7548F6B https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/472/cosponsors?r=88&s=1&searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Wyden, Ron 5Oregon DSenator Ron Wyden understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to his website, Senator Wyden stated, "the effects of climate change are already being felt in every region of the United States... sea levels are rising, wildfires are getting worse and water supplies are diminishing – hitting right at the heart of the local economy in Oregon and elsewhere... these effects will continue to get worse if strong actions are not taken immediately to curb emissions of greenhouse gases and move toward a low-carbon economy."Senator Ron Wyden has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to his website, Senator Wyden stated, "American businesses, farmers, ranchers and families are experiencing the effects of climate change in the United States today. Inaction on climate change is no longer an option, so those who would criticize EPA’s plan have a responsibility to put forward their own ideas on how to move to a low-carbon economy. Climate change is the most important environmental challenge of our time. Without immediate action, its effects will only get worse. EPA’s proposed rule offers an opportunity to put our country on the road to lower emissions and put each state in the driver's seat to determine its own best course." Senator Wyden also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to 'The Oregonian,' when referring to his plan to address climate change, Senator Wyden "went on to say he would cut 40-odd concessions for fossil fuel companies written into the nation’s tax code... 'I propose we get rid of those 40-some and substitute three: one for clean energy, one for clean transportation fuel and one for efficiency... Let’s tell everybody in the United States that it’s time to get more green that actually costs us less green.'" Senator Wyden makes climate change a top priority issue. According to an article he wrote for 'Politico,' Senator Wyden stated, "Addressing climate change is a national security issue, but renewable energy is also a jobs issue, a health issue and a pocketbook issue for each American family. Constantly improving technology means that low-carbon renewable energy is cleaner, cheaper and safer than burning fossil fuels... Congress needs to kick the carbon habit. We need a “Green New Deal” that helps all Americans take advantage of this fundamental change... Urgency is everything. Failure to act spells dire consequences for our economy, the health and safety of our families and most vulnerable communities, and the future of our planet."10087.5100Senator Ron Wyden supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Senator Wyden voted against S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. However, according to 'Politico,' Senator Wyden "will only support a domestic tax on carbon if it includes a well-designed border adjustment to ensure American workers are on a level playing field with overseas competitors.”7590.63https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-national-climate-assessment-confirms-need-to-act-on-climate-change https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-inaction-on-climate-change-is-no-longer-an-option https://www.oregonlive.com/education/2019/10/wyden-talks-impeachment-gun-control-climate-change-with-beaverton-teens.html https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/01/10/green-new-deal-congress-ron-wyden-223910 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103 https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/14/biden-trade-fight-global-warming-429495Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Young, Todd 1Indiana R Senator Todd Young does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to 'Earth Forums,' "Indiana is represented by Todd Young, who made President Obama's list of representatives denying the science of climate change and blocking progress on efforts to solve the global warming problem. Todd Young states that he concludes as a non-scientist that 'the science has not settled.'" However, according to 'ABC News,' Senator Young stated, "I believe the climate is changing. I believe that all flora fauna and human beings have some impact on that. I also believe fervently that we can protect our environment without wrecking our economy.”Senator Todd Young demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. According to 'WLKY News,' when asked about climate change, Senator Young stated, "My mind remains open about various scientific questions and so forth. We're often told that there is a consensus among scientists and I've come to discover with the number of scientists that I've talked to and the number of things I read, that's not necessarily the case. I think we need to prepare for the worst, so I support energy efficiency measures. I think natural gas has been a big part of the solution if in fact we need to reduce man-generated carbon dioxide emissions. And, I think any public policy that doesn't account for the fact that most C02 emissions don't come from the United States, but they come from other countries is a flawed policy. Let's not unilaterally tax our power and our people to solve a global problem, which is what so many democrats have proposed." 2500Senator Todd Young makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to 'Congress.gov,' Senator Young cosponsored a concurrent resolution titled, Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H.Con.Res.89) which stated that a carbon fee "is not in the best interest of the United States." Senator Young was not in Congress to vote on S.Amdt.928 to (S.Con.Res.11), which would have established a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax. 06.25https://www.earthforums.com/forums/forum/environment/congress-on-climate-change/indiana/ https://abcnews.go.com/US/senators-bicker-green-deal-climate-change/story?id=61515159 https://www.wlky.com/article/in-their-own-words-todd-young-on-climate-change/3480995# https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/89?s=1&r=11 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00103Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate

117th New Senators

NameStatePartyPositionPosition ScoreCarbon FeeCarbon Fee ScoreOverall ScoreSources
Hagerty, Bill Tennessee RSenator Bill Hagerty does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. However, on the candidate's campaign website, it reads, "Bill will do everything in his power to stop the Green New Deal and fight socialist attempts to ban fracking. He will support the exploration and development of fossil fuels. Bill will work to repeal renewable fuels standards and scale back excessive environmental regulations on the development of new resources." 25Senator Hagerty has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. 5028.75https://teamhagerty.com/the-issues/ https://cleanenergy.org/blog/wtcs-bill-hagerty/
Hickenlooper, John Colorado DSenator John Hickenlooper understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On his campaign website, the candidate states, "Climate change is the defining challenge of our time, and our state is on the front lines of this crisis, with shorter winters, catastrophic floods and wildfires, and continued air pollution... It is imperative that we address the climate challenges we face with a fierce sense of urgency — human lives and livelihoods are at stake... First and foremost, we are calling for a transition to a 100% renewable energy economy with net-zero emissions by 2050, with an interim goal of a 43% reduction below 2005 levels in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 — exactly where many of the world’s leading scientists tell us we need to go."100Senator Hickenlooper publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. On his campaign website, the candidate states, "Revenue generated from a price on carbon would be returned directly to American taxpayers as a dividend, more than offsetting any potential increase in energy costs" when discussing a "carbon dividend plan." 100100https://hickenlooper.com/issues/climate/ https://protectourwinters.org/hickenlooper-steps-up/ https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/13/john-hickenlooper-climate-change-1528869 https://www.westword.com/news/john-hickenlooper-is-skipping-another-climate-debate-11637609 https://coloradosun.com/2019/10/14/hickenlooper-senate-climate-gardner-politics-opinion/
Kelly, Mark Arizona DSenator Mark Kelly understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On his campaign website, the candidate states, "Left unchecked, climate change poses a threat to Arizona’s economy and our way of life. In 2018, Phoenix had 128 days over 100 degrees. A warming climate means twice as many days over 100 degrees in Phoenix, which endangers Arizona’s economy. Longer and more severe droughts will also restrict Arizona’s access to clean water and pose increased public health risks... As one of the nation’s leading producers of renewable energy, this is also an opportunity for Arizona. The sector already employs 10,500 people in the state. We can triple that number, but only by making massive investments in research and development of technologies that make renewable energy more competitive and accelerate the transition to a renewable economy." 100Senator Kelly has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. 5092.5https://markkelly.com/issue/climate-change-environment/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3gN3abWZ0 https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/26/opinions/earth-from-space-climate-change-opinion-mark-kelly/index.html
Luján, Ben Ray New Mexico DSenator Ben Ray Luján understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On his campaign website, the candidate states, "We have a duty to support responsible, clean energy policies that protect our environment and encourage innovation... Renewable sources are critical to securing our country’s energy needs now and in the future, and I’ll continue to ensure New Mexico is a leader in the clean energy economy to the benefit of our families, workers, and environment." The candidate was the "Highest-ranking co-sponsor of the Green New Deal – a bold legislative effort to transition the United States to a clean energy future, take decisive actions to combat the climate crisis, and promote a platform of environmental justice" and "Championed the Clean Energy Standard Act, legislation that will put the United States on a path toward net-zero emissions by the 2050s, increase the production of renewable resources by more than 25 percentage points, and prevent 30,000 premature deaths from air pollution in the U.S." Also, on his Facebook page, @RepBenRayLujan, the candidate states, "As a New Mexican, I've seen climate change firsthand. The increasingly violent wildfires, droughts, and extreme weather that plagues rural communities like my own. We need action NOW." 100Senator Luján has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. 5092.5https://benraylujan.com/priorities/ https://www.facebook.com/RepBenRayLujan/posts/-the-climate-crisis-requires-all-of-us-to-speak-out-and-demand-climateactionnow-/10156207892861121/ https://lujan.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2020-07-03/climate-change-air-quality/action-plan-unveiled-as-climate-change-clock-ticks-down/a70736-1
Lummis, Cynthia WyomingRSenator Cynthia Lummis disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2020 article featured on the "Washington Examiner" website, the candidate states, "'Those who say climate change is an existential threat are completely mistaken,' Lummis said. 'We do have time to address this. We should address it."' In the same article it also states, "She also insisted that fossil fuel use doesn't need to be reduced to address climate change adequately, a view shared by most Republicans that is at odds with what climate scientists recommend." According to a 2020 interview with Lummis featured on the "Branding Iron" website, it states, "While Lummis conceded flexibility on the minimum wage issue, she rigidly opposed aggressive action to combat climate change. She vehemently opposed the Green New Deal, where she said 'focusing on fossil fuels… as the culprit for climate change is misplaced,' and that agricultural carbon-capture and sequestration methods are the best way to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere...Lummis appeared to struggle to say the phrase 'climate change.'"0Senator Lummis makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to the "Iowa State University" website which contains the archeives of Women's political communication, Lummis states, "Cap and trade is a tax that will be used to change the way that you use power--meaning electricity, oil, gas--and anything that comes from carbon--meaning oil, gas, or coal, specifically. And those sources of energy represent 50 percent of the electricity in this country, which comes from coal, and also a significant amount, of course, of our gasoline coming from oil, and natural gas, which is used to heat our homes. These all emit carbon. And in order to change the American behavior and the way that we use these carbon-emitting substances, the Obama administration proposes to tax them. It will be called a cap and trade system, which is a market-based system, but it's cleverly disguised as a market-based system because, in reality, it is a tax, a carbon tax, and it will be paid by the American consumer."00https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/cynthia-lummis-bets-on-fossil-fuels-in-seeking-return-to-congress http://www.uwbrandingiron.com/2020/03/06/an-interview-with-u-s-senate-candidate-cynthia-lummis/ https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/2017/03/21/fiscal-responsibility-march-9-2009-2/ https://www.ontheissues.org/house/Cynthia_Lummis_Energy_+_Oil.htm https://www.lummisforwyoming.com/issues/
Marshall, Roger Kansas RSenator Roger Marshall does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In an interview with '3KSN,' a local news outlet in Kansas, the candidate stated, "I’m not sure that there is even climate change." The article also stated, "he’s not convinced that its mission of fighting climate change is worth it." However, in a speech for the Environment Subcommittee Hearing on Ocean Health, the candidate stated, "Like plant and animal life on land, marine life and oceans themselves evolve. The chemistry and ecology change and life adapts. It has been happening for millions of years. Unfortunately, scientific evidence suggests that the pace of change has increased over the last century, adding more stress to our complex marine ecosystems... Some of this stress is the result of increased levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere that are absorbed by the ocean."25Senator Marshall makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to FiveThirtyEight, a branch of the news outlet ABC News, the candidate voted "yes" when presented with the measure of "opposing a carbon tax."021.25https://kansansformarshall.com/issues/ https://www.ksn.com/news/marshall-isnt-convinced-of-climate-change/ https://republicans-science.house.gov/news/opening-statements/opening-statement-ranking-member-roger-marshall-environment-subcommittee https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/roger-marshall/
Ossoff, Jon Georgia DSenator Jon Ossoff understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On his campaign website, the candidate states, "The scientific consensus is unambiguous: if pollution from fossil fuel combustion is not controlled, the consequences will be dire... We can meet our energy needs without destroying the environment — but only by rapidly transitioning to clean energy sources, dramatically reducing carbon emissions, and increasing energy efficiency... That’s why I’ll support a historic infrastructure plan that includes massive investments in clean energy, energy efficiency, and environmental protection."100Senator Ossoff has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. 5092.5https://electjon.com/policy/ https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/16/jon-ossoff-on-why-young-voters-should-help-flip-georgia-blue.html https://cleanenergy.org/blog/wtcs-ossoff/ https://ballotpedia.org/Jon_Ossoff
Padilla, AlexCaliforniaDSenator Padilla understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release while serving as California Secretary of State on President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stated, "President Trump’s reckless decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement is a failure of leadership. His behavior and reckless disregard for our global partners is an embarrassment. He is projecting weakness and sullying the good name of our nation. We have a moral imperative to fight climate change and reduce carbon emissions. Our environment, economy, and national security are all threatened by climate change. Climate change is real and there is urgent need for action. As the former chair of the California State Senate Energy Committee I was proud to advance bold goals and timetables to reduce carbon emissions. Our state has proven that we can grow the economy while protecting our environment. A healthy economy and a healthy planet are not mutually exclusive. Yet, Trump does not appear to understand this. I stand with Governor Jerry Brown and I too will resist Trump's misguided and insane course of action.” 100Senator Padilla has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon.5092.5https://www.sos.ca.gov/administration/news-releases-and-advisories/2017-news-releases-and-advisories/california-secretary-state-alex-padilla-statement-paris-climate-agreement
Tuberville, Tommy Alabama RSenator Tommy Tuberville disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In an interview with Daily Mountain Eagle, the candidate stated, "there is one person that changes climate in this country and that is God. Even with gas and coal burning, we are a very small part of that. We don't have climate change here. You might have a little bit of change. It might change a little bit over the years... You do have a little bit change of weather. But somebody needs to prove to me that it is because we are burning coal or we have cars driving on the streets."0Senator Tuberville has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. 507.5https://tommyforsenate.com/issues/ https://mountaineagle.com/stories/tuberville-talks-on-issues-during-dme-interview,22557 https://www.washingtonpost.com
Warnock, Raphael Georgia DSenator Reverend Raphael Warnock understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In an article by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a local news outlet in Georgia, the candidate stated, "Traditionally, the civil rights activists and climate change activists have not sufficiently engaged one another... That is unfortunate because climate change is a civil and human rights issue. And issues, traditionally raised by the civil rights community, that leave certain communities more vulnerable... How can you not believe in climate change? We are way past a period when we could be concerned about the politics. Climate change is not something that is coming, it is here. It is way past time for all of us to get serious." In March 2019, he hosted an interfaith meeting on climate change at Ebenezer Baptist with former Vice President Al Gore and Reverend William Barber II... During his tenure, his church also started Project Green: Sustainable Ebenezer to get congregants involved with environmental projects."100Senator Reverend Warnock has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. 5092.5https://warnockforgeorgia.com/issues/ https://www.ajc.com/news/gore-offer-atlanta-training-for-climate-activists/73jt6F8H6weHG2Hd67m2rJ/ https://www.givegreen.com/candidate/raphael-warnock

117th Representatives

NameStateDistrictPartyPositionPosition ScoreVote ScoreLeadershipLeadership ScoreCarbon FeeCarbon Fee ScoreOverall ScoreSourcesVote [Climate Action Now Act 2019: RCV 184]Vote [Restoring Protections for the Arctic Refuge 2019: RCV 530]Vote [Blocking EPA Enforcement of Methane Rules 2019: RCV 385]Vote [Stopping the Clean Power Plan and Carbon Pollution Limits for New Power Plants 2019: RCV 381]Vote [Stopping Oil and Gas Exploration off the Atlantic Coast 2019: RCV 391]Vote [Blocking EPA from Carrying Out Endangerment Finding for CO2 2019: RCV 383]Vote [Blocking the Use of the Social Cost of Carbon in Agency Rules 2019: RCV 362]
Adams, AlmaNorth Carolina12DCongresswoman Alma Adams understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "There is no denying that Climate Change and the rise in global temperatures results in extreme ecological changes. As a member of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, Congresswoman Adams is pushing for strong and proactive environmental policies that combat climate change, curb pollution, invest in renewable energy, and promote sustainable development solutions. She believes it’s time to start investing in more renewable energy sources and develop new green technologies. Investing in energy and the environment is effectively investing in the economy."100100Congresswoman Adams has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congresswoman condemned the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating in a 2017 press release, “I am fighting every day for the great people of this country. Therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release on a 2017 Executive Order that curtailed America's ability to tackle climate change, the Congresswoman stated, "This Executive Order lets companies off of the hook and shifts environmental cleanup costs onto American taxpayers who are expected to be charged as much as $58 Billion by 2030. The President’s actions roll back critical protections to our air and water supplies and significantly reduce our ability to effectively fight climate change. As long as this administration continues to put big business first, its American families who will pay the greatest price.” Rep. Adams makes climate change a priority issue as well. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100Congresswoman Adams publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://adams.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://adams.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/what-withdrawing-paris-climate-agreement-means https://adams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/adams-condemns-president-trump-s-executive-order-climate-change https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363N/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Aderholt, RobertAlabama 4RCongressman Robert Aderholt disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2010 op-ed in The Daily Mountain Eagle, the Congressman flouted the science that underpins climate change blaming current warming on natural cycles, writing, "I fall into the second group of people who believe, as do many very credible scientists, that the earth is currently in a natural warming cycle rather than a man-made climate change. Many scientists believe that natural cycles of warming and cooling have existed since the beginning of Earth. If we take the current models of climate prediction and apply those same models to what actually happened in the last thirty years, the models are shown to be very flawed. In addition, what knowledge we do have of a warming period in the Middle Ages cannot be explained by current models which are focused on greenhouse gas reductions." 00In a 2013 press release on the economic climate the Congressman Aderholt stated, “While Obama's Organizing for Action is showing concern about the climate change debate, hardworking Alabamians and I are concerned with our nation’s dismal jobs climate... The biggest denial is that the Obama Administration’s burdensome EPA regulations that have increased the cost of manufacturing and doing business, that Obamacare driving up the cost of healthcare and crippling hiring, and catering to special interest groups like those that are stalling the Keystone Pipeline are not the root cause our nation’s dismal jobs climate.” Congressman Aderholt demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Aderholt opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://aderholt.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/controversy-about-climate-change https://aderholt.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/aderholt-only-climate-we-should-be-talking-about-today-countrys-stalled https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Aguilar, PeteCalifornia31DCongressman Peter Aguilar understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Protecting the Environment and Fighting Climate Change,' page, it states, "Representative Aguilar believes that Congress needs to do more to combat the effects of climate change in the Inland Empire and around the globe. In his commitment to sustainability, Representative Aguilar has supported initiatives to reduce pollution and has continuously opposed efforts to dismantle environmental protections."100100Congressman Aguilar has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congressman passed two amendments to lower inland automobile emissions as part of the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), stating, "I was proud to help pass this bill because it will bring real investment to our region and create good-paying jobs in our community. This forward-thinking legislation will help us work our way out of the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic and will allow us to modernize our crumbling infrastructure, reduce pollution and fight climate change.” Congressman Aguilar also makes prominent public statements on the issue. Rep. Aguilar's campaign website, states, "I take the effects of climate change and pollution very seriously and have worked in Congress to reduce our carbon footprint and prioritize the health and safety of our communities." Congressman Aguilar makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congressman has demonstrated this by co-sponsoring the Green New Deal. 100Congressman Aguilar publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. He is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This 2019 bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. Congressman Aguilar voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://aguilar.house.gov/sites/aguilar.house.gov/files/documents/Protecting%20the%20Environment%20and%20Fighting%20Climate%20Change.pdf https://aguilar.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/aguilar-amendments-lower-pollution-and-reduce-traffic-inland-empire-pass https://peteaguilar.com/on-the-issues/environment/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7DPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Allen, RickGeorgia12RCongressman Allen disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2014 election debate, when asked if he believed in man made climate change the Congressman said, "No." 00According to Politically Georgia, "Allen vehemently rejected the idea that warming is an established fact. “The science if definitely NOT settled,” he said in an email. “Limiting debate to one side is not the same as being conclusive… I am not convinced and I am certainly not ready to destroy jobs and whole industry sectors in order to tax industries liberals don’t like and send the money to sectors that they do like.” Rep. Allen opposed the Clean Power Plan, stating in a 2017 post of Rick's Weekly Report, stating "I believe the Clean Power Plan, one of the most drastic environmental regulations in history, did very little to help the environment, but instead, burdened families through reduced income, stifled economic growth and increased electricity costs." Congressman Allen demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Allen makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41). 00https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D56lBsT9WHk https://politics.myajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/politicians-cool-global-warming/r6EaMO72xM6UqCofVLvp3H/ https://allen.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=QL2FAABJSRT6G https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Allred, ColinTexas32DCongressman Colin Allred understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "It is a misconception that we must choose between a healthy environment and a prosperous economy. We can protect our environment, combat climate change, lower energy costs, and incentivize economic growth simultaneously. Texas is an energy state, and we have a unique competitive advantage being the only state in the country with its own electrical grid. Texas can and should lead the way in renewable and clean energy, creating good paying jobs for hardworking Texans and protecting the planet for future generations."100100Congressman Allred has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to a 2019 Dallas Morning News article, the Congressman stated, "My position has always been clear: I am willing to work together with Republicans and Democrats on commonsense solutions to address climate change while creating good-paying, clean energy jobs." Rep. Allred also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release advocating for the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "It's imperative the United States join the rest of the world in addressing the climate crisis. Meeting the conditions of the Paris Agreement will help bolster our clean energy sector by working toward a healthier planet for future generations. It’s time we rise to the occasion and act.” Congressman Allred makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2017 interview with Rebel HQ, when asked where he stood on combatting climate change, he responded, "Absolutely, I mean climate change is an existential threat there are very few things out there that scare me more than what's going on with our climate right now."100Congressman Allred has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman did not vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5087.5https://www.colinallred.com/energyandenvironment https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2019/02/21/republicans-signal-early-interest-in-unseating-new-dallas-rep-colin-allred-in-2020/ https://allred.house.gov/media/press-releases/allred-votes-climate-action-now-act https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMK6pykYnXQ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Amodei, MarkNevada2RCongressman Mark Amodei does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. On the Congressman's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "I believe Congress should promote policies that protect and preserve our environment for future generations. Responsible stewardship of our environment requires a commitment to sound science and continuous research."2514On Congressman Amodei's, 'Energy,' page, it states, "In Nevada, new sources of energy, such as geothermal and solar are showing promise. Geothermal, in particular, brings jobs and growth to Nevada with 20+ plants in operation providing clean, reliable electrical capacity to the grid and significant additional capacity under development." Congressman Amodei does not oppose climate action. 25Congressman Amodei opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2522.25https://amodei.house.gov/environment/ https://amodei.house.gov/energy1/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro Climate
Armstrong, KellyNorth Dakota1RCongressman Kelly Armstrong agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2019 E&E News article Congressman Armstrong, "doesn't deny the scientific consensus on climate change but added that the U.S. shouldn't move forward unless 'you get the entire world to deal with it.'" 500At an energy round table in 2019, Congressman Armstrong pushed for policy reform saying, "The policies that are being promoted simply export the pollution," and, "We export this pollution to countries that don't have the regulatory framework we have here." However, he has also derided the Green New Deal saying, "It's absolutely detrimental to North Dakota in (agriculture), energy, coal and oil issues." Yet, in 2019 he said "any solutions to carbon and clean air and clean water need to be considered." According to a 2019 article in Roll Call the Congressman, "received at least $400,000 from those wells and as much as $1.1 million in the previous year, as well as $75,000 in salary from Armstrong Corp., his family’s oil and gas business." Representative Armstrong does not oppose climate action. 25Representative Armstrong has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. He was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5031.25https://armstrong.house.gov/media/in-the-news/ee-news-coaching-baseball-helped-prepare-freshman-congress https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/government-and-politics/4574737-armstrong-finds-north-dakota-connections-hot-topic-federal https://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/4604447-lets-stay-offense-rep-armstrong-hosts-energy-roundtable-bsc https://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Armstrong-talks-energy-climate-committee-in-Bismarck-509085221.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Arrington, JodeyTexas19RCongressman Jodey Arrington disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a House Floor speech condemning the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "The climate activist agenda, Mr. Chairman, and extreme ideological views... embraces the view that the only means to successfully reducing carbon emissions is to eliminate conventional fuels, which by the way power our nation's economy... This framework is flawed in its assumptions, fraught with political bias, hostile toward our main source of energy, and amounts to a jobs program for ideological bureaucrats."00On Congressman Arrington's energy page, it states, "West Texas currently accounts for 81% of the onshore production for the entire state of Texas. The oil and gas producers here in District 19 provide a safe and affordable supply of energy to our nation, and thousands of jobs to our people. We need to reduce regulations, cut taxes, and allow these industries to grow and thrive. Like Texas, our country needs more pro-growth, pro-energy policies." Congressman Arrington demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Arrington opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://www.facebook.com/JodeyArrington/videos/493714594707977/?v=493714594707977 https://arrington.house.gov/issues/energy/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Axne, CindyIowa3DCongresswoman Cindy Axne understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's Environment page, it states, "Cindy has seen firsthand the devastation that worsening floods, storms, and other effects of climate change are already having on Iowa. While working to curb greenhouse gas emissions and halt the growing threat of a warming planet, Cindy knows that we must also build up community and agricultural resiliency to withstand the new realities of our environment."100100According to the Des Moines Register, when asked if she supported the Green New Deal, Congresswoman Axne stated, "We need to protect our communities and our economy from the dire threats of climate change. The Green New Deal provides a broad framework, but it doesn’t provide the practical, bipartisan solutions we need to achieve these goals. Any plan to address climate change must incorporate the needs of Iowa families who are supported by our agriculture and manufacturing industries.." Congresswoman Axne's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Rep. Axne has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5081.25https://axne.house.gov/issues/environment https://axne.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-axne-introduces-amendment-support-renewable-fuel-and-energy-industries https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Babin, BrianTexas36RCongressman Brian Babin disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2019 Pacific Standard article, Congressman Babin during a climate change hearing, "tried to suggest that, because scientists are still researching what caused the Little Ice Age, which extended from the 14th to the mid-19th century, perhaps they are unsure about the causes of climate change now. He also suggested some global warming can be beneficial at times. For people living during the Little Ice Age, he said, "I would say it would have been more advantageous for the climate to be a little bit warmer.""00In a 2017 press release applauding the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Congressman Babin stated, "Furthermore, it would uniquely hurt the people of the 36th District of Texas by threatening the many good-paying jobs provided by our area’s petrochemical and refining facilities. While this decision will not sit well with out-of-touch liberal politicians and pro-U.N. globalists, President Trump was elected to put American workers first and turn back such bad deals that undermine U.S. competitiveness and jobs.” Congressman Babin demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Babin opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was a co-sponsor and voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://psmag.com/news/the-house-science-committee-just-held-its-first-helpful-hearing-on-climate-science-in-years https://babin.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1314 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Bacon, DonNebraska2RCongressman Don Bacon does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2018 tweet, the Congressman wrote, "In regards to climate change, there is no doubt temperatures are changing. We need to further study how much humans are responsible as opposed to natural causes, and from there take measures to protect our earth for future generations."2543On Congressman Bacon's 'Energy and Environment,' page it states, "I am proud to be part of the Climate Solutions Caucus to further expand my knowledge on the potential impacts of climate change and find bi-partisan solutions. This was a promise I made to constituents of my district and I keep my promises." In a 2017 press release on the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "We should have kept a seat at the table to advocate our interests and fix the problems with the current agreement that put us at an economic disadvantage with other countries. Regardless, I am confident our nation will continue to pursue more environmentally friendly energy solutions despite our withdrawal from the Paris Agreement." Congressman Bacon supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50Congressman Bacon makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. After joining the bipartisan climate solutions caucus, he was quoted by the Omaha World-Herald stating, “I just don’t think people want to raise taxes on it and I think we’re making progress with what we’re doing,” when asked about a carbon tax. Congressman Bacon voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 029.5https://twitter.com/repdonbacon/status/990238541509791745?lang=en https://bacon.house.gov/issues/energy-environment https://bacon.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-bacon-statement-paris-climate-accord http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/bacon-others-to-explore-climate-change-solutions-during-conservation-summit/article_d02be546-c272-11e7-b84a-cb692cc2c975.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Baird, JimIndiana4RCongressman Jim Baird does not take a position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 article by Science Magazine, when asked about climate change, the Congressman stated, "I’ll have to look at their data once I start on the committee. I’m a data man, and we’ll just have to take a look at that.”250According to a 2019 article by Inside Climate News, as a way of downplaying the impact of climate, "Baird also speculated that species might adapt swiftly enough to climate change to avoid mass extinctions, despite vast scientific evidence to the contrary." Congressman Baird demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Rep. Baird makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 41). He was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 06.25https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/one-indiana-s-new-congressmen-vietnam-veteran-farmer-and-scientist# https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13022019/congress-house-science-committee-climate-change-republicans-green-new-deal-niskanen https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?pageSort=alphaByState&searchResultViewType=expanded&KWICView=false https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Balderson, TroyOhio12RCongressman Troy Balderson does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 250The Congressman supported the president's rollbacks of the Clean Power Plan, stating that President Trump's replacement, the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, “allows everyone to win." Rep. Balderson demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Representative Balderson has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. He was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5018.75https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190620/trump-moves-to-gut-obama-climate-policy-and-bolster-coal-industry https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Banks, JimIndiana3RCongressman Jim Banks disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2017 article in The Journal Gazette the Congressman was quoted stating, "I believe there is some evidence and some scientific research that might support that, and other research that doesn’t." He was also quoted saying by the Gazette that climate change, "is largely leftist propaganda to change the way Americans live and create more government obstruction and intrusion in our lives."00Congressman Banks supported Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a tweet that, "I am glad @POTUS is following through on his campaign promise and pulling the United States out of the flawed Paris agreement." In a 2019 tweet on climate change the Congressman wrote, "If the Left cared about ‘Climate Change’, they would: have a plan to curb China’s CO2 emissions, support nuclear energy & natural gas, unleash power of markets to invest in R&D. Instead they make you late for work, ban plastic straws, want you to eat bugs and not have kids." Congressman Banks demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Banks makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41). 00http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/indiana/Banks-unsure-of-climate-change-18039245 https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/06/02/indiana-politicians-react-climate-agreement-withdrawal/364345001/ https://twitter.com/repjimbanks/status/1176156582037610496 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Barr, AndyKentucky6RCongressman Andy Barr disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2019 article from Spectrum News 1, the Congressman was quoted on climate change, stating, "Some say the science is settled, that's not true. There are scientists who dispute the level of warming, the extent to which humans are contributing to that." In an interview with WTVQ, the Congressman expressed his opposition to President Obama's climate change plan, stating, "Coal does contribute to climate change. 'But he says it’s better for the world if we use coal in America.' The administration is trying to destroy the coal industry and the result is more exports to countries like China that have a very poor environmental record." 00In a 2019 press release on the Green New Deal, the Congressman denied scientific consensus on climate change, stating, "While the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change has found a lack of scientific consensus on the causes and consequences of climate change, I am not a climate change denier." The Congressman Barr demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Barr makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2013 press release opposing a fee on carbon the Congressman cited the "human cost," of the war on coal. He also voted in favor and was a co-sponsor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://spectrumnews1.com/ky/louisville/news/2019/04/16/rep--andy-barr-speaks-on-green-energy-and-the-green-new-deal https://www.wtvq.com/2013/07/02/rep-andy-barr-says-hes-offended-by-presidents-climate-change-plan/ https://barr.house.gov/columns?ID=6D9B3AC5-D9DE-40FF-8381-3DC72FB774C2 https://barr.house.gov/2013/3/barr-fights-carbon-tax https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Barragán, Nanette California44DCongresswoman Nanette Barragán understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. During a 2020 hearing on Energy and Commerce Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Climate Change and Wildfires, the Congresswoman stated, "I happen to be a big believer that the combination of the increasing heat longer droughts and intensifying winds along with record-breaking wildfires are becoming the new norm for California which is not a good new norm for us in Southern California. Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby has been outspoken on this stating that climate change is undeniably a part of why these wildfires are more devastating and destructive than ever before. I think it's such an important issue that he's going to be my guest at the State of the Union to talk about the impact that wildfires are having."100100Congresswoman Barragán has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. The Congresswoman is a co-chair of the United for Climate And Environmental Justice Congressional Task Force, which aims to reduce the impacts of climate change on minority and low-income communities. In a press release announcing the formation of the Task Force, the Congresswoman stated, “Issues like climate change and pollution disproportionately impact low-income communities and communities of color, a fact that must be considered in our work as lawmakers." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release opposing the U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement, the Congresswoman stated, "Although there were labor and enforcement improvements made with the USMCA, climate change is a crisis that must be urgently addressed and accounted for in our trade agreements." Rep. Barragán makes climate change a top priority issue as well. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100Congresswoman Barragán supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://barragan.house.gov/congresswoman-barragan-testifies-on-the-role-of-climate-change-in-wildfires/ https://mceachin.house.gov/media/press-releases/mceachin-barrag-n-jayapal-announced-united-climate-and-environmental-justice https://barragan.house.gov/congresswoman-barragan-releases-statement-on-house-resolution-5430-the-united-states-mexico-trade-agreement/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Bass, KarenCalifornia37DCongresswoman Bass understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On Congresswoman Bass's 'Energy and Environment,' page she states, "Congressmember Karen Bass understands that we are in the midst of a climate crisis. As wildfires rage throughout the state and throughout countries all around the world, it is obvious now more than ever that the climate crisis is both urgent and existential. Protecting the environment is a critical part of protecting the health of all Americans. Clean air and water and the preservation of natural resources are issues of utmost concern to protect both Americans today and of future generations. Combating climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing both our nation and the entire international community."100100Congresswoman Bass has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. A week after President Trump's inauguration, Congresswoman Bass hosted a town hall called, "Climate Change in the New Administration: Why South LA Should Care." In a press release discussing the town hall she states, "Climate change amplifies existing health threats, such as heart attacks, asthma, and other respiratory diseases, and it disproportionately impacts low-income and minority communities." The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on climate change. In a 2018 press release after the Trump administration announced it would block states like California from adopting stricter vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, the Congresswoman stated, "California’s standards are not only part of a larger responsibility to take care of our planet, but also part of a very local push to protect our public health by reducing risk factors that lead to asthma and heart disease." Rep. Bass clearly makes climate change a top priority issue. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100Congresswoman Bass publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This 2019 bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He also voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).100100https://bass.house.gov/issues/energy-environment https://bass.house.gov/ClimateSLA https://bass.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-bass-slams-trump-administration-override-californian-environmental https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q={%22cosponsor-state%22:%22California%22}&searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Beatty, JoyceOhio3DCongresswoman Joyce Beatty understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "The consensus view of scientists about the impact that climate change poses to our planet is alarming. Rising temperatures are projected to devastate many of our planet’s precious ecosystems, increase coastal flooding to dangerous levels, disrupt our food systems, and increase extreme weather occurrences. These science-backed facts are why I support taking bold steps to invest in federal programs to address climate change, prevent spending cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), fully enforce the Clean Air Act, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize our reliance on fossil fuels, and promote energy efficiency and conservation. I also support the Paris Climate Agreement and believe the United States should remain a full partner in the international effort to address climate change."100100In a 2017 tweet opposing President Trump's withdrawal from the agreement, she stated, "1. Syria. 2. Nicaragua 3. USA. The ONLY three countries to reject #ParisAccord. Talk about a list you don't want to be on! #ActOnClimate." Rep. Beatty in a press release opposed the Keystone Pipeline for climate reasons, stating, "We should focus on developing domestically produced energy as we transition away from energy sources that cause irreparable climate change and fail to create meaningful American jobs.” Congresswoman Betty's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue.75Congresswoman Beatty supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://beatty.house.gov/issues/climate-and-environment https://twitter.com/RepBeatty/status/870363347904069634 https://beatty.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/beatty-opposes-seriously-flawed-keystone-xl-legislation https://beatty.house.gov/issues/climate-and-environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Bera, AmiCalifornia7DCongressman Ami Bera understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On Congressman Bera's, 'Environment and Agriculture,' page, it states, "We must address the grave threat that climate change poses to our state of California and to future generations. The vast majority of qualified scientists agree that the data on climate change is clear. The evidence shows climate change is making our drought worse and could lead to future droughts. Climate change is expected to result in rising sea levels, which could damage the Sacramento delta and major coastal cities throughout the Bay Area. It could also mean more out-of-control forest fires and more dangerous storms, affecting our country’s agriculture and infrastructure."100100Congressman Bera has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2017 press release denouncing the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "Putting America first means preparing our nation for the storms and extreme weather that are impacting us as a direct result of climate change. Putting America first means continuing our role as a global leader in reducing carbon emissions." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In 2019 Congressman Bera co-wrote an op-ed with Congresswoman Kim Schrier (D-WA), titled, 'To protect our health, we must act on climate,' writing, "Climate change is one of the biggest public health threats facing our country and planet. From increased air pollution, to worsening extreme weather disasters, to greater risks for diseases, climate change impacts every aspect of our health and safety." Rep. Bera makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 Facebook post, the Congressman wrote, "Climate change is a grave (and real) threat. We have an obligation to future generations to do whatever we can to address this crisis."100Congressman Bera publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://bera.house.gov/environment#climatechange https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/447011-to-protect-our-health-we-must-act-on-climate https://bera.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-ami-bera-statement-on-executive-order-rolling-back-climate-change https://www.facebook.com/RepAmiBera/posts/2512714255408323 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Bergman, JackMichigan1RCongressman Jack Bergman does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.2514When joining the Bipartisan Climate Caucus in 2017 Congressman Bergman was quoted by Climate Citizens Lobby stating, "Michigan’s First District is home to some of our nation’s most cherished natural resources and I’m proud to join my colleagues to examine ways to promote and protect these resources. Michiganders understand that our Great Lakes and natural resources are worth protecting—for our environment, for our economy, for our kids and grandkids, and for the future of the Great Lakes region.” Congressman Bergman does not oppose climate action. 25Congressman Bergman has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman did not vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5028.5https://citizensclimatelobby.org/rep-jack-bergman-congressman-climate-conscious-youth/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro Climate
Beyer, DonVirginia8DCongressman Don Beyer understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's climate change and the environment page, he states, "Stopping the harmful consequences of global climate change is the existential crisis of our generation. We cannot continue pumping pollutants into our air at no economic cost. Fourteen of the fifteen hottest years on record have been in this century. Global temperature changes are causing prolonged droughts, extreme weather events, and rising sea levels.100100Congressman Beyer has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 op-ed in The Hill, the Congressman stated, "The president’s recent decision to pull out of the Paris agreement, the international climate agreement by which each nation voluntarily committs to addressing climate change in their own country, is an intentional choice to bury his head in the sand. We can’t ignore reality, and we don’t have the luxury of just sitting this one out." Rep. Beyer also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 press release on infrastructure, the Congressman stated, “I’m proud to support this framework because I believe it is the roadmap we need to put people to work strengthening and modernizing our communities in a way that respects the environment and addresses the climate crisis. Congressman Beyer makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congressman is the Democrat Coalition Climate Change Task Force Co-Chair. 100Congressman Beyer supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). The Congressman supports the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act, which would, "cap the emissions of greenhouse gases through a requirement to purchase carbon permits, to distribute the proceeds of such purchases to eligible individuals, and for other purposes. 7593.75https://beyer.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=15199 https://beyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=4651 https://beyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=4722 https://beyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1210 https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Healthy%20Climate%20and%20Family%20Security%20Act.pdf https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Biggs, AndyArizona5RCongressman Andy Biggs disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2017 candidate survey by the Arizona Republic, the Congressman stated, “I do not believe climate change is occurring... I do not think that humans have a significant impact on climate. The federal government should stop regulating and stomping on our economy and freedoms in the name of a discredited theory.” 00According to the Arizona Republic, when asked about climate change by a constituent Congressman Biggs stated, "There are credible scientists who say climate change exists; we aren’t sure why... There are credible scientists who say it doesn’t.” During a 2017 Congressional hearing on the social cost of carbon, the Congressman also stated, "The previous administration disregarded scientific integrity by overestimating climate change resulting from greenhouse gas emissions. In order to push an expensive regulatory agenda, the administration inflated the SCC to justify costly regulations in response to the allegedly terrible damage CO2 emissions will cause in the future." Congressman Biggs demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Briggs makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to a 2017 article by The Guardian, when addressing a price on carbon pollution Congressman Biggs stated, "It is simply not right for Americans to be bearing the brunt of costs when the majority of benefits will be conferred away from home." Congressman Biggs voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/house-science-panel-adds-climate-denying-members/ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2017/04/12/andy-biggs-town-hall-arizona/100124436/ https://biggs.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-biggs-opening-statement-hearing-examining-social-cost-carbon https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/mar/01/republican-hearing-calls-for-a-lower-carbon-pollution-price-it-should-be-much-higher https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Bilirakis, Gus M.Florida12RCongressman Bilirakis does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 2514Congressman Bilirakis lacks leadership by advocating against the Paris Agreement. According to Politifact, the Congressman stated in an email that, "A study by the National Economics Research Association showed that the (Paris climate) deal could cost 2.7 million lost jobs in the U.S. by 2025 should our country adhere to the commitments made by the Obama Administration." Politifact deemed the study referred to as unreliable, stating, "The study is unreliable, using an extreme model that does not consider the possible benefits of carbon regulation and rules out investment, flexibility or technology that would lead to more jobs." Congressman Bilirakis demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Bilirakis opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He co-sponsored and voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 09.75http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2017/jun/21/gus-bilirakis/gus-bilirakis-cites-flawed-study-defend-us-wit/ https://bilirakis.house.gov/issues/energy-production https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/119/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Bishop Jr., Sanford D.Georgia2DCongressman Bishop understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. In a 2009 press release on the House's passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) he stated, “All credible science confirms that the earth’s climate is warming. In fact, the global temperature is quickly approaching a level wholly unknown to human beings throughout the course of recorded history. Protecting the health and the survival of the planet is not only a moral concern, but a religious issue as well. My faith tells me that we must act as responsible stewards of God’s creation. We must do everything we can to ensure that the Earth and all of God’s creatures are preserved for generations to come.”7540According to a 2017 WMGT 41 article the Congressman was quoted on his disappointment over President Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement, stating, “I think it’s very unfortunate. I’m very disappointed that the President does not see the need for people to work together across the globe to protect the earth on which we live.” On the Congressman's, 'Energy,' page it states, "I have long supported the development and exploration of domestic energy sources which will revitalize our economy, create millions of new jobs, lower energy bills, and strengthen our national security. I am a strong supporter of the Keystone XL pipeline, increased exploration of energy sources on federal lands and offshore, renewable energy research, and promoting rural electric cooperatives and nuclear energy." Congressman Bishop supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it50Congressman Bishop opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2547.5https://bishop.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/bishop-on-house-passage-of-climate-change-legislation https://www.41nbc.com/2017/06/01/congressman-bishop-disappointed-president-trumps-withdraw-paris-climate-agreement/ https://bishop.house.gov/legislative-work/fiscal-responsibility/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363N/APro ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimatePro Climate
Bishop, DanNorth Carolina9RCongressman Dan Bishop does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 2533.33Congressman Bishop does not oppose climate action.25Congressman Bishop has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5033.33NOTE: THIS CANDIDATES DID NOT VOTE ON ANY OF THE VOTES ABOVE, SO THE VOTE SCORE DOES NOT FACTOR INTO HIS CLIMATE CALCULATION. https://danbishop.house.gov/issues https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Blumenauer, EarlOregon3DCongressman Earl Blumenauer understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's campaign website, it states, "We must act immediately to embrace a just transition to green transportation and infrastructure and create clean energy jobs, protect natural resources, and practice regenerative agriculture to decarbonize our economy and save our planet."100100Congressman Blumenauer has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. The Congressman introduced a 2019 resolution, Expressing the sense of Congress that there is a climate emergency which demands a massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address its consequences and causes (H. Con Res 52), stating in a press release, "To address the climate crisis, we must tell the truth about the nature of this threat.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 press release condemning the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "If Donald Trump thinks that he can put his head in the sand, ignore climate change, and instead subject the world to rising sea levels, stronger storms, and harsh droughts then he is wrong. As the second largest emitter of carbon pollution, the United States has an obligation and a commitment to protect our planet from climate change." Rep. Blumenauer makes climate change a priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Representative Blumenauer publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "He has proposed a fee on carbon polluters that would drive down emissions and generate revenue that would be returned to American workers and fund programs to transition to a decarbonized economy." Congressman Blumenauer voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://www.earlblumenauer.com/priorities/environment-climate/ https://blumenauer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/blumenauer-ocasio-cortez-and-sanders-introduce-resolution-declare https://blumenauer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/blumenauer-statement-reports-donald-trump-pull-out-paris-climate https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22Oregon%22%7D https://blumenauer.house.gov/issues/environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Bonamici, SuzanneOregon1DCongresswoman Suzanne Bonamici understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy and Environment,' it states, "In Northwest Oregon, we are facing the challenges of our inaction on climate change, whether it be more acidic oceans, rising sea levels, raging wildfires, changing agricultural conditions, and extreme weather events. Climate change and pollution also disproportionately affect our most vulnerable, and we must do more to protect the public of health of our communities. It is past time for Congress and the country to take action and address the growing threat of climate change and protect our environment. The United States has the ability and the obligation to lead the world’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and our dependence on fossil fuels, and transition to 100% clean energy. I will continue to work with my colleagues to implement adaptation and mitigation strategies as we fight to take meaningful action on climate change."100100Congresswoman Bonamici has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. During a 2019 Congressional hearing, the Congresswoman questioned Energy Secretary Rick Perry about the Department’s inaction on climate change and efforts to withhold federal funding for clean energy research and development, stating, "Climate change is an existential threat, and it requires the full attention of the federal government.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. As a member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, the Congresswoman helped release the committee's climate action plan, stating in a press release, "Our committee was charged with crafting a bold, science-based, comprehensive climate action plan to address the climate crisis and reach net-zero emissions no later than mid-century and net-negative thereafter." We included a focus on the needs of frontline communities, opportunities to accelerate our transition to a 100 percent clean energy economy, and ways to create good-paying jobs." Rep. Bonamici makes climate change a priority issue as well. She is also a cosponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Bonamici supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://bonamici.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://bonamici.house.gov/media/press-releases/bonamici-challenges-energy-secretary-perry-climate-change-clean-energy https://bonamici.house.gov/ClimateActionPlan https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Bost, MikeIllinois12RCongressman Mike Bost disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In an interview with St. Louis Public Radio, when the Congressman was asked if he believed in man made climate change, he stated, "I don’t. I don’t know that I do; no... Some scientists do; some scientists don’t."00On the Congressman's, 'Energy,' page, it advocates for the continued development of fossil fuel resources stating, "In addition to new sources of oil and natural gas, the United States also possesses significant quantities of coal, enough to last us for over a hundred years. Southern Illinois contains significant coal deposits. In recent years, new technologies have been developed that make it possible to more efficiently produce energy from this coal with far fewer emissions of pollutants." Congressman Bost demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Bost opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).256.25http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-12th-district-contenders-highlight-differences#stream/0 https://bost.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Boyle, BrendanPennsylvania2DCongressman Brendan Boyle understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release condemning the President's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "With record-shattering temperatures and billions of dollars going toward natural disaster relief, the consequences of climate change are clearer than ever. But this is not a problem the United States can solve alone. Our atmosphere is everyone’s atmosphere, and only through international cooperation and compliance with the Paris Climate Agreement can we begin to tackle this monumental threat."100100Congressman Boyle has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. The Congressman included an amendment in the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations Act, which would prohibit the Trump administration from rejecting any grant application for using the term “global warming” or the term “climate change” in the application. In a press release on the amendment, the Congressman stated, “At a time when climate change and global warming pose an unparalleled threat to our national security and the safety of the planet, we must fight back against the Trump Administration’s codification of climate change denial." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. The Congressman discussed the reality of climate change at a 2019 town hall stating, "Climate change is not a hoax. It is a reality. This is a problem that is happening right now.” Rep. Boyle makes climate change a priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman Boyle has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). In a 2017 town hall hosted by the Congressman, he stated, "given the political climate in Washington right now, I don't see propositions like carbon fee and dividend legislation, which is supported by advocacy groups like the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, or a carbon tax as realistic accomplishments in the near term." 5087.5https://boyle.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/boyle-amendment-included-landmark-climate-change-legislation-passed https://boyle.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/boyle-addresses-climate-change-lower-moreland-town-hall https://boyle.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/house-passes-boyle-amendment-counteract-trump-administration-climate https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Brady, KevinTexas8RCongressman Kevin Brady does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 op-ed in The U.S. Daily Times, the Congressman wrote, "I believe that the key to successfully tackling climate change is American innovation. Instead of making traditional energy more expensive, let’s focus on making clean energy more affordable. Our nation has long been a global energy leader, and with new innovation and smart investments, we can be the driving force behind clean energy. If we work together in a bipartisan manner, we can find solutions that support American innovation, lower energy costs, and drive our economy."250On Congressman Brady's, 'Energy page,' it states, "We need to unlock the vast resources of America’s deep oceans, the U.S. arctic reserve and oil shale of the Midwest and Rocky Mountains. By exploring more, we could displace all the oil we currently import from unstable and unfriendly nations. It is estimated that our own resources could provide: Oceans: 3 million barrels of oil per day. Arctic: 1 million barrels of oil per day. Oil shale: 2.5 million barrels of oil per day. Congressman Brady demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Brady makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. .In a 2018 press release, Rep. Brady stated, "A carbon tax is a job-killing policy that will stunt our economic growth." The Congressman voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 06.25https://kevinbrady.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=404537 https://kevinbrady.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=126801 https://kevinbrady.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=401183 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Brooks, MoAlabama 5RCongressman Mo Brooks disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. During a 2018 congressional hearing when discussing sea-level rise from climate change the Congressman stated, "What about erosion? Every time you have that soil or rock, whatever it is, that is deposited into the seas, that forces the sea levels to rise because now you've got less space in those oceans because the bottom is moving up." 00In a 2019 press release titled "UNDER BROOKS' EXAMINATION, LIBERAL CLIMATE CHANGE "EXPERT" ADMITS SEA LEVELS RISING AT ONE-THIRD OF LONG-TERM AVERAGE!," the Congressman Brooks stated, "Sea levels are currently rising at rates LESS THAN one-third the average of the past 21,000 years! The past 21,000 years of global warming and sea level rise that began after the Earth’s last glacial maximum were NOT caused by human beings! That raising American gasoline prices to $8.70/gallon is one partial solution to global warming!" Congressman Brooks demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Brooks opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/17/politics/mo-brooks-nasa-climate-change/index.html https://brooks.house.gov/media-center/news-releases/under-brooks-examination-liberal-climate-change-expert-admits-sea-levels https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Brown, AnthonyMaryland4DCongressman Anthony Brown understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a November 2018 Tweet, the Congressman wrote, "Climate change will have a major economic impact, displace thousands of people and increase conflict around the globe. Rather than ignoring the science, We must rise to the challenge. Climate change is one of our most pressing national security threats; America must be a leader." On the Congressman's environment page, it states, "Anthony is committed to curbing the effects of climate change...for future generations." He also advocated for the full implementation of then President Obama's Climate Action Plan. In June of 2017, the Prince George's Sentinel reported Congressman Brown stated he was very disappointed with President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.100100On Congressman Brown's "Environment,' page, it states, "Anthony is committed to curbing the effects of climate change, protecting Maryland’s natural resources, including the Chesapeake Bay, and ensuring the quality of our air, water, and land for future generations. From investing in clean-energy to protecting our ecosystems to ensuring environmental justice in every community, Anthony will work with Democrats and Republicans who are willing to address our biggest environmental challenges." Congressman Brown's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Brown supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://twitter.com/repanthonybrown/status/1067095977272778753 http://anthonybrown.com/issue/environment/ https://www.lcv.org/environmental-facebook/anthony-brown/ https://anthonybrown.house.gov/media/in-the-news/washington-wednesday-maryland-legislators-disagree-trump-paris-agreement https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Brownley, JuliaCalifornia26DCongresswoman Julia Brownley understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release announcing her appointment to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, the Congresswoman stated, "My home state of California knows all too well the devastating economic and human toll brought by climate change, which has led to longer wildfire seasons and deadly disasters that have wreaked havoc on our local communities." Despite her strong language above, on the Congresswoman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "I support an all-of-the-above approach to solving our energy needs. While our nation is overly dependent on fossil fuels, we need to look at new technologies that support the development and expansion of clean, renewable, alternative energy resources, like wind, biomass, and solar. Reducing our reliance on foreign oil will have multiple benefits for our national security, our environment, and will help to create and sustain good jobs in new high-tech sectors."75100Congresswoman Brownley has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 The Congresswoman introduced The Green Bus Act (H.R. 2164), which would mandate all busses purchases with federal funds be zero-emissions by 2029. The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on climate change. During a 2019 tour of Ventura County, California to see the first-hand impacts of sea-level rise, the Congresswoman stated, "From our prolonged drought to the disastrous Thomas and Woolsey Fires, to the risks of rising sea levels on our coastal lands, Ventura County residents know that the climate crisis is already impacting our lives.” Rep. Brownley makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congresswoman joined the U.S. Congressional Delegation to Madrid, Spain for the COP25 climate talks, stating in a 2019 press release, "It is imperative that we work with our global partners to tackle the climate crisis and ensure we are all working on climate solutions to stop pollution, protect public health, and build a global, clean energy economy.”100Congresswoman Brownley supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Congresswoman Brownley voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). In a 2019 town hall, Browning suggested that carbon fees were on the table but did not take a strong position one way or the other.7587.5https://juliabrownley.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment/ https://juliabrownley.house.gov/brownley-appointed-to-select-committee-on-the-climate-crisis/ https://juliabrownley.house.gov/brownley-introduces-bill-to-fight-climate-crisis-by-helping-localities-convert-to-clean-transit-systems-requiring-all-new-fta-funded-buses-be-zero-emission-by-2029/ https://juliabrownley.house.gov/brownley-and-select-committee-on-the-climate-crisis-chair-castor-take-tour-of-ventura-county-to-see-firsthand-the-impacts-of-climate-change-and-efforts-underway-to-combat-these-effects/ https://juliabrownley.house.gov/brownley-joins-bicameral-congressional-delegation-to-madrid-for-cop25/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.vcstar.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/11/18/carbon-tax-table/4207913002/Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Buchanan, VernFlorida16RCongressman Vern Buchanan does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.2529He advocated on behalf of the Paris Agreement. In a 2019 tweet, supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), Congressman Buchanan stated, "Moments ago I voted for legislation to keep the United States part of the international Paris Climate Accord. Global warming is a serious threat - especially to a state like #Florida with two coastlines vulnerable to rising waters. #Sayfie." Congressman Buchanan does not oppose climate action. 25Congressman Buchanan opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2526https://buchanan.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/buchanan-urges-trump-reconsider-climate-accord https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Buck, KenColorado4RCongressman Ken Buck disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2016 floor speech, the Congressman offered an amendment Department of Defense Appropriations Act, prohibiting funds from being used to implement the President's Directive 4715.21, which requires the military to incorporate climate change into everything they do. In his speech the Congressman stated, "Climate change adaptation and resilience would force our military to incorporate climate change and everything they do. From combat operations to preparedness to training. Climate change would become one of our nation's greatest enemies. When our nation is under attack generals in the war room and officers in the field need to be focused on winning the battle, not limiting their carbon footprint. Our national security has already been impacted by the thinking behind this directive."00In a 2019 tweet, Congressman Buck stated, "I’m glad to see @EPA move forward w/critical, commonsense reforms to reduce burdensome regulations on the oil and gas industry. This is a huge win for CO and I look forward to seeing the industry continue their work to reduce methane emissions. #oilandgas." Congressman Buck demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Buck makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). In a press release in support of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise of the same name, the Congressman stated, “It’s not OK to implement a radical green energy agenda on the backs of the American people.”00https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE6wP6Rv6wA https://twitter.com/repkenbuck/status/1167190277712470021 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://buck.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/ken-buck-supports-american-families-who-rely-affordable-energyAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Bucshon, LarryIndiana8RThe Congressman disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing on President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the Congressman stated, “Over the last few years, we’ve gone from global warming to climate change since the temperature hasn’t changed in many, many years. The temperature or the earth has been changing for centuries. I fully believe that the temperature is changing. But of course now supporters of this new regulation are saying ‘Well, it’s changing now at an unusual pace compared to the past, because now the American public is getting it that the temperature of the earth has been changing for centuries.” According to a press release on President Obama's war on coal, it states that, "Only 20 percent of CO2 emissions are produced in the United States. Bucshon stressed that while he does believe the Earth’s climate is changing, he believes it is minimally affected by human CO2 production and is a normal temperature variation consistent with past periods of climate changes. In fact, studies have shown a recent stagnation in warming temperatures." 00In a 2017 press release supporting President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, he stated, "While we can all agree that we should continually work to minimize our impact on the environment through innovation and technology, this flawed deal is unfair to American workers and puts our country at an economic disadvantage to the benefit of countries like China, Iran, and India. Estimates show the agreement could cost 6.5 million American jobs and devastate areas like Southern Indiana where families rely on the coal industry. Not to mention, we were committed to this agreement – what should be considered a treaty – unilaterally by President Obama, without the advice and consent of the Senate.” The Congressman also opposed the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), stating in a 2019 press release, "Climate change is an issue that needs to be addressed. However, Democrats are using climate change as a political tool to strengthen Washington’s control of the economy and consumer choice, without any guarantees of actually reducing emissions, which is why I cannot support this legislation." Congressman Bucshon demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Bucshon opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://thinkprogress.org/congressman-dont-trust-climate-scientists-they-re-in-it-for-the-money-4280ba3bf981/ https://bucshon.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=481 https://bucshon.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=225 https://bucshon.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=3439 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Budd, TedNorth Carolina13RCongressman Ted Budd does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to Spectrum1 News, In a 2018 debate, he stated, “It is obvious that humans have some impact on the environment." According to a 2016 News and Record article, the Congressman has also said that there is no "clear evidence" for climate change.250Congressman Budd demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Budd makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41). 06.25https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2018/11/02/north-carolina-gop-candidates-embrace-climate-change-say-humans-are-playing-a-role http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/n_and_r_editorials/our-opinion-bruce-davis-in-th/article_10b7bd90-7eb7-52cb-b302-5a699277a59d.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Burchett, TimTennessee2RThe Congressman disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2018 Tweet, the Congressman, referencing a snow storm, wrote, "Al Gore needs to scrape my dadgum windshield."00Congressman Burchett demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Burchett has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5012.5https://twitter.com/timburchett/status/949267790049042432?lang=en https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Burgess, MichaelTexas26RCongressman Michael Burgess does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.250On Congressman Burgess's, 'Energy,' page, it states, "The United States has vast supplies of domestic energy that should be explored. Today, the US imports nearly 60% of its oil, and most comes from the Middle East and politically unstable nations. I believe that energy exploration in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) and the Outer Continental Shelf is an important component of comprehensive energy legislation." Congressman Burgess demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Burgess opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5https://burgess.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=636 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Bustos, CheriIllinois17DCongresswoman Cheri Bustos understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release announcing her "Rural Green Patnership," a framework to include rural communities in attempts to combat climate change, Bustos stated, "Rural economies in Illinois and across the country depend on a stable climate and consistent weather patterns, which makes tackling the issue of climate change a moral and economic imperative. Specifically, the Rural Green Partnership details a set of policies that work with federal, local and state governments, producers, businesses, unions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in every economic sector of rural America."100100The Congresswoman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page does not mention climate change, stating "There’s no doubt that energy production plays a major factor in our economy, but it also plays a critical role in ensuring our environmental well-being. As your member of Congress, I’m committed to supporting innovative approaches to break our national addiction to foreign fossil fuels, investing in non-carbon energy sources and promoting a comprehensive plan that keeps energy affordable for the middle class... We owe it to our next generation to do our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While there is no single solution to America’s energy challenge, we must take steps to move toward cleaner energy sources while protecting our economy." Congresswoman Bustos' website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Bustos supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://bustos.house.gov/bustos-announces-rural-green-partnership-to-combat-climate-change-and-spur-economic-growth/#:~:text=MOLINE%20%E2%80%93%20Today%2C%20Congresswoman%20Cheri%20Bustos,Committee%20on%20the%20Climate%20Crisis. https://bustos.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Butterfield, G.K.North Carolina1DCongressman G.K. Butterfield understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. In 2019, he tweeted that climate change is a "national emergency."75100In a 2014 press release after touring a solar project, the Congressman stated, "Every American, every family and every public official has a role to play addressing climate change." In a 2016 press release on the importance of transmitting emergency alerts in Spanish, the Congressman stated, "With extreme weather events due to climate change on the rise, it is paramount that all people in the United States have equal access to lifesaving emergency alerts.” Congressman Butterfield supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it.50Congressman Butterfield supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7575https://twitter.com/GKButterfield/status/1096165993657847808 https://butterfield.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressmen-butterfield-and-price-tour-solar-and-wind-energy-projects-by https://butterfield.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/butterfield-and-lujan-highlight-fcc-decision-to-transmit-emergency https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Calvert, KenCalifornia42RThe Congressman does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels, but according to 'Vice,' he "[v]oted in support of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 (H.R. 910), which relied on climate change denial to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions—additionally excluding carbon dioxide from the definition of "air pollutant"—as a means to prevent further global warming and harm to human health."00In a press release on the Green New Deal the Congressman stated, "Socialism disguised as radical environmentalism is still socialism. As Democrats admit, the Green New Deal seeks a ‘massive transformation’ of America... It would end air travel, force every homeowner to retrofit or tear down their home, and make small businesses plow any revenues into upgrading their stores. It even would kick us out of our cars, unless of course, you could afford an electric vehicle." Congressman Calvert demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Calvert makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). In a 2019 press release opposing the Green New Deal, the Congressman stated, "The only conceivable way to fund the Democrat’s Green New Deal government-state is through tax increases on all Americans, including the middle-class. Green New Deal supporters acknowledge it will likely require a carbon tax and that even if they took the revenues of every billionaire and business in the country, it would not be sufficient to fund the plan." 00https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d7yekv/climate-deniers-congress-california https://calvert.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://calvert.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-calvert-statement-green-new-deal https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Carbajal, SaludCalifornia24DCongressman Salud Carbajal understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Having raised my children on the Central Coast, I understand the importance that environmental preservation and energy efficiency has for our community. The Central Coast is already experiencing major climate change impacts like wildfires and drought. We can save lives, property, and money when we work to proactively mitigate these increasingly destructive events. I believe we cannot afford inaction on the most significant challenge of our time."100100Congressman Carbajal has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In 2018 the Congressman introduced the, Climate Change is Real Act (H.R.5552) which would have required EPA to reinstate the information about climate change that was removed from, or redacted on, the EPA's website during the period beginning on January 20, 2017." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release introducing the Coastal State Climate Preparedness Act (H.R. 3541), the Congressman stated, “Climate change is real and we cannot wait another minute to tackle the problem from every angle. My Coastal State Climate Preparedness Act will help communities across the nation, especially ones like our Central Coast, that are vulnerable to climate disasters and need more help on the front lines of this crisis." Rep Carbajal makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100Congressman Carbajal publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763) and the Market Act (H.R. 4520), which would impose a tax on the greenhouse gas emissions of fossil fuels, certain industrial processes, and certain product uses. Congressman Carbajal voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://carbajal.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=15122 https://carbajal.house.gov/district/climate-change-is-real-act.htm https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5552?s=1&r=3 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q={%22cosponsor-state%22:%22California%22}&searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4520/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cárdenas, TonyCalifornia29DCongressman Tony Cárdenas understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's site, it states, "We must encourage clean energy alternatives for powering our nation, moving away from dirty fossil fuels, particularly those from foreign sources. We must also better address the tremendous challenges of protecting our environment and addressing manmade global climate change. With these goals in mind, I chose to serve on the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, one of the most important committees in Congress."100100Congressman Cárdenas has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In a 2020 press release supporting the House Climate Crisis Action Plan (which highlighted two of the Congressman's bills that encourage clean energy investment), the Congressman stated, "Climate change is an existential threat to America’s economic prosperity and national security that cannot be ignored. We have witnessed the devastating effects of climate change. From the raging wildfires in my home state of California to the frequent hurricanes ravaging our coasts. We need a bold, holistic approach to tackle climate change." The Congressman has also made prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release on his opposition to NAFTA 2.0, the Congressman stated, "There was not a single mention of climate change in the text of the bill. As Democrats who are unified in our commitment to combat the growing climate crisis, it is unfortunate the final text of the bill omitted any mention of climate change." Rep. Cárdenas makes climate change a top priority issue as well. In a 2019 press release condemning President Trump's decision to revoke California’s power to enforce emissions standards, the Congressman stated, "We are witnessing the devastating effects of climate change before our eyes; the Amazon is on fire, the hottest summer in recorded history, and frequent hurricanes ravage the coasts. The longer we wait, the more difficult it will be to reverse the effects of climate change. This is a very real threat to America’s security and economy."100Congressman Cárdenas publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He did not vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://cardenas.house.gov/issues/economy-diversity-immigration https://cardenas.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/house-climate-crisis-action-plan-highlights-c-rdenas-bills https://cardenas.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/c-rdenas-statement-opposing-nafta-20 https://cardenas.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/c-rdenas-low-income-solar-legislation-included-ec-infrastructure-package https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Carson, AndréIndiana7DThe Congressman understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In an interview with Fox 59, condemning President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "I am deeply disappointed... It's disappointing because we have seen rising tides, globally... And next to China, America has the highest emission rates. So for us not to be an active player along with our global partners in addressing this issue is deeply disappointing."100100Congressman Carson in a 2019 Facebook post supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congressman stated, "America has a moral obligation to lead on the global effort to stop #ClimateChange, which is harming our environment, our economy and public health in Indiana, across America and around the world -- particularly in low-income communities bearing the brunt of its negative effects. That's why it's imperative we pass H.R. 9, which helps create a clean energy economy that provides good-paying jobs, cleaner air for our children and a safer climate for future generations. I'll proudly vote for it when it comes to the House floor this week. #ClimateActionNow." Despite this, the Congressman does not mention climate change on his energy page. Congressman Carson website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Carson supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). The Congressman Co-sponsored the 2017 version of the America WIns Act (H.R. 4209), which would impose an excise tax on the carbon dioxide content of coal, petroleum, and petroleum products, but did not co-sponsor the 2019 version of the bill. 7587.5http://fox59.com/2017/06/04/in-focus-carson-on-climate-change-comey-hearing-next-week/ https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanAndreCarson/posts/america-has-a-moral-obligation-to-lead-on-the-global-effort-to-stop-climatechang/2395588163793613/ https://carson.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22John+Larson%22%5D%7D Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Carter, BuddyGeorgia1RCongressman Buddy Carter understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. In a 2019 interview with Savannah Now on the Congressman's appointment to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, the Congressman said that he recognized humans contributed to climate change stating, "Yes I do... I do recognize that industrial activity is contributing to climate change... Regardless if it is mostly [caused by humans] or not, it has to be addressed." The Congressman also responded in the affirmative when asked if he thought it was a climate crisis, stating, "I believed there is [a climate crisis]." 750In a 2019 press release announcing his appointment to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, the Congressman stated, "Climate change is real and the need to protect our environment is real. We must find solutions to address this problem. I wanted to join this special committee because as the representative of the entire coast of Georgia, I know firsthand the need to protect our environment and do all that we can to prepare for severe weather. Unfortunately, many proposals coming out of Congress right now are big government solutions that are job-killing, too expensive, not actually effective and even completely unfeasible. I'm a member of this committee because I want to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to create solutions to address climate change that are realistic, market-based and will actually have an impact on climate change. We should also be focusing on proposals that will create American jobs instead of killing them. I'm ready to get to work." In a 2019 CSPAN interview on climate change the Congressman stated, "I subscribe to an all of the above energy strategy... There is no question we will have to use fossil fuels until we can get to the point where we are totally reliable and we can rely on renewables, but we are not at that point... The fossil fuel sector has done a great job of cleaning it up. It is not nearly as bad as it used to be." Congressman Carter does not oppose climate action. 25Congressman Carter opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2531.25https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190304/georgia-congressman-buddy-carter-all-in-on-addressing-climate-change https://buddycarter.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=3844 https://www.c-span.org/video/?461834-4/washington-journal-rep-buddy-carter-r-ga-discusses-trump-administration-climate-amp-carbon https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Carter, JohnTexas31RCongressman John Carter disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In an op-ed titled, "The Return of the Warmers," he states, "They were thoroughly discredited just last year in the international "Climategate" scandal. The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and their pals from the East Anglia Climatic Research Unit in Great Britain were caught red-handed, through their own email communications, to have intentionally falsified the scientific data on which they claim that human activity is a leading cause of global warming. Further, they were found to have hidden their own research results that showed world temperature not rising, but actually falling over the past several years. The truth they tried to conceal from the world is that global temperature fluctuations are a normal earth cycle. We may or may not even be in a warming cycle. Even if we are, scientific evidence does not conclude that activity by man plays any significant role. The reason for the lies is because the goal of these people is not to protect the environment, it is to implement a socialistic one-world government that has dictatorial control over every human activity, led by tyrannical liberal elites."00On Congressman Carter's, 'Energy,' page, it states, "I believe in an 'all of the above' energy strategy...while maximizing our use of domestic fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) that will allow us to plan for our future needs while providing enough energy for today. While doing this we must also unlock new oil supplies. As US oil prices decrease, I will continue to fight against per-barrel or at-pump taxes that hit Texans in their wallets. These proposals negatively affect successful free markets and continue a trend that promotes the flawed notion that the federal government knows how to spend your money better than you." Congressman Carter demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Carter opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://carter.house.gov/opeds/the-return-of-the-warmers/ https://carter.house.gov/energy/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cartwright, MatthewPennsylvania8DCongressman Matt Cartwright understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. The Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page states, "He believes in utilizing domestic resources in an environmentally responsible manner, finding newer, better uses for older forms of energy production, and investing in sustainable clean energy technologies to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions."75100In 2019, the Congressman introduced Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act (H.R. 1243), which would develop a plan to identify and support the nation’s most vulnerable communities, while enhancing long-term research into the effects of climate change on the health of everyday Americans. In 2017 the Congressman also helped introduce the Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment (SAFE) Act (H.R. 2478), which would establish an integrated national approach to ongoing and expected effects of extreme weather and climate change. Despite this the Congressman does not mention climate change on his, 'Energy and Environment,' page and calls for an, "“all-of-the-above” approach to investing in American energy." Congressman Cartwright's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue.75Congressman Cartwright publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He also voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10087.5https://cartwright.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://cartwright.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-cartwright-and-sen-markey-introduce-bill-to-prepare-for-health-0 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1243 https://cartwright.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/cartwright-whitehouse-introduce-bill-to-protect-natural-resources-from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Case, EdHawaii1DCongressman Ed Case understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Protecting our environment is one of my top priorities. As Hawai`i and the rest of the planet face the impacts of climate change, I believe we must take the full range of action to protect our natural heritage and ensure it will survive and prosper for generations to come."100100According to Court House News, during a Congressional hearing on the Green New Deal, Congressman Case discussed the transition from coal to renewables stating, "If the majority of Congress enacts policies that are purposefully designed to move us toward renewable energy at the expense of coal, and there is a tremendous consequence to those businesses and communities, the question is, how do we best transition them.” Congressman Case's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Rep Case has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5081.25https://case.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14893 https://www.courthousenews.com/green-new-deal-drives-a-wedge-at-house-energy-hearing/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Casten, SeanIllinois6DCongressman Sean Casten understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Climate Change,' page, it states, "Representative Casten has made combatting climate change his top priority."100100Congressman Casten has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a press release co-sponsoring the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, "Climate change is the greatest existential threat to our species. It is also an unequivocal economic opportunity." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 article in the Northwest Herald, the Congressman stated, "The reason I’m in this job is because I am deeply concerned about climate change and the fact that that was a priority in my prior professional career, doesn’t mean it stops being a priority once I got into this line of work.” Congressman Casten makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congressman introduced the Clean Industrial Technology Act (H.R. 4230), which would work to decarbonize the industrial sector. 100The Congressman has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2019 tweet, on market mechanisms for reducing carbon emissions, the Congressman stated, "True, but important to note that an INCENTIVE [cap and trade] to reduce carbon is not the same as a PENALTY [carbon fee] to emit it. The incentive is much more important than the penalty and they are decidedly not equivalent, no matter how many academic economists may tell you otherwise." Rep. Casten was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5087.5https://casten.house.gov/issues/climate-change https://casten.house.gov/media/in-the-news/rep-casten-discusses-his-work-combat-climate-change-state-issues https://casten.house.gov/media/press-releases/following-passage-hr-9-casten-delivers-floor-speech-demanding-continued-climate https://casten.house.gov/media/press-releases/casten-s-clean-industrial-technology-act-passes-science-space-and-technology https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4230 https://twitter.com/SeanCasten/status/1090291212106559491 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Castor, KathyFlorida14DCongresswoman Kathy Castor understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2017 op-ed published in the Tampa Bay Times, Congresswoman Castor wrote, "Climate change is not a distant threat for Florida. At stake are the very beaches that millions of Floridians and tourists enjoy. We must act to avoid excessive property damage and insurance impacts, especially in Miami and Tampa Bay, which are among the top 10 regions in the world most at risk from property loss from flooding and sea level rise."100100Congresswoman Castor has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. The Congresswoman introduced the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), stating in a 2019 press release, "Speaking as a Floridian who boarded up and fled my home with my family as Hurricane Irma spun its destructive winds and storm surge towards my hometown a year and a half ago, I understand we must act with urgency on the climate crisis.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. As the Chairwoman of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, she released the "Solving the Climate Crisis” plan, stating in a 2020 WMNF article, "We are releasing a transformative roadmap for solving the climate crisis. We have a plan for building the 100% clean energy economy. And we are going to do it in an equitable and inclusive way. Our task is urgent. The last five years are the hottest on record. And it’s getting hotter." Rep. Castor makes climate change a top priority issue. During 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month, the Congresswoman rallied with the Sierra Club, Green Latinos, and Mom's Clean Task Force, stating, "Combating climate change means enacting solutions that work for all of us. Those who are most impacted by our rapidly changing climate are our frontline communities who can’t afford flood insurance, families who can’t pay higher electric bills or those who don’t have places to turn when disaster strikes." 100Congresswoman Castor supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).7593.75http://www.tbreporter.com/environment/castor-slams-trump-climate-policy-backwards-move/ https://castor.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398936 https://www.wmnf.org/kathy-castor-announces-solving-the-climate-crisis-plan/ https://castor.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=403085 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Castro, JoaquinTexas20DCongressman Joaquin Castro understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release opposing President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, he stated, "Already, we have seen how the effects of climate change harm the health of our most vulnerable populations and threaten our national security. Rather than lead the international community to confront these challenges, President Trump has decided to open the door for other nations to assume the influence and leadership the United States will now forfeit.”100100Congressman Castro’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue.75Congressman Castro supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://castro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/castro-statement-president-trump-s-withdrawal-united-states-paris https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Chabot, SteveOhio1RCongressman Steve Chabot disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 204 article in The Enquirer, the Congressman was quoted making this statement on climate change. "Despite claims to the contrary, the evidence concerning man-made climate change is far from conclusive. However, what is conclusive is the damage some of the more extreme proposals intended to address climate change, like cap-and-trade, will have on our economy."00In a 2019 blog post condemning the green New Deal on the Congressman's campaign website, it states, "I’d like to focus this week’s blog on one of the Democrats’ worst ideas in a long time – the so-called Green New Deal. It’s the brainchild of the new proudly-socialist congresswoman from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s the youngest, least-experienced woman to ever be elected to Congress. But from the bated breath coverage she’s been getting from the mainstream press, she’s apparently smarter than all the rest of us... That’s pretty much what the Green New Deal is – even bigger government than we already have, a series of far-left proposals, and massive tax increases to pay for it all (well actually to pay for some of it, with the unpaid-for-parts just driving up our already staggering national debt.)" Congressman Chabot demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Chabot opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).256.25https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2014/10/11/climate-can-debate-forever/17137787/ https://stevechabot.com/blog/what-the-heck-is-a-green-new-deal/ https://chabot.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=106688 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cheney, LizWyoming1RCongresswoman Cheney disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2016 interview with KOWB, the Congresswoman made the following statement on climate science. "I think that [the federal government's] assertions about climate change are based on junk science. But even if you agree with what they are saying, the administration itself admits that the steps it's taking to kill our coal industry will have little or no impact overall on global temperatures." 00In a 2017 article by WyoFile, the Congresswoman was quoted stating that climate change was not a serious threat to our national security stating, "We have heard testimony in front of this committee consistently about the array of imminent threats we face … the Russians, Chinese, ISIS, al Qaeda, Iran, North Korea. … There is simply no way that you can argue that climate change is one of those threats. Not even close. There is no evidence that climate change causes war.” Congresswoman Cheney demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congresswoman Cheney opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25http://kowb1290.com/cheney-climate-change-assertions-based-on-junk-science/ https://www.wyofile.com/cheney-chooses-climate-politics-military-preparedness/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Chu, Judy California27DCongresswoman Judy Chu understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On her energy and environment page, she states, "Our economy is inextricably intertwined with our long-term energy and conservation strategies. By investing in renewable energy and protecting our natural wonders, we can address climate change while modernizing our economy. I am committed to taking aggressive action to reverse the effects of climate change. That is why I am committed to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, promoting policies that keep our air and water clean, supporting a marketplace where green energy technologies and jobs can thrive, protecting our environment through conservation, and connecting communities to the outdoors."100100Congresswoman Chu has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congresswoman stated, "Climate change is a crisis that demands our immediate action. Its effects are ongoing. And it will impact all of us eventually, whether through worse storms, bigger wildfires, less food and water, or conflicts over resources." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on climate change. In a 2019 press release introducing the Climate Resiliency Service Corps Act of 2019 (H.R. 5176) to establish a new AmeriCorps program to promote community adaptation, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from the effects of climate change, the Congresswoman stated, "Climate change is a national threat, affecting every region of the country. And it is one that demands immediate action." Rep. Chu makes climate change a top priority issue as well. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Chu makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman is a co-sponsor of The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. Congresswoman Chu voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://chu.house.gov/taxonomy/issues/energy https://chu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-chu-votes-keep-us-paris-climate-agreement https://chu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-chu-bill-would-establish-americorps-program-address-climate-change https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q={%22cosponsor-state%22:%22California%22}&searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cicilline, DavidRhode Island1DCongressman David Cicilline understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "David is fighting to address climate change, and the undeniable science that tells us carbon pollution is threatening the health of our environment and the public. David knows that to protect Rhode Island’s air, water, and other natural resources today and years into the future, we need to end our reliance on the fossil fuels that pollute and degrade our ecosystem."100100Congressman Cicilline has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release endorsing the Green New Deal, the Congressman stated, "This is a 10-year plan that we can achieve if we come together to rise to this challenge and finally address the threat of climate change.” Rep. Cicilline also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release, supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, "We can’t afford to ignore it – especially in Rhode Island. If climate change continues, it will devastate our fishing and tourism industries, which support nearly 90,000 Rhode Island jobs and more than $7 billion in economic activity for our state each year.” Congressman Cicilline makes climate change a top priority issue. According to The Brown Daily Herald, in 2018 the Congressman joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in visiting the Climate Development Lab at the Urban Environmental Lab, in an attempt to elevate the work the lab was conducting. 100Congressman Cicilline publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2018 press release reintroducing The American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act (H.R. 4926), Rep. Cicilline stated, "It is time for polluters to pay their fair share. We cannot simply continue to ignore the overwhelming science that climate change is happening and presents a serious threat to our national security, our economy and the health and well-being of millions of Americans. The federal government should not be in the business of subsidizing carbon pollution, and I applaud Senator Whitehouse and Senator Schatz for their leadership on this important legislation.” The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://www.cicilline.com/energy-and-environment https://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-introduction-green-new-deal https://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-passage-climate-action-now-act https://www.browndailyherald.com/2018/12/04/whitehouse-cicilline-meet-climate-lab/ https://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/whitehouse-schatz-blumenauer-cicilline-introduce-updated-american-opportunity-carbon https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Clark, KatherineMassachussetts5DCongresswoman Katherine Clark understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Protecting the Environment,' page, it states, " Climate change will have devastating effects on the safety and health of billions of people worldwide and will cripple our global economy. Unprecedented climactic events from typhoons and extreme heat, to drought and famine, to rising sea levels and the destruction of delicate marine ecosystems, are warning bells that should call all of us to act before it is too late."100100Congresswoman Clark has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congresswoman is a member of the Safe Climate Caucus. Rep. Clark also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a Facebook post calling for a Green New Deal, she states, "#Climatechange is a challenge fit for America: seemingly impossible but solvable with ingenuity and determination. We can transform our country and economy with a Green New Deal. Let's get to work! #ChangeTheDebate." The Congresswoman makes climate change a top priority issue. Congresswoman Clark along with Senator Ed Markey hosted a town hall on climate change and the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Clark supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congresswoman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://katherineclark.house.gov/protecting-our-environment https://safeclimatecaucus-lowenthal.house.gov/members https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2582504311764920 https://framinghamsource.com/index.php/2019/08/09/congresswoman-clark-sen-markey-hosting-town-hall-on-climate-change-and-green-new-deal-in-framingham/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Clarke, Yvette D.New York9DCongresswoman Yvette Clarke understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2015 press release supporting on the Paris climate talks, the Congresswoman stated, "Any effort to prevent global climate change and limit fossil fuel consumption – efforts the public overwhelmingly supports, according to Pew polling this month – must account for the disproportionate harm to developing nations and to disadvantaged communities in the United States. Harm to communities of color in the U.S., especially, is too often overlooked. And yet, they’re most often on the receiving end of rising temperatures and sea levels; severe weather; and toxic air, water and soil, contaminated by the extraction, transport and production of fossil fuels.”100100Congresswoman Clarke has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2020 press release supporting the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis action plan, which highlighted several of the Congresswoman's bills, she stated, "I am proud to see my colleagues in the House come together to take meaningful action on the critical issue of climate change and environmental protection. My bills that have been highlighted in the Climate Crisis Action have the potential to be invaluable tools in ensuring our environment is preserved for future generations.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 op-ed in Reuters, the Congresswoman wrote, "The key to avoiding many of the climate crisis’ greatest human and economic costs, as New York City has learned, is not to wait until it’s too late to take action." Rep. Clarke makes climate change a priority issue as well. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Clarke publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. She also voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://clarke.house.gov/paris-talks-must-address-harm-climate-change/ https://clarke.house.gov/climatecrisisreport/ https://news.trust.org/item/20190722091709-meg1l/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22New+York%22%7D https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cleaver, EmanualMIssouri5DCongressman Emanual Cleaver understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On Congressman Cleaver's energy page it states, "As early as 1859, British scientist John Tyndall discovered that carbon dioxide (CO2) can trap heat. Since Charles Keeling began measuring atmospheric CO2 in the late 1950s, scientists have accumulated a wealth of evidence documenting the increase of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, the rise of global average temperature and the influence of human activities on the Earth’s climate."100100Congressman Cleaver has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2017 press release condemning the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, he stated, "A withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is short-sighted and a dangerous nod to the National Flat Earth Agency and others who refuse to accept the science that has been embraced by every nation on the planet except war-torn Syria and dictator-driven Nicaragua." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 tweet regarding the climate impact on black communities, he stated, "It’s no secret that #ClimateChange affects communities of color the hardest. That’s why @TheBlackCaucus is working hard to ensure these communities are protected from the consequences that will come with a warming climate." Rep. Cleaver makes climate change a top priority issue. As chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy, the Congressman held a hearing on how Climate Change is already impacting America’s economy and national security, as well as the extraordinary costs that are expected to arise as the planet’s climate continues to warm.100Congressman Cleaver publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. Cleaver co-sponsored the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://cleaver.house.gov/legislation/issues/energy https://cleaver.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-cleaver-releases-statement-regarding-paris-climate-agreement https://twitter.com/repcleaver/status/1181264877190631424 https://cleaver.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-cleaver-holds-subcommittee-hearing-to-shed-light-on-economic-costs https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cline, BenVirginia6RCongressman Ben Cline disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.According to a 2020 News Leader article, "Cline also referenced the world stage when discussing climate change, a topic that constituents brought up several times. He agreed that humans contribute to climate change but disputed with the crowd how much was due to manmade reasons."00In a 2019 Weekly Newsletter posted on Congressman Cline's website, he wrote about energy independence, stating, "In my remarks against this legislation on the House Floor, I spoke about my visit earlier this spring to the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, where I was able to see firsthand the great strides that have been made in energy exploration, technology, and innovation. The amazing developments in ensuring that energy resources can be explored and extracted safely, with minimal impact to our environment, demonstrated to me that similar efforts can be achieved back home in the waters off the coast of Virginia. These new developments would ensure that our environmentally sensitive areas can be protected for future generations while we lower energy costs for residents and businesses across the Commonwealth." Congressman Cline demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Cline makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to a 2019 Roll Call article, "Riggleman and Cline both said they support free-market innovations to combat climate change and incentives to spur those innovations, but opposes taxes on carbon." Congressman Cline was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://www.newsleader.com/story/news/2020/01/07/rep-ben-cline-discusses-questions-and-concerns-during-staunton-town-hall/2833759001/ https://iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/view_newsletter.aspx?id=193654&c=VA06BC https://www.rollcall.com/2019/10/09/virginia-gop-representatives-town-hall-heavy-on-policy-light-on-impeachment/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cloud, MichaelTexas27RCongressman Michael Cloud does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.250Congressman Cloud demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Cloud has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5018.75https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Clyburn, James E.South Carolina6DCongressman James Clyburn understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 Tweet, supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman wrote, "Climate change is real and its evidence is all around us. The Paris Agreement was an important first step toward holding countries accountable and we cannot allow this president to remove us from it. #ClimateActionNow #HR9."100100Congressman Clyburn supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50Congressman Clyburn supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7581.25https://twitter.com/WhipClyburn/status/1124007260013965314 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cohen, SteveTennessee9DCongressman Steve Cohen understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'environment,' page, it states, "In February 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the leading international network of scientists, for the first time concluded that global warming is "unequivocal" and that human activity is the main driver of it, causing most of the rise in temperatures since 1950... Recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report that expounds upon the IPCC findings and claims that climate change is undeniable and is the reason why the past decade is the warmest in the history of record-keeping."100100Congressman Cohen has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In an op-ed written in December of 2019, the Congressman wrote, "I am alarmed by the increasing threat that climate change and other industrially created damage pose to the environment and recognize that bold actions must be taken to reverse the causes, as well as address the consequences." Rep. Cohen also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, "President Trump’s ill-advised attempt to withdraw from the Accord is irresponsible and this bill makes it clear that a majority in this Congress intends to prioritize the needs of the future by addressing climate change." Congressman Cohen makes climate change a top priority issue. During the 16th Annual Environmental Justice Conference, the Congressman expressed his support for the Green New Deal, stating, "The Green New Deal is something that should be passed into law to ensure the safety of the future generations that inhabit the earth, but there are members of the Republican Party that fail to see that."100Congressman Cohen publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. Cohen co-sponsored the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://cohen.house.gov/issues/environment https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/22/opinion/letters/climate-plastics.html https://cohen.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-cohen-votes-climate-action-now http://www.dailyhelmsman.com/news/congressman-cohen-sponsors-new-green-deal-at-environmental-justice-conference/article_433f761e-eaea-11e9-931d-a3cae32e478d.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cole, TomOklahoma4RCongressman Tom Cole agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. During a 2017 Town Hall, the Congressman when asked about climate change, stated, "I don't think there is any doubt there is climate change — I think the science is pretty clear. We can debate over how to deal with it."500Congressman Cole supported President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "Paris, on the other hand, was negotiated by President Obama in a way that was clearly in the best interest of China, India, and Europe. His agreement forced the United States to make sharper reductions in our greenhouse emissions than our European allies, it committed the United States to picking up far more than our fair share of the expenses associated with compliance, and it allowed China and India to actually increase their emissions until 2030." In addition, Rep. Cole opposed funding for the study of climate change by the Central Intelligence Agency, stating in a press release that, "I believe that common sense solutions that promote clean air and water are very important. But I do not believe that our nation's intelligence dollars should be redirected from gathering information that has kept our country safe from another attack to studying climate change." Congressman Cole demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Cole makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. He was a co-sponsor and voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). In a 2009 article, Rep. Cole stated his opposition to a carbon price: "In these uncertain times, policies like cap and trade are exactly the wrong way to proceed. Raising taxes and energy costs and putting Americans out of work are not the answer to our economic challenges."012.5http://www.oudaily.com/news/tom-cole-talks-health-care-trump-administration-and-climate-change-during-town-hall-at-ou/article_9d7a42d4-87b0-11e7-b18d-8fde6b0fe1e3.html https://cole.house.gov/media-center/weekly-columns/after-paris-climate-accord-america-will-continue-lead https://cole.house.gov/press-release/cole-opposes-cuts-critical-intelligence-funding https://cole.house.gov/cap-and-trade-costly-experiment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Comer, James Kentucky1RThe Congressman disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2015 WFPL article, Congressman Comer stated on climate change, “I do not believe in global warming. I’m the one person whose business and livelihood depends on Mother Nature, so I understand weather patterns... We’ve had a very severe winter this year with 12-inch snows, so there is no global warming.”00In a 2017 article by WKMS, the Congressman was quoted supporting the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement stating, “I support President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Accord. It’s something that was holding America back. The deal was not a good one for the United States, and with this move, President Trump continues to look out for working Kentuckians in coal country.” In a 2020 interview found on Facebook, when asked if climate change is the greatest threat to mankind, the Congressman responded, "Absolutely not. I don't know any serious credible scientific organization that makes such claims. It is not even our most severe environmental problem... I don't think there is any evidence that climate change is our most serious environmental problem." Congressman Comer demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Comer opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://wfpl.org/a-look-at-kentucky-gubernatorial-candidate-comers-climate-change-remarks-and-agriculture/ http://wkms.org/post/congressman-comer-speaks-paris-climate-accord-decision https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanComer/videos/571690400194562/?v=571690400194562 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Connolly, Gerald E. Virginia11DCongressman Gerry Connolly understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, "Protecting the Environment," page, it states, "Connolly is leading the fight to stop and reverse climate change." 100100Congressman Gerry Connolly is the co-Chairman of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Caucus, the largest caucus in the House dedicated to the environment. Congressman Gerry Connolly’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Connolly supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).7587.5https://gerryconnolly.com/issues/environment/ https://seec-tonko.house.gov/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cooper, JimTennessee5DCongressman Jim Cooper understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a press release announcing his support for a pair of climate change bills, the Congressman stated, "Al Gore was ahead of his time and has been warning us about climate change for decades. His new presentation is a sobering reality. Our climate is changing faster than anyone expected, and we need bold solutions to help save our planet.”10086On Congressman Cooper’s, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Every nation must take drastic measures to reduce pollution and address climate change; it’s time Congress stopped dragging its feet." Congressman Cooper’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Cooper supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7584https://cooper.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/cooper-cosponsors-pair-of-climate-bills-0 https://cooper.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Correa, LouCalifornia46DCongressman Correa understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. While his website has an "Environment" section, it does not mention climate change. In a 2018 tweet the Congressman stated, "For decades, scientists have warned us about climate change. Today’s report shows how right they were. We cannot continue to ignore the signs all around us. Our homes, communities, and economy are at jeopardy."75100Congressman Correa has demonstrated leadership on climate change by voting in favor of legislation that promotes climate action. Despite this, the Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He does not mention climate change on his Congressional site. Congressman Correa supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50Congressman Correa publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. He is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. Congressman Correa voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10081.25https://correa.house.gov/about/issues https://twitter.com/reploucorrea/status/1066068846514180096?lang=en https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7DPro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Costa, JimCalifornia16DCongressman Jim Costa understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2020 Weekly Newsletter, the Congressman stated, "The wildfires raging in Australia remind us all too well of the threat we face in California as we deal with drought and horrific fires among the many growing impacts of climate change. We can do more to improve air quality, transportation and water, all affected by climate change."10071.4On the Congressman's, 'Sustainable Energy,' page it supports the use of fossil fuels, stating, "Our Valley is an energy-rich region, supplying the state with power from oil, gas, and renewable sources like hydropower, biomass, wind, and solar. This vital sector of our economy is a job creator in our communities and a key player in reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign sources of energy." Congressman Costa supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50Congressman Costa supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7574.1https://costa.house.gov/news/weekly-newsletters/weekly-newsletters/weekly-newsletter-01062020 https://costa.house.gov/issues/energy-independence https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Courtney, JoeConnecticut 2DCongressman Joe Courtney understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release condemning the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "The United States is the second largest carbon emitter in the world, and the Paris Climate Accord proved that our nation, and the global community as a whole, has recognized that a zero-emissions, clean energy economy is the only path forward for a sustainable, sound future. In Connecticut, we’ve taken this to heart: over half of all electric power generation jobs are in the solar sector—more than natural gas or any other fuel. These jobs are not only going to dominate our economy in the future – they are already a major part of our economy today. Turning our back on the Paris Climate Accord leaves our nation without a seat at the table as the world determines climate and clean energy policies, raises troubling questions about whether our nation stands by its commitments, and undermines states like Connecticut that have longstanding commitments to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.”100100In a 2017 tweet, Congressman Joe Courtney referred to a video melting arctic ice since 1979, writing, "Check out how much Arctic ice has melted since 1979. Climate change is NOT an #AlternativeFact. #DefendScience." The Congressman is also a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. Congressman Joe Courtney's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue.75Congressman Courtney supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it.. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://courtney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/courtney-backing-out-paris-climate-accord-puts-country-wrong-side https://twitter.com/RepJoeCourtney/status/824648100337774593 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22Connecticut%22%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Craig, AngieMinnesota 2DCongresswoman Craig understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Issues,' page, it states, "There’s no denying it – climate change is happening and we have to address it now. In Minnesota, we’ve already seen milder winters, heat waves, droughts, and floods. Climate change is a threat to our environment and the health and safety of all Americans."100100Congresswoman Craig introduced the Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act of 2019 (H.R. 3779), which according to the Congresswoman would make loans available for projects that minimize the risk of wildfire, earthquake, flood, storm surge. The Congresswoman in a press release on the bill stated, "As the impact of climate change gets closer and closer to home, we need to make sure our communities have the resources they need to be resilient in the face of increasing natural disasters.” Congresswoman Craig's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Craig publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. Craig is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The Congresswoman was not in Congress for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10093.75https://www.angiecraig.com/issues/ https://craig.house.gov/media/press-releases/reps-angie-craig-rodney-davis-introduce-bipartisan-disaster-prevention-bill https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Crawford, RickArkansas1RCongressman Rick Crawford disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2013 article in Talk Business & Politics the Congressman stated, "There's not sound science to support some of the initiatives that the President, I think, is committed to. We know that some of the research was faulty and it drove a lot of the agenda for a long time, and then it turned out there were some questions about the validity of that research. I don't see a lot of the green initiatives that are being talked about being supported by scientific data, but more supported by political agendas."00Congressman Crawford spoke out against President Obama's efforts to reduce coal emissions, writing in a 2013 weekly column that, "Today, roughly 50% of Arkansas homes are powered by coal energy. This is a power source that provides affordable heating and power for Arkansans, especially those in rural parts of the state. By propagating new regulations like the one President Obama announced on Friday, he misunderstands who will truly bear the heavy burden of his actions." In a 2017 interview with KUAF Morning Edition the Congressman when asked about the Paris Agreement stated, "President Obama did not have the authority to commit the United States to the Paris Accord... If this is a non-binding agreement what's the point of being apart of it...Other nations want us to do everything to fix the environment and don't want to participate at the same level that we do." Congressman Crawford demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Crawford makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://talkbusiness.net/2013/01/cong-crawford-wants-permanent-spending-controls/ https://crawford.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=350654 http://kuaf.com/post/crawford-talks-comey-hearings-cuba-climate-change#stream/0 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/rick-a-crawford https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363N/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Crenshaw, DanTexas2RCongressman Crenshaw disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2018 Q&A posted on his campaign website, the Congressman stated, "When we are recovering from something like Harvey, which a lot of people claimed had something to do with climate change, there is zero evidence for that let's just get that out there right now...There is no evidence that a warming ocean allowed for three days of rain over one exact spot... We need to have a very well reasoned discussion and debate on what is causing climate change and why hasn't the earth warmed since 1997... We can't start off the debate saying the science is settled." 00In a 2019 video posted to You Tube, Congressman Crenshaw went on the opposition against the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), stating, "Today we voted on the climate action now act which prevents the president from withdrawing from the Paris agreement...The targets it sets are unrealistic and unworkable as the agreement calls for the u.s. to cut emissions by 28 percent from our 2005 levels. Well what would a 28 percent decrease in emissions by 2025 actually look like. The short answer, it would drastically alter the energy sources we depend on every single day, it would cut jobs, closed factories, dramatically increase utility costs, decrease economic production, and ruin our ability to create new green energy solutions like carbon capture technology." Congressman Crenshaw demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Crenshaw makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. When discussing a carbon tax and dividend in a 2018 Q&A on his campaign website, Rep. Crenshaw stated, "I am always going to be reluctant to put undue economic burdens on our people." The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://crenshawforcongress.com/sunday-june-24-qa/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9jQ4ZF1SQ4 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Crist, CharlieFlorida13DCongressman Charlie Crist understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 speech on the House floor supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congessman stated, "Do not wait for the next drought-fueled firestorm to destroy one of your towns, or for rising sea levels to flood the streets when it rains during high tide like it does in parts of my district. The time to act is yesterday."100100Congressman Crist has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2018 letter to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change offering Tampa Bay as a host of the 2019 Conference of the Parties (COP 25), the Congressman wrote, "Additionally, the Tampa Bay region is one of the most vulnerable areas on Earth to the impacts of a changing climate. As temperatures increase, Floridians face sea level rise, extreme weather events, the spread of diseases, drought, and increased energy costs. Indeed, the region’s economy, public health, and natural resources are in grave jeopardy in the face of increasingly warming climate." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 Tampa Bay Reporter article, the Congressman was quoted stating, "We must defend science and stop denying climate change – too much at stake to stick our heads in the sand. I know this firsthand in my home of Pinellas County, literally a peninsula on a peninsula, where we live with the threat of rising sea levels.” Rep. Crist makes climate change a top priority issue. In 2007 in his first State of the State address as Governor of Florida, the Congressman stated, "I am persuaded that global climate change is one of the most important issues that we will face this century. Florida is more vulnerable to rising ocean levels and violent weather patterns than any other state. Yet, we have done little to understand and address the root causes of this problem, or frankly, even acknowledge that the problem exists."100Congressman Crist publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). He is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions.100100https://crist.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1700 http://www.tbreporter.com/environment/crist-climate-change-puts-coastal-communities-risk/ https://crist.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=608 https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-florida-governor-climate-change-20170908-story.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Crow, JasonColorado6DCongressman Jason Crow understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's campaign website, it states, "Climate change is a severe threat to the planet, people, and our nation. Congress must act to reduce carbon pollution and other emissions to protect against further impacts of climate change, but it must also work to help communities adapt to an already changing climate. It is essential that Congress act to address climate change because, as we have seen, presidential action alone may be undone quickly under a future administration." 100100Congressman Crow has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In 2019 the Congressman hosted a forum on the impact of climate change on public health, stating in a press release, "Community conversations like this are vital to finding solutions to the threats that climate change poses. It’s time for Congress to lead on climate change and pass legislation that will protect our communities and children.” Congressman Crow also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release announcing a provision to the National Defense Authorization Act, which would require large military installations to include assessments of climate change and mitigation efforts in their master plans, the Congressman stated, "Our military has seen firsthand the impact of climate change on national security and the first step of countering any threat is to create a baseline understanding of what we’re up against. My provision will ensure we understand the threat so we can improve our military's resiliency to global warming and the dangerous impacts of extreme weather.” Rep. Crow makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2020 Facebook post, supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congressman wrote, "Climate change is affecting extreme weather events, public health, and our national security. It’s time for America to be a global leader and work to address climate change and reduce our carbon footprint. We need #ClimateActionNow."100Congressman Crow publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://jasoncrowforcongress.com/environment-and-energy-policy-for-americas-future/ https://crow.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-crow-hosts-forum-impact-climate-change-public-health https://crow.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-jason-crow-secures-provision-ndaa-address-national-security-threats-posed https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.facebook.com/RepJasonCrow/photos/a.2006826719432464/2704174986364297/?type=3&theater https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cuellar, HenryTexas28RCongressman Henry Cuellar agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a press release supporting the Natural Gas (LEADING) Act of 2019 (H.R. 3828), the Congressman stated, "We need an economically sensible solution to reducing greenhouse emissions and fighting climate change in the United States. Carbon capture has been shown to be the best way to properly mitigate the effects of climate change, create more reliable, affordable energy, and increase economic growth."5071Congressman Cuellar's, 'Energy,' page states, "The 28th Congressional District of Texas, is both the 6th largest oil producing and 4th largest natural gas producing district in the state. It includes a large portion of the Eagle Ford Shale reserves; one of the most productive natural gas fields in the country. In order to support this production, last year, Congressmen Cuellar helped secure $13 million in federal funding towards the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP). CIP is a USACE project to expand the Port’s ship channels, allowing vessels to navigate the channel safely, meeting surging global demand for U.S. produced oil and natural gas. The Port of Corpus Christi is the largest export port of U.S. produced crude oil and is a major export hub for U.S. energy products." Congressman Cuellar supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50Congressman Cuellar voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).2549https://cuellar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=404563 https://cuellar.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=3998 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Curtis, JohnUtah3RCongressman John Curtis does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.250Congressman Curtis demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Curtis in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Davidson, WarrenOhio8RCongressman Warren Davidson disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. During a 2017 town hall reported on by the Journal-News, the Congressman was quoted on climate change, stating, "And while I’m not indifferent to climate change, I’m not saying it’s a total falsity and I’m not saying it’s a certainty."00In a 2019 tweet mocking the severity of climate change, the Congressman wrote, "Manmade climate change is real. Humans are destroying America’s political climate. Mob rule is no way to defend the republic. #DefendFreedom." Congressman Davidson demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Davidson makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41). 00https://www.journal-news.com/news/davidson-isis-more-threat-than-climate-change/gSD89FAxoXGtDUu20ThJAK/ https://twitter.com/WarrenDavidson/status/1176666085963313153 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Davis, Danny K.Illinois7DCongressman Danny Davis understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release condemning President Trump's proposed rules that would exacerbate climate change, the Congressman stated, "Climate change resulting from the burning carbon-based fuels for energy poses an urgent and critical threat to public health and welfare. Emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel powered electric utility generators account for nearly 40 percent of the United States’ carbon pollution."100100Congressman Davis has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In 2020 the Congressman joined a brief in support of youth for protection from human-caused climate change. The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 press release opposing the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "The science is clear and definitive. Ignoring or defying the science is a crime on the scale of starting a nuclear war. 195 nations came together after more that ten years of negotiations to change course and avoid a human made global disaster." Rep. Davis makes climate change a priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman Davis publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He did not vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://davis.house.gov/statements/davis-statement-on-trump-administration-proposed-rules-which-would-harm-the-environment-and-public-health/ https://davis.house.gov/statements/davis-joins-brief-in-support-of-youth-for-protection-from-human-caused-climate-change/ https://davis.house.gov/statements/statement-on-president-trumps-intent-to-withdraw-the-united-states-from-the-paris-climate-agreement/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded&q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22Illinois%22%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Davis, RodneyIllinois13RCongressman Rodney Davis does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2012 interview with Illinois Public Media the Congressman stated, "Global warming has stopped 16 years ago." In a 2020 interview with News Channel 20, News Channel 20 claims that the Congressman, "believes climate change is real, but doesn't think the U.S. is solely responsible for the entire world's emissions, given that the U.S. only contributes to 16% of all emissions." 250According to a 2017 article in WGLT, the Congressman was supportive of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "And to those who say coal plants should be converted to natural gas, I ask what is your position on fracking? Because without fracking there can be no steady supply of low cost natural gas." In a 2020 press release touting the emission reduction potential of the Farm Bill, the Congressman stated, "It’s bipartisan opportunities, like the farm bill, that will reduce emissions, without risking our manufacturing jobs or placing the burden on Americans through increased energy bills. House Democrats should be looking for more of these opportunities, instead of putting forth unrealistic legislation, like this bill or the Green New Deal, that will only result in increased costs for the American people and stifle our growing economy.” Congressman Davis demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Davis opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5https://will.illinois.edu/index.php/focus/program/talk-to-the-candidate-rodney-davis-r-13th-illinois-congressional-district https://newschannel20.com/news/local/congressman-davis-weighs-in-on-climate-change-at-forum https://www.wglt.org/post/congressman-davis-there-are-other-ways-lead-staying-paris-accords#stream/0 https://rodneydavis.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=403222 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Dean, MadeleinePennsylvania4DCongresswoman Madeleine Dean understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. On her website's environment page, it states, "[she] supports legislation to boost America’s investments in renewable energy, fund green infrastructure, and reengage in global agreements to combat climate change."75100The Congresswoman supports the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) stating in a press release, “When everyone from the Pope to the Pentagon warns us that we are in peril, it is time to act. The climate crisis is the existential threat of our time, and it is essential that we deliver thoughtful and innovative action to protect public health, advance our economy and global preeminence in green technology, and defend our national security.” Congresswoman Dean's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue.75Congresswoman Dean publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10087.5https://dean.house.gov/issues/environment https://dean.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-madeleine-dean-votes-pass-climate-action-now-act https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
DeFazio, PeterOregon4DCongressman Peter DeFazio understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the climate change page of the Congressman's website, it states, "The science is clear: climate change is already occurring, it is caused by human activity, and it is the greatest existential threat to our planet that we have ever known."100100Congressman DeFazio has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. The Congressman in a 2019 press release supporting the Paris Agreement, stated, "Just as we’re learning that warming timelines and impacts have been underestimated, this is the exact wrong time to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. Critics of the Accord like to claim there will be negative economic impacts of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy, which are flat-out wrong, but they also fail to take into account the heavy cost of inaction." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. The Congressman testified before the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in 2019, stating, "Climate change is an existential threat to the planet as we know it, and we have a moral obligation to act aggressively and immediately. Congress has a duty to ensure the youth of today and future generations inherit an environment that is healthy and sustainable." Rep. DeFazio makes climate change a priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman DeFazio supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). The Congressperson co-sponsored the 115th Congress version of the America Wins Act (H.R. 4209) which would place a tax on carbon pollution to raise money for infrastructure projects but did not co-sponsor the 116th Congress version of the bill. 7593.75https://defazio.house.gov/issues/climate-change https://defazio.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/defazio-statement-on-us-departure-from-paris-climate-accord https://defazio.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/defazio-testifies-before-house-select-committee-on-the-climate-crisis https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22John+Larson%22%5D%7D https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4142/Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
DeGette, DianaColorado1DCongresswoman Diana DeGette understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Combatting the Climate Crisis,' page, it states, "Rep. DeGette believes the ongoing climate crisis is the single greatest threat facing our planet. In Congress, DeGette is leading the charge to cut our nation’s carbon emissions, curb methane waste and pollution, and create the nation’s first-ever federal clean energy standard."100100Congresswoman DeGette has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release outlining a plan to get America to net-zero emissions by 2050, the Congresswoman stated, "If we are going to avoid the worst effects of our climate crisis, the U.S. has to take drastic steps now to cut our carbon emissions. By creating a national clean-energy standard that all U.S. power companies will have to adhere to, we will be able to spur the innovation and deployment of the new technologies we’ll need to solve this crisis.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release introducing the Clean Energy Innovation and Deployment Act (H.R. 7516), the Congresswoman stated, "To truly solve this climate crisis, we need to start driving the innovation and deployment of new clean-energy technologies today,” DeGette said. “This legislation will not only do that, but it will also help bring down the cost of these technologies so other countries can quickly follow suit.” Rep. DeGette makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2020 press release on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis highlighting the Congresswoman's proposed legislation as necessary to combatting climate change, she stated, "If we are going to be serious about solving this crisis, we must take steps now to lower our emissions, increase our use of renewable energies and protect more of our public lands." 100Congresswoman DeGette supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://degette.house.gov/issues/climate-crisis https://degette.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/degette-us-should-be-leader-in-combatting-climate-crisis https://degette.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/degette-introduces-legislation-to-cut-carbon-emissions-from-us https://degette.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/new-house-committee-report-cites-several-degette-bills-as-important-to https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
DeLauro, Rosa L.Connecticut3DCongresswoman DeLauro understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congresswoman stated, "The facts are clear, and there should be no debate: climate change is real. It is an urgent problem. And our country must address it. The Paris Agreement set out an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the United States should not withdraw from it. Left unchecked, climate change will continue to have disastrous effects on our environment, our public health, our food safety, our economy, and our national security. We cannot allow climate-deniers to set the legislative agenda any longer. The time to act is now.”100100On Congresswoman DeLauro's, 'Energy' page, it calls for the development of natural gas, stating, "America has some of the most plentiful natural gas reserves in the world, and it is important for our economy that we develop them, while also protecting the environment and water quality." Despite this, the Congresswoman is a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. Congresswoman DeLauro's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman DeLauro supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://delauro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/delauro-votes-block-trump-withdrawing-us-paris-climate-agreement https://delauro.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
DelBene, SuzanWashington1DCongresswomen Suzan DelBene understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "Protecting our natural resources is not only good for our environment but good for our economy as well. Here in the Northwest, sea levels are rising, our oceans are becoming more acidic and we are seeing an increase in insect outbreaks and tree diseases. This endangers our local economy – potentially costing us thousands of jobs – and threatens a way of life that is uniquely Northwest. In order to protect our environment, we must address the challenge that climate change poses without delay. Without a doubt, climate change is a serious threat to our way of life, our economy, and our children – not to mention the future of our planet – and we need to address it now. Congress can and must do more to combat this growing and urgent threat."100100In 2016, the Congresswoman discussed the effects of climate change on outdoor recreation, stating in a press release, "Climate change is a serious threat to this way of life, future generations and our economy. With so much at stake, we must address the challenges climate change poses without delay.” In a 2017 press release the Congresswoman supported staying in the Paris Agreement, stating, "If President Trump withdraws from the Paris Climate Accord, it would endanger our children’s health, their futures and the planet. This reckless decision would also harm the reputation of our country, jeopardizing our role as a global leader on combating climate change." The Congresswoman also sent a tweet in 2019 on climate change, stating, "Climate change is real and without action its consequences will greatly alter our way of life." Congresswoman DelBene's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman DelBene supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Congresswoman DelBene voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://delbene.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14888 https://delbene.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1205 https://delbene.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1107 https://twitter.com/RepDelBene/status/1173705968443674624 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Delgado, AntonioNew York19DCongressman Antonio Delgado understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "Climate change is already affecting everything from farmers’ crops to the spread of Lyme disease in our Upstate communities. It is more important than ever that we take bold action to reduce the threat of climate change. That’s why we joined every country in the world in signing on to the Paris Climate Accord,” Delgado said. “We cannot just turn our back on the climate crisis or the commitment we made. I’m glad to join with my colleagues today to require that the Administration treat climate change as the crisis that it is.”100100Representative Delgado has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In 2019, he introduced The Green Jobs and Opportunity Act (H.R. 4148), which aims to get America to carbon neutrality by 2050. In a press release on the bill the Congressman stated, "The need to address climate change is more urgent than ever. I’m excited to see support grow for my Green Jobs and Opportunity Act. This critically important legislation will get us to a net-zero carbon emissions energy economy by 2050 while ensuring today’s workforce is prepared for the transition.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release criticizing the President for missing a climate meeting at the G-7 meeting, the Congressman stated, "We should be leading when it comes to... a severe threat to the environment, to humanity for that matter." The Congressman makes climate change a top priority issue. While speaking at the 2019 Mohawk Watershed Symposium, which was devoted to clean water, the Congressman prioritized climate change, stating, "We as a country are de-prioritizing the things we should be prioritizing the most. Think about that. We have a crisis -- the climate change crisis -- and we’re not doing anything about it at all. We are in fact deliberately undermining efforts to do something about it.”100Congressman Delgado has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. He was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5087.5https://delgado.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-antonio-delgado-cosponsors-bill-address-climate-change-fulfill-paris https://delgado.house.gov/media/press-releases/support-grows-rep-delgado-s-green-jobs-and-opportunity-act https://delgado.house.gov/media/in-the-news/rep-delgado-slams-trump-skipping-climate-meeting-g-7-summit https://dailygazette.com/article/2019/03/22/delgado-urges-climate-change-action https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Demings, ValFlorida10DCongresswoman Demings understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release criticizing President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Congresswoman Demings stated, “Surrounded by coastlines, Florida knows the impact climate change and rising sea levels have on our homes, businesses and tourism. Additionally, Florida ecosystems, such as the Everglades, the Ten Thousand Islands, and the Big Bend coastline are already exhibiting signs of sea-level stress. We have a moral obligation to protect our natural resources for our children, their children and the generations to come. Our nation has to continue to be a global leader on climate change.”100100In a 2018 press release opposing offshore drilling, Congresswoman Deming did not mention climate change as a reason, stating, "I strongly oppose lifting the ban on offshore oil drilling around Florida, a move that could devastate our multi-billion-dollar tourism industry and natural environment. I also strongly oppose efforts to roll back safety and environmental rules put into place after Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing nearly a dozen people and causing untold devastation to our coasts and oceans." Congresswoman Deming's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Demings makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). The Congresswoman co-sponsored the America Wins Act (H.R. 4142), which aims to put a tax on carbon pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 52% in ten years.10093.75https://demings.house.gov/media/press-releases/congresswoman-demings-responds-decision-pull-out-paris-climate-agreement https://demings.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-demings-slams-offshore-oil-drilling-expansion-proposal https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4142/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
DeSaulnier, MarkCalifornia11DCongressman Mark DeSaulnier understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2016 Council of Industries newsletter Congressman DeSaulnier discussed the impacts climate change was having on the global temperatures and sea level rise. "Earth’s average temperature has risen by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) over the past century and is projected to rise an additional 0.5 to 8.6 °F over the next 100 years. Average temperatures have risen between 0.26 to 0.43 °F per decade since the 1970s. Seven of the 10 warmest years on record for the contiguous states have occurred since 1998 and the warmest year on record was 2012...Scientific evidence suggests that global average sea levels changed very little over the past 2,000 years until the 20th century. Models based on thermal expansion and ice melt estimate that global sea levels will rise approximately 20 to 39 inches by the end of this century. The Greenland Ice Sheet is losing an estimated 287 billion metric tons per year."100100Congressman DeSaulnier has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release, the Congressman announced the addition of a measure to an FY20 Appropriation bill, which would provide funds to study on the impact of climate change on our transportation systems. Congressman DeSaulnier also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to a 2019 Lamorinda Weekly article, the Congressman hosted a climate change town hall, where he stated, "The costs of not responding to climate change must be approached from an economic standpoint. We must not weaken our goals to slow down climate change, but aspire to save the planet for future generations.". Rep. DeSaulnier also makes climate change a top priority issue. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman DeSaulnier publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). In a 2018 version of the DeSaulnier's Digest, regarding the anti-carbon tax resolution in the U.S. House, the Congressman stated, “A carbon tax has the potential to be an important tool for fighting climate change, and the Republican resolution is counterproductive."100100https://councilofindustries.org/desaulnier-numbers-climate-change/ https://desaulnier.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/desaulnier-measure-study-impact-climate-change-transportation-systems https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1314/DeSaulnier-discusses-climate-change-and-environment-at-Town-Hall.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://desaulnier.house.gov/media-center/desaulnier-digest/update-mark-s-trip-us-mexico-border Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
DesJarlais, ScottTennessee4RCongressman Scott DesJarlais does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.250Congressman Desjarlais demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman DesJarlais voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Deutch, TedFlorida22DCongressman Ted Deutch understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'A Cleaner Environment and Safer Climate,' page, it states, "Congressman Ted Deutch believes that we have an economic and moral responsibility to pass a cleaner and healthier environment on to the next generation. Living up to that responsibility demands that Congress pass bold legislative initiatives that protect our most precious environmental resources, limit the carbon pollution responsible for global climate change, and speed the adoption of cleaner and more affordable renewable energy." 100100Congressman Deutch has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. The Congressman condemned the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a 2019 press release, "Only in Washington, D.C. is climate change a partisan issue. The rest of the nation understands that climate change is a real, serious, and worsening threat to communities. We can't wait for President Trump and his Administration of climate deniers to wake up. As the President tries to make it easier for polluters, Congress needs to step up and create the change we need to reduce our carbon emissions and confront this crisis." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the House floor advocating for climate action, the Congressman stated, "We are already facing difficult challenges. We can't ignore it [climate change], we can't bury it in political fights, we need to have an open discussion, not only for our future, but for the impact of climate change that we are facing today...Climate change is already here for Floridians..." Rep. Deutch makes climate change a top priority issue. He did this by Co-Founding the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. In a joint press release announcing four new members to the caucus, he stated, "As Washington begins to discuss a major infrastructure investment plan, climate change must be part of the conversation. You can’t talk about improvements to coastal highways, ports, and tunnels without talking about rising sea levels. Any infrastructure plan must include resiliency strategies to prepare communities across the country for the worsening impacts of climate change." 100Congressman Deutch publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman introduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763), stating in a press release, "Climate change is an urgent threat that demands urgent bipartisan action. With this legislation, we are making clear to our colleagues that bipartisanship is possible – even necessary – to address climate change in this Congress. Our plan, to put a price on carbon and return the net revenue back to the American people, offers our Democratic and Republican colleagues an effective approach to significantly reduce carbon emissions without shifting the burden to the American people." He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).100100https://teddeutch.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399222 https://teddeutch.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=402694 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqUpVa9a-dY https://teddeutch.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=F3ND3GWVCQZFH7LHLDRZP7TACQ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://teddeutch.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399493Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Diaz-Balart, MarioFlorida25RCongressman Mario Diaz-Balart disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2017 E&E article, when asked about climate change, the Congressman stated, "It's more of a religion... on both sides of the issue. I don't play that game. My issue is, 'All right, what is the problem that you're trying to solve?' and 'Does it solve it?'"00Congressman Diaz-Balart was an advocate of the Keystone XL pipeline, stating, "The House has once again acted on a bipartisan basis to pass legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will create thousands of jobs, move the United States closer to energy independence and strengthen our national security. This project will contribute billions of dollars to communities across the nation and bolster our economy." Congressman Diaz-Balart demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Diaz-Balart opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060054524 https://mariodiazbalart.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/diaz-balart-votes-to-approve-keystone-pipeline https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Dingell, DebbieMichigan12DCongresswoman Dingell understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a press release commemorating 2018 Earth Day the Congresswoman stated, "No one can deny that today, sea levels are rising, weather is becoming more severe, droughts are decimating crops and floods are devastating communities. This extreme weather impacts our environment and our economy, and it’s critical that our next generation of leaders have the knowledge and skills to help address this pressing problem."100100Congresswoman Dingell has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congresswoman stated, "The time is now – not tomorrow, not next year – to address climate change. The Paris Agreement takes real steps to slow down our changing climate and ensures the United States stays a leader in addressing one of our most critical global threats,” Rep. Dingell also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 speech on the House floor, the Congresswoman stated, "Weather events are getting more severe. Hurricanes and wildfires cause more damage each year, and extreme cold and heat waves more common. Climate change is changing the world around us causing mass displacement and global health crises caused by continuing sea-level rise and increasing annual temperatures." Rep. Dingell makes climate change a top priority issue. In December 2019, the Congresswoman introduced The National Climate Bank Act of 2019, which would publicly finance and stimulate private investment in clean, renewable energy and emissions reduction projects. 100Congresswoman DIngell supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congresswoman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://debbiedingell.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=795 https://debbiedingell.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1708 https://debbiedingell.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1985 https://debbiedingell.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2024 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Doggett, LloydTexas35DCongressman Lloyd Doggett understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's protecting our planet page, he states, "We cannot continue ignoring the critical challenges facing Texas, our country, and our planet caused by climate change, that's why I am a sponsor of the Green New Deal and H.R.9, the Climate Change Now Act. Encouraging the expansion of renewable energy is vital for protecting our world, strengthening our national security, and boosting our economy."100100Congressman Doggett has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congressman stated, '“Let's embrace the simple truth that preserving the earth is worth it. America should lead on creating new green jobs, but Trump clogs the corridors of power with fossil fuel industry cheerleaders. Now is the time for alternative energy, not alternative facts.” Rep. Doggett also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 op-ed in Newsweek, the Congressman wrote about climate change messaging, stating, "While American families absolutely have the capacity to be magnanimous and mindful about humanitarian crises around the world (many of which are increasingly caused by climate change) and climate chaos that will impact future generations, compelling and alarming reports can only do so much to equip them to take on this challenge. Climate messaging should not just alarm the reader; it should also equip them to combat climate change personally, and to demand change from major polluters and lawmakers. Congressman Doggett makes climate change a top priority issue. In 2019 the Congressman introduced the Green Transportation Act (H.R. 3822), which would aim to reduce pollution and mitigate climate change.100Congressman Doggett supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://doggett.house.gov/issues/protecting-the-planet https://doggett.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/newsweek-way-were-talking-about-climate-change-all-wrong-heres-how-we-win https://doggett.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/unbearable-cost-inaction-rep-doggett-urges-passage-climate-action-now https://doggett.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/paving-way-green-local-leadership-doggett-introduces-green https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3822/all-info https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Doyle, MikePennsylvania18DCongressman Mike Doyle understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Climate Change, Energy, and Environment,' page, it states, "It is clear that climate change is real, it is affecting our communities today, and it will get worse if we do not take aggressive action to cut our greenhouse gas emissions. We are seeing hotter temperatures lead to worse wildfires and draughts, rising sea levels and warmer water cause major flooding and devastation to fishing economies, and more extreme weather events are becoming more common." 100100Congressman Doyle has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congressman hosted a climate change town hall in 2019, stating in a press release on the event, "Climate Change is one of the most important issues currently facing Congress – rising global temperatures and an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 press release, the Congressman condemned the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement shows that he doesn’t understand the research on climate change and the impact it will have. It also demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of our country’s economy in the 21st Century – not to mention the dramatic improvement in environmental quality and the economic transformation underway in Pittsburgh." The Congressman makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congressman helped introduce the CLEAN Future Act, which would enact policies recommended by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the world’s leading climate scientists for transitioning our country to a 100 percent clean energy economy in time to prevent a devastating rise in global temperatures. In a press release on the legislation, the Congressman stated, "We can tackle climate change by building smarter, greener, and safer. It will also create good new jobs. I believe the CLEAN Future Act and Moving Forward framework would put us on a glidepath to a sustainable economy.”100Congressman Doyle supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). The Congressman also co-sponsored the Congressional version of the America Wins Act (H.R. 4209) in 2017 which would place a tax on carbon pollution to raise money for infrastructure projects but did not co-sponsor the legislation when in 2019 when it was reintroduced. 7593.75https://doyle.house.gov/taxonomy/issues/energy-environment https://doyle.house.gov/press-release/doyle-announces-town-hall-meeting-climate-change https://doyle.house.gov/press-release/doyle-attacks-trump%E2%80%99s-climate-decision https://doyle.house.gov/media/press-releases/doyle-announces-release-clean-future-act https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Duncan, JeffSouth Carolina3RCongressman Duncan disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2018 Index-Journal article, the Congressman was quoted stating, “The climate alarmists continue to move the goalposts when their politically motivated projections do not come true. What was predicted decades ago has yet to take place. We all know that global temperatures have changed throughout the generations, but we must not look to activist climate organizations to push a false agenda in an effort to upend parts of our economy.” 00 In a 2019 press release opposing the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), Congressman Duncan stated, "President Trump’s 2017 announcement of intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord was the right move for our country and part of the America first agenda. Today’s misguided attempt by House Democrats to bind us to this flawed accord would have devastating consequences on our economy and put us at a disadvantage to our main competitors around the globe, while accomplishing no meaningful environmental reforms." Congressman Duncan demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Duncan was a co-sponsor and voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://www.indexjournal.com/news/major-climate-change-report-met-with-silence-by-sc-gop/article_39e22255-80e0-5338-9191-af1a8abef10a.html https://jeffduncan.house.gov/press-release/duncan-statement-flawed-paris-climate-accord-legislation https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Dunn, NealFlorida2RCongressman Neal Dunn disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2016 Panama City News Herald article Congressman Neal was quoted stating, "I am sure human activity plays some role, but I don’t think the science is clear on how much is man-made and how much is natural. What I do know is that the United States should not follow the path of the global warming alarmists like the Obama administration who wants us to unilaterally handicap... industry with over-burdensome EPA regulations. That will only further empower China, who is actually the largest polluter in the world.”00In a 2017 press release supporting the American withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "The Paris agreement breaks faith with the Americans we were elected to represent. The pact demanded that America meet stricter emissions standards than it did for China, Russia or India. It also compelled American taxpayers to fork over billions of dollars to other countries in a wealth redistribution scheme. With rising energy prices, American workers would be forced to compete against foreign countries with one hand tied behind their backs, and it would cost our economy $2.5 trillion and 400,000 jobs by 2035. President Trump is right to walk away from a bad deal and put America first.” Congressman Dunn demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Dunn opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25http://www.newsherald.com/news/20160416/local-political-figures-cautious-about-sea-level-rise https://dunn.house.gov/issues https://dunn.house.gov/2017/6/dr-dunn-s-statement-paris-climate-accord https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Emmer, TomMinnesota6RCongressman Emmer does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 250In a 2019 press release supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Congressman Emmer stated, "While other nations like China and India are increasing emissions, the United States has shouldered the burden of increased energy costs and the loss of American jobs by their participation in this agreement. America, and especially my home state of Minnesota has been leading the way to reduce emissions... I applaud President Trump and his Administration for officially withdrawing, and for responsibly advancing America's interests." Congressman Emmer demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Emmer opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5https://emmer.house.gov/2019/11/au-revoir-paris-climate-accord https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AAnti Climate
Escobar, VeronicaTexas16DCongresswoman Veronica Escobar understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a January 2020 Tweet, the Congresswoman wrote, "Climate change is an urgent global crisis that demands a strong and swift response. As Congress continues to push for ambitious climate action, we must also ensure we harness foreign policy to combat this threat and protect our planet for future generations."100100Congresswoman Escobar has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 House floor speech, the Congresswoman introduced the Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act (H.R. 2759), stating, "Climate change is a major threat to our national security. And military leaders agree." Congresswoman Escobar also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 Tweet, the Congresswoman wrote, "This is the consequence of climate change—and our shameful unwillingness to make the sacrifices and changes necessary to slow it down. Too late to stop it, but never too late to act to try to slow it down some. Oh, what tragedy our children have inherited." Rep. Escobar makes climate change a top priority issue. According to a 2019 press release, "Congresswoman Escobar successfully added two amendments to the NDAA that will make our military more adept at mitigating climate change." 100Congresswoman Escobar publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. Escobar co-sponsored the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://twitter.com/RepEscobar/status/1217942440264585216 https://twitter.com/repescobar/status/1128706469308829697?lang=en https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2759 https://twitter.com/vgescobar/status/939644562368118784 https://escobar.house.gov/media/press-releases/congresswoman-veronica-escobar-applauds-passage-ndaa-securing-wins-el-paso https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Eshoo, AnnaCalifornia18DCongresswoman Anna Eshoo understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Climate Change,' page, it states, "Climate change is one of the most serious issues facing our nation and our planet. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the leading international body for the assessment of climate change has stated with greater than 95 percent certainty that most of the observed increase in global temperatures since the mid-20th Century is due to increased concentrations of heat-trapping gases caused by human activities. Rep. Eshoo believes the United States must take immediate action to address climate change, and she strongly believes that established science should be the guide for making informed policy decisions."100100The Congresswoman is a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. Despite this, there is no information indicating that she prioritizes climate action. Congresswoman Eshoo’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Eshoo publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. On her climate change page Rep. Eshoo, "supports capping or putting a price on carbon," as a method of curbing climate change. The Congresswoman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. Congresswoman Eshoo voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). She did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 10093.75https://eshoo.house.gov/legislative-priorities/environment/climate-change/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7D https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Espaillat, AdrianoNew York13DCongressman Adriano Espaillat understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Congressmember Espaillat listens to the experts when it comes to climate change. The overwhelming majority of scientists and climate experts across the country and globe agree that climate change is real and that humans contribute to it. The threat of rising sea levels and the increase in severe storm activity presents a unique challenge for district that is housed in New York City. Recognizing both the immediate and long-term impacts of climate change, Congressmember Espaillat will be a strong supporter of policies and funding that seek to decrease human contribution to climate change in order to ensure that place like New York City remain safe for future generations."100100Congressman Espaillat has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. According to a 2019 press release, the Congressman addressed climate change during remarks before the Full House Foreign Affairs Committee Markup to address various issues, stating, "The effects of climate change are evident today in more extreme temperatures and more frequent and more intense natural disasters, exacerbating conflicts, degrading public health, and diminishing access to food and clean water for millions around the world." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release introducing the Green Climate Fund Authorization Act of 2019, the Congressman stated, "It remains critical that we continue our efforts to promote a bold and swift transition to a clean energy economy and work beyond our borders to mitigate and adapt to climate change as we bring forth solutions to combat it." Rep. Espaillat makes climate change a top priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman Espaillat supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).7593.75https://espaillat.house.gov/issues/energy-environment https://espaillat.house.gov/media/press-releases/representative-adriano-espaillat-addresses-impact-climate-change-0 https://espaillat.house.gov/media/press-releases/representative-adriano-espaillat-introduces-green-climate-fund-authorization https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Estes, RonKansas4RThe Congressman does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.250In a 2019 press release on the Paris Agreement and the Green New Deal, the Congressman stated, "Both the Paris Agreement and Green New Deal would cost our country trillions of dollars and impact millions of American jobs... The Green New Deal is projected to cost $93 trillion. Yesterday, Rep. Jody Hice (R-Georgia) filed a discharge petition to bring H.Res. 109, the Green New Deal resolution, to the floor for a vote." Congressman Estes demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Estes opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5https://estes.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1867 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Evans, DwightPennsylvania3DCongressman Dwight Evans understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "Scientific research proves climate change is real and its consequences are serious and evident. Sea level rise, droughts and rising temperatures across the nation show the serious impact of climate change. Climate change is directly related to our national security, economic prosperity and food supply. It is time to take our energy policy down a new path that reduces carbon pollution and promotes a sustainable, greener tomorrow for future generations."100100The Congressman opposed President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating in a 2017 press release, "I will continue to act on climate because our future generations depend on it and we have a lot to lose if not. In fact, 59% of Americans believe in climate change and know protecting our earth is crucial. Nevertheless, President Trump’s action to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, does not mean that my colleagues and I will advocate less for what is in the best interest of the Philadelphians, Pennsylvanians and the American people." The Congressman also supported the Better Future Act (OFF Act) (H.R. 3671) in 2018, which ould eliminate tax giveaways to the fossil fuel industry. Congressman Evan’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue.75Congressman Evans publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10093.75https://evans.house.gov/issues/environment https://evans.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/i-do-not-support-us-withdrawal-paris-climate-agreement https://evans.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-evans-announces-support-fossil-fuels-better-future-act https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Ferguson, DrewGeorgia3RCongressman Drew Ferguson does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 250Congressman Ferguson showed a lack of leadership by helping deregulate the coal industry, stating in a press release that, "One of the key promises I made when I came to Congress was to get rid of job-killing federal regulations. The Stream Protection Rule is a perfect example. This rule puts almost one third of coal mining jobs in jeopardy and ignores the Department of Interior’s own reports that virtually all coal mines already operate safely and have no off-site impacts and that lands are being restored successfully under pre-existing regulations." Congressman Ferguson demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Ferguson opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5https://ferguson.house.gov/media/press-releases/ferguson-votes-end-stream-protection-rule https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Fitzpatrick, BrianPennsylvania1RCongressman Brian Fitzpatrick understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release on H. Res 195, the Republican Climate Change Resolution, he stated, "Washington needs independent voices now more than ever – especially when it comes to the environment and public health. The reality is, climate change is real and that humans are a contributing factor. Leaders on both sides of the aisle must take serious and reasonable steps to protect our planet."100100Congressman Fitzpatrick has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed written in 2020 on bipartisan action on climate change, the Congressman wrote, "Climate change is already costing our economy through increased flooding, more severe storms, and devastating droughts. Delaware and Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional district are about 40 miles apart, but they both border the Delaware River and are home to communities, including Levittown and Wilmington, that are at significant risk of damaging floods in the near future." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 speech on the House floor on climate change, the Congressman stated, "It is critical in order to preserve public health the reality is climate change is real and humans are a contributing factor Congress must take serious and reasonable steps to combat it." Rep. Fitzpatrick makes climate change a top priority issue as well. The Congressman condemned the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating, "Every nation will be affected by climate change, which is why nearly every country agreed to work to reduce carbon emissions in the Paris Climate Accords. The people in my district remain committed to pursuing bipartisan solutions to address climate change and protect our environment which is why I voted yes on HR 9."100Congressman Fitzpatrick publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted against 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). The Congressman introduced the Modernizing America with Rebuilding to Kickstart the Economy of the Twenty-first Century with a Historic Infrastructure-Centered Expansion (MARKET) Act (H.R. 4520), which imposes a tax on the greenhouse gas emissions of fossil fuels, certain industrial processes, and certain product uses.100100https://fitzpatrick.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/fitzpatrick-backed-climate-change-resolution-introduced-house https://fitzpatrick.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/op-ed-it-s-time-bipartisan-support-combating-climate-change-and-rebuilding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaBKEfRURRU https://fitzpatrick.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/fitzpatrick-statement-paris-climate-agreement https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4520 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Fleischmann, ChuckTennessee3RCongressman Chuck Fleishmann does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 250On Congressman Fleishmann's, 'Energy,' page, it states, "The United States possesses immense oil and natural gas reserves that are completely unused. Increasing our energy independence can and should be done in a responsible manner that will not unnecessarily drive up energy costs or jeopardize economic growth." Congressman Fleishmann demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Fleischmann opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5https://fleischmann.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Fortenberry, JeffNebraska1RCongressman Jeff Fortenberry does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.2529According to a 2019 Norfolk Daily News article, when asked about the Green New Deal, Congressman Fortenberry stated, "I am very interested in going to an environmentally secure and sustainable energy future. One that moves us off of the dependency of hydrocarbons and into the types of renewable systems Nebraska has the potential to lead. Nebraska has the potential to be the number one producer of wind power in the country." Congressman Fortenberry does not oppose climate action. 25Congressman Fortenberry opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2526https://norfolkdailynews.com/wjag/news/congressman-fortenberry-green-new-deal-is-radical-and-unrealistic/article_f51665f4-362d-11e9-a1e6-6f346d691133.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Foster, BillIllinois11DCongressman Foster understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "We know that climate change is real and largely man-made. While some politicians claim it’s a hoax, most experts believe we will begin to see very significant economic, political, and social consequences from climate change if we do not act now. I support sound economic policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect our environment for the next generation."100100Congressman Foster has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to Naperville Community Television, in 2019 the Congressman hosted a climate change forum, where he was quoted stating, "The time for action is now. That we’ve spent decades debating this, we’ve been spending decades lowering the scientific uncertainty to the point where it’s absolutely clear that it’s passed time to take action.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. On his campaign website, the Congressman states, "We must aggressively combat climate change, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and promote cleaner and more economical sources of energy. In the near term we must do what we can, within the bounds of what is economically sensible and technically feasible, to begin making progress in these efforts. In the longer term, we must develop new energy technologies that have the best chance of succeeding in the market place." Rep. Foster makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2018 press release on the U.S. National Climate Assessment, the Congressman stated, "If President Trump continues to ignore climate change, then he will abdicate his responsibility to protect the well-being and prosperity of future generations. This report shows that his anti-science posture could wreak havoc on the American economy and hurt the American people."100Congressman Foster supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://foster.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://foster.house.gov/media/in-the-news/representatives-host-climate-change-forum https://billfoster.com/issue/energy-that-is-safe-secure-and-affordable/ https://foster.house.gov/media/press-releases/foster-statement-on-us-climate-report https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Foxx, VirginiaNorth Carolina5RCongresswoman Virginia Foxx disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2011 Huffington Post article the Congresswoman derided environmentalists stating some environmentalists, "think that we, human beings, have more impact on the climate and the world than God does.”00In 2015, Congresswoman Foxx spoke out against the Clean Power Plan. In a press release the Congresswoman stated, "The EPA is out of touch with the energy needs of Americans, and its unelected bureaucrats too often make decisions without consideration for how those choices will affect people's daily lives. The ‘Clean Power Plan’ rule is yet another example of the EPA’s regulatory overreach.” Rep. Foxx was a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline, and spoke out against the Paris Climate Accord. In a 2019 interview, she said "The Paris climate accord doesn’t do anything to move us in the right direction globally." Congresswoman Foxx demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congresswoman Foxx opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. She voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).256.25https://www.huffpost.com/entry/climate-change-facts-myths_n_846255 https://foxx.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398625 https://www.mtairynews.com/news/73652/foxx-defends-climate-vote-at-outdoor-event https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Frankel, LoisFlorida21DCongresswoman Lois Frankel understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release opposing President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congresswoman stated, "Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement is both dumb and dangerous. Americans should lead the way in the mission to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our planet for future generations. Abandoning this agreement ignores the fact that an overwhelming number of scientists believe that human beings are significant contributors to global warming, a condition that will negatively affect our health, economy, and national security."100100Congresswoman Frankel has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. As a member of the Energy & Water Appropriations subcommittee, the Congresswoman fought for $250 million in funding for Everglades Restoration, stating in a 2019 press release, "This bill will also increase the funding for renewable and energy efficiency programs critical to fighting climate change and reducing our carbon emissions as we strive to make our nation carbon neutral by 2050." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 tweet, the Congresswoman stated, "If we don’t do something about #climatechange, extreme weather will have an impact on every Floridian. On our public health, our agriculture, our unique environment & wildlife." Rep. Frankel makes climate change a top priority issue as well. On the Congresswoman's campaign website it states, "Climate change is the most immediate and pressing challenge globally, nationally, and locally right here in South Florida. We are already seeing the consequences with stronger hurricanes, higher temperatures, more frequent flooding, and beach erosion."100Congresswoman Frankel supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://frankel.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=574 https://frankel.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=3145 https://twitter.com/reploisfrankel/status/1100863141250883585?lang=bg https://loisfrankelforcongress.com/environment/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Fudge, Marcia L.Ohio11DCongresswoman Marcia Fudge understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 tweet on climate change, the Congresswoman wrote, "We’ve seen the impacts of climate change on our region. Extreme weather also affects the health of children in the state of Ohio and across the country. It’s time to take action to reduce emissions and protect the safety & well-being of future generations."100100The Congresswoman has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congresswoman rejected the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement for its lack of action on climate change, stating, "The USMCA does not live up to the Administration’s promises to improve upon the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and ensure a significant number of jobs return to America. The trade agreement also fails to address climate change in a meaningful way... Protecting our workers and their collective bargaining rights and addressing climate change in a way that supports workers in frontline communities like Cleveland and Akron are very important to me." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 press release on environmental conservation, the Congresswoman stated, "As Ohio and states across the Great Lakes region continue to face significant environmental challenges, conservation programs play an increasingly important role in addressing climate change, protecting water quality and improving soil health.” Rep. Fudge makes climate change a top priority issue. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Fudge has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. She did not vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5087.5https://twitter.com/RepMarciaFudge/status/1164947847076286467 https://fudge.house.gov/press-statements/rep-fudge-statement-on-the-usmexicocanada-agreement/ https://fudge.house.gov/press-statements/reps-fudge-thompson-introduce-legislation-to-improve-conservation-outcomes/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363N/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Fulcheer, RussIdaho1RCongressman Russ Fulcher disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to The Spokesman-Review, during a 2018 debate, when asked about climate change, the Congressman stated that he believes, "in the cycle that’s happened since the beginning of time.” 00During a 2019 speech on the House Floor about the Green New Deal, Congressman Fulcher stated, "Over the next ten years it would eliminate the use of fossil fuels and nuclear power. This mean our gasoline-powered vehicles and instruments would be useless and there would be no air travel... The architects fail to explain how they would rebuild the economy they would decimate." Congressman Fulcher demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Rep. Fulcher has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy.5012.5https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/oct/29/medicaid-immigration-climate-top-idaho-1st-distric/ https://twitter.com/RepRussFulcher/status/1100463418614652930 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gaetz, MattFlorida1RCongressman Matt Gaetz understands the importance of climate action but not as a top priority issue. According to a 2017 In a Pensacola News Journal article the Congressman was reported to have stated after joining the bipartisan climate solutions caucus that, "I don't think there's a scientific debate left to be had on if it is happening. I also think history is going to judge very harshly climate change deniers, and I don't want to be one of them."7543In a 2019 press release promoting his climate change plan, titled the Green Real Deal, Congressman Gaetz stated, "While some in our government espouse that climate change isn’t happening, our military puts politics to the side. These leaders carry the trust of the American people on their shoulders. We call on them to lead this country’s most precious resource — our people — into battle. They do not have the luxury of an academic debate about climate change; they do not have time to argue with a thermometer. So, when these same people state that climate change is real and already impacting our military, we should all listen." In a 2019 interview on Fox Business, he described the Green New Deal as a, "Green Nightmare." Congressman Gaetz supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50Congressman Gaetz makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).2548.25https://www.pnj.com/story/money/business/2017/11/24/after-pushing-bill-abolish-epa-rep-matt-gaetz-joins-climate-solutions-caucus/893141001/ https://gaetz.house.gov/media/in-the-news/matt-gaetz-addressing-climate-change-through-green-real-deal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vcFMlpLZu0&feature=emb_logo https://gaetz.house.gov/media/in-the-news/meet-matt-gaetz-controversial-gop-congressman-leading-effort-release-fbi-memo https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Gallagher, MikeWisconsin8RCongressman Mike Gallagher agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In 2019 the Congressman joined a climate change panel at Lawrence University, where The Lawrentian reported, "Gallagher used himself as an example on how to do this, describing how concerned citizens came to him and convinced him of the science of climate change and the need to combat it. Gallagher expressed his belief that genuinely engaging with elected officials is one of the best ways to make political change." 500The Congressman opposed the Clean Power Plan stating in a Q&A with Door County Plus, stating, "I do not believe we should sacrifice economic growth and opportunity here in Wisconsin and around the world in the hopes of mitigating carbon emissions by an amount nobody will ever be able to measure. The Clean Power Plan was a particularly terrible idea that won’t meaningfully affect the climate but will cost Wisconsin thousands of jobs and will leave a huge portion of our nation’s economic activity subject to the command-and-control of the Environmental Protection Agency." Congressman Gallagher demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Gallagher makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to a 2019 article in The Lawretian, when responding to a question on lowering carbon emissions, "Gallagher responded to this by saying that he is skeptical of a carbon fee and dividend system to tax fossil fuels, because he doesn’t want higher prices passed on to consumers and he does not trust the government to make good on its word to return the money to the American people." Congressman Gallagher voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 012.5https://www.lawrentian.com/archives/1014496 https://doorcountypulse.com/candidate-qa-8th-congressional-district/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gallego, RubenArizona7DCongressman Reuben Gallego understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis the Congressman stated, “In order to turn the tide of the climate crisis in our lifetime, we must prioritize bold policies that sustainably address emissions, public lands, clean air and water, and renewable energy development while boosting our economy, creating jobs, and empowering communities that have long borne the brunt of environmental neglect and exploitation. That’s why I will continue to work tirelessly in Congress to author and pass legislation like the bills highlighted in this report. Future generations are counting on us.”100100According to a 2014 Huffington Post article, Congressman Gallego tied climate mitigation to the health of the Hispanic community stating, "I think we need Hispanic congressmen and congresswomen to start stepping up and talking about climate change, start talking about a living wage or at least a higher minimum wage because that directly impacts Latinos here in this country." In a 2017 tweet responding to President Trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman wrote, "Strong action on climate change produces real benefits for our environment & economy. Walking away from the Paris agreement is a mistake." Congressman Gallego's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue.75Congressman Gallego supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://rubengallego.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-gallego-statement-trump-administration-s-repeal-clean-power-plan https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/27/ruben-gallego-ed-pastor_n_4869759.html https://twitter.com/RepRubenGallego/status/869648570768658434 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Garamendi, JohnCalifornia3DCongressman Garamendi understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2018 op-ed titled, 'John Garamendi: Climate change won’t wait,' published in Enterprise, the Congressman stated, "If climate change is not abated, sea-level rise will put major cities across the world underwater. But its catastrophic impacts will be felt long before then. Globally, shifting weather patterns will decrease the availability of fresh water and reduce the global food supply through desertification of formerly arable land. As climate change intensifies, up to 700 million people could become climate refugees." In a speech on the House floor, he stated, “Global warming is real. Take a look at California. We are in the midst of the fourth year of a very severe drought. You can debate whether this drought is or is not the result of climate change, but you cannot debate the fact that CO2 in our atmosphere is approaching 400 parts per million – highest it’s ever been in over 800,000 years. You cannot debate the fact that it’s a heck of a lot warmer in California in the last decade than it’s ever been in recorded time. You cannot debate the fact the snow level in California is rapidly rising up the Sierra Nevada and the Siskiyou Mountains leaving us with an ever smaller snow reservoir."10085.7On the Congressman's, 'Environment,' page, it does not mention climate change and states, "Congressman Garamendi has made a career out of protecting our public lands and natural resources. He is a conservationist and outdoorsman who supports preserving public lands, and he works closely with hunters and fishermen. He believes clean air and clean water help create healthy communities. He is a consistent advocate for clean energy production and efficiency projects, because he understands that environmental stewardship and long term economic growth go hand-in-hand." Congressman Garamendi website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Garamendi supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7583.93https://www.davisenterprise.com/forum/opinion-columns/john-garamendi-climate-change-wont-wait/ https://garamendi.house.gov/legislative-work/issues/environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Garcia, ChuyIllinois4DCongressman Chuy Garcia understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "This generation faces an unprecedented and urgent climate crisis that threatens our economy, our national security, and our planet. As a nation and member of the global community, we must aggressively confront human-caused climate change. To do so, policy makers must promote a transition to sustainable technologies in the 21st century.100100Congressman Garcia has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release calling for infrastructure policies to address climate change, Rep. Garcia stated, "The fact is, climate change is causing more extreme weather events and will put more strain on our crumbling infrastructure." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 speech endorsing the Green New Deal, the Congressman stated, "The greatest challenge to our generation combating and reversing the effects of global climate change." Congressman Garcia makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 speech on the EPA, he stated, "It is important to acknowledge the growing crisis of climate change in our times. Yet President Trump wants to severely cut funding for the atmospheric reduction programs."100Congressman Garcia publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). He was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://chuygarcia.house.gov/issues/environment https://chuygarcia.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-jes-s-chuy-garc-calls-federal-infrastructure-policies-address https://chuygarcia.house.gov/media/videos/pledging-support-green-new-deal-chicago https://www.facebook.com/RepChuyGarcia/videos/410631513059484/?v=410631513059484 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?pageSort=alphaByState&searchResultViewType=expanded&KWICView=false https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Garcia, SylviaTexas29DCongresswoman Sylvia Garcia does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 2586Congresswoman Garcia supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it.50Congresswoman Garcia has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon.5052.75https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Gibbs, BobOhio7RCongressman Bob Gibbs disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2010 article in E&E News, the Congressman was quoted on climate change stating, "I just don't buy into it. I think the whole thing is up in the air. I remember back in the '70s they were talking about global cooling. They're thinking global warming now. I think the sun has more to do with it than anything."00In a 2017 press release supporting the expansion of coal as a fuel source, "President Trump continues to make good on his promises and give the hard-working people of once-forgotten towns in coal country a chance at making a good living without the fear of government bureaucrats shutting down the industry they depend on to raise their families." Congressman Gibbs demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Gibbs makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41).00https://www.eenews.net/stories/1059941018 https://gibbs.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/gibbs-statement-president-trump-s-energy-executive-order https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gohmert, LouieTexas1RCongressman Gohmert disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 speech during a hearing, the Congressman stated, "If any of my colleagues here don't believe in climate change you need to start it's real it's a fact most places it happens four times a year and I think we need to acknowledge that."00According to Climate Hawks Vote, Congressman Gohmert proposed a 2018 amendment which would have, "forbid EPA from taking into account the benefits of reducing climate emissions when promulgating regulations." Congressman Gohmert demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Gohmert opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBrEUPyQjro http://climatehawksvote.com/news/press-releases/climate-peacocks-vote-social-cost-carbon/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Golden, JaredMaine2DCongressman Jared Golden understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge of our time. Jared believes it presents a unique and pressing threat to homes, jobs, and entire industries across our state, as well as our national security."100100Congressman Golden co-sponsored the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) stating in a press release, "We have to protect Maine’s environment – and the thousands of jobs that depend on it – from climate change. If our forests, water, or climate go bad, it would destroy our forest products, fishing, and farming industries. The United States must honor the commitments it made in the Paris Agreement." Congressman Golden's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Golden has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5081.25https://golden.house.gov/issues/energy-environment https://golden.house.gov/media/press-releases/golden-votes-keep-us-paris-agreement-protect-maine-s-environment-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Gomez, JimmyCalifornia34DCongressman Jimmy Gomez understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release in support of the Green New Deal, the Congressman stated, "Climate change is one of the most urgent threats to our nation’s security and prosperity, and tackling it will require the federal government to adopt a comprehensive, bold, and equitable approach. As an original cosponsor of the Green New Deal resolution, I look forward to building upon California’s progress in combating climate change and elevating this ambitious plan of action to the forefront of our national dialogue.”100100Congressman Gomez has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. Congressman Gomez introduced the Climate Solutions Act of 2019 (H.R. 2958), which would require 100 percent of electricity sold in the United States be generated from renewable sources by 2035, stating in a press release, “The Climate Solutions Act of 2019 will shift our country away from the inaction and cowardice that have come to define this administration’s approach to environmental justice and towards an aggressive strategy that supports strong renewable energy standards, forcefully targets greenhouse gasses, and establishes a bold national energy efficiency standard." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 Facebook post, the Congressman stated, "Climate change doesn’t stop at borders. Neither should our effort to fight it... Trump may have ceded America’s leadership on climate change — California will not." Rep. Gomez makes climate change a top priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman Gomez supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Congressman Gomez voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://gomez.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=493 https://gomez.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=438 https://www.facebook.com/RepJimmyGomez/photos/a.172532199956354/363344207541818/?type=1&theater https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Gonzalez, AnthonyOhio16RCongressman Anthony Gonzalez agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 Science Space and Technology hearing on Climate Change, he stated, "I believe climate change is real and global industrial development is a factor. I also believe that my first responsibility and unyielding loyalty is to the hard working men and women of Ohio's 16th district and the economy that allows us to heat our homes, fuel our vehicles, and build our businesses."5014In a 2019 Science Space and Technology hearing on Climate Change, the Congressman stated, "As I look at the most recent proposal, the Green New Deal, I cannot help but believe that this would put a tremendous burden on my community," but he followed up by saying, "We do have a problem, and the government can play a role in helping solve it." Congressman Gonzalez demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Gonzalez has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. He was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).5028.5https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4779968/user-clip-rep-gonzalez-qa-science-space-technology-hearing-climate-change https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti Climate
Gonzalez, VicenteTexas15DCongressman Vicente Gonzalez does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.25100On Congressman Gonzalez's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "The 15th District is home to the Eagle Ford Shale, one of the largest oil production areas in the state, creating more than 3.8 million jobs and generating $473 billion in gross domestic product. The Congressman has seen firsthand the effects of a thriving oil and gas industry." Congressman Gonzalez does not oppose climate action. 25Congressman Gonzalez opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. Congressman Gonzalez voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res.119). 2543.75https://gonzalez.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Gooden, LanceTexas5RCongressman Gooden disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. When responding to a 2017 voter survey guide by The Dallas Morning News, the Congressman stated, "Climate science is imprecise and so are the consequences of any legislative action we take to address the issue. We can never be so arrogant to believe we can predict with certainty the impacts that will follow specific regulations about emissions, not only for the environment but also for our economy."00In a 2019 editorial on climate solutions, Congressman Gooden proposed natural gas, stating, "I offer another solution – one that utilizes the creative power of the American economy. By sponsoring developments in carbon capture, natural gas extraction and nuclear power, Republicans have found a way to allow the genius of American innovation to solve the problems we face. We can’t regulate our way out of this mess as the Obama administration attempted. The future of clean energy and reducing emissions lies in new technologies like small-scale, advanced nuclear power plants and solid-state batteries. The only way to access those solutions is for the American economy to be unleashed." Congressman Gooden demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Gooden has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://voterguide.dallasnews.com/2018-general/candidates/469/ https://gooden.house.gov/media/editorials/republican-solutions-climate-crisis https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gosar, Paul A.Arizona4RCongressman Paul Gosar disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2019 Axios article, when asked about climate change by a Green New Deal protestor, the Congressman answered, "Unfortunately you haven't been taught about photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is where plants take carbon dioxide to produce oxygen. That's a problem in today's world. We haven't taught kids exactly what's going on in America and in science."00In a 2017 press release advocating against the Paris Agreement, Congressman Gosar stated, "This unconstitutional treaty is nothing more than an extension of the Obama Administration’s ideological war on affordable energy." The Congressman also wrote a 2014 op-ed for the news publication, Town Hall, where he boycotted the Pope's address on climate change stating, "The earth's climate has been changing since God created it, with or without man. On that, we should all agree… If the Pope wants to devote his life to fighting climate change then he can do so in his personal time. But to promote questionable science as Catholic dogma is ridiculous." Congressman Gosar demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Gosar makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2019 press release on the Green New Deal, Congressman Gosar stated, "Democrat socialists made clear today that they want to use climate change as a means to abolish capitalism and implement massive taxation, expropriation and government control." In a 2014 op-ed for the Arizona Republic on President Obama's Clean Power Plan, he stated, "Knowing he can’t lawfully enact a carbon-dioxide tax plan, Obama is unlawfully directing his EPA to impose strict limits on carbon emissions from existing coal and gas-fired facilities." Congressman Gosar was a co-sponsor and voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://www.axios.com/paul-gosar-climate-change-photosynthesis-green-new-deal-aa3af04e-2437-49ec-bf23-fbb2fb1fd393.html https://gosar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1480 https://townhall.com/columnists/congressmanpaulgosar/2015/09/17/why-i-am-boycotting-pope-francis-address-to-congress-n2053596 https://gosar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2529 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gottheimer, JoshNew Jersey5DCongressman Josh Gottheimer understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a press release announcing his "Five-Point Green Action Plan," the Congressman states, "That’s why I co-sponsored and voted for H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which requires the United States to meet its international commitments to the Paris Agreement. This legislation also helps the United States ensure other countries are fulfilling their obligations. It’s outrageous that we are planning to walk away from 194 other countries that have all committed to joint action to combat climate change. We need to get back to the table."100100Congressman Gottheimer supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50Congressman Gottheimer voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7581.25https://gottheimer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1318 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Granger, KayTexas12RCongresswoman Granger does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 250Congresswoman Granger demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy,' page it states, "I was proud to support the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill that became law and repealed the crude oil export ban. This outdated policy, which was signed into law in the 1970’s, blocked American energy producers from being able to sell any of our abundant domestic oil to our allies and partners around the world. This positive change in policy contributes to more American energy jobs, better security here at home and for our allies around the world, and lower prices at the pump for consumers."0Congresswoman Granger has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman did not vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5018.75https://kaygranger.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Graves, GarretLouisiana 6RCongressman Garrett Graves has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2019 article by The Guardian, the Congressman was quoted stating, "Years ago I said that I thought the Republican position on climate change is unsustainable... Just sitting around totally denying the science is an unsustainable position.”5014In a 2020 Vox article discussing Republican climate strategies, the Congressman was quoted stating, "Fossil fuels aren’t the enemy. It’s emissions. So let’s devise strategies that are based on emissions strategies, not based on eliminating fossil fuels.” In a 2015 press release the Congressman stated, "If these rules are implemented as proposed, many power plants across the country will be forced to ramp down production or close, reducing supply and increasing the cost of electricity for our businesses and families." Congressman Graves demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Graves makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In an excerpt from a 2016 E&E News article it stated, "Graves said climate denial and overreliance on fossil fuels are an 'unsustainable policy position,' but he thinks a carbon tax or cap-and-trade policy could have negative economic impacts, putting the United States at a competitive disadvantage." Congressman Graves voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 016https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/15/garret-graves-republican-climate-change-louisiana https://garretgraves.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/graves-epa-imposes-will-through-costly-regulatory-policies https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2020/2/5/21121935/climate-change-republicans-conservatives https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060044822 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti Climate
Graves, SamMissouri6RCongressman Sam Graves disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a September 2019 tweet, the Congressman wrote, "Cattle farmers have enough difficulties to deal with without politicians promising to tax away their profits. It’s time for the ‘cattle are a driving force behind climate change’ myth to die."00In an op-ed written in the Washington Times, regarding the Green New Deal, the Congressman wrote, "The Green New Deal isn’t about the environment at all. It’s about making America a socialist country.” Congressman Graves demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Graves opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was a co-sponsor and voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://twitter.com/repsamgraves/status/1177253308475617280 https://republicans-transportation.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=404401 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Green, AlTexas9DCongressman Al Green does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.25100Congressman Green supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it.50Congressman Green supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7562.5https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Green, MarkTennessee7RCongressman Mark Green disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to the Spring Hill Home Page, during a 2019 town hall, when asked about climate change the Congressman stated, "“First off, CO2 is increasing – you cannot deny that – so the question is, is it causing warming, or is aerial fertilization what’s happening,” Green asked. “I’m a scientist, I’ve got an MD, I’ve done bench-level research, so I know how to look at these studies and say, ‘okay, that’s biased,’ [or] ‘okay, that’s not biased.’ I’m not yet convinced that the science is proving that we’re warming, but I am very convinced that we have aerial fertilization going on, and if we continue to cut trees in Brazil and other places, we’re going to hurt ourselves, and then we will have warming.”00In an interview on Fox News, while discussing a climate change plan put forward by then Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, Congressman Green stated, "I think he recognizes that there are a lot of democrats who recognize that the Green New Deal is absurd so he's trying to meet them halfway with an idea that gets us to carbon neutrality... But even his plan, it's crazy, I mean 5 trillion dollars." Congressman Green demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Green has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).5012.5https://www.williamsonhomepage.com/spring_hill/mark-green-talks-climate-change-medical-marijuana-and-student-loan/article_33615376-ab72-5955-abb5-c614a75829ea.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlBZEjZHsUQ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Griffith, MorganVirginia9RCongressman Morgan Griffith does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to the Briston Herald Courrier, Congressman Griffith stated, "The climate is changing. Any plan of action must reflect the reality that most countries in the world will continue to use fossil fuels. Our goal as a worldwide leader and energy exporter should be to develop cleaner, more efficient ways to utilize the wealth of energy resources our country possesses." In an op-ed to the 'Roanoke Times,' posted on his website, the Congressman says, "The America of the Green New Deal is no leader. That plan expects us to dismantle our economy and fundamentally alter our lifestyle to cut carbon emissions."250In a 2017 press release on the Paris Agreement, Congressman Griffith stated, "The Paris Climate Accord is a bad deal for Americans, as I’ve been saying since the deal was announced. The United States can be the world leader in energy innovation; this symbolic, expensive, and poorly negotiated deal doesn’t change that. The United States is ALREADY a clean energy and fossil fuel energy leader; we can reduce our emissions and continue to produce American energy without the Paris Accord. America has already reduced its carbon-dioxide emissions dramatically, beginning before the Accord." Congressman Griffith demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Griffith opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was a co-sponsor and voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 06.25https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/local/rep-morgan-griffith-named-to-committee-on-climate-change/article_53d4b3a6-3c1a-11e9-a117-c3c4bf8b360c.html https://morgangriffith.house.gov/spotlight/ https://morgangriffith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398741 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/119/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Grijalva, RaulArizona3DCongressman Grijalva understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On Congressman Grijalva's, 'Combatting Global Climate Change,' page it states, "According to the Environmental Protection Agency, global average temperatures have risen by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 100 years. Without a proactive national strategy to reduce emissions from greenhouse gases and contain other man-made drivers of climate change, temperatures will continue to rise. Some members of Congress deny the challenges presented by climate change and prefer to ignore the overwhelming scientific data available on the issue. Rep. Grijalva continues to believe in the need for comprehensive energy legislation that meets the nation’s energy needs, creates green jobs and decreases greenhouse gas emissions. He understands the importance of investing in clean energy and preventing the potentially catastrophic effects global warming could have on our farms, coasts, and oceans."100100Congressman Grijalva has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release on the House Natural Resources Committee Climate Action Report, he stated, "This report illustrates the Committee’s focus on climate change and the solutions we have offered. I’m proud of the work we’ve done so far and know that so much more needs to be done to fight the climate crisis. I look forward to continuing our efforts in 2020, and beyond, to helping protect the entire planet and meet our ethical responsibilities to future generations.” The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. On his, "Carbon Dioxide & Climate Policy," page, it states, "Climate disruptions will cause the spread of invasive species, threaten native species, endanger watersheds, cause habitat loss, and increase the intensity and length of the fire season on our public lands. It is difficult to imagine Glacier National Park without glaciers or Joshua Tree National Park without trees. Yet the evidence is clear that we may be facing just that kind of future." Rep. Grijalva makes climate change a top priority issue. He is a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, saying in a press release, “What I heard yesterday is what I’ve been hearing for years: this economy needs to be cleaner and more sustainable if we want a livable future. The Green New Deal is the right framework for the work we need to do, in Congress and across the nation, to reduce our fossil fuel use, create green jobs, and protect our country and our planet for the long term.” 100Congressman Grijalva publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. In 2015 as the Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Grijalva helped create a competing budget proposal to that of the then-Republican majority called the "Peoples Budget." The proposal looked to implement a carbon fee of $25 per ton emitted. Congressman Grijalva voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). In 2013 he also spoke on the House floor advocating for a carbon tax stating, " it's time for serious action climate change is global the United Nations report indicates at 31 3.1 billion people because of climate change will be in extreme poverty by 2050 if we want to make a sizable dent in the human contributions to climate change we have to start making those responsible for pollution accountable and pay for it." 100100https://grijalva.house.gov/combating-global-climate-change/ https://grijalva.house.gov/press-releases/chair-grijalva-releases-natural-resources-climate-action-report-highlights-top-accomplishments-of-2019/ https://naturalresources.house.gov/media/press-releases/chair-grijalva-champions-bold-climate-action-supports-green-new-deal-resolution https://www.vox.com/2015/3/24/8284171/progressive-caucus-peoples-budget https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqo2aY2NlrkPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Grothman, GlennWisconsin6RCongressman Glenn Grothman disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2014 interview with Right Wing Watch, the Congressman stated, "This is this environmental stuff, this is the idea that is driven by this global warming thing. Global warming is not man-made and there is barely any global warming at all. There's been no global warming for the last twelve or thirteen years. I see a shortage of Republicans stepping up to the plate and saying, 'look, this global warming stuff is not going on.' It's ridiculous for the United States, of all the countries in the world, to be putting extra regulations on our business while the Chinese, the Indians, whatever are building new factories all the time. And our factories are stuck saying, 'you can't do this, you can't do this,' because you've got to reign in this global warming which doesn't exist anyway."00In a 2017 op-ed supporting the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman wrote, "The Paris climate agreement was a bad deal for all Americans, but would have hit Wisconsin’s Sixth District particularly hard... At best, the climate agreement was a wealth redistribution program that imposed hefty costs on American families, and focused far more on handouts to other countries than actually protecting the environment." During a 2017 Town Hall the Congressman fielded a question on climate change, responding, "In general, I'm old enough to remember the 1970s when they talked about global cooling." Congressman Grothman demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Grothman opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEDiN_CNTCs https://grothman.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=332 https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/local/2017/04/30/grothman-town-hall-draws-angry-raucous-crowd/101066122/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Guest, MichaelMississippi3DCongressman Michael Guest does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 250Congressman Guest does not oppose climate action. 25Congressman Guest has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. 5025https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Guthrie, S. BrettKentucky 2RCongressman Brett Guthrie agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. On the Congressman's, 'Energy,' page it states, "Climate change is a real and serious threat, but I do not believe that radical solutions proposed in the Democrats’ “Green New Deal” are the solution. The Green New Deal is projected to cost up to $93 trillion over ten years, at an estimated cost of over $60,000 per year per household. I believe that we need innovative and market-based solutions to combat climate change."500Congressman Guthrie demonstrates a lack of leadership by voicing his support for the Keystone Pipeline and advocating against President Obama's climate change plan. According to WFPL, the Congressman stated, “As President Obama prepares to roll out an agenda on climate change, I hope he will also address our nation’s energy needs... While claiming to support an all-of-the-above energy program, President Obama has yet to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and the EPA continues its attempt to regulate the coal industry out of business.” According to Impact2020, "A spokeswoman for Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, said he shared concerns about climate change, but that he’s 'mindful of the costs associated with over-regulation that hurt our economy.'" Congressman Guthrie demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Guthrie makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 012.5https://guthrie.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=71998 https://guthrie.house.gov/latest-news/guthrie-new-epa-rules-could-cripple-kentuckys-economy/ https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/policy/environment/climate/article222424225.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/119/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Haaland, DebraNew Mexico1DCongresswoman Debra Haaland understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's campaign website, it states, "We need to act fast to counteract climate change and keep fossil fuels in the ground. I pledge to vote against all new fossil fuel infrastructure, and to fight instead for 100% clean energy -- including tens of thousands of solar energy jobs for New Mexicans. We deserve representatives in Congress who will stand up to the fossil fuel industry, and I will."100100Congresswoman Haaland has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. As the Chair of the Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests & Public Lands, the Congresswoman stated, "We rely on the natural world to provide us with many of the things we depend on each day, from clean water and clean air to flood control -- it’s irresponsible to ignore climate change.” Rep. Haaland also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a July 2019 press release calling for a national emergency on climate change, the Congresswoman stated, "Our children deserve to inherit a planet that has clean air, drinkable water, and manageable weather patterns, but right now climate change is threatening their future." Congresswoman Haaland makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congresswoman hosted an August 2019 town hall on the Green New Deal and addressing climate change. 100Congresswoman Haaland publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. On the Congresswoman's campaign website, it states, "climate change is here, and extreme weather is leaving many poor, black, and brown communities to pick up the tab for America’s addiction to fossil fuels. I propose a national resilience fund to create more climate-resilient infrastructure in America’s most vulnerable communities, and to support communities in rebuilding who are already being forced from their homes. This fund should be paid for through a national tax on big polluters." Congresswoman Haaland was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://debforcongress.com/climate-and-environment https://haaland.house.gov/media/press-releases/haaland-calls-climate-change-emergency-declaration https://haaland.house.gov/media/press-releases/haaland-works-address-climate-change-chair-national-parks-forests-and-public https://www.facebook.com/RepDebHaaland/videos/were-talking-green-new-deal-and-addressing-climate-change-with-a-renewable-energ/482222539214312/ https://debforcongress.com/priorities https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Hagedorn, JimMinnesota1RCongressman Jim Hagedorn disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 town hall, when asked about climate change, the Congressman stated, “The climate has been changing since God created the world. We used to be under an ice sheet here.”00In a 2019 town hall, when asked about carbon pollution, Congressman Hagedorn stated, "Just because we want to support energy independence, and expansion and exploration of oil and gas which is critical for our economy, doesn’t mean we are for more pollution." He later refuted that his energy policies would increase carbon pollution. In a 2019 press release advocating against the Green New Deal, he stated, "Liberals want the Green New Deal which will destroy production agriculture and our rural way of life. It’ll change our economy and destroy U.S. energy opportunities across the board. I’ll support the policies that have made the U.S. the economic and energy envy of all the world.” Congressman Hagedorn demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Hagedorn has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5012.5http://www.citypages.com/news/rep-jim-hagedorns-solution-to-climate-change-move-people-around/564931752 https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/10/01/hagedorn-faces-questions-about-climate-change-trade-in-southern-minn-town-hall https://hagedorn.house.gov/media/press-releases/us-energy-independence https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Harder, JoshCalifornia10DCongressman Josh Harder understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Protect our Environment,' page, the Congressman states, "I strongly believe in the scientific consensus that climate change is real and man-made. I will fight back against the Trump Administration’s dangerous attempts to undo international agreements on climate change like the Paris Climate Accord. We also must go further, we must incentivize investments in clean energy sources and move away from polluting fossil fuels. 100100In a 2019 press release advocating for the needs of farmers on the front line of climate change, the Congressman stated, "Farmers are on the front lines of the climate crisis, but they’re often treated like a part of the problem rather than a part of the solution.” The Congressman introduced the Future of Agricultural Resiliency and Modernization (FARM) Act which would help farmers across the country to more effectively fight climate change. Congressman Harder website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Harder has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. Congressman Harder was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5081.25https://www.harderforcongress.com/environment https://harder.house.gov/media/press-releases/harder-urges-climate-change-committee-include-farmers-needs-environmental https://harder.house.gov/media/press-releases/harder-introduces-farm-act-support-agriculture-efforts-fight-climate-change https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Harris, AndyMaryland1RCongressman Andy Harris disagrees with statured scientists that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2018 Baltimore Sun article, when asked if he was concerned about a U.N. climate report, the Congressman, responded stating, "there are many different projections for the pace of climate change” and "differing analysis for the degree of causality assigned to types of emissions.” According to the Washington Post, at a 2017 Town Hall, Congressman Harris, faced some of the harshest reaction when he expressed doubt on whether human activity and carbon dioxide emissions are the leading cause of climate change.014In a 2017 press release on the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Congressman Harris stated, "Under the Paris Accord, the United States would pay trillions of dollars in economic costs and lose millions of jobs, while China is permitted to increase its emissions through 2030. President Obama made a bad deal, and President Trump can do better. Any new international climate agreement should be ratified by the U.S. Senate, as outlined in the Constitution.” Congressman Harris demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Harris opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 259.75https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/columnists/dan-rodricks/bs-md-rodricks-column-1021-story.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/marylands-only-republican-congressman-faces-harsh-crowd-in-town-hall/2017/03/31/1ca72aac-166b-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.aa269d3b18f3 https://harris.house.gov/media/press-releases/paris-accord-bad-deal-american-people https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hartzler, VickyMissouri4RCongresswoman Vicky Hartzler disagrees with the scientific consensus that that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 tweet, the Congresswoman stated, "The climate is changing (& has for millennia). Debate over man’s role, if any. I think when God destroys the earth, we’ll know it and it won’t be a long process of melting ice caps."00On Congresswoman Hartzler's 'Energy and Environment' page it states, "The ‘War on Coal’ is a travesty. Over 80% of Missouri’s energy comes from coal. It is abundant and affordable and can be burned cleanly. In a 2019 press release opposing the Paris Agreement, she stated, "The Paris agreement unwisely tied the hands of American economic growth while allowing the world’s largest emitters of pollution to continue unabated until at least 2030.” Congresswoman Hartzler demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congresswoman Hartzler makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2016 press release opposing a tax on carbon, the Congresswoman stated, "Several groups have recently proposed taxes on carbon. These taxes are designed to drive up energy costs, meaning they will burden every family and business in America. These proposed taxes would also increase the prices of any consumer goods and services that use carbon energy in their preparation, production, manufacture, transport, or distribution." Rep. Hartzler voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://twitter.com/RepHartzler/status/1173930162334904320 https://hartzler.house.gov/taxonomy/issues/energy https://hartzler.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/hartzler-rejects-measure-forcing-us-remain-unfair-paris-accord https://hartzler.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/hartzler-opposes-oil-carbon-taxes https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hastings, Alcee L.Florida20DCongressman Alcee Hastings understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "No country is immune to climate change, and no country can tackle the challenges posed by climate change alone. As a leader in the international community, the United States must lead the way on how the world should respond to the growing threat posed by climate change. This threat is of particular concern to Floridians. Increasingly frequent and more powerful hurricanes greatly harm our communities, costing billions of dollars and, tragically, taking lives that can never be replaced. As climate change melts glaciers, we can expect a rise in sea level, a phenomenon occurring in many parts of the world. A rise in sea level of a few feet – possible by the end of this century – would devastate our coastal communities and the Everglades, and with over 1,800 miles of coastline, Florida is heavily dependent on the health and stability of the marine ecology."100100Congressman Hastings has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. Congressman Hastings had three amendments included in the passage of the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act (H.R. 729), which improved climate adaptation preparedness and protected coral reefs. In a 2019 press release the Congressman stated, "This bipartisan legislative package is the start of a comprehensive effort to make our vulnerable coastal communities and economies responsive and resilient to the devastating effects of climate change. As we stand on the precipice of irreparable damage to our ecosystems, it is incumbent on us to respond aggressively and immediately to the threats of climate change." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2018 press release on the 4th National Climate Assessment, the Congressman stated, “President Trump’s attempt to bury his own administration’s National Climate Assessment is as shameful as the report is shocking and makes clear that climate change is not a problem for the distant future, but a huge problem now. The message is loud and clear: The United States must urgently act on climate change." Rep. Hastings makes climate change a top priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100Congressman Hastings publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. Rep. Hastings is also a co-sponsor of the America Wins Act (H.R. 4142), which aims to put a tax on carbon pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 52% in ten years. He is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This 2019 bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. Congressman Hastings voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://alceehastings.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=100685 https://alceehastings.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399063 https://alceehastings.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=401282 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q={%22cosponsor-state%22:%22Florida%22}&searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22Florida%22%7D https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4142/N/APro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/A
Hayes, JahanaConnecticut5DCongresswoman Jahana Hayes understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the Paris Agreement, she stated, "The decision by the Trump Administration to withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Accord is irresponsible, irrational, and dangerously close-minded. The science is clear: climate change is real and it is here. We need to be doing more to repair the damage done to our planet, not backing away from the necessary steps. A failure to act is a theft from our children’s future. I urge the Administration to reverse this decision in the strongest possible terms.” 100100Congresswoman Hayes has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congresswoman stated, "Like the overwhelming majority of Americans, I understand that climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. If we do not adhere to the promises we made as a nation in the Paris Climate Agreement, our children and grandchildren will pay the price." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 press release on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis's recommending the Clean School Bus Act, a bill the Congresswoman introduced, she stated, "“Climate change has been threatening the lives of our children and the health of our environment for decades. COVID-19, which directly threatens our respiratory health, has made it crystal clear that we need to address air pollution caused by our school bus fleet immediately.” Rep. Hayes makes climate change a top priority issue. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Hayes supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5087.5https://hayes.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-hayes-statement-trump-administration-withdrawing-paris-climate-accord https://hayes.house.gov/media/blog-posts/hayes-cosponsored-and-voted-hr-9-climate-action-now-act https://hayes.house.gov/media/press-releases/hayes-clean-school-bus-legislation-recommended-address-climate-change-select https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Hern, KevinOklahoma1RCongressman Kevin Hern does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. A 'Business Insider' article says, "The New York Times characterized Hern in a January 2019 reports as 'the aerospace engineer elected in Oklahoma, [who] has questioned whether human activity is the primary cause of climate change.'" In a 2019 House Budget Committee hearing on the Costs of Climate Change, the Congressman stated, "Climate change must be addressed without sacrificing our country's economic and fiscal wellbeing through destructive policies like the Green New Deal."250The Congressman stated in a 2019 interview with Newsmax that climate advocates, "don't truly understand the impact of fossil fuels." According to a 2019 Oklahoma Energy Today article, the Congressman opposed the Green New Deal, stating, "It’s simple, the Green New Deal is bad for Oklahoma and bad for America." Congressman Hern demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Representative Hern makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to a 2019 article by Americans for Tax Reform, the Congressman was applauded for offering, "an amendment to an upcoming spending package that would block any funds in the bill from being used towards implementing a carbon tax." The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41). 06.25https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7lgfPBfWUI&feature=youtu.be https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/green-new-deal-kevin-hern-nancy-pelosi-house/2019/07/01/id/922890/ https://www.businessinsider.com/climate-change-and-republicans-congress-global-warming-2019-2#oklahoma-28 http://www.okenergytoday.com/2019/06/congressman-hern-tells-house-democrats-their-green-new-deal-would-be-devastating-to-oklahoma/ https://www.atr.org/atr-applauds-rep-kevin-hern-amendment-prohibiting-carbon-tax?page=1 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Herrera Beutler, JaimeWashington3RCongresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 op-ed defending her oppostion to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Congresswoman stated, "First, the assertion that climate change will now be ignored is false. Yes, rigorous science must demonstrate that a changing climate justifies designating an area not currently occupied by a species as 'critical habitat.'" But requiring scientific data doesn’t mean ignoring climate change. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which issued the changes, wrote: “Consistent with our longstanding practice, in all classification decisions, we will consider the best available science and evaluate impacts to the species that may result from changing climate within the foreseeable future.”250The Congresswoman demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congresswoman Herrera Beutler opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman voted in favor on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5https://jhb.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=401604 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/A
Hice, JodyGeorgia10RThe congressman disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. On Congressman Hice's 2010 campaign site he states, "The Radical Environmental Movement with former Vice President Al Gore as its poster boy has propagandized the theory of impending environmental disaster due to “Global Warming."... The theory is that so-called global warming is caused by greenhouse gases caused by carbon-based fuels. About 85% of American energy is from oil, natural gas, and coal – all carbon-based fuels."00On his energy & natural resources page it states, "Congressman Hice strongly supports President Trump’s re-authorization of the Keystone XL pipeline, which will bring an additional 830,000 barrels of oil into the country every day." According to the Alliance to Save Energy, Congressman Hice, "Has denied existence of climate change." Congressman Hice demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Hice makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41). 00https://web.archive.org/web/20100715104711/http:/www.jodyhice.com/issues/tax_kill.html https://hice.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=15062 http://www.ase.org/sites/ase.org/files/resources/Media%20browser/new_members_in_house_114th_final.pdf https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Higgins, BrianNew York26DCongressman Brian Higgins understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, "Last October, the UN released a report that indicated that without significant action, the effects of climate change could constitute a crisis as early as 2040. This includes worsening wildfires, food shortages, coral bleaching, and rising sea levels." 100100Congressman Higgins has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release warning of more algae blooms in the Great Lakes due to climate change, the Congressman stated, "Such a bloom may impact the health of the entire lake, including the eastern basin near my district in Buffalo, New York. As climate change increases the threat of algal blooms, our efforts must escalate proportionately.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2018 tweet promoting the 4th National Climate Assessment, the Congressman stated, "In the #NCA4 climate report, 13 federal agencies & 300 scientists conclude climate change presents 'growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth.' @realDonaldTrump doesn’t believe it. We do. #ScienceMatters #ActOnClimate." Rep. Higgins makes climate change a top priority issue. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.75Congressman Higgins supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://higgins.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/higgins-announces-house-passage-of-climate-action-now-act https://higgins.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/higgins-supports-buffalo-s-application-for-smart-cities-challenge https://twitter.com/RepBrianHiggins/status/1068600793358577664 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Higgins, ClayLouisiana3RCongressman Higgins disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2017 interview with PBS News Hour, the Congressman Higgins stated, "I certainly do not disagree with the fact that climate change happens, but I do think it is reasonable to question very carefully the science that has used models, which has sometimes come under fire for having been sort of fraudulently manipulated in order to produce a result... Climate change has existed for well before human history. So the question is not whether or not our climate changes across the planet, nor is it really a question that the human race does have some sort of impact upon climate change..." 00The Congressman ignored the true causes of coastal erosion. On his campaign page, instead of correctly blaming sea level rise and oil spills, he claimed that coastal erosion was caused by decreased sediment, stating, "Throughout history, the Louisiana marshland was replenished by river sediments – land-building deposits derived from the Mississippi River overflowing its banks. But in the early 1900s, a decision was made to levee the river as we know it today. So for the last 80 or 90 years, south Louisiana has been lacking that natural re-building process." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy and environment page he touts the benefits of fossil fuels, stating, "Even with the fluctuations in oil prices, Louisiana’s fossil fuels industry remains a bright spot and major contributor to our state and national economy." Congressman Higgins demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action0The Congressman makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In an interview on PBS News Hour the Congressman stated, "When we talk about spending the people's treasure, and the very concept that we can fix climate change with some sort of a tax, is something that I certainly take very seriously with regards to having an intelligent debate about." Congressman Higgins voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/watch-louisiana-rep-clay-higgins-skepticism-human-caused-climate-change http://captainhiggins.com/issues/ https://clayhiggins.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hill, FrenchArkansas2RCongressman French Hill agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 press release opposing the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, “Climate change is real, but the proposals put forward by Democrats, like the Green New Deal, are fiction. The reality is, America is already a global leader in pursuing cleaner production of energy and reducing carbon emissions–to the tune of approximately 10% over the past decade. Addressing climate change should include investing in longer battery life technologies, lowering barriers for solar cell innovation, and pursuing cleaner more cost-effective methods to use nuclear energy. I believe that we need to continue pursuing an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy that leads to a cleaner, less carbon dependent future without forcing Arkansas families to bear the burden of the flawed Paris Climate Accord."500Congressman Hill advocated against the Paris Agreement. In a 2016 Q&A with THV11 the Congressman stated, "I believe, though, that the Paris Accord, while circumventing Congress and public debate on the issue of how to best address carbon emissions, would seriously impair the United States’ ability to support critical jobs in our energy sector and maintain our competitive advantage in energy production, as well as limit our energy independence and hurt our economy and family energy budgets." Congressman Hill demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Hill opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2518.75https://hill.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=5690 http://www.thv11.com/article/news/local/rep-hill-says-2016-election-demonstrates-right-message-will-be-more-powerful-than-money/91-452491177 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Himes, JimConnecticut4DCongressman Jim Himes understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and environment,' page it states, "President Trump’s misguided and harmful decision to exit the agreement will lead us down a path to rising sea levels and destructive weather that will wreak havoc on our planet. Drought, climate refugees, and competition over dwindling resources will destabilize global security. Leading scientists believe that the window opportunity for us to avert the most disastrous climate scenarios caused by climate change is quickly closing." 100100In a 2017 press release condemning the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Congressman Hime stated, "Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement is a terrible decision that leads us down a path to rising sea levels and destructive weather that will wreak havoc on our planet. Drought, climate refugees and competition over dwindling resources will destabilize global security. Without a coordinated global effort to combat climate change, the future looks bleak." Congressman Hime's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Himes publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10093.75https://himes.house.gov/energy-and-environment-depth https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22Connecticut%22%7DPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Hollingsworth, TreyIndiana9RCongressman Trey Hollingsworth does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.2514According to a Guest Column in the Limestone Post, the Citizen Climate Lobby's liaison with Congressman Hollinsworth, Richard Durisen, was quoted stating, that the Congressman, "Recognizes that climate change is a huge problem and seems quite interested in CCL’s approach." Despite this the Congressman consistently votes against climate action and does not mention climate change on his website. Congressman Hollingsworth demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Hollingsworth supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7528.5https://www.limestonepostmagazine.com/guest-column-changing-minds-climate-change-possible/ https://hollingsworth.house.gov/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti Climate
Holmes Norton, EleanorDistrict of Columbia1DCongresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a press release on the increasing frequency on natural disasters, Delegate Holmes Norton stated, "Climate change has exposed to country to the increasingly numerous and severe natural disasters that are occurring in areas never previously recorded. We have a moral and civic obligation to be upfront with the American people about federal, state, and local unpreparedness for new and unanticipated disasters. Both the funding and thinking in Congress is locked somewhere in the 20th century, failing to take into account what climate science already shows is occurring on an annual basis.”100100Congresswoman has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2020 press release advocated for the INVEST in America Act, which was included in the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2) and would reauthorize funding for DC public transit. In the press release, she stated, "The use of technology in transportation and the bill’s many climate change innovations make this a break from prior bills to become the nation’s first 21st century transportation and infrastructure bill. The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to a 2017 press release, the Congresswoman during an Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee hearing on disaster mitigation and recovery called climate change “the elephant in the room.” Rep. Holmes makes climate change a top priority issue. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100Congresswoman Norton Holmes publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman co-sponsored the America Wins Act (H.R. 4142), which aims to put a tax on carbon pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 52% in ten years.100100NOTE: THIS CANDIDATES DID NOT VOTE ON ANY OF THE VOTES ABOVE, SO THE VOTE SCORE DOES NOT FACTOR INTO HIS CLIMATE CALCULATION. https://norton.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/norton-presses-importance-of-pre-disaster-funding-at-committee-hearing https://norton.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/norton-ensured-the-new-surface-transportation-reauthorization-bill-the https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4142/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/larson-introduces-bill-address-climate-crisis-head-and-invest-nation-sN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Horsford, StevenNevada4DCongressman Steve Horsford understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 video posted to Facebook supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, "Climate change is real, It's man-made and its an issue we must address now." 100100Congressman Horsford has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In June 2019 the Congressman introduced the Dynamic Glass Act of 2019 (H.R. 3274), which would provide a tax incentive to use less carbon-intensive glass. Rep. Horsford also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a House Natural Resources Committee hearing, the Congressman stated, "In my home state of Nevada, a desert state, it is particularly vulnerable to the changing climate. By 2050 it is projected that the city of Las Vegas will experience 106 days per year with temperatures upwards of 105 degrees". Congressman Horsford makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the September climate strikes, the Congressman stated, “Climate change is an existential crisis that threatens our children’s futures, and the futures of our children’s children." 100Congressman Horsford has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon.The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5087.5https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2172235026199389 https://horsford.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-steven-horsford-introduces-bipartisan-legislation-fight-effects https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3274?s=1&r=16 https://twitter.com/rephorsford/status/1093243981629132800?lang=en https://horsford.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-horsford-applauds-students-partaking-climate-crisis-action https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Houlahan, ChrissyPennsylvania6DCongresswoman Chrissy Houlahan understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release condemning the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congresswoman stated, "By doing nothing, we are exposing vulnerabilities in our national security, health, and economy. Climate change is far reaching and knows no borders, and we must respond with commensurate action. The Senate failed to take up our legislation, the Climate Action Now Act, which would have prevented the Administration from making such an egregious error. This legislation also includes my critical amendment, which would establish our country as a leader in this fight and encourage us to work closely with our allies and partners around the world in a concerted effort to protect our planet.”100100Congresswoman Houlahan has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a press release supporting The Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congresswoman stated, "Climate change is happening. And we are causing it. Inaction on this threat harms our economy, national security, and health. I refuse to stand by and do nothing. This is a fight for our country, for our children, and for humanity." Rep. Houlahan also makes prominent public statements on the issue. Congresswoman Houlahan penned a 2019 op-ed for the Daily Loca, where she wrote, "Let us be frank: Climate change is happening. The effects will be disastrous. And it’s caused by human activity. But this recognition cannot be reserved to one day a year. We need to be acting every day from here on out to combat climate change and reverse the negative impacts it has had on our world and will continue to have if we don’t take aggressive action quickly." Rep. Houlahan makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congresswoman proposed an amendment to The Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) which, "encourages the United States to go above and beyond the requirements outlined in the Paris Agreement and aggressively employ diplomacy to work with our partners around the world to take swift and decisive action to combat climate change."100Congresswoman Houlahan publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman co-sponsored the Climate Action Rebate Act of 2019 (H.R. 4051), which imposes a carbon fee on the use, sale, or transfer of certain fossil fuels and fluorinated gases that emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Rep. Houlahan was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://houlahan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1335 https://houlahan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1120 https://houlahan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1152 https://houlahan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1115 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4051/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Hoyer, StenyMaryland5DCongressman Steny Hoyer understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a June 2019 press release responding to the EPA's rollback of the Clean Power Rule, the Congressman stated, “The science behind climate change could not be more clear. More frequent and extreme weather, longer and more intense wildfire seasons, rising sea levels, and melting permafrost affecting millions of Americans bear out these facts. We need to take dramatic action to reduce carbon pollution in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, not provide a giveaway to polluters at the expense of public health and a worsening of the climate crisis."100100In a press release advocating for the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), Congressman Hoyer stated, "Our bill would restore America’s standing in the global fight against climate change and address the threats to public health and our economy posed by rising sea levels, wildfires, and a greater frequency of deadly storms." In a September 2019 Tweet, the Congressman, responding to an IPCC Ocean's report, wrote, "The major climate report by the @IPCC_CH only further illustrates what is at stake if we do not #ActOnClimate. Our oceans, coastal communities, and marine ecosystems are suffering from the dangerous heat of climate change." Congressman Hoyer's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Hoyer supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://hoyer.house.gov/content/hoyer-statement-epas-decision-roll-back-clean-power-plan https://www.majorityleader.gov/content/hoyer-statement-house-democrats-introduction-hr-9-climate-action-now-act https://twitter.com/LeaderHoyer/status/1176931695347601409 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Hudson, RichardNorth Carolina8RCongressman Richard Hudson disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2015 op-ed in the Independent Tribune, titled, 'Threats bigger than climate change,' the Congressman wrote, "I don’t think I have to tell you that our nation faces serious challenges. Many families are struggling in an economy that is trying to recover. Radical Islamic extremists are wreaking havoc across the Middle East and plotting to infiltrate and destroy the West. Despite these glaring problems that beg for American leadership and must be addressed, President Barack Obama thinks our biggest challenge is the weather. He and his administration have repeatedly listed climate change as the biggest threat to future generations."00On the Congressman's, 'Energy,' page he advocates for clean coal, natural gas, and offshore drilling, stating, "A balanced and responsible approach is the solution. This means developing more of America's own energy resources, including wind, solar, clean coal, hydropower, biofuels, nuclear energy, as well as oil and natural gas, which will reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil and create thousands of jobs here at home... Here in North Carolina, there are potentially vast energy resources off our coast. The challenge does not lie in finding these resources, but in man-made government regulatory hurdles that prohibit us from allocating the time and investment needed to capitalize on them. That’s why I’ve been a proponent of opening our state to energy exploration and have introduced legislation to put North Carolinians to work by safely unlocking our offshore resources." Congressman Hudson demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Hudson makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In 2016, he issued a press release stating he would work to stop "[the Obama] administration from burdening hardworking North Carolinians with more taxes just to pay for its radical climate agenda." He co-sponsored and voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://independenttribune.com/opinion/threats-bigger-than-climate-change/article_8347f316-9db5-11e5-b500-5fa86c647e86.html https://hudson.house.gov/energy/ https://hudson.house.gov/press-releases/hudson-opposes-obamas-energy-taxes/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Huffman, JaredCalifornia2DCongressman Huffman understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Environment and Climate Change,' page, it states, "Addressing climate change is the greatest imperative of our time. The stakes are enormous for our environment, our economy, and our planet. Confronting climate change will require major investments in infrastructure, new technologies, high-quality jobs, and energy independence." In a video message on climate change from the Safe Climate Caucus, Congressman Huffman stated, "Climate change is clearly influencing the extreme drought that we're grappling with in California that in turn is threatening everything from our drinking water to our food supply to our wild salmon populations so we should be acting to fight against climate change we should be investing in climate research supporting renewable energy that helps pivot away from our nation's addiction to polluting fossil fuels and raising efficiency standards for vehicles buildings and power plants."100100Congressman Huffman has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2020 press release introducing Resources for Workforce Investments, not Drilling Act (ReWIND Act) he stated, "The Trump administration has proven time and again that it cannot be trusted to act in the country’s -- or the planet’s -- best interests. Any large allocation of money invites misuse, and Congress must take the necessary precautions to ensure that Trump doesn’t use taxpayer money to provide handouts to the fossil fuel industry.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), Rep. Huffman stated, "It’s time to draw a line against the Trump administration’s attempts to take us backward, worsen the climate crisis, and make the United States an international laughing stock." Congressman Huffman makes climate change a top priority issue. In an op-ed co-written with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, the Congressman writes, "Denial is no longer an option; mockery of the Green New Deal is not a constructive answer. It is time for serious action." 100Congressman Huffman publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. In 2015 the Congressman introduced the Gas Replacement Act, which according to his site would, "Replace the chronically-underperforming federal gas tax with a life-cycle assessment-based carbon tax on gasoline and diesel fuels that will accurately reflect the carbon emissions of the fuel." The Congressperson co-sponsored the Climate Action (H.R. 4209) which would place a tax on carbon pollution to raise money for infrastructure projects. Congressman Huffman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).100100https://huffman.house.gov/policy-issues/environment-and-climate-change https://huffman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rewind-act-prohibits-bailout-of-fossil-fuel-industry-with-cares-act-funds-during-public-health-crisis https://huffman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-huffman-votes-to-pass-hr-9-new-legislation-to-keep-the-us-in-the-paris-climate-agreement https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/green-new-deal-vote-shows-republicans-would-rather-mock-climate-ncna987486 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4051/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Huizenga, BillMichigan2RCongressman Bill Huizenga does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. However in an article in 'Vice," he is referred to as a "climate denier," and quoted there saying, "I do not believe that further congressional action is needed to address climate change...Today's global warming doomsayers simply lack the scientific evidence to support their claims. A host of leaders in the scientific community have recognized that the argument for drastic anthropogenic global warming is no longer based on science, but is being driven by irrational fanaticism."00In a 2016 tweet, Congressman Huizenga wrote, ""Wow... Just, wow," in reaction to President Obama making climate change a military priority instead of combatting, "Islamist ideology." Congressman Huizenga demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Huizenga opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was a co-sponsor and voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).00https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d7bxvj/michigans-climate-change-deniers https://twitter.com/billhuizenga/status/779068164525072385 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/119/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Jackson Lee, SheilaTexas18DCongresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2018 press release on the National Climate Assessment, the Congresswoman stated, "Congress must act now because according to the National Climate Assessment, ‘without substantial and sustained global mitigation and regional adaptation efforts, climate change is expected to cause growing losses to American infrastructure and property and impede the rate of economic growth over this century.’"100100In a 2019 Tweet supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) Congresswoman Jackson Lee wrote, "Climate change is real and poses a significant threat to the future of the only planet we have. That’s why I was proud to stand in support of #HR9 so that we can take action on climate change." Congresswoman Jackson Lee’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Jackson Lee publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman co-sponsors the Climate Action Rebate Act of 2019 (H.R. 4051). Rep. Jackson Lee voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10093.75https://jacksonlee.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-sheila-jackson-lee-calls-on-congress-to-take-protective https://twitter.com/JacksonLeeTX18/status/1110915912763392000 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4051/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Jayapal, PramillaWashington7DCongresswoman Pramilla Jayapal understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's campaign website, it states, "Pramila is standing up to climate change deniers in Congress and fighting for immediate action on climate change — pushing to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. and around the world. She is a proud co-sponsor of the "100 by '50" Act, which lays out a road map to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, including a just transition for workers in the fossil fuel industry. Pramila understands the dire consequences any further delay will have on our environment, public health, and local fishing and tourism industries."100100Congresswoman Jayapal has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congresswoman brought a climate scientist as her guest to the 2019 State of the Union, stating in a press release, "Climate change is creating refugees, claiming lives and costing taxpayers billions of dollars. The Trump administration continues to push our planet down a path of destruction. Instead of tackling the problem head-on, President Trump is burying his head in the sand and handing out favors to his friends in the coal industry.” Congresswoman Jayapal also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 press release on the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congresswoman stated, "It is our moral responsibility to transition our economy from fossil fuels to clean energy while ensuring that we sustain and create retraining programs, apprenticeships and good paying jobs for workers. We must also aim to collaborate with other nations in drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions." Rep. Jayapal makes climate change a top priority issue as well. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Jayapal publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2019 E&E News article, the Congresswoman claimed the progressive movement had been, "a little bit all over the place," on carbon taxes and that, "No one wants to take it off the table... And at the same time, we want to recognize that there are some challenges inherent to each of these methods." The Congresswoman was also a supporter of Washington Initiative 1631, a 2018 ballot initiative in Washington state, which would have implemented a fee on carbon. Congresswoman Jayapal voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://www.pramilaforcongress.com/energy-and-the-environment https://twitter.com/RepJayapal/status/908796614654935040 https://jayapal.house.gov/2019/02/01/jayapal-brings-climate-science-expert-as-state-of-the-union-guest/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060118143 https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/09/19/32586929/washington-states-carbon-fee-will-make-history-unless-big-oil-can-stop-it https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Jeffries, HakeemNew York8DCongressman Jefferies understands the importance of climate action but not as a top priority issue. In a 2017 interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on President Trump claiming that climate change is a hoax the Congressman stated, "Climate change is a reality it has adverse consequences in terms of crop failure, famine, drought, extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy."75100 The Congressman does not mention climate change on his website. Congressman Jeffries supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it.50Congressman Jeffries supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7575https://twitter.com/RepJeffries/status/855950102225199104 https://twitter.com/repjeffries/status/870839482060349440?lang=en https://jeffries.house.gov/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Johnson Jr., Henry C.Georgia4DCongressman Johnson understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "Humans are in large part responsible for climate change, a potentially devastating threat to our security and health that must immediately be addressed."100100Congressman Johnson has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for climate action. In a 2018 press release being recognized for his 100% environmental voting record by Environment Georgia, the Congressman stated, "Protection of our imperiled planet is the central challenge of our time. Climate change is real and threatens our health, the environment, national security and our economy, and I’m committed to working with anyone on Capitol Hill, the White House and the Fourth District to invest in clean-energy technologies and jobs.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 meeting with Climate Climate Lobby volunteers, the Congressman stated, "Every American and indeed every person on this planet is affected by this public health crisis, but yet, in these times of isolation, self-reflection, and fervent politicking, it is all the more important that we take a step back and acknowledge the effect we are having on our planet." Rep. Johnson makes climate change a top priority issue as well. In a 2017 press release condemning the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, he stated, "President Trump's reckless and arrogant abandonment of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, signed by 193 of the world's 195 countries, is a historic blunder that places appeasement to fossil fuel interests over the health of our environment and its people." 100Congressman Johnson publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He also voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://hankjohnson.house.gov/issues/environment https://hankjohnson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-johnson-recognized-100-environmental-voting-record https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=280636796428603 https://hankjohnson.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/georgias-officials-respond-us-withdrawal-paris-climate-accords https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22Georgia%22%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Johnson, BillOhio6RCongressman Bill Johnson disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2013 op-ed titled, "Coal and Global Warming," the Congressman wrote, "At the heart of the President’s plan is a planned rule that would regulate carbon-dioxide emissions from all existing power plants. Carbon-dioxide – the air that we exhale when we breathe has been labeled as a primary cause of global warming by some climate scientists."00In a 2017 press release supporting the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "“Under the Paris Climate Agreement, communities and industries in Eastern and Southeastern that depend on fossil fuels would have been disproportionately harmed. Meanwhile, under the same agreement, other countries like China and India are allowed to increase their coal consumption, while here at home we would have handcuffed ourselves for no economic benefit." According to a 2016 Clean Technica article the Congressman called the Clean Power Plan, "Un-American." Congressman Johnson demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Johnson opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://billjohnson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=341532 https://billjohnson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399196 https://cleantechnica.com/2016/07/16/clean-power-plan-called-un-american-rep-bill-johnson-r-oh/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Johnson, DustySouth Dakota1RCongressman Dusty Johnson does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In an interview with Bill Zortman of KELO, the Congressman stated, "We are reducing our carbon footprint more quickly than the European Union. And the last few years, they've been increasing their carbon footprint. We're not doing that through a piece of paper that doesn't hold China and India accountable until 2030. So yes, let's make sure we take care of the environment. I don't think, the accords or the right vehicle."250In a 2019 radio interview with SDPB, when asked about the Paris Agreement, Congressman Johnson stated, "“It seems interesting that they’re putting pressure on us for compliance when they’re so far out of compliance. And, of course, the Paris Accord exempts China and India from any mandates until 2030. If this is really an existential threat to human kind, it seems like it should be all hands on deck, not letting China and India out of the bag. And it seems like the European Union—if they believed it was an existential threat—they’d be meeting their goals under the Paris Accord.” Congressman Johnson demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Johnson has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5018.75https://kelo.com/news/articles/2019/may/01/dusty-johnson-updates-bill-zortman-on-the-border-and-carbon-emissions/ https://listen.sdpb.org/post/rep-johnson-disagrees-climate-action-now-act-ahead-vote https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Johnson, Eddie BerniceTexas30DCongresswoman Johnson understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congresswoman stated, "It is not an exaggeration to say that climate change is one of the greatest challenges confronting our nation. On the Science Committee, we have already heard from scientists about the reality of human-induced climate change and its impacts. Those impacts are affecting our economy, our national security, and our quality of life. The increased frequency of extreme weather events in recent years is just one reminder of the growing cost of inaction on addressing climate change.”100100Congresswoman Bernice Johnson has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2018 press release on a UN Climate report, the Congresswoman stated, "The IPCC Special Report restates much of what we have known for years – climate change has already occurred, and we are seeing the consequences through extreme weather such as devastating droughts and more severe storms, vanishing Arctic sea ice, and rising sea levels." Rep. Bernice Johnson also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release on the Trump Administration's Affordable Clean Energy Rule, The Congresswoman stated, "The Trump Administration has chosen yet again not to act on climate—inaction that comes at the expense of protecting the health and safety of the American people. Reducing carbon emissions is the most effective way to deal with the increasing impacts of climate change, including rising sea levels, more frequent and intense extreme weather events, and loss of sea ice." Congresswoman Bernice Johnson makes climate change a top priority issue. According to The Dallas Morning News, the Congresswoman stated, "Our rapidly changing climate and the Trump administration's efforts to take us in the wrong direction seriously jeopardize our future."100Congressman Eddie Johnson supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congresswoman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://ebjohnson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-johnson-co-sponsors-the-climate-action-now-act https://ebjohnson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-johnson-reiterates-need-for-action-on-climate-change https://ebjohnson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-johnson-statement-on-clean-power-plan-replacement-rule https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2018/11/14/climate-change-to-be-eddie-bernice-johnson-s-top-target-as-dallas-democrat-poised-to-lead-house-science-panel/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Johnson, MikeLouisiana4RCongressman Mike Johnson disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2017 USA Today posted a video of the Congressman, stating, "I am not a big proponent of climate change data because I have seen data on the other side... The climate is changing. But the question is, is the climate changing because of natural cycles in the atmosphere... or is it changing because we drive SUVs."00Congressman Johnson demonstrates a lack of leadership by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a 2017 op-ed in the Shreveport Times, the Congressman wrote, "President Donald Trump did us all a service this month by removing our country from the lopsided Paris climate agreement... Fourth, and very importantly, the Paris agreement accomplished almost nothing in exchange for all those extraordinary costs. Even the most optimistic studies projected that if all its conditions were met, the agreement would reduce global temperatures by only 0.2 degree Celsius. That’s a far cry from 'saving the planet.'" Congressman Johnson is a supporter of oil and gas exploration, stating in a press release, that, "The Trump administration’s decision to allow enhanced exploration, leasing and development within the Outer Continental Shelf, previously closed to such activities, prioritizes home-grown energy production and puts the United States one step closer to achieving energy dominance." Congressman Johnson demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Johnson makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41). 00https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2017/05/31/u.s.-rep.-mike-johnson-and-climate-change/102355868/ https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/opinion/2017/06/08/rep-johnson-paris-climate-deal-bad-u-s/381772001/ https://mikejohnson.house.gov/media/press-releases/johnson-statement-trump-administration-s-proposed-oil-and-gas-leasing-program https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Jordan, JimOhio4RCongressman Jim Jordan disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.00Congressman Jordan supported the president's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating in a 2017 press release, "The Paris accord is a treaty that should have had a vote in the Senate. President Trump did the right thing by withdrawing us from an agreement that was not properly ratified. The Paris treaty would hurt American companies and American workers by depressing economic output, keep companies from creating jobs and drive millions more out of the country." He has also opposed the Green New Deal, stating, "The Green New Deal is not new, but it is devastating.” Congressman Jordan demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Jordan makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). In 2008, Rep. Jordan was the first to sign Americans for Prosperity No Climate Tax Pledge. He has also said that "[He] will oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue."00https://jordan.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4563 https://jordan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398131 https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-jim-jordan-climate-deniers-climate-change-20190409-fca3h7mj65g7xmjz264fo45qvi-story.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/03/us/politics/republican-leaders-climate-change.htmlAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Joyce, DavidOhio14RCongressman David Joyce does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 250On the Congressman's, 'Energy,' page, it states, "The United States must take an 'all of the above' approach that utilizes all available energy sources, including coal, oil, natural gas, and wind. This will help keep energy costs low for consumers. During my time in Congress, I have supported efforts which promote and prioritize the domestic production of energy sources and feel strongly that we must reduce our dependence on foreign energy." Coal is one of the main contributors to man made climate change. Congressman Joyce demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Joyce opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5https://joyce.house.gov/energy/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Joyce, JohnPennsylvania13RCongressman Joyce does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 press release touting Natural Gas, the Congressman stated, "Congress must support an ‘all of the above’ strategy to ensure Americans’ access to affordable and efficient energy. A leader in our nation’s natural gas production, Pennsylvania’s natural gas reserves have tripled between 2011 and 2017 thanks to the development of the Marcellus Shale. Not only has the development of natural gas in Pennsylvania expanded economic opportunities, but it also is driving declining carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. power sector. As a physician, I believe it is critical that we utilize clean-burning natural gas as a key component of our energy economy.”250In a 2019 press release advocating against the Paris Agreement, Congressman Joyce stated, "“When President Obama signed the Paris Agreement, he clearly did not understand the harm it would do to the manufacturers of south central Pennsylvania. The workers of the 13th District overwhelmingly elected President Trump to remove them from bad deals that hurt their businesses and eliminate their jobs, and I do not support reentering this lopsided pact that is unfair to my constituents.” Congressman Joyce demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Joyce has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5018.75https://johnjoyce.house.gov/media/press-releases/joyce-clean-natural-gas-key-component-america-s-energy-economy https://johnjoyce.house.gov/media/press-releases/joyce-votes-shield-13th-district-workers-unfair-climate-deal https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Kaptur, MarcyOhio9DCongresswoman Marcy Kaptur understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release condemning the President's climate change Executive Orders, the Congresswoman stated, "Climate change is not an abstract issue for many Ohioans. Its impacts can be felt all along the shoreline of Lake Erie where warmer water can exacerbate problems such as harmful algal blooms. The effects of climate change are far and wide and impact our land, our water and our air – let the science be our guide, Mr. President.”100100Congresswoman Kaptur has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congresswoman supported the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), stating in a 2019 press release, "Families in Northern Ohio know the climate crisis is real and poses an existential threat to our future. Tackling climate change to protect public health, the air we breathe, and the water we drink must be among our highest priorities." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. As the Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, the Congresswoman hosted a 2019 hearing on climate change, stating, "Climate change is the global issue of our time and a challenge to our ability to sustain life on Earth. Our responsibility in Congress is to support efforts that meet that challenge head on." Congresswoman Kaptur makes climate change a top priority issue. In 2019, she hosted a roundtable on Dept. of Energy's role in fighting climate change. In her opening statement she stated, "We are here to discuss the topic of climate change – a global issue that challenges our ability to sustain life on earth. Our job in Congress is to frame the magnitude of this challenge and provide a practical pathway forward that is regionally sensitive."100Congresswoman Kaptur supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).7593.75https://kaptur.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/kaptur-statement-trump-executive-orders-climate-change https://kaptur.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/kaptur-votes-keep-us-paris-climate-accord https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1060433344348518 https://kaptur.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/kaptur-hosts-hearing-department-energy-s-role-addressing-climate-change https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Katko, JohnNew York24RCongressman John Katko agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In 2017, the Congressman signed onto a resolution introduced by Congresswoman Stefinak, Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservative environmental stewardship (H. Res 195), which states, "If left unaddressed, the consequences of a changing climate have the potential to adversely impact all Americans, hitting vulnerable populations hardest, harming productivity in key economic sectors such as construction, agriculture, and tourism, saddling future generations with costly economic and environmental burdens, and imposing additional costs on State and Federal budgets that will further add to the long-term fiscal challenges that we face as a Nation." In a 2016 interview with WRVO Public Media, he stated, "The more I've studied the issue, the more I've seen the research, more I've seen bipartisan conclusions, I realize that at least some component of what we're doing on Earth is contributing to it."5057Congressman Katko supported President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. According to Syracuse.com the Congressman stated, "When the United States enters into voluntary, international agreements like the Paris Agreement, we consistently pull our own weight and comply with the standards set forth. Yet, time and again, we've seen other countries fail to do so, and in this case, their failure to comply could put U.S. workers at a significant disadvantage to their foreign counterparts." In 2019, he tweeted that he was meeting with climate advocates to hear "about their strategy to address climate change." The Congressman does not oppose climate action. 25Congressman Katko opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2539.25https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/195/text http://wrvo.org/post/katko-says-his-position-climate-change-evolving-recognizes-human-role#stream/0 http://www.syracuse.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/06/rep_john_katko_trump_decision_to_exit_paris_climate_accord.html https://twitter.com/RepJohnKatko/status/1099413769053179904 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti Climate
Keating, WilliamMassachussetts9DCongressman William Keating understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. During his opening statement of an April 2019 hearing on the threats of climate change to national security, the Congressman stated, "What does our warming globe actually look like? Intensifying food and water insecurity; population flows related to migration, displacement, and planned relocation; the inability of fragile states to anticipate and mitigate the impacts of climate change; increased need for disaster relief and humanitarian assistance; great power competition resulting from the diminishment of arctic sea ice; and heightened conflict with and among states. These are problems that would generally demand the full focus of American foreign policy. You’d think that getting at the root cause of such an alarming list of issues would be a major priority."100100Congressman Keating’s 'Environment' page states, "Bill has long been a champion for environmental conservation. In the face of a changing climate, he believes is critical to invest in both conservation and coastal restoration initiatives." He was also quoted in The Hill, stating, "Our generation has failed to adequately address the climate crisis.” Congressman Keating’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Keating supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/2019/4/keating-opening-statement-at-climate-change-hearing https://keating.house.gov/policy-work/issues/environment https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/461977-climate-activist-greta-thunberg-implores-lawmakers-to-listen-to-the https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Keller, FredPennsylvania12RCongressman Fred Keller does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 250The Centre Daily Times quoted Congressman Keller on the Green New Deal in a 2019 article, stating, "The Green New Deal will cost ... $93 trillion ... it would cost every Pennsylvania family $600,000. That’s a tax increase on the middle class, and quite frankly a tax ... that they can’t afford,” He also penned a 2019 op-ed in The Hill, stating, "As a member of Congress, I will not let radical proposals to eliminate fossil fuels set America back, make us weaker, and hinder our growing economy." Congressman Keller demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Keller has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. He was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5018.75https://www.centredaily.com/news/local/article230256604.html https://keller.house.gov/media/in-the-news/bidens-plan-eliminate-fossil-fuels-bad-our-national-security-worse-our-economy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363N/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Kelly, MikePennsylvania16RCongressman Mike Kelly disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2013 press release responding to a speech President Obama gave on climate change, the Congressman stated, “In spite of serious, ongoing crises in trouble spots around the world, President Obama recently flew abroad to name climate change, of all things, the ‘global threat of our time.’ Despite the thousands of jobs that the Keystone XL pipeline is guaranteed to create and the vast public support it enjoys, the president refuses to approve it. Despite the hundreds of thousands of jobs derived from our nation’s coal industry – including more than 40,000 jobs in Pennsylvania – and the affordable energy it provides our communities, the White House’s climate advisor has shockingly declared that ‘a war on coal is exactly what’s needed.'"00In a 2017 press release supporting the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "Today’s announcement is great news for the American people. It is a victory for our economy, our sovereignty, and our Constitution. The Paris Agreement – which should have been considered a treaty from the very beginning – was written with Americans and their elected representatives as an afterthought. It would result in unfair domestic harm for American workers, taxpayers, consumers, manufacturers, and energy producers. We would shoulder most of the cost and gain no measurable reward. There’s a reason President Obama never submitted this accord to the Senate for proper approval: it would have been rejected as a very bad deal for America, and rightly so." Congressman Kelly demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Kelly makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://kelly.house.gov/press-release/rep-kelly-responds-president-obama%E2%80%99s-climate-change-speech https://kelly.house.gov/press-release/rep-kelly-applauds-president-trump%E2%80%99s-announcement-paris-agreement https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/119/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Kelly, RobinIllinois2DCongresswoman Robin Kelly understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. In a 2016 press release announcing a grant that was awarded to Governors State University to enhance its science curriculum, the Congresswoman stated, “I’m especially pleased this grant will help develop science curriculum that will highlight the environment, conservation and global climate. The next generation will be dealing with issues related to climate change, so it’s important we provide today’s students with science-based learning tools to fully understand the dynamics of our environment.”75100In a 2020 press release on air pollution and climate change, the Congresswoman stated, "In the ensuing decades, the focus has shifted to global warming, and fossil fuels have largely been reframed as a climate problem. And that makes sense, given the enormous implications of climate change for long-term human well-being. But there’s an irony involved: The air pollution case against fossil fuels is still the best case! In fact, even as attention has shifted to climate change, the air pollution case has grown stronger and stronger, as the science on air pollution has advanced by leaps and bounds. Researchers are now much more able to pinpoint air pollution’s direct and indirect effects, and the news has been uniformly bad." The Congresswoman does not mention climate change on her issues page. Congresswoman Kelly’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue.75Congresswoman Kelly publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. She also voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10087.5https://robinkelly.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-kelly-announces-gsu-awarded-library-of-congress-grant-to https://robinkelly.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/air-pollution-is-much-worse-than-we-thought https://robinkelly.house.gov/issues https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Kelly, TrentMississippi1RCongressman Trent does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 250On Congressman Trent's, 'Energy,' page, it states, "I support an all-of-the above energy strategy. Americans deserve access to reliable and affordable energy, and the federal government does not need to be in the business of picking winners and losers. Technological advances in extracting oil and natural gas from shale, specifically a technique known as fracking, has increased our GDP, reduced prices for consumers, expanded investment in the energy sector, created jobs, and is the leading contributing factor for improvements in the economy." Congressman Trent does not oppose climate action. 25Congressman Trent makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 41).012.5https://trentkelly.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14933 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Khanna, RoCalifornia17DCongressman Ro Khanna understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Environment and Climate,' page, it states, "It is our responsibility to leave the planet healthy and safe for our children and future generations. This requires preserving open spaces, developing sustainable communities, achieving energy efficiency and water conservation, and investing in alternative energy sources. I will fight for protective measures against the harmful effects of climate change and hold local polluters accountable."100100Congressman Khanna has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 tweet, the Congressman advocated for a climate change debate during the Democratic primary, stating, "A debate on climate change would allow Democrats to articulate to voters how we will solve this existential crisis that threatens our entire way of life. The DNC should host a climate change debate." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 op-ed on California's climate progress in the Sacramento Bee, the Congressman wrote, "We have been pushing for our state to lead in the fight against runaway climate change for years now, and together we’ve achieved a lot. We’re on our way to running on 100 percent clean energy by 2045 – one of the most ambitious targets in the nation. California is showing concrete results in achieving the vision of a Green New Deal while fostering economic growth. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest budget commits California to becoming “carbon-neutral” by 2045." Rep. Khanna makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 San Jose Spotlight article, The Congressman announced his support for the Green New Deal and stated, "Even if you don’t understand the existential threat that climate change poses. Even if you haven’t read the intergovernmental climate change report, surely you can agree that America should lead the world in 21st century technology and energy.” 100Congressman Khanna publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. According to Science Magazine Rep. Khanna has stated his support for a carbon fee stating, "I’m obviously in favor of a carbon tax.” Congressman Khanna voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 100100https://khanna.house.gov/issues/environment-climate https://khanna.house.gov/media/editorials/climate-crisis-needs-courage-change-here-s-what-gov-newsom-needs-do https://sanjosespotlight.com/ro-khanna-touts-green-new-deal-during-south-bay-environmental-forum/ http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/12/special-series-new-congress-meet-ro-khanna-representing-heart-silicon-valley https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Kildee, DanielMichigan5DIn a 2019 press release on President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "The effects of climate change are evident all around us in Michigan, including record high lake levels in the Great Lakes, harmful algal blooms and the spread of invasive species like Asian carp. Not only do we have a moral responsibility for future generations to recognize that climate change is real and requires urgent action, it is also in our economic interest, as the Great Lakes support millions of good-paying jobs in the tourism, boating and fishing industries. The Great Lakes are not immune to the effects of climate change and, if we fail to act now, they could be forever altered."100100In a press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), Congressman Kildee stated, "We must combat climate change to protect Michigan’s economy, our Great Lakes and our future. The Great Lakes support millions of good-paying jobs in the tourism, boating and fishing industries, and the Great Lakes are a part of what define us as a state. If we don’t act now, the Great Lakes will be forever altered by climate change." The Congressman does not mention climate change on his websites, 'On the Issues,' page. Congressman Kildee’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Kildee publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. Kildee is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).10093.75https://dankildee.house.gov/media/press-releases/statement-congressman-dan-kildee-president-trump-withdrawing-paris-climate https://dankildee.house.gov/media/press-releases/house-passes-bill-protect-great-lakes-climate-change https://dankildee.com/on-the-issues/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Kilmer, DerekWashington6DCongressman Kilmer Makes public statements and advocates for action on climate change as a top priority issue. In a 2019 interview with the Kitsap News Group, when asked about climate change, the Congressman stated, "I think the evidence is clear that climate change is real and that we need to do something about it. You can just look at the district I represent. I represent 11 Native American tribes, four are coastal tribes that as we sit here are in the process of trying to move to higher ground. We were out in Taholah a few weeks back meeting with the Quinault Indian Nation. Their lower reservation is below sea level. Their president Fawn Sharp said to me, ‘When I was a kid the ocean was a football field’s length away.’ She said, 'Now it’s our front porch.'"100100Congressman Kilmer has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis recommended five bills introduced by the Congressman as part of its congressional climate action framework. In a 2020 press release, the Congressman stated, "There is no debate that climate crisis is real and it’s past time for bold action. Already, our communities are experiencing the devastating impacts of our changing climate, which is why this report and Congressional action is so urgently needed.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, "The American people are not just demanding action – but leadership – to counter the impacts of climate change. Today, Congress took an important step and passed the Climate Action Now Act, a bill that would enable America to join every other nation on the planet in committing to the Paris Climate Agreement. Additionally, it directs the Administration to develop a comprehensive plan to meet the emission reductions that we committed to back in 2015." Rep. Kilmer makes climate change a top priority issue as well. In a blog post published for The Citizen's Climate Lobby, which highlighted the climate crisis during the 2020 State of the Union, the Congressman wrote, "Climate change is real, and it requires bold action. That’s why I used the State of the Union to elevate the important work that Congress and CCL are doing to foster that bold action and called on the President to do the same."100Congressman Kilmer publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He also voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).100100https://kilmer.house.gov/news/in-the-news/congressman-kilmer-talks-climate-change-congress-government-spending https://kilmer.house.gov/news/press-releases/5-kilmer-bills-to-combat-climate-change-included-in-new-climate-crisis-recommendations https://kilmer.house.gov/news/press-releases/rep-kilmer-votes-to-support-the-climate-action-now-act https://citizensclimatelobby.org/ccler-mike-kelly-attended-state-of-the-union-climate-crisis/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Kim, AndyNew Jersey3DCongressman Andy Kim understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Most people in New Jersey - Democrats, Republicans and Independents - know that climate change is real. I’ve called it a national security crisis. We need to respond as such. Our weather patterns are worsening. We have more “record-breaking” storms, more frequent flooding, more severe droughts, higher tides, more beach erosion and on and on. Climate change is an issue that can’t wait."100100Congressman Andy Kim hosted a June 2019 roundtable on, 'Climate Change & Environment Issues.' During a February 2019 town hall, when discussing climate change, the Congressman stated, "I do believe in climate change and that people have been the cause of climate change." Congressman Andy Kim’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Andy Kim has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5081.25https://kim.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.facebook.com/events/1735-market-street-48th-floor-philadelphia-pa-19103/roundtable-on-climate-change-environment-issues/247585179153172/ https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/20190216/rep-andy-kim-tells-town-hall-hes-not-ready-to-support-medicare-for-all https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Kind, RonWisconsin3DCongressman Kind understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, "Wisconsinites are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places in our country. It’s up to us to ensure our environment is protected for generations to come. I am proud to support the Climate Action Now Act, and reaffirm our National commitment to work with our global allies to combat climate change.” 100100In a 2017 listening session reported on by the Chippewa Herald, the Congressman when asked about climate change discussed the economical beneficial ways of tackling the issue, stating, "Solar-related jobs are eight times more (available) than mining jobs. This can be a pro-growth, job creating proposition, too, if they want to approach it that way.” In a 2019 press relase supporting public health programs the Congressman stated, "Public Health Week is an excellent time to examine new health issues facing the public – such as global climate change – as well as ways we can improve existing programs to better protect our citizens. Congressman Kind’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Kind supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://kind.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-kind-invests-americas-clean-energy-future http://chippewa.com/news/local/rep-ron-kind-talks-syria-climate-change-and-more-in/article_846895b3-3762-587a-8e3d-0db5b362a9bb.html https://kind.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-kind-votes-advance-public-health-programs https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Kinzinger, AdamIllinois16RCongressman Kinzinger does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.250In a 2019 press release detailing a visit to the Nouryon Surface Chemistry facility Congressman Kinzinger discussed climate solutions stating, "I’m an advocate for climate solutions. [The Green New Deal’s] idea is heavy government regulation. All that does is kill business and industry. So yeah, you might help the environment by putting everyone out of a job. I think, and what we’ve seen in numbers, is when the free market is incentivized to reduce, for instance this plant, they invest millions of dollars to reduce pollution output. I think when there's some government regulation with incentive for the private sector to do it you see the best results without hurting the economy.” According to a 2019 New Yorker article, in a hearing featuring testimony from Greta Thurnberg, the Congressman responded to her plea for climate action stating, "While some may say that the United States needs to be the leader of combating climate change, I would say that we already are. Since 2005, global emissions have increased by twenty per cent, but the United States’ emissions have decreased by more than the next twelve emission-reducing countries combined." Congressman Kinzinger demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Kinzinger opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5https://kinzinger.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=402133 https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-literal-gaslighting-that-helps-america-avoid-acting-on-the-climate https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Kirkpatrick, AnnArizona2DCongresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2018 League of Women Voters survey the Congresswoman when asked about climate change, stated, "Global climate change is one of the biggest national security threats our country faces, now and certainly in the future."100100According to a 2019 AZ Central article, Congresswoman Kirkpatrick stated that climate change was the, “biggest existential threat to the planet.” According to a 2018 Tuscon Weekly article, during a Congressional debate, the Congresswoman said, Tucson should become the “solar capital of the world” and that Arizona needs to work on phasing out fossil fuels and switching to renewable energy sources. Congresswoman Kirkpatrick’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue.75Congresswoman Kirkpatrick has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5081.25https://www.ontheissues.org/Archive/2018_LWV_Ann_Kirkpatrick.htm https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2019/08/22/rep-ann-kirkpatrick-wants-massive-emergency-mobilization-climate-change/2076445001/ https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2018/10/10/kirkpatrick-and-marquez-petersons-one-and-only-debate https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/APro Climate
Krishnamoorthi, Raja Illinois8DCongressman Raja Krishnamoorthi understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2018 press release calling on FEMA to incorporate climate change into its flood maps, the Congressman stated, “We can no longer afford to ignore climate change’s role in magnifying the damage of storms and their staggering cost to taxpayers as we plan for future disasters. Experts have noted that the flood waters of Hurricane Florence could be half a foot higher due to rising sea levels caused by climate change while other research points to its capacity to amplify the power of the storms themselves. While our first responders and disaster management specialists continue the essential work of helping Americans enduring the devastation of Hurricane Florence, it’s imperative that FEMA accepts the scientific consensus on climate change and incorporates its impact into projecting the potential damage of future storms."100100Congressman Krishnamoorthi has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2017 press release opposing an executive order that rolled back climate change protections, the Congressman stated, "Through this sudden and reckless order, the Trump administration has continued to cede American leadership in green technology while endangering our environment and ambushing our economy in the process.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 press release condemning the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "The damage caused by this decision is undeniable and that’s why the first piece of legislation I wrote as a member of Congress called for our country to keep the pledges we made in this agreement, the promises we made to the world, and to ourselves." Rep. Krishnamoorthi makes climate change a top priority issue. In 2018 the Congressman held a climate change forum. At the forum, he was quoted stating, "Climate change is one of the most significant challenges we face and I was glad so many people from our community were able to come together to discuss the research demonstrating the seriousness of our circumstances, and how we can best address them.”100Congressman Krishnamoorthi supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://krishnamoorthi.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-krishnamoorthi-we-can-no-longer-afford-ignore-climate-change-s-role https://krishnamoorthi.house.gov/media/press-releases/raja-denounces-sudden-trump-executive-order-rolling-back-american-commitment https://krishnamoorthi.house.gov/media/press-releases/raja-condemns-president-trumps-decision-abandon-american-commitments https://krishnamoorthi.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-raja-krishnamoorthi-holds-forum-climate-change-wgn-meteorologist https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Kuster, AnnNew Hampshire2DCongresswoman Ann Kuster understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release condemning the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congresswoman stated, "Climate change is one of the most daunting challenges of our time, yet President Trump continues to put our environment, health, economy and national security at risk as he denies this frightening reality.” 100100Congresswoman Kuster has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congresswoman stated, "We know that climate change poses real environmental and economic threats to New Hampshire and the rest of the country.” Rep. Kuster also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In an op-ed, the Congresswoman wrote for the Concord Monitor, she wrote, "Congress must lead, and I implore Senate Majority Leader McConnell and President Trump to work with us to save our planet. Climate scientists and clean energy advocates, from New Hampshire to Yellowstone, continue to inspire me and affirm my work to develop solutions in Washington." Congresswoman Kuster makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 newsletter discussing the effects of climate change, the Congresswoman stated, "The climate challenges facing Yellowstone are daunting and share much in common with those we are encountering at home in the Granite State. Warmer and wetter springs mean snow is melting off the mountains much earlier and more rapidly, causing significant flooding that jeopardizes wildlife habitats and important public infrastructure."100Congresswoman Kuster supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congresswoman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://kuster.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/kuster-statement-on-trump-s-withdrawal-from-the-paris-climate-accord https://kuster.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/kuster-backs-legislation-to-fight-climate-change-reduce-carbon-pollution https://www.concordmonitor.com/Taking-action-to-combat-climate-change-28674123 https://kuster.house.gov/congress-in-your-corner/catching-up-with-annie/an-update-on-the-effects-of-climate-change https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Kustoff, DavidTennessee8RCongressman David Kustoff does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.250On Congressman Kuster's, 'Energy,' page, it states, "H.R. 2910, the Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act: This legislation increases transparency and accountability and promotes better coordination among agencies involved when reviewing interstate natural gas pipelines," as well as, "H.R. 2883, the Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act: This bill establishes a predictable and transparent process to permit the construction of cross-border pipelines and electric facilities." Congressman Kuster demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Kustoff voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5https://kustoff.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
LaHood, DarinIllinois18RCongressman LaHood does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. During a 2017 Town Hall the Congressman was asked his stance on climate change, in which he answered, "I agree, the climate is changing. I believe that humans play a role in that, there's no doubt about that. The question is, at what level do they play a role? Is it 51% is it 35% what is that?"250In a 2016 Facebook Post the Congressman wrote, "What happened in Paris won't stay in Paris. How did President Obama circumvent Congress during the climate change conference?" In a hearing in the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Rep. Lahood made the following statement on the social cost of carbon. "Last year I was pleased to cosponsor H.R. 5668, Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulation Act. Or THERA. This legislation is aimed at prohibiting the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency from considering the Social Cost of Carbon as part of any cost benefit analysis unless specifically authorized by law. If passed the DOE and EPA would no longer rely on manipulated and fabricated economic benefits to justify or support new job-killing environmental regulations.The Social Cost of Carbon is nothing but a political tool lacking scientific integrity and transparency conceived and utilized by an administration pushing a green agenda to the detriment of the American taxpayers. Perhaps a better measurement of the Social Cost of Carbon is not the net damages that result from a 1-metric ton increase in carbon dioxide emissions in a given year but the damage inflicted on domestic industries by the environmental regulations justified by this flawed calculation." Congressman Lahood demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Lahood opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2512.5http://www.week.com/story/35194619/darin-lahood-in-town-for-first-town-hall https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1568524306804354 https://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/HHRG-115-SY18-WState-LaHood-20170228_0.pdf https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
LaMalfa, DougCalifornia1RCongressman LaMalfa disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. Grist reported in 2012, Congressman LaMalfa taking a position against the science underpinning climate change. "It's 'bad science.' It's 'Al Gore.' It's a 'naturally occurring cycle.' You should 'look at the numbers.'" It was also reported by the Daily Kos in 2015, that the Congressman stated, “The climate of the globe has been fluctuating since God created it.”00According to a 2018 article by The Guardian, the Congressman was quoted stating that he, "didn't buy" human-made climate change. Congressman LaMalfa demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Lamalfa makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman referred to a carbon fee as a, “job-killing scheme,” in a 2016 brief sponsored by the Center for American Progress. He also voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://grist.org/politics/doug-lamalfa-is-the-archetypal-climate-denying-idio/ https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/9/15/1421547/-The-educational-inferno https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/31/california-wildfire-climate-change-carr-fire https://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/28144132/CarbonPriceFiscal-brief.pdf https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Lamb, ConnorPennsylvania17DAccording to NPR, during a 2018 debate, when asked about climate change the Congressman stated, “We are long past the point where we can tolerate having people in positions of leadership who deny that climate change is taking place.” 100100In a 2020 press release Congressman Lamb urged Speaker Pelosi to reject a ban on fracking, stating, "It would also remove from our energy grid the source of power that has been most responsible for reducing carbon emissions in our country.” Congressman Lamb supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50Congressman Lamb opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2568.75https://www.wesa.fm/post/rothfus-lamb-square-climate-change-immigration-guns-second-tv-debate#stream/0 https://lamb.house.gov/media/press-releases/lamb-urges-speaker-pelosi-reject-fracking-ban-allow-vote-bipartisan-bill-invest https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lamborn, DougColorado5RCongressman Lamborn disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2015 press release promoting the views of Mr. John Christy, a Professor of Atmospheric Science and State Climatologist in Alabama, who denied the connection between carbon emissions and extreme weather, the Congressman stated, "We must always strive to be good stewards of our environment. However, we must not cripple our economy and potential for growth and development with hugely expensive costs based on assertions that are being disputed and questioned within the scientific community. I commend Professor Christy for his courage in speaking up on this very important issue."00In a 2019 press release repudiating the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) Congressman Lamborn stated, "Climate change policies should not be far-reaching socialist schemes like the Green New Deal. America is already a leading reducer of greenhouse gasses without being in the Paris Climate Accords. I support pathways to renewable energy but do not support an action that will cause massive job loss and economic downfall. The Climate Action Now Act does not put America first, and this bill would do nothing but harm my constituents, which is why I voted no." Congressman Lamborn demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Lamborn opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://lamborn.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-lamborn-votes-no-hr-9 https://lamborn.house.gov/media/press-releases/climatologist-denies-connection-between-emissions-and-extreme-weather https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Langevin, JimRhode Island2DCongressman Jim Langevin understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Climate change is a very real threat, and its effects are already being felt across the globe. Our glaciers are in retreat, calving ice into the sea on a daily basis. Climate patterns have become less predictable than ever, with spikes in storm strength and temperatures. That’s something we’re all too familiar with in the Ocean State, where rising sea levels and storm surges affect our citizens directly, and changing temperatures impact the state of our fisheries."100100Congressman Langevin has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release condemning a Trump Administration climate report, the Congressman stated, "I am deeply disappointed in the cursory report released by the Department of Defense regarding climate change as a matter of national security. While the Pentagon does rightly acknowledge that a changing climate will affect military readiness and installations, the report does not reflect the urgency of the challenge.” Rep. Langevin also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2018 bipartisan letter, co-written with Congresswoman Stefanik, the letter stated, "We have heard from scientists, military leaders, and civilian personnel who believe that climate change is indeed a direct threat to America’s national security and to the stability of the world at large.” Congressman Langevin makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, "Climate change is real, and if we don’t take bold action now, the long-term health of our planet will be in jeopardy."100Congressman Langevin supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://langevin.house.gov/issue/environment https://langevin.house.gov/press-release/langevin-smith-slam-trump-administration%E2%80%99s-half-baked-climate-change-report https://langevin.house.gov/press-release/langevin-stefanik-lead-bipartisan-letter-urging-president-restore-climate-change https://langevin.house.gov/press-release/langevin-votes-keep-us-paris-climate-agreement https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Larsen, RickWashington2DCongressman Rick Larsen understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Scientific evidence leaves no doubt that the global climate is changing as a result of greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s leading organization in assessing climate change, has found that greenhouse gas emissions have risen to unprecedented levels. I am committed to protecting Washington state’s environment and mitigating the devastating effects of climate change." 100100Congressman Larsen has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congressman supported the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), stating in a 2019 press release, “Congress must take concrete steps to address the threats of climate change. Since the beginning of the 116th Congress, Democrats in the House of Representatives have made addressing climate change a priority." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. The Congressman also introduced National Evaluation of Aviation and Aerospace Solutions to Climate Change Act (H.R. 5977), stating in a press release, "Climate change threatens life on Earth, and addressing this threat is one of my top priorities in Congress... This bill will help catalog those efforts, identify barriers to the adoption of mitigation efforts and serve as a roadmap for the steps the aviation and aerospace sector must take to achieve a 100 percent clean economy by 2050.” Rep. Larsen makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congressman voted to direct the United States Coast Guard to submit a report on the vulnerabilities of Coast Guard installations and requirements from climate change over the next 20 years, stating in a 2019 press release, "Congress must take concrete steps to protect U.S. Coast Guard installations at risk due to the effects of climate change, including rising sea levels, flooding, drought and wildfires.”100Congressman Larsen supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He also voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://larsen.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14892 https://larsen.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1513 https://larsen.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2345 https://larsen.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1500 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Larson, John B.Connecticut1DCongressman John Larson understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On Congressman Larson's, 'Energy and Environment,' page it states, "Climate change is one of the planet’s most significant challenges from the standpoint of the environment, the economy, public health, and national security. The scientific evidence is clear in telling us that if we continue our current pace of burning coal, oil, and gas, it will result in a rising concentration of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere."100100Congressman Larson has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. During a 2019 House Ways and Means Committee hearing, the Congressman on The Economic and Health Consequences of Climate Change the Congressman stated, "The science is clear, we are in a midst of a climate crisis and must act now. Climate change is real, it is caused by human activity, and without action, the consequences for the planet will be dire." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 press release condemning an Executive Order to roll back a number of key climate change regulations, the Congressman stated, "I strongly oppose this Executive Order, which flies in the face of the overwhelming scientific evidence that global warming is occurring and that we must protect the planet from the catastrophic effects of climate change. The United States should be a leader, not a polluter.” Rep. Larsen also makes climate change a top priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman Larson publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman introduced the American Wins Act (H.R. 4142), which aims to put a tax on carbon pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 52% in ten years. He also voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://larson.house.gov/issues/energy-environment https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/larson-calls-action-climate-change https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/larson-condemns-executive-order-seeking-undo-obama-era-climate-change https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-larson-introduces-carbon-tax-legislation https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/larson-introduces-bill-address-climate-crisis-head-and-invest-nation-s https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4142/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Latta, Robert E.Ohio5RCongressman Robert Latta does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a statement made to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy and Research Hearing on Climate Change Legislation, he stated, "It is time for Congress to take a strong look at climate change legislation and the effects it will have on our economy, especially how hard it will affect the Midwestern states that rely heavily on agriculture, manufacturing, and small businesses." 250Congressman Latta opposed the Clean Power Plan, stating in a 2015 press release, "Despite the lofty rhetoric we heard at this afternoon’s press conference, these new rules are more about this President looking to build a legacy than build a better future. The rules, released under the guise of ‘Climate Change prevention’, will directly impact hardworking families all across Ohio with job losses, and increased energy costs – dramatic increases in some cases." Congressman Latta demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Latta makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2012 press release opposing a fee on carbon, the Congressman stated, "During a time when many families and local manufacturers are already facing financial hardships, we cannot impose a tax increase that will result in higher energy prices.” Congressman Latta was a co-sponsor and voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 06.25https://latta.house.gov/blog/?postid=157726 https://latta.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398046 https://latta.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=315306 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Lawrence, BrendaMichigan14DCongresswoman Brenda Lawrence understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release opposing President Trump's executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan Congresswoman Lawrence stated, "This is an irresponsible move by the Trump administration that severely impacts the public health of our nation and impedes our ability to lead the world in the fight against global warming. President Trump’s executive order will impact the health of generations of Americans. We can and we must do better for the sake of our children and grand-children.”100100In a 2017 Tweet, the Congresswoman wrote: "Military experts: climate change will lead to… -more famine -more conflict -more terrorism And @realDonaldTrump refuses to take action." Congresswoman Lawrence supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50Congresswoman Lawrence publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. Lawrence co-sponsored the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The Congresswoman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10087.5https://lawrence.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-lawrence-trump-s-executive-order-climate-change https://twitter.com/RepLawrence/status/870458759885336576 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lawson, AlFlorida5DCongressman Lawson agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. He eludes to climate change in statements but comes short of mentioning it specifically. For example, on his website he says "Human activity is leaving a severe footprint on our planet. The effects can be seen in our communities -- most recently, with Hurricane Michael, which was the strongest hurricane to ever hit Florida’s panhandle." 50100Congressman Lawson supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50Congressman Lawson publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He did not vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10075https://lawson.house.gov/issues/environment https://lawson.house.gov/search/node/climate%20change https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lee, Barbara California13DCongresswoman Barbara Lee understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's energy and environment page, it states, "In Congress, she is working to combat and prevent climate change and she has long opposed taxpayer-funded giveaways to Big Oil and other major polluters. Instead, she has advocated for increased investments in clean, renewable energy technologies. Congresswoman Lee is fighting to ensure that the good-paying jobs created by the growing green energy sector are open to all, especially people of color, women and veterans."100100Congresswoman Lee has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In 2018 the Congresswoman introduced the Women and Climate Change Act of 2018 (H.R. 4932), stating in a press release, "Climate change is already impacting communities around the world, with a disproportionate effect on the world’s poorest residents. Women make up the majority of the world’s poor and are especially vulnerable to abrupt changes in the environment." Congresswoman Lee also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In 2019 Congresswoman Lee stood with school children on the steps of Capitol Hill advocating for climate change education. In a press release, the Congresswoman stated, "By failing to address climate change in a meaningful way, we are failing our children – and they know it... More than half of young adults in the U.S. are worried about climate change and are taking action by leading protests or walkouts to urge their elected leaders to act. To effectively act upon our changing climate, young people need education on its causes, consequences, and possible solutions.” Rep. Lee makes climate change a top priority issue as well. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Lee publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman co-sponsored the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). On a panel for the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee Lee said, “Taxing carbon is the most effective way to reduce carbon emissions. It will offset the massive societal cost of unchecked carbon emissions.” The Congressperson co-sponsored the America Wins Act (H.R. 4209) which would place a tax on carbon pollution to raise money for infrastructure projects. She also voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).100100https://lee.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://lee.house.gov/news/press-releases/congresswoman-barbara-lee-stands-with-students-to-support-teaching-climate-change-in-schools https://lee.house.gov/news/press-releases/rep-barbara-lee-announces-introduction-of-women-and-climate-change-act https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7D https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors https://www.carbontax.org/blog/2016/06/29/last-weeks-democratic-platform-vote-was-a-win-for-carbon-taxes/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lee, SusieNevada3DCongresswoman Susie Lee understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congresswoman stated, "Southern Nevada knows the effects of climate change all too well. As a result of extreme temperatures and weather patterns, we could be facing a water shortage in the near future. The water supply at Lake Mead is currently dangerously low and could reach emergency levels by 2020." 100100On Congresswoman Lee's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "I will be a leader in Congress when it comes to energy independence and combating climate change. During a March 2019 town hall, when asked about the Green New Deal, Rep. Lee stated that it is, "a bargaining chip," and that, "It’s shining a light on climate change as an existential threat." Congresswoman Lee’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Lee has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5081.25https://susielee.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-susie-lee-celebrates-passage-climate-action-now-act-introduces-amendment https://susieleeforcongress.com/environment https://nevada-today.com/at-least-were-here-talking-rep-susie-lee-holds-first-town-hall-hears-from-constituents-on-a-wide-range-of-issues/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lesko, DebbieArizona8RCongresswoman Debbie Lesko disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2018 Arizona Republic article, when asked about climate change, the Congresswoman stated, "Is some of it, maybe, human-caused? Possibly. But certainly not the majority of it. I think it just goes through cycles and it has to do a lot with the sun. So no, I'm not a global warming proponent."00In a 2019 House floor speech against the passage of the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), Rep. Lesko stated, "This is not a legitimate solution. It is little more than a messaging bill that is intended to undermine the President and message to the Democrat base." Congresswoman Lesko demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congresswoman Lesko opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. She voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2018/01/30/west-valley-congressional-candidates-climate-change/1067821001/ https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4795777/user-clip-debbie-lesko-climate-change-agreement https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Levin, AndyMichigan9DCongressman Andy Levin understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "Over the past three decades, Michigan has seen unprecedented rises in temperature, heavier rainfalls, and more extreme weather events due to climate change. Climate change is damaging our Great Lakes, forests, and farm lands, all of which are vital to our Michigan way of life. As a nature lover and committed environmentalist, I cannot overstate how important it is for our nation to protect our environment and address climate change with urgency and creativity."100100Congressman Levin has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 testimony advocating for green infrastructure before the Select Committee on Climate Crisis, he stated, "Transportation represents the largest source of greenhouse emissions of any sector at about 29 percent of U.S. emissions. I believe we need to simultaneously tackle the climate crisis and our crumbling infrastructure by taking a big, bold step towards total transportation electrification." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, "Climate change is an existential threat to our planet. That’s why it is the responsibility of every nation to take concerted, sustained actions immediately and daily." Rep. Levin makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 Tweet expressing outrage to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman, wrote, "What an embarrassment and totally unnecessary disaster for our country and world."100Congressman Levin publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. Levin is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://andylevin.house.gov/issues/environment https://andylevin.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-andy-levin-statement-passage-climate-action-now-act https://andylevin.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-levin-urges-green-infrastructure-construction-testimony-select-committee https://twitter.com/repandylevin/status/1187135677051351041 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Levin, MikeCalifornia49DCongressman Mike Levin understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. The Congressman's, 'Climate Change & Natural Resources,' page, it states, "Rep. Levin knows that the climate crisis is the defining issue of our time. With California experiencing worsening droughts, heat waves, and rising sea levels, Rep. Levin believes we must take aggressive action now to limit the worst effects on our planet and preserve our natural resources for future generations. Rep. Levin is proud to serve on the House Natural Resources Committee and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. He knows that we can grow our economy, create new jobs in America, and combat the climate crisis at the same time, and he has introduced a number of bills to achieve those goals."100100Congressman Mike Levin has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 op-ed published in The Hill on pressing the Interior Secretary on climate change, the Congressman wrote, "Climate change is a defining issue of our time, and if we don’t take bold action to address this crisis, our children and grandchildren will suffer the worst consequences." Congressman Levin also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a Q&A with the San Diego Union Tribune, the Congressman when asked about climate change, stated, "I think that the fossil fuel industry had an opportunity to invest in technology and innovation and to change their business model but instead they decided to invest in politicians. And that’s what they’ve done. And I’ve got colleagues, I don’t want to name them but smart, Republican colleagues who their own districts are facing climate change today." Rep. Levin makes climate change a top priority issue. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100The Congressman publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Congressman Levin is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://mikelevin.house.gov/issues/climate-change-natural-resources https://mikelevin.house.gov/media/in-the-news/hill-rep-mike-levin-op-ed-congress-must-press-interior-secretary-act-climate https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/story/2019-08-21/interview-with-rep-mike-levin https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lieu, TedCalifornia33DCongressman Lieu understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release recapping his testimony before the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, the Congressman was quoted stating, "I believe that climate change is the greatest existential threat to humankind. In recent years, the dangers of climate change—and the need to address it—have become increasingly clear. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the last five years have been the five hottest on record with July 2019 being the hottest month in recorded history. These records have severe consequences. In 2018, the U.S. experienced several major weather disasters resulting in 247 lives lost and $91 billion in damages." 100100Congressman Lieu has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. Congressman Lieu introduced the Climate Solutions Act of 2019 (H.R. 2958), which would require 100 percent of electricity sold in the United States be generated from renewable sources by 2035, stating in a press release, "There is no threat greater to our nation’s security than climate change. Failing to protect our planet will endanger the lives of millions, hurt our economy and jeopardize our children’s future. The wildfires in my district were worsened by drought conditions and are a sliver of what is in store if we fail to act." Rep. Lieu also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 op-ed in the Brentwood Residents Association Newsletter, the Congressman wrote, "When it comes to our future, there is no greater threat than climate change. I believe that strong federal action is necessary to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the world our children will inherit. Having a clean environment should not be a partisan issue." Congressman Lieu makes climate change a top priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman Lieu publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This 2019 bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). In a press release condemning a resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise, which opposed a carbon fee, he stated, "A majority of the American people and even ExxonMobil support a carbon fee. I call on my House Republican colleagues to stop the shenanigans and work across the aisle to help solve our climate crisis.”100100 https://lieu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-lieu-testifies-climate-crisis-committee-bills-curb-climate-change https://lieu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-lieu-introduces-bold-climate-change-bill https://lieu.house.gov/media-center/editorials/ted-lieu-takes-climate-change https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7D https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://lieu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-lieu-statement-opposing-house-vote-condemning-carbon-tax https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lofgren, ZoeCalifornia19DCongresswoman Lofgren understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy and Environment page,' it states, "Climate change is the most serious environmental issue facing our nation and our planet. Today we see the negative impacts of climate change as heat-trapping emissions increase global temperatures, melt once permanent ice caps and glaciers, and raise our sea levels leading to greater threats from erratic weather. The pace of climate change threatens habitats and food production as well as public health."100100Congresswoman Lofgrenhas demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congresswoman introduced The Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2019 (H.R. 4041), which according to her press release would, spur investment in clean energy projects, create jobs, and help communities fight the climate crisis. In her press release, the Congresswoman stated, "We all benefit as Americans when we invest in the future of our country. I am pleased to reintroduce the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act for the fourth time, as momentum builds in California and across the country for aggressive action on climate change.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy,' page, it states, "Our oil dependency also undermines our national security and worsens the threat of climate change. That's why Zoe has supported efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase efficiency standards for cars, trucks, and buildings. By increasing efficiency, we can reduce overall consumption and slow emissions that lead to climate change." Rep. Lofgren makes climate change a top priority issue. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Lofgren supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://lofgren.house.gov/energy-environment-issues/environment.htm https://lofgren.house.gov/media/press-releases/clean-energy-victory-bonds https://lofgren.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment/energy https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Long, BillyMissouri7RCongressman Billy Long disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2019 Springfield News-Leader article, when asked about climate change, the Congressman stated, "Climate change remains the subject of considerable controversy both in the scientific and political communities."00In a 2017 press release on President Trump's rollback of the Clean Power Plan, Congressman Long stated, "Today, President Trump made the right choice by rolling back the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. This is the right move for our economy; it will save consumers $33 billion by 2030. I'm proud to stand with the president in doing away with regulations that unnecessarily burden businesses.” Congressman Long demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Long opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was a co-sponsor and voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://www.news-leader.com/story/opinion/readers/2019/09/07/frustrated-at-billy-longs-response-climate-change/2220555001/ https://long.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=67 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/119/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Loudermilk, BarryGeorgia11RCongressman Barry Loudermilk disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2017 press release advocating for sound science to be used in the Environmental Protection Agency, the Congressman stated, "For several years, the EPA and other government bureaucracies have been pushing out environmental regulations based on new scientific ‘discoveries’ relating to climate change. However, the data on which these ‘discoveries’ are based have not been made available to the general scientific community for review or fact-checking. This has brought into question the overall motives of the EPA and other agencies who are demanding more environmental regulations. All regulatory decisions should be based on factual scientific information that is open and available for public viewing. Americans deserve common sense reform, and this bill is a positive step to bring honesty and sound science to the EPA.”00Congressman Loudermilk shows a lack of leadership by tweeting in support of the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "President Trump is making the right decision withdrawing from the #ParisAgreement on climate change, and I fully support his decision." Along with fellow House Republicans, Rep. Loudermilk submitted an amicus briefing to the Supreme Court opposing the Clean Power Plan. In a press release, he stated, "The EPA’s regulations on new and existing power plants would be devastating to our economy if they are implemented. In my home state of Georgia alone, electricity prices would be expected to increase by 12 percent; and, with the average American household already spending $15,000 a year on hidden regulatory taxes, the Clean Power Plan is simply unworkable." Congressman Loudermilk demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Loudermilk makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2016 press release advocating against a federal carbon fee, the Congressman stated, "The last thing that the federal government needs to do is to add more tax burdens on hardworking Americans. The President’s plan to tax carbon is yet another attempt to grow the government and cut private sector jobs. While environmental issues are important, the solution is not to make gas and electricity more expensive for consumers. Instead, we need to further encourage businesses to explore alternative energy options, so we can protect the environment and allow Americans to keep their hard-earned money in their pockets.” The Congressman also co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41). 00https://loudermilk.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1052 https://twitter.com/reploudermilk/status/870378067528744965 https://loudermilk.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=547 https://loudermilk.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=778 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Lowenthal, AlanCalifornia47DCongressman Allan Lowenthal understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Climate Change,' page, it states, "It’s time to get past the partisan battle lines on climate change. Everyone has something to contribute as we work to slow the damage to our climate caused by the burning of fossil fuels.”100100Congressman Lowenthal has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. According to a 2019 article by Courthouse News, when asked about the Green New Deal, which he co-signed, the Congressman stated, "There is no doubt that a transition away from fossil fuels to zero-emission energy sources is essential if we are to leave a recognizable world for our children and great grandchildren.” The Congressman makes prominent public statements on climate change. In a 2018 press release opposing the president's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "Trump has been on a mission to undo every inch of progress we have made on climate and the environment. His administration scrubbed mentions of climate change from government websites, undermined scientists and public servants who worked to fight climate change, proposed massive cuts to government programs to curb emissions, and tied the hands of the enforcement division at the Environmental Protection Agency." Rep. Lowenthal makes climate change a top priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. The Congressman is the Co-Chair of the Safe Climate Caucus, Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC), Vice-Chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus, and member of the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus.100Congressman Lowenthal publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2018 town hall meeting, "the congressman also called for a carbon tax to provide incentives for alternative energy production," according to the Daily 49er. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://lowenthal.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=106666 https://www.courthousenews.com/green-new-deal-drives-a-wedge-at-house-energy-hearing/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q={%22cosponsor-state%22:%22California%22}&searchResultViewType=expanded https://lowenthal.house.gov/media/press-releases/beyer-and-lowenthal-trump-administration-disastrous-climate-change http://www.daily49er.com/news/2018/08/01/alan-lowenthal-uses-town-hall-stage-to-repeat-one-message-vote-in-november/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lucas, FrankOklahoma3RCongressman Lucas Frank disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2014 article in the Huffington Post, the Congressman was quoted on regulating carbon dioxide emissions, stating, "Most telling of the EPA's irrational regulatory approach is how the EPA has concluded that the breath that we exhale, the gas that livestock expels, are dangerous pollutants and should be regulated by the Clean Air Act."00In a press release criticizing the Paris Accords, Congressman Lucas stated, "It will be fascinating to see how the EPA responds to this concept of sending U.S. employees out to enforce agreements that the Senate has not yet approved.” According to a 2019 E&E News article, the Congressman who is the ranking member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, wants to better understand the complex relationship between climate change and weather. According to a spokeswoman, "As a rancher who represents a large community of agricultural producers, Ranking Member Lucas wants to better understand the complex relationship between climate change and weather... He's interested in how we can help communities increase preparedness for weather events and help businesses benefit from better short-term weather prediction." Congressman Lucas demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Lucas makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2019 interview with Axios, when asked about climate change regulations the Congressman stated, "A lot of folks I work with advocate carbon taxes, rules and regulations — all sorts of ways to compel consumers to do things that are at least in the short- and medium-term not in their best economic interest. ... I just fundamentally believe that’s not the direction that will ultimately get to where we and the world wants to go.” Congressman Lucas voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).00https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/26/house-science-committee-c_n_5533992.html https://lucas.house.gov/press-release/lucas-questions-epa%E2%80%99s-role-international-climate-agreement https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060120401 https://www.axios.com/republican-bill-double-science-funding-climate-change-b734c787-257a-49c3-87bb-0f9ff762d906.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Luetkemeyer, BlaineMissouri3RCongressman Blaine Luetkemeyer disagrees with the scientific consensus that that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 press release reintroducing legislation that would ensure taxpayer dollars are never again used to fund the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Congressman stated, “A nice name doesn’t camouflage the fact that these entities are fraught with waste and fraud, and engaged in dubious science. My bill will stop this egregious abuse of taxpayer dollars and prevent American taxpayers from footing the bill for these programs.”00In a 2017 press release supporting President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Congressman Luetkemeyer stated, "The Paris Agreement was just another example of the Obama Administration circumventing Congress to push a politically driven agenda at the expense of American workers and taxpayers." On the Congressman's, 'Energy' page it states, "I support an all-of-the-above energy plan that develops our own domestic resources, including oil from Alaska and the Gulf, natural gas, coal, nuclear power, along with alternative sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, and hydropower." Congressman Luetkemeyer demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Luetkemeyer opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. On his website he says, ""If cap-and-tax passes, it is expected to dramatically drive up the cost of energy from coal fired power plants like Thomas Hill. Farmers and small businesses have told Luetkemeyer these increases will cost jobs and possibly their livelihoods." The Congressman voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399211 https://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398907 https://luetkemeyer.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=56688 https://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=279457 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Luria, ElaineVirginia2DCongressman Elaine Luria understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In testimony submitted to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, the Congresswoman stated, "In Coastal Virginia, climate change is not a problem for tomorrow; it is one we face every day. In addition to threatening our environment and infrastructure, the effects of climate change undermine national security. As Committee members consider policy recommendations, I hope that they will prioritize national security, clean energy, and resilient communities.”100100Congresswoman Luria has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a speech on U.S national security, the Congresswoman stated, “I saw the world during my 20 years in the Navy. No nation, state, or person is immune to the growing impacts of climate change." Climate change presents a clear threat to the national security of the United States and its allies.” Rep. Luria also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the Paris Agreement, the Congresswoman stated, "The President’s decision to begin formally withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement threatens our coastal community and puts our military readiness at risk. Congresswoman Luria makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congresswoman is the Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition Climate Change Task Force. 100Congresswoman Luria has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5087.5https://luria.house.gov/media/press-releases/congresswoman-elaine-luria-fights-coastal-virginia-priorities-testimony-house https://luria.house.gov/media/press-releases/emphasizing-national-security-congresswoman-elaine-luria-highlights-importance https://luria.house.gov/media/press-releases/congresswoman-elaine-luria-statement-president-trump-s-decision-begin https://newdemocratcoalition.house.gov/policy/task-forces/climate-change https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lynch, Stephen F.Massachussetts8DCongressman Stephen Lynch understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "The seminal Fourth National Climate Assessment, recently released by the federal U.S. Global Change Research Program, only reinforced the current and potential impact of climate change on U.S. national security. According to the report, produced by thirteen federal agencies: “[c]limate change and extremes increase the risk to national security through direct impacts on U.S. military infrastructure and by affecting factors, including food and water availability, that can exacerbate conflict outside U.S. borders.” Moreover, climate change is already affecting our defense readiness by “damaging roads, runways, and waterfront infrastructure.” 100100Congressman Lynch has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congressman introduced the Climate Change National Security Strategy Act of 2019 (H.R. 1201), which, "calls on the Federal Government to step up and lead the fight against the greatest global threat facing the earth," according to a press release announcing an earlier version of the bill. The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 press release condemning President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "President Trump risks irreparably damaging America’s future generations by abandoning the Paris Climate Agreement." Rep. Lynch makes climate change a top priority issue. In a December 2018 Tweet, the Congressman announced his support for a Green New Deal, writing, "I am happy to support the Resolution for a Standing Committee on a #GreenNewDeal."100Congressman Lynch publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. Lynch is a co-sponsor of the America Wins Act (H.R. 4142), which would implement a fee on carbon. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://lynch.house.gov/issue/energy-environment https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1201/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22S.+1238%22%5D%7D https://lynch.house.gov/press-release/rep-lynch-introduces-climate-change-national-security-strategy-act https://lynch.house.gov/press-release/rep-lynch-statement-response-president-trump-abandoning-paris-climate-agreement https://twitter.com/RepStephenLynch/status/1075516895875489792?fbclid=IwAR0i6nDCNyuGZ31xgJ-c1FIPppbsXdWH9oSeBsBHX5NWqOhKeDK0IS8qzgk https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4142/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Malinowski, TomNew Jersey7DCongressman Tom Malinowski understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Protecting the Environment,' page, it states, "I believe that climate change is real, and in the overwhelming scientific consensus that it is exacerbated by human activity. I support the Paris Climate Change Agreement and want the federal government to work with states to meet the voluntary commitments America made to reduce our emissions."100100In a speech on the House floor, Congressman Malinowski in defense of the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) stated, "I want America to win the future. I want us to reap the economic benefits and the jobs that will go to whoever wins the race to a clean energy future. And how do our Republican colleagues propose to win that race? I’ve looked at their record in the years they controlled this House. I searched in vain for one Republican free market-based plan. What did I find? Nothing. Apart from a tax bill filled with giveaways to oil companies, and legislation to allow more oil drilling, to allow more methane emissions, to gut the Clean Air Act and to roll back the Clean Power Plan." Congressman Malinowski’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Malinowski publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. Malinowski is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The Congressman voted was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10093.75https://malinowskifornj.com/protecting-the-environment https://malinowski.house.gov/media/press-releases/representative-malinowski-defends-climate-action-now-act https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Maloney, CarolynNew York12DCongresswoman Carolyn Maloney understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On her 'Energy and Environment' page, it states, "As a nation, America must revolutionize energy policy, combat climate change, and create millions of clean energy jobs. As a member of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Caucus, as well as the Safe Climate Caucus, Congresswoman Maloney understands that investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives is key to combating global warming. For many years, she has fought to increase support for the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy budget, the Energy Star program, and the Energy Weatherization Assistance Program."100100Congresswoman Maloney has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. The Congresswoman supported the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) stating in a 2019 press release, "This bold legislation is a crucial first step in our efforts to confront the climate crisis. Climate change is one of the most dangerous threats we face today. We must act, and we must act now. This bill is a meaningful step forward to protect public health, and clean air and clean water for our children; advance our economy and global preeminence in green technology; defend our national security; and honor our moral responsibility to pass on a healthy and sustainable future for our children." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2015 op-ed written in the Huffington Post, titled, "Climate-Change Deniers Can’t Be Fiscal Hawks," she wrote, "The United States federal government spends more than $3 million every hour putting out fires and responding to extreme weather events. That figure will continue to grow as the prevalence of natural disasters increases because of climate change. Spending in response to these occurrences has gotten so out of control that the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office now includes climate change in its annual High Risk Report, noting that a failure to take action presents a significant financial risk to our economy." Rep. Maloney makes climate change a top priority issue as well. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Maloney supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://maloney.house.gov/issues/energy https://maloney.house.gov/media-center/newsletters/update-historic-era-hearing-voting-rights-and-combating-climate-change https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-carolyn-maloney/climate-change-deniers-ca_b_6901874.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Maloney, Sean New York18DCongressman Sean Maloney understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 op-ed on the need for a Green New Deal, the Congressman wrote, "I have tried to pass along that same can-do Americanism to my kids. That’s why I am so disappointed by the melodrama surrounding the Green New Deal resolution. Meekness in the face of crisis isn’t what America is all about. My concern isn’t with the bad-faith arguments from Republican climate change deniers. Their denial is reckless and stupid, and it’s going to end badly."100100The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, but despite this on his, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it advocates for the continued use of fossil fuels stating, "We can use a mix of traditional fossil fuel sources while expanding domestic resources and investing in innovative renewable technologies that will allow us to have more secure, affordable energy." Congressman Maloney's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue.75Congressman Maloney publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He also voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10093.75https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/02/22/climate-change-green-new-deal-moon-landing-boldness-maloney-column/2926398002/ https://seanmaloney.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22New+York%22%7D https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Massie, ThomasKentucky4RCongressman Thomas Massie disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In an article in the Washington Times, Congressman Massie, was quoted saying, “I would challenge him [President Obama] to show us the linkage — the undeniable linkage — between droughts and the change of weather, and some kind of human activity.”00Congressman Massie demonstrates a lack of leadership by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release, the Congressman stated, "There is no way to meet the level of CO2 emissions that President Obama signed up for in the Paris Climate Accord without drastically raising the price of energy on every consumer in the United States and hurting our economy. Pulling out of this agreement was the smart thing to do and I applaud President Trump on his decision." In an article in The Liberty Conservative, the Congressman was quoted making this statement on climate change. "I took a trip once to one of the inland glaciers in the Canadian Rockies, and there were stakes in the ground showing how much it had receded since the 1800s. And it was obvious to me that it had been melting since preindustrial times… Most of the public is still debating whether the earth is heating up. But I think the real question is by how much? I’m still looking for an answer I can hold onto… I think the jury is still out on the contribution of our activities to the change in the earth’s climate." Congressman Massie demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Massie makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/jan/22/rep-massie-mit-grad-questions-obamas-global-warmin/ https://massie.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/congressman-massies-statement-on-president-trumps-decision-to-pull-out-of https://www.thelibertyconservative.com/rep-thomas-massie-considered-science-advisor-president-trump/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/119/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Mast, BrianFlorida18RCongressman Brian Mast understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Protecting the Environment,' page, it states, "As research tools have become more robust, scientists have developed a more comprehensive understanding of our planet’s changing climate. Their research has made clear that we must do more to protect our Earth and air quality. That’s why I’m proud to be a member of the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. The Caucus is an important tool to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and protect our nation’s economy, security, infrastructure and environment. Together, we can find a path forward to protect our planet for future generations." Despite this, in a 2017 Climate Home News article, the Congressman was quoted, stating that he did not believe, “the science is completely concrete in either direction.” 7543In a 2017 article in The Atlantic, Congressman Mast was quoted stating, "It’s important that we take climate change very, very seriously because the threats that are posed by that are very serious. I’m just not a person that believes we should be turning a blind eye to it." According to a 2017 Florida Politics article, the Congressman advocated for climate change innovation, stating, "Treasure Coast residents know all too well about the crippling impact on both the quality-of-life and economy when environmental disaster strikes. We must act now to find economically-viable solutions to address the risk of climate change.” Congressman Mast's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Mast opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2554.5https://mast.house.gov/environment?page=14 http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/04/05/gop-climate-rebels-emerge-shadows/ https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/house-republicans-climate-change-global-warming-trump/518430/ http://floridapolitics.com/archives/234006-brian-mast-carlos-curbelo-call-american-innovation-climate-change https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti Climate
Matsui, DorisCalifornia6DCongresswoman Doris Matsui understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's environment page, it states, "Enacting policies that assist in our ongoing efforts to reverse the effects of a changing climate, while protecting our air, water, lands, oceans, and wildlife remains a priority of the Congresswoman’s."100100Congressman Matsui has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a press release advocating for the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2) which addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway and transit, the Congresswoman stated, "The Moving Forward Act provides a roadmap that will prioritize resiliency, combat climate change, and create economic opportunities across the Sacramento region.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 tweet the Congresswoman wrote, "As climate change worsens, today’s @UN #ClimateAction Summit marks a turning point in our efforts to reverse climate change and build a healthier planet for years to come. We must support the Paris Agreement and create actionable solutions to combat this global climate crisis." Rep. Matsui also makes climate change a top priority issue. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Matsui supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Matsui voted against a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). She also did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congresswoman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon. 7593.75https://matsui.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14897 https://twitter.com/DorisMatsui/status/1176243885359751171 https://matsui.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1971 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
McBath, LucyGeorgia6DCongresswoman Lucy McBath understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Congresswoman McBath believes we must address climate change while securing a sustainable energy future. The Congresswoman supports increased investment in sustainable energy and increasing subsidies for homeowners who utilize solar or other forms of renewable energy."100100In a 2019 Facebook post supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congresswoman wrote, "Climate change poses a real threat not only to our planet, but to our nation’s economy. We must remain in the Paris Climate Agreement, and we need a concrete plan to meet our environmental goals. Today, I was proud to vote YES for H.R. 9 to take #ClimateActionNow." Congresswoman McBath's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman McBath publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. She was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10093.75https://mcbath.house.gov/energy-environment https://www.facebook.com/replucymcbath/videos/climate-change-poses-a-real-threat-not-only-to-our-planet-but-to-our-nations-eco/430887874374864/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
McCarthy, KevinCalifornia23RCongressman Kevin McCarthy disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2013 Wall Street Journal article, the Congressman stated, "I think there are changes in the environment. There are a lot of items to contribute to it." In a 2020 E&E News article on the Republican plan to reduce carbon emissions, the Congressman was quoted stating, "The one thing that unites us all as Americans is that we do want a cleaner, safer and healthier environment. The good news is in America, the ingenuity that we've had, when we unshackle that we're able to make that all happen."00Congressman McCarthy supported President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "The previous Administration refused to recognize that private innovation and clean American natural gas have achieved more than government mandates and misguided international agreements—and that naiveté led President Obama to sign a climate deal that will impose great costs with little gain. President Trump made the right call in leaving a deal that would have put an unnecessary burden on the United States." Congressman McCarthy demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman McCarthy makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In the 'MIT Technology Review' it says, "But these business-friendly proposals, coordinated by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, would specifically avoid more aggressive measures like emissions reduction mandates or taxes on carbon pollution. And they’d fall far short of the sweeping economic and regulatory overhaul envisioned by Democrats championing the Green New Deal." Congressman McCarthy voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).00https://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2014/06/13/5-things-to-know-about-rep-kevin-mccarthys-energy-policies/ https://www.eenews.net/stories/1062336799 https://www.majorityleader.gov/2017/06/01/paris-climate-deal/ https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/01/21/276151/what-the-gops-proposed-climate-policies-would-and-wouldnt-do/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McCaul, Michael T.Texas10R Congressman Michael McCaul disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to the Council of Foreign Relations, in a 2018 interview, when asked about climate change, he stated, "Well, that issue’s gotten completely politicized, as you know. And, you know, the question is, are we going through a normal Earth cycle or is it—how much of this is man-made?"00On the Congressman's, 'Energy,' page, it states that he is in support of offshore oil drilling, opening up new oil refineries, and clean coal. Congressman McCaul demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman McCaul opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://www.cfr.org/event/conversation-michael-mccaul https://mccaul.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McClintock, TomCalifornia4RCongressman Tom McClintock disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In an op-ed published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune, titled, 'Tom McClintock column: On climate change — the sky is not falling (opinion),' the Congressman wrote, "And despite what we are told, there is a vigorous debate within the scientific community over how much human activity influences climate compared with vastly more powerful natural forces that have driven climate change for 4.5 billion years. As Chicken Little belatedly discovered, there is a big difference between an acorn and the sky."00According to The Sacramento Bee, In a 2018 Congressional debate, Congressman McClintock, when asked about climate change, stated, "The planet’s been warming on and off since the last Ice Age... The climate has been changing for 4.5 billion years. The extent to which human activity has a role to play is being hotly debated right now.” He added that “there’s a lot we still don’t know about the feedback mechanisms within or climates.” Congressman McClintock demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman McClintock makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. He co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 41). 00https://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/opinion/tom-mcclintock-column-the-sky-is-not-falling-opinion/ https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article218767065.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?pageSort=alphaByStateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McCollum, BettyMinnesota4DCongresswoman Betty McCollum understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy & Environment,' page, it states, "Today, our planet is in peril because of climate change, which is already affecting Minnesotans and Americans. As the Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, I am a strong supporter of action on climate change and strongly oppose efforts to undermine our international commitments and turn the United States into an environmental rogue nation.100100Congresswoman McCollum has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. While attending the United Nations Foundation Climate Change (UNFCC) Conference of Parties (COP) 25 in Madrid, the Congresswoman stated, "So, we’re here to say that we're still in it. We're still working in Congress to reduce emissions, to build green infrastructure. And as you know, our Twin Cities are doing everything they can do to combat climate change, as well as many other cities.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. During a 2019 House floor debate on congressional spending, Rep. McCollum stated, "I believe we have a moral obligation to future generations to leave this planet better than we found it. Limiting pollution from power plants is part of an overall strategy to protect us from the worst impacts of climate change. We owe it to the next generation.” Congresswoman McCollum makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release regarding President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, she stated, "As our planet and humanity face the very real threat of climate change, this White House and the Republican Congress have isolated our nation by reneging on the Paris Agreement."100Congresswoman McCollum supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congresswoman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://mccollum.house.gov/issues/environment-energy https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/12/02/minnesota-rep-mccollum-at-madrid-climate-meeting-were-still-in-it https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/democrats-weave-climate-messages-into-spending-bills https://mccollum.house.gov/media/press-releases/mccollum-statement-president-trumps-withdrawal-paris-agreement https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
McEachin, DonaldVirginia4DCongressman Donald McEachin understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release on the global climate change strikes the Congressman stated, "Our climate crisis is hurting every community and nation on earth, and for our future – and our present – we must act now. Thank you to everyone who participated and raised their voices during the global climate strikes – I stand in solidarity with you and look forward to fighting alongside you to ensure we have a healthy, sustainable planet for generations to come.”100100Congressman McEachin has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now act, the Congressman stated, “An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that we should take strong action to protect our environment, and I am very proud to support legislation that does just that. I cannot stress enough how important it is that the Senate pass this legislation for the well-being of our children and all future generations.” Rep. McEachin also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release responding to the IPCC Oceans Report, the Congressman stated, "If we fail to deviate from our current path, the consequences for our planet will be calamitous and irreversible. That is why I am committed to leading our transition to a clean energy economy and will be introducing the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019." Congressman McEachin makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 op-ed written in The Virginian Pilot, the Congressman wrote, "THE TIME TO act on climate is now. Over the last year, we have suffered devastation from record-breaking hurricanes, wildfires and other extreme natural disasters — all while scientists continue to warn us that we must take bold, decisive action to address the urgent threat of climate change." 100Congressman McEachin introduced The Pollution Transparency Act (H.R. 3981) in 2017 that would have worked, "to ensure that federal agencies calculate a per-unit, dollar-value cost of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide emissions, and make those figures a part of cost-benefit analyses of proposed policy actions." Congressman McEachin voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://mceachin.house.gov/media/press-releases/mceachin-statement-climate-crisis-strikes https://mceachin.house.gov/media/press-releases/mceachin-applauds-house-passage-climate-action-now-act https://mceachin.house.gov/media/press-releases/mceachin-statement-ipcc-oceans-report https://www.pilotonline.com/opinion/columns/article_8ea8bbca-25af-11e9-9fe5-cfe2df2baed7.html https://mceachin.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-mceachin-introduces-bicameral-pollution-transparency-act https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
McGovern, JamesMassachussetts2DCongressman James McGovern understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment page,' it states, "Our climate is changing. Our children's future depends on investing in clean, sustainable energy sources -- and taking bold steps to address the damage we have already done to our fragile planet."100100Congressman McGovern has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In September 2019, the Congressman gave a speech at a climate strike in front of the Capitol Building. Rep. McGovern also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a March 2019 interview with the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the Congressman was quoted stating, "The amount of young people that are engaged on this issue is amazing to me. Middle, high school kids, and college students — they are so articulate, and they are so motivated. I think climate change is this generation’s Vietnam.” The Congressman makes climate change a top priority issue. According to the Boston Globe, while discussing his support for the Green New Deal, Congressman McGovern stated, "We need to listen to the scientists more than the corporate executives who run fossil fuel companies, and more than these people who peddle conspiracy theories. The bottom line is that what is at stake is the future of our planet.”100Congressman McGovern publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. McGovern is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). 100100https://mcgovern.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=120518 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2gObn_ZJyo https://www.gazettenet.com/McGovern-discusses-Trump-budget-leadership-of-rules-committee-24220831 https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/11/03/markey-and-mcgovern-talk-climate-change-raucous-worcester-forum/dcePDc55MupgqkjSYaZ1rO/story.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
McHenry, Patrick T.North Carolina10RCongressman Patrick McHenry disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2016 article of the Citizen Times, the Congressman was quoted him stating, "I’ll let others debate science, but the practical reality for me as a policymaker is… I want to make consumers in my district and across the country have every possible option so they can use with their pocketbooks that enormous power to reward those that are doing good in their view and those that are not."029The Congressman supports the continued development and utilization of fossil fuel resources, stating on his, 'Energy,' page, "One day, America will be powered by alternative energy – and Congressman McHenry is working to make that happen – but until then, we must drill for American oil and natural gas to power the American economy and bring down energy costs for American families. The inter-mountain west of the United States is home to the world’s largest deposits of oil shale. Oil shale is sedimentary rock that over the course of millions of years would geologically mature into common crude oil." Congressman McHenry demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman McHenry makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to the Citizen Times, the Congressman said he considers a carbon tax, "a very complex proposal," and a, "massive undertaking" to put in place." Congressman McHenry voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 07.25http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/10/03/hoax-threat-climate-change-sets-candidates-apart/91438518/ https://mchenry.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=397711 https://mchenry.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=1616 https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/08/09/residents-challenge-mchenry-trump-guns-climate/88487362/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
McKinley, DavidWest Virginia1RCongressman David Mckinley Agrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2013 op-ed in the Washington Times, the Congressman wrote, "President Obama’s climate change plan depends on unreliable theories, much like those that previously forecast a cooling period. There are tens of thousands of scientists who disagree with the so-called consensus on manmade global warming." In a 2019 article in the Washington Examiner, the Congressman was quoted stating, "Most Republicans and Democrats agree that the climate’s changing and that industrial activity is a major contributor to that." The Congressman also stated during a 2019 Congressional hearing published on Facebook, "We must do our part to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, but this is a global issue, not one confined to the U.S. We need to use innovation to both make renewables reliable, and ensure we burn our fossil fuels more efficiently and with fewer emissions. We must seize the leadership role and work to develop and commercialize these technologies."500The Congressman supported the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement stating in a 2017 press release, "The Paris Climate Agreement is a flawed deal that puts America’s energy needs and economic growth on the back burner, while transferring money and power to unelected international bureaucrats. Moving forward, the best way to lead on this issue is to prioritize energy research and promote new technologies that will allow countries around the world to use all their resources – including fossil fuels – in the cleanest and most efficient manner.” On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page it states, "Coal and other energy sources provide tens of thousands of West Virginia jobs. They are the lifeblood of our state." Congressman Mckinley demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Mckinley makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41). The Congressman also published an op-ed in The Hill in 2018, titled, "The costs of carbon taxes are real — and crippling." 012.5http://media.washtimes.com/media/misc/2013/07/23/0724_energylo.pdf https://mckinley.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1559 https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=655937524924229 https://mckinley.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=15096 https://mckinley.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=230 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/386065-the-costs-of-carbon-taxes-are-real-and-cripplingAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McMorris Rodgers, CathyWashington5RCongresswoman McMorris Rodgers disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2016 article in The Guardian, the Congresswoman was quoted stating that former Vice President Al Gored deserved a, "'F' in science and an 'A' in creative writing," for his stance on climate change. 00According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Congresswoman stated, "We all want to protect our environment and ensure we leave a better community for the next generation. The problem with the Paris Agreement is how it was done -- without the approval of the American people or their elected representatives through a ratified treaty." The Congresswoman demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/09/cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-department-interior-trump https://www.seattlepi.com/local/politics/article/Connelly-McMorris-Rodgers-praises-Trump-s-Paris-11191632.php https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McNerney, JerryCalifornia9DCongressman Jerry McNerney understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On Congressman McNerney's re-election page he stated, "Climate change is one of the most important issues facing our country and the world. In fact, if left unchecked, climate change will seriously harm our environment, our economy, and our way of life, threatening our ecosystem and the availability of fresh water for drinking and agriculture."100100Congressman McNerney has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2017 House floor speech highlighting the need for bipartisan action on climate change, the Congressman stated, "We know that the climate is changing we have seen it in California we have had horrific wildfires... we see hurricanes more frequently and more devastating and more powerful than ever before... The thing we are faced with is that there is a significant section of people that deny climate change... The big benefit of denying climate change is that we can continue to use fossil fuels." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 Q&A with the San Francisco Chronicle, the Congressman stated, "Even if human beings were to cease all greenhouse gas emissions tomorrow, significant atmospheric change has already begun and will continue for generations. While there is no substitute for drastically reducing carbon pollution, we must explore all possible options to fight against the impending effects of climate change. This is critical for the future of our nation and planet." Rep. McNerney makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release introducing The Atmospheric Climate Intervention Research Act (H.R. 5519), which would authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to advance research on atmospheric climate intervention, the Congressman stated, “While there is no substitute for drastically reducing carbon pollution, we must explore all the potential tools we have to fight the effects of climate change.” 100Congressman McNerney publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2017 Q&A with the San Francisco Chronicle, the Congressman stated that climate mitigation, "Can be accomplished through a combination of legislative and regulatory means that promote the reduction of emissions and shift us toward clean energy. We should also systematically reduce emissions through the introduction of a carbon tax or other market-based programs, which would aid in combating this issue while simultaneously growing the American economy." In a Q & A with the Pacific Standard when asked about leveling the energy playing field the Congressman continued his support of a carbon fee responding that his, "Preference would be to see a carbon tax gradually increasing so that it is predictable and remove all the subsidies for energy production." Congressman McNerney voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://mcnerney.house.gov/media-center/op-eds/new-climate-research-needed-rep-mcnerney-says https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYRIsADZnu0 https://psmag.com/news/what-its-like-to-be-a-scientist-in-congress-jerry-mcnerney https://mcnerney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-mcnerney-introduces-legislation-to-authorize-atmospheric-climate https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5519/all-info https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Meeks, Gregory W.New York5DCongressman Gregory Meeks understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 article in VTDigger, the Congressman is quoted on climate change, stating, "A global threat requires global commitment... It’s time for a [UN] resolution recognizing climate change as a threat to international peace and security."100100Congressman Meeks has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. On the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the Congressman stated in a press release, "We must continue to fortify and build up our resilience in New York and elsewhere as Sandy and subsequent storms have proven that the nation must be prepared to face the challenges of an era in which climate change has made natural disasters even more catastrophic." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release by the New York Housing Authority, Congressman Meeks commented on the NYCHA joining the NYC Carbon Challenge, stating, "I commend NYCHA for leading by example in taking strong action to combat climate change. Reducing emissions will improve our city’s sustainability and will benefit residents now and generations of New Yorkers to come.” Rep. Meeks makes climate change a top priority issue. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman Meeks publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://vtdigger.org/2019/06/19/michael-shank-gregory-meeks-climate-change-is-international-security-threat/ https://meeks.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-gregory-w-meeks-statemement-fifth-anniversary-superstorm-sandy http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/about/press/pr-2017/nycha-joins-the-nyc-carbon-challenge-in-fight-against-climate-change-20170202.page https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Meng, GraceNew York6DCongresswoman Meng understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Recent disasters such as Hurricane Sandy have highlighted how vulnerable our coastline is to climate change. The only response to this crisis is to proactively reduce carbon emissions and invest in programs that promote energy efficiency. I support an energy plan that has a balanced approach, helps consumers now, boosts production of energy from alternative sources, draws from a diverse energy supply, stresses conservation, and protects the environment. Addressing America’s reliance on fossil fuels by investing in renewable-energy sources is essential for protecting our environment and ensuring our nation’s energy security."100100Congresswoman Meng has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. As part of the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congresswoman included an amendment authored that stresses the critical link between climate change and food security. The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 article by Queens County Politics, the Congressman was quoted the importance of climate change education, stating, "The magnitude of climate change will continue to grow and challenge how we live. That is why it is imperative that we bring the issue into our schools.” Meng makes climate change a top priority issue. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Meng publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://meng.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://meng.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/meng-measure-stressing-link-between-climate-change-and-food-security https://www.queenscountypolitics.com/2019/09/20/climate-change-education-necessary-congresswoman-grace-meng/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22New+York%22%7D https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Meuser, Dan Pennsylvania9RCongressman Dan Meuser does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.250In a 2019 speech on the House floor condemning the Paris Agreement, Congressman Meuser stated, "We need to harness American talent not squander them with bogus plans like the Green New Deal or ineffective climate plans. We need access to affordable, reliable, clean energy sources including natural gas, nuclear, oil, and clean coal." Congressman Meuser demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Meuser makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 41).06.25https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4795923/user-clip-congressman-dan-meuser-speaking-forcing-us-2015-paris-agreement-climate-change https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?pageSort=alphaByState&searchResultViewType=expanded&KWICView=falseAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Miller, CarolWest Virginia3RCongresswoman Carol Miller does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 250On the Congresswoman's campaign website she describes herself as, "Pro Coal," and one her priorities as, "Protecting Coal and Gas." The Congresswoman was also quoted in a 2019 E&E News article calling coal, "clean." Congresswoman Miller demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congresswoman Miller makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a press release in March 2019 about her selection to the House Select Committee on Climate Crisis, she said, "I hope that my colleagues will join me in prioritizing innovation, not taxation or over-regulation, in our energy industry to maximize efficiency, cut costs, protect and create jobs in West Virginia, and care for our earth for generations to come.” The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 06.25https://www.electcarolmiller.com/ https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060122761 https://miller.house.gov/media/press-releases/congresswoman-miller-s-statement-selection-house-select-committee-climate https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Moolenaar, JohnMichigan4RCongressman John Moolenaar disagrees with the scientific consensus that that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to the Daily News, during a 2017 town hall, when asked about climate change, the Congressman stated, "When we breathe, we emit our own carbon dioxide” 00During a 2017 town hall when receiving questions on regulatory rollbacks of the Environmental Protection Agency, Congressman Moolenaar stated, "I believe in sound science, in good science. I believe the federal government has an important role in funding good science. I also have seen how, sometimes, agencies like the EPA get off track in their mission and pursue... I believe science, science moves forward... when people challenge a theory." Congressman Moolenaar demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Moolenaar opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://thedailynews.cc/articles/congressman-moolenaar-hosts-raucous-listening-session-at-cmu/ https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/05/climate-concerns-raised-at-many-town-halls/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Mooney, AlexWest Virginia2RCongressman Alex Mooney disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2017 Vice News article, "Mooney said the debate about man-made climate change belongs in the 'climate change community' but that debate is not resolved."00On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Congressman Mooney is also working to ensure that federal tax dollars do not go towards funding international projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions." According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail the Congressman supported the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Congressman Mooney demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Mooney makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wn3jax/west-virginias-climate-change-deniers https://mooney.house.gov/issues/energy-and-mining https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/wv-leaders-praise-withdrawal-from-climate-deal/article_0eab3dc9-cc75-54b5-9b9c-7fb843fb6ede.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/119/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Moore, GwenWisconsin4DCongresswoman Moore understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 House floor speech on climate change, the Congresswoman stated, "If we give up the fight against climate change, we are giving up the fight for our future, and the future of our children. But I'm a fighter, so I took to the House floor to demand action from the Administration on climate change." 100100Congresswoman Moore has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congresswoman cited climate change as her reason for supporting the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act (H.R. 729), stating in a 2019 press release, "I am proud to support the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act, which ensure coastal communities have the resources to properly respond to the effects of climate change." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 press release supporting the Paris Agreement, she stated, "President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord – a landmark multinational agreement between 195 nations – is the latest salvo from an administration known for its anti-science and anti-environment agenda. This misguided action signifies a direct threat to our national security, our public health, and our country’s economic growth." Rep. Moore makes climate change a top priority issue. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Moore supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congresswoman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=386515005606738 https://gwenmoore.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=4412 https://gwenmoore.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2129 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Morelle, JosephNew York25DCongressman Joseph Morelle understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Protecting our Envrionment,' page, it states, "There is no debate here: climate change is real and it’s wreaking havoc all over the globe. Each day our country fails to act on climate change, we threaten the future of our children and grandchildren and the long-term vitality of our planet. I have always stood up to protect our environment by supporting measures that reduce our carbon emissions, protect our critical natural resources, and ensure our planet’s well-being for future generations."100100Congressman Morelle has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congressman is a supporter of the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), stating in a 2019 press release, “Climate change is, without a doubt, the most pressing threat not only to the future of our nation, but our entire planet.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release announcing his sponsorship of the Climate Emergency Resolution (H. Res. 52), which calls for a comprehensive, large-scale approach to address climate change, the Congressman stated, "The science is clear: climate change is real, it is already occurring, and it is a global emergency. We must take action now to protect our planet for future generations. That’s why I’m declaring a climate emergency and strongly supporting the Climate Emergency Resolution to demand immediate and comprehensive action." Rep. Morelle makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congressman introduced the 100% Clean Economy Act, which sets a national goal of achieving a 100% clean economy by 2050. In a press release on the bill the Congressman stated, "The effects of climate change pose an existential threat to our environment as we know it – we need bold, unprecedented action to combat this crisis and protect our planet for future generations.”100Representative Morelle publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://morelle.house.gov/issues/protecting-our-environment-0 https://morelle.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-joe-morelle-takes-action-address-climate-change-crisis-protect https://morelle.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-morelle-takes-action-fight-back-against-climate-change-and-protect https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5221/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://morelle.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-morelle-takes-bold-action-address-climate-crisis-and-achieve-clean https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Moulton, SethMassachussetts6DCongressman Seth Moulton understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "When leading scientists throughout the world agree on a single issue, it should be a clear sign that we lawmakers need to pay attention. Climate change is real, and it jeopardizes our homes, our cities, our futures, and the only planet we have."100100Congressman Moulton has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a November 2019 Tweet, the Congressman stated, "Climate change is a threat to our national security. The U.S. shouldn't just re-join the Paris accord—we need to be leading on this issue, at every level of government and in the private sector and academia." Congressman Moulton also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 interview with the Milken Institute, the Congressman stated, "We need to start providing some leadership [on climate change] here at home in America that means reducing our carbon footprint but also actually leading in green technology." Rep. Moulton makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2018 press release, the Congressman announced his support for the Green New Deal, stating, "No issue is more important today for our children and our grandchildren than addressing climate change. And if we do so successfully, our nation will be stronger, our economy will be stronger, our communities will be more resilient, and the futures of our children and grandchildren will be much brighter.”100Congressman Moulton publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. Moulton is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://moulton.house.gov/issues/energy/ https://twitter.com/sethmoulton/status/1191785965116968960 https://twitter.com/sethmoulton/status/1125521075121610754?lang=en https://moulton.house.gov/news-stories/press-releases/moulton-announces-support-of-green-new-deal/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Mullin, MarkwayneOklahoma2RCongressman Markwayne Mullin disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2013 interview with ThinkProgress, the Congressman made the following statement on climate change, "I haven’t seen the reports that would get me to believe that anything’s different than the patterns that we had that we’ve gone through through the time of records. All of our records we’ve hit in heat waves, look at them. They’re in the 1930s. Dust bowl happened way before your and I’s time. And the cycles we had, we had cold winters growing up and we’ve had mild winters growing up."00According to a 2019 article of ABC8 Tulsa, the Congressman supported the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "So, all this Paris agreement does is handcuff our U.S. manufacturers, which basically puts in jeopardy our middle class, while allowing the No. 1 polluter in the world, China, to continue to increase, and all they have to do is try.” The Congressman also denounced the Green New Deal, stating, "The Green New Deal, which is about climate change, right? It has nothing to do with climate change. It has all to do with socialism.” Congressman Mullin demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action0Congressman Mullin makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://thinkprogress.org/video-congressman-from-state-battered-by-extreme-weather-denies-existence-of-climate-change-b38e479ca3f7/ https://ktul.com/news/local/oklahoma-rep-markwayne-mullin-argues-for-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-pact https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/government-and-politics/u-s-rep-markwayne-mullin-denounces-green-new-deal-as-socialism-says-democrats-are-ok/article_12529dbc-4802-5a9e-9034-c2225fe0fde2.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/119/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Murphy, StephanieFlorida7DCongresswoman Murphy understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a press release announcing her joining of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus, Congresswoman Murphy stated, “Climate change poses a threat to Florida’s economy and our way of life, but it also presents an opportunity for the state to step up and lead on this issue. Clean air and water shouldn’t be a partisan issue, which is why I’m proud to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus... Florida must continue to lead the way in the development of alternative and renewable energies, and I’m working to ensure our beautiful state lives up to its full potential.”100100During a 2018 House Armed Services Committee Defense Authorization markup, the Congresswoman stated, "For a number of years Secretaries of Defense of Republican and Democratic administrations and numerous other uniformed defense leaders have identified climate change as a challenge to national security. In fact Secretary Mattis has acknowledged the effects of climate change, such as increased maritime access to the Arctic, rising sea levels, desertification, among others impact our security situation." Also during the 2018 election, at a small roundtable in Orlando, the Congresswoman called out her opponents climate denialism, stating, "My opponent, state Rep. Mike Miller, he refuses to recognize that humans contribute to climate change. And making matters worse, he dismissed concerns about climate change stating recently that, ‘Unfortunately, none of us is going to live 10,000 years to see what it’s like in 10,000 years.” Congresswoman Murphy’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but she does not see it as a top priority issue.75Congresswoman Murphy makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. She voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). In a 2018 press release defending her vote, the Congresswoman stated, "Climate change is a serious threat to our planet, our security, our economy, and our way of life in Florida. That is why I have fought against numerous Republican efforts to undermine key environmental protections, and why I believe we need a comprehensive approach to fight climate change. I voted for H. Con. Res. 119 because it presented a carbon tax that did not protect working families struggling with stagnant wages and seniors on a fixed income from any increase in energy costs that might result from the policy."068.75https://murphy.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=414 https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4675208/rep-stephanie-murphy-ndaa-climate-change-remarks&start=0 https://floridapolitics.com/archives/278133-stephanie-murphy-goes-after-mike-miller-on-climate-change https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://murphy.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=839Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Nadler, JerroldNew York10DRepresentative Nadler understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2020 press release on the Trump Administration’s decision to defund a New York storm protection study, the Congressman stated, "Now, he is going even further, putting lives at risk by cancelling the study completely. Yet seven years after Superstorm Sandy killed dozens of New Yorkers, destroyed thousands of homes, and caused nearly $20 billion in damages across the city, New York City remains deeply vulnerable to future storm surges and sea level rises. Climate scientists believe that as sea levels continue to rise at an accelerated rate, Sandy-level flooding could occur in New York City as frequently as every 23 years. The Army Corps study, which began in 2016, was fully funded by Congress for six years, and sought to devise solutions to these increasingly common extreme weather conditions." 100100Congressman Nadler has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 op-ed in The Villager, titled, "Listen to the kids. Climate change must be addressed," the Congressman wrote. "Climate change is real and threatens all of us, regardless of nationality, political party, or economic status. Extreme climate change has already arrived in the United States and impacts every congressional district across our country." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 Capitol Hill climate change speech the Congressman stated, "We talk about a climate crisis and indeed it is a climate crisis. The people have no idea how great a crisis it is or how pressing it is... I have a 13-month-old granddaughter and I look at her, I get terrified because I don't know if human life will survive 50 years." Rep. Nadler makes climate change a top priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman Nadler supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://nadler.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394199 https://www.jerrynadler.com/news-clips/op-ed-listen-kids-climate-change-must-be-addressed https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4817970/user-clip-nadler-climate-speech https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22New+York%22%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Napolitano, GraceCalifornia32DCongresswoman Grace Napolitano understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2018 pres release regarding President Trump's termination of the Clean Power Plan, the Congresswoman stated, "It is infuriating that President Trump is again siding with coal-burning states and coal lobbyists over the health and safety of all Americans. It does not take a scientist to understand that pollution does not follow state boundaries. The expected rule and its increased emissions of carbon dioxide will affect human health all across the country and globe. Today’s announcement further shows this administration’s absence when it comes to mitigating the catastrophic impacts of climate change."100100Congresswoman Napolitano has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2020 press release introducing an infrastructure modernization bill, the Congresswoman stated, "Our robust plan modernizes our nation’s roads, bridges, buses, railways, airports, sea ports, and critical drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. It makes smart investments to create good-paying jobs, while tackling climate change head on and improving the daily commute." Congresswoman Napolitano also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 press release announcing monies appropriated to California for climate initiatives, she stated, "By tackling climate change head on and improving the daily commute, we are investing in the future of Americans and American infrastructure. I am very pleased that many of the priorities I submitted on behalf of my constituents, businesses, and transit agencies are included in this bill." Rep. Napolitano makes climate change a top priority issue as well. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Napolitano supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://napolitano.house.gov/media/press-releases/napolitano-s-statement-trump-administration-s-proposed-carbon-emissions-rule https://napolitano.house.gov/media/press-releases/napolitano-unveils-house-democrats-new-infrastructure-framework https://napolitano.house.gov/media/press-releases/napolitano-secures-over-37-billion-california-key-local-priorities-new https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Neal, RIchardMassachusetts1DCongressman Richard Neal understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Environment and Climate Change,' page, it states, "Lowering global carbon emissions in an effort to protect our planet for future generations should not be a partisan issue. But instead of embracing a green energy future, President Trump has chosen to isolate America from the rest of the world on a universally supported agreement to combat climate change.”100100In May 2019 as the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Congressman hosted the first hearing on climate change in 12 years for that committee. In a 2017 press release condemning the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Congressman Neal stated, "The administration that consistently denies the existence of climate change has now abandoned an international effort to preserve and protect our environment." According to IBerkshire.com, during a town hall, he was pressed on climate change by constituents and gave an unsatisfactory answer which advocated for natural gas as a bridge fuel. Congressman Neal's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Neal supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. In a speech on the House floor in opposition to a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H.Con Res 119), the Congressman stated, "Listen. If you want to debate a carbon tax, let’s hold some hearings. Let’s find out what it would mean for the economy, for Big Oil, for families in Springfield. Let’s find out what impact it would have on fossil fuel emissions and on economic growth. Let’s think strategically about how it would affect our geopolitics. If you want to have this debate, let’s have this debate." Congressman Neal voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).7587.5https://www.nealforcongress.com/environment-climate-change https://neal.house.gov/press-releases/neal-opening-statement-hearing-economic-and-health-consequences-climate-change https://neal.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/statement-congressman-richard-e-neal-president-trumps-decision-withdraw http://www.iberkshires.com/story/55590/Neal-Talks-Politics-With-Residents-at-Town-Hall-Meeting.html https://neal.house.gov/press-releases/rep-richard-neal-opening-floor-statement-h-con-res-119 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Neguse, JoeColorado2DCongressman Joe Neguse understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Climate change is an existential threat that we need to begin tackling head on. In Colorado, we already see the first-hand effects of a changing climate and its impact on our ecosystems including flooding, droughts, and more intense storms. Our state’s recreation-based industries have a lot to lose as well: threatening skiing, hiking and backpacking, rafting, fishing, and wildlife dependent activities. Backcountry enthusiasts flock to Colorado to enjoy our natural wonders; global climate change could damage this important sector of Colorado’s economy. Simply put, Colorado has a vested stake in the health of our world’s climate."100100Congressman Neguse has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congressman introduced the Climate Readiness Act of 2020 (H.R. 6119), which would require the Department of Defense to submit to Congress a report outlining the threats both domestic and abroad of climate change to United States national security. The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release introducing the Thirty by Thirty Resolution to Save Nature (H.RES. 835), the Congressman stated, "Climate change is the existential threat of our time, one that cannot be ignored or idled on, but one that must be met with bold and pragmatic solutions that protect our future and our planet.” Rep. Neguse makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congressman demonstrated this by co-sponsoring of the Green New Deal. 100Congressman Neguse publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon.In a 2018 interview with the League of Women Voters, when asked about climate change, the Congressman stated, "I believe we should have stronger federal emissions standards, a federal carbon tax, and an end to the massive subsidies currently provided in our tax code to oil and gas companies who contribute so greatly to climate change." He was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://neguse.house.gov/issues/energy-environment https://neguse.house.gov/media/press-releases/neguse-spanberger-introduce-legislation-to-address-the-national-security-threat-of-climate-change https://neguse.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-neguse-sets-national-goal-of-conserving-30-of-us-lands-and-ocean-by-2030 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.ontheissues.org/Archive/2018_Endorsements_Joe_Neguse.htm https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Newhouse, DanWashington4RCongressman Dan Newhouse disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to the Alliance to Save Energy the Congressman made the following statement on climate change: "Congress should have an honest and respectful debate about this issue. Those of us who are wary of the negative economic impact to America caused by schemes like Cap and Trade have been branded ‘climate deniers,’ which only hardens people's positions on both sides. Of the global warming proposals I've seen, the proposed benefits have been vague and hard to quantify, while the negative economic impact in the form of higher energy costs has been severe, especially when countries like China aren't bound to the same agreements and limits.”00The Congressman supports the continued development of fossil fuels, stating on his energy page, "We must continue to increase the development of domestic energy sources to ensure greater economic security for Washington State and the U.S. In order to maintain access to affordable energy for Central Washington’s residents, it is essential that the U.S. continue to develop a safe, domestic, all-of-the-above energy strategy." Congressman Newhouse demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Newhouse makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. He was the original sponsor of H.Res.1001 — 115th Congress (2017-2018), "Providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 119) expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy." He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00http://www.ase.org/sites/ase.org/files/resources/Media%20browser/new_members_in_house_114th_final.pdf https://newhouse.house.gov/sponsored-legislation https://newhouse.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Norcross, DonaldNew Jersey1DOn the Congressman's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "We have a responsibility to future generations to leave behind an earth and environment that is clean and sustainable. This responsibility also presents opportunities to create jobs and grow our economy by inventing, manufacturing and installing clean energy technology and other sustainable solutions here in America. Environmentally sustainable policies and investments in renewable energy will reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil, and help address climate change."100100Congressman Norcross has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congressman stated, "By withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017, our country wrongfully prioritized corporate polluters over the health and well-being of our children and grandchildren. We must follow sound science, embrace global cooperation and build a 21st century clean-energy economy." Rep. Norcross also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release discussing the need for electric vehicle charging stations in New Jersey, the Congressman stated, “By embracing our clean-energy future, our country can add good paying-jobs and improve the economy overall. For the sake of our children and grandchildren, our economy and our national security, let’s work together to limit pollutants and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.” Congressman Norcorss makes climate change a top priority issue. On the Congressman's campaign website, it states, "We need to ensure that the Earth is healthy and strong for future generations. Environmentally sustainable policies and investments in renewable energy will reduce dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil, but it can also help us address climate change."100Congressman Norcross supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://norcross.house.gov/issues/environment https://norcross.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/norcross-votes-climate-action-now https://norcross.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/norcross-nj-environmental-leaders-call-more-electric-vehicle-charging https://www.donaldnorcrossforcongress.com/issue/protecting-the-environment/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Norman, RalphSouth Carolina5RCongressman Norman does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels, but 'Inside Climate News' reports, "The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to cut funding from key climate protection rules and rejected an attempt to save regional offices of the Environmental Protection Agency from being closed...Offered by Rep. Ralph Norman, a Republican from South Carolina, the amendment's cuts would have come close to the 31 percent reduction sought by President Donald Trump."00In a 2018 Tweet, Congressman Norman announced, "Today, I introduced a bill that would eliminate the Global Climate Change Initiative (GCCI) within the US Agency for International Development (USAID)." Congressman Norman demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Norman makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 41).00https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13092017/house-budget-vote-climate-change-enforcement-epa-methane-trump-social-cost-carbon https://twitter.com/RepRalphNorman/status/996794987005272064 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Nunes, DevinCalifornia22RCongressman Nunes disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2017 post of, 'The Nunes Blog,' on an executive order that would expand offshore drilling, the Congressman stated, "We all know what comes next—a long campaign of lawsuits by radical environmental groups, which is the same tactic they used to choke off the Central Valley's water supply. These groups typically oppose the use of all fossil fuels and even natural gas, the building of energy pipelines, energy exploration both on land and offshore, car transportation, and many other facets of modern living. They act according to a philosophy of apocalyptic global warming that was recently expressed by University of Michigan Professor Juan Cole, who argued that carbon dioxide emitted as part of everyday modern life is "a far more deadly gas" than the chemical weapons used by the Syrian regime to massacre its citizens."00Congressman Nunes underplayed climate change's impact on the California's frequent droughts. According to the New York Times, the Congressman states, "Global warming is nonsense...There was plenty of water. This has nothing to do with drought. They can blame global warming all they want, but this is about mathematics and engineering.” Congressman Nunes demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Nunes makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. Nunes refers to cap-and-trade in the Obama era, using the derogatory term "carbon taxing scheme." The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).00https://nunes.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398688 https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/15/us/politics/obama-to-announce-aid-for-drought-racked-california.html https://nunes.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=343947 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
O'Halleran, Tom Arizona1DCongressman Tom O'Halleran understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to a 2017 article in the Arizona Daily Sun, during a press conference, the Congressman stated, “We have glaciers retreating, we have our oceans warming, we have our coral reefs dying, we have our forests still burning and yet here we are still having to try to fight for the right of people to have a future.” 100100Congressman O'Halleran has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release advocating for the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congressman stated, "From raging forest fires to decades-long droughts, every corner of our state has felt the effects of climate change. Today, we took decisive, bipartisan action to address this very real threat to the livelihood of Arizonans and the American people." He also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a November 2018 press release he said, “If we want to secure a prosperous future for future generations of Americans, we need to act. This will impact everything from crop yields to the safety of Americans living in high-risk areas near the ocean, or those living right in Arizona who face the threat of wildfires every year. This is not a partisan issue; it is something that Congress and the Administration should come together to address before it is too late." Congressman O'Halleran makes Climate Change a top priority issue. The Congressman is a member of the Safe Climate Caucus. 100Rep. O'Halleran opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). According to the Arizona Sun, despite the Flagstaff City Council endorsing a carbon fee and dividend program, the Congressman and his office stated they are still evaluating the impacts of a carbon fee program. 2581.25http://azdailysun.com/news/local/news-analysis-o-halleran-hedges-bets-on-climate-change-action/article_431cb05c-fb13-5ccd-ba42-27bdb442e9e4.html https://ohalleran.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/ohalleran-votes-bill-addressing-climate-change https://ohalleran.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/ohalleran-calls-greater-focus-impact-climate-change https://ohalleran.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/o-halleran-joins-safe-climate-caucus https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Ocasio-Cortez, AlexandriaNew York14DCongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 speech at the C40 World Mayors Summit, the Congresswoman stated, "Deeper still, we don't have to project one minute into our future to see that the climate crisis is already here. On this note, I speak to you not as an elected official or public figure, but I speak to you as a human being. A woman whose dreams of motherhood now taste bittersweet. Because of what I know about our children's future."100100Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. According to the Congresswoman's, 'Green New Deal,' page, she introduced the Green New Deal Resolution (H.R. 109), "to recognize the scale of the climate crisis and provide a roadmap to evaluate policies that can protect our planet and uplift our communities. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech introducing the Climate Emergency Resolution (H. Con. Res 52) the Congresswoman stated, "Climate change represents not only our greatest threat but one of our greatest opportunities. Working to solve the climate crisis will create tens of millions of union jobs, empower communities, and improve the quality of life for people across the globe.” The Congresswoman makes climate change a top priority issue. According to a 2019 AP article, when discussing the Green New Deal, the Congresswoman said there is, "no middle ground” when it comes to climate change. 100Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. According to an article in Politico, "Even some progressives who support a carbon tax, such as Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), are promoting it as just one possible element of a sweeping "Green New Deal" that includes pouring huge amounts of money into renewable energy." An article in 'The World,' said, "The Post's Editorial Board recently laid out its own argument for a Green New Deal that, unlike the AOC-Markey plan, includes carbon pricing and stops short of broader progressive goals. Stephen Stromberg of the Post, who authored the editorial, expressed some surprise that the Green New Deal did not include carbon pricing, noting that in 2009, Sen. Markey co-sponsored a carbon-pricing bill that, at the time, was considered 'the premier global warming/climate change legislation of the Obama era.'” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2019/oct/11/alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-voice-cracks-during-speech-on-climate-change-video https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/gnd/resolution https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sanders-blumenauer-and-ocasio-cortez-announce-introduction-of-climate-emergency-resolution https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/52 https://apnews.com/4359d6588f9740aca1ab24a9745f2c9d https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/09/carbon-tax-climate-change-environmentalists-1052210 https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-04-11/green-new-deal-doesnt-include-carbon-pricing-some-say-thats-big-mistake https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Omar, IlhanMinnesota5DCongresswoman Ilhan Omar understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Ensure Environmental Justice & Energy Independence,' page, it states, "It is unacceptable for fossil fuel and energy companies to dictate how we treat our planet. We need bold action, and a transformation of our political and economic systems to combat climate change."100100Congresswoman Omar has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a House floor speech supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congresswoman stated, "The United States is responsible for nearly a third of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today and thus bears more responsibility for the climate crisis than any other country." Rep. Omar also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 interview with the podcast Climate Cast, when asked about climate change, she stated that climate change, "Is one of the greatest threats we as the human race has ever faced. And we need to start treating it that way." Congresswoman Omar makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release announcing the introduction of the Zero Waste Act (H.R. 4050), the Congresswoman stated, "Today, we need elected leaders to champion solutions that match the scope of the challenges we face. Addressing the waste crisis is critical to preventing further damage to our climate—it’s integral to racial justice and a clean, equitable future.”100Congresswoman Omar has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5087.5https://www.ilhanomar.com/environmental-justice https://twitter.com/ilhan/status/1123979802250182659?lang=en https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/01/30/climate-cast-ilhan-omar-green-new-deal https://omar.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-ilhan-omar-introduced-zero-waste-act https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Palazzo, StevenMississippi 4RCongressman Steven Palazzo disagrees with the scientific consensus that that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2018 Newsletter posted on his Congressional site, the Congressman reflected on the 2017 year stating, "Additionally, he [The President] blocked the Clean Power Plan that, I believe, was another piece of a misguided climate-change puzzle. This plan was a direct attack on coal miners that increased the price of energy production, therefore directly increasing the cost of energy bills. This plan was stifling job creation while also driving prices of energy production up. While there was not sufficient evidence to back up this "science," businesses felt the wave of impact all across the U.S."00On the Congressman's, 'Energy,' page, it states, "Green energy technologies may have promise in the future, but they are still being developed and remain costly. I do not believe in picking winners and losers in the marketplace by providing millions of taxpayer dollars to unproven industries. Now-bankrupt companies like Solyndra have shown that handing out taxpayer funds for these technologies is both unwise and ultimately, unsuccessful." In a 2019 newsletter detailing Democrats' first 100 days in control of the House of Representatives, it states, "The Democrat push for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio—Cortez’s 'Green New Deal,' the $93 trillion dollar radical climate change plan, stalled itself in the Senate and failed...The Green New Deal would cost Americans almost $600,000 per household in taxes, taking hard-earned money from families and putting it towards a plan that would harm the economy." Congressman Palazzo demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Palazzo opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was a co-sponsor and voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://palazzo.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=FOJHSX4KCJQDY3DENUEIMFXDYA https://palazzo.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=102437 https://palazzo.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=T54GQHJBC4VISJEFOANNSSGEW4 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/119/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Pallone Jr., FrankNew Jersey6DCongressman Frank Pallone understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release condemning the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "We are here to tell the world that the United States is still committed to combating climate change with bold and aggressive action. President Trump’s shortsighted and reckless decision to begin the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement will have grave consequences. The bottom line is the countries that are out front on climate action will benefit the most in terms of innovation, job creation and economic growth. It would be foolish for the United States not to take the lead.” 100100Congressman Pallone has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release supporting a litany of energy efficiency bills, the Congressman stated, "The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program is an important step toward combating climate change in a way that also grows our local economy. Energy efficiency and conservation funding would help create good paying jobs, save consumers money on their energy bills, and reduce carbon pollution all at once." Rep. Pallone also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release discussing Republican inaction on climate change, the Congressman stated, "How do you get them to go along with changing human behavior when they don’t even believe it’s a factor?” Pallone said. "Some of them are totally convinced that this is a hoax, which is absurd, because they deny science." Congressman Pallone makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release defending the Clean Air Act, the Congressman stated, "Every significant effort to improve air quality through Clean Air Act regulations has met the same tired, old arguments from the GOP – it will cost too much, it will jeopardize the reliability of our electric system, and we don’t have the technology to meet new standards. And, every time these dire predictions put forward by my Republican colleagues have failed to materialize."100Congressman Pallone supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://pallone.house.gov/media/press-releases/pallone-says-us-still-playing-leadership-role-climate-conference https://pallone.house.gov/media/in-the-news/pallone-piscataway-officials-stress-need-combat-climate-change-nj https://pallone.house.gov/media/in-the-news/jersey-democrat-center-climate-change-fight-opposed-trump https://pallone.house.gov/press-release/pallone-condemns-gop%E2%80%99s-continued-assault-meaningful-climate-action https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Palmer, GaryAlabama6RCongressman Gary Palmer disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 press release announcing his selection to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis he stated, "I look forward to serving on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. My hope is that the Committee will examine the underlying causes of ‘climate change’ and focus on sensible solutions,” putting climate change in quotations. 00During a 2019 Congressional hearing on carbon emissions, Congressman Palmer stated, "Apparently some folks take as the gospel truth whatever these esteemed scientists project and for instance, in his book Farewell to Ice Peter Wadhams, a professor of ocean physics at Cambridge University predicted that the polar ice in the Arctic would be gone by mid decade. Not only is the ice still there but at points between 2012-2016 it actually increased by about 50 percent. I went from 2.2 million square miles to 3.3 million square miles, so my point is, I guess my question is, do each of you believe that the science on climate is settled?" Congressman Palmer demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Palmer makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. He co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 41). 00https://palmer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/palmer-appointed-select-committee-climate-crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91fOn6j36d8 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Panetta, JimmyCalifornia20DCongressman Panetta understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "We must remain committed to protecting our environment for future generations by confronting and attempting to reverse the effects of climate change to support the health of our community, country, and planet. As your Member of Congress, I am working to deliver thoughtful and innovative action on climate change to protect public health, and clean air and clean water; advance our economy and global preeminence in green technology; defend our national security; and to pass on a healthy and sustainable future for our children."100100Congressman Panetta has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congressman stated, "United States leadership was crucial in the widespread adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement. Withdrawing our nation from the agreement undermines U.S. global leadership on combating climate change and threatens the future of our planet." Congressman Panetta makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release introducing The Climate Action Rebate Act (H.R. 4051), the Congressman stated, "Climate change is a severe and serious threat to our coastal communities, agricultural economies, public health, and national security. It’s beyond time for our government to do its part to respond to this crisis by reducing carbon emissions and promoting a financially feasible transition to a clean energy economy.” Rep. Panetta makes climate change a top priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100Congressman Panetta publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Congressman Panetta, along with Senators Coons and Feinstein, introduced a bill to, The Climate Action Rebate Act (H.R. 4051), that would put a price on carbon and use the revenue to fund infrastructure and other government programs. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://panetta.house.gov/issues/environment https://panetta.house.gov/media/press-releases/house-passes-amendment-congressman-panetta-climate-action-now-act https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7D https://panetta.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-panetta-sens-coons-and-feinstein-introduce-bill-price-carbon-pollution https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Pannill Fletcher, LizzieTexas7DCongresswoman Lizzie Fletcher understands the importance of climate action but does not see it as a top priority issue. In a 2019 op-ed in the Houston Chronicle, the Congresswoman wrote, "Here in Houston, we know about energy, and we know we are experiencing an energy renaissance, one that has reduced costs and increased investment here and around the world. We also know that climate change represents a real and growing threat, and that we are already experiencing its effects: Harvey. The Tax Day Flood. The Memorial Day Flood."7571In a 2019 Congresswoman Fletcher co-wrote an op-ed with Congressman Adam Graves (R-LA), they came out in support of offshore drilling, stating, "Opponents of offshore drilling cite the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their calls for a ban on exploration of the OCS. As members of Congress representing districts along the Gulf of Mexico that have been ravaged by storms made worse by a changing climate, we understand all too well the need to address climate change and reduce GHG emissions. In 2016, the Obama administration Bureau of Ocean Energy Management found when analyzing lifecycle GHG emissions that “in the absence of new OCS leasing,” emissions could actually increase from reliance on foreign sources of oil and gas. In 2018, oil and natural gas supplied 67 percent of the energy Americans used. In other words, our concern is that these bills will result in greater GHG emissions and further threaten the environment due to the risks associated with the transportation of fuels." Congresswoman Fletcher supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50Congresswoman Fletcher has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5061.5https://fletcher.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2068 https://fletcher.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2187 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Pappas, ChrisNew Hampshire1DCongressman Chris Pappas understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "I believe it is critical that Congress develop and pass thoughtful, innovative solutions to the climate crisis before it’s too late to mitigate the worst effects of the catastrophic changes that are already upon us. We must act now to put our state and our nation on a pathway to a more sustainable future."100100Congressman Pappas has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. During a 2019 interview with New Hampshire Public Radio, when asked about climate change, the Congressman stated, "Look, we are facing cataclysmic events on the horizon if we continue to do nothing. We need to be leading as a nation on the world stage, pulling together the international community to address this." Rep. Pappas also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congressman stated, "Climate change is an existential threat not only to our environment but also our economy, our national security, and our way of life.” Congressman Pappas makes climate change a top priority issue. On the Congressman's campaign website, it states, "Climate change is not only real, it is an existential threat to the future of our planet, and we must take bold action to prevent its economic and environmental impacts here and around the globe."100Congressman Pappas supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. During a 2019 interview with New Hampshire Public Radio, when asked about his support of a carbon tax, the Congressman stated, "We had a forum last night on CNN. But I think we do need a more robust debate around climate issues, including a proposal like a carbon tax. It's not an idea that I've signed on to at this point in time." Rep. Pappas was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://pappas.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.nhpr.org/post/conversation-1st-district-congressman-chris-pappas#stream/0 https://pappas.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-pappas-co-sponsors-climate-action-now-act-stepping-us-commitment https://www.chrispappas.org/issues https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Pascrell Jr., BillNew Jersey9DCongressman Bill Pascrell Jr. understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "He believes that we must protect our finite natural resources from polluting industries and use every tool available to combat climate change. Bill frequently reminds his skeptical colleagues across the aisle that the impacts of climate change are undeniable because they are already here. 100100Congressman Pascrell Jr. has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release announcing a series of climate bills included in the GREEN Act, the Congressman stated, "My legislation will help us continue our unwavering commitment to combatting climate change, spurring economic growth, and achieving a clean energy future." Rep. Pascrell Jr. also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, "Madam Speaker, I rise today because I know climate change is real. And its impacts are already here. In New Jersey, we know those impacts all too well. Superstorm Sandy sent an unprecedented storm surge up the Hudson and Hackensack Rivers that destroyed homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure that our neighbors still digging out from." Congressman Pascrell Jr. makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release announcing his support of the Green New Deal, the Congressman stated, "Climate scientists are in universal agreement that the continued warming of our planet will inflict catastrophic devastation on all life. Military and intelligence experts have warned it is a major national security threat."100Congressman Pascrell Jr. supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://pascrell.house.gov/issues/energy-and-the-environment/ https://pascrell.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=4073 https://pascrell.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=3887 https://pascrell.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=3852 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Payne Jr., DonaldNew Jersey10DCongressman Donald Payne Jr. understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release criticizing President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Congressman Payne stated, "Climate change increases extreme weather events and natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, one of the deadliest and costliest storms in U.S. history. Pulling out of the agreement weakens American credibility, increases risks to health, economic, and national security, and gives other nations an opening to reconsider their own commitments to reducing emissions."100100Congressman Payne Jr. understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. According to the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, he discussed the introduction of the Green Jobs Act and the Smart Grid Act, which would make the U.S. less vulnerable to climate change. Rep. Payne Jr. also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to a 2019 article by Insider NJ, the Congressman announced his support for the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), stating, "There is no future if the planet is not taken care of,” said Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10).“Climate change is real. Climate change is happening. And climate change cannot be ignored." Congressman Payne Jr. makes climate change a top priority issue. According to Ready.Gov, as the Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, the Congressman stated, "We’ve seen how climate change has made natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and flooding, more frequent and much more severe. We need to be ready for the next emergency before it happens."100Congressman Payne Jr. publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. Payne Jr. co-sponsored the America Wins Act (H.R. 4142). The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://payne.house.gov/press-release/payne-jr-statement-trump%E2%80%99s-decision-withdraw-paris-climate-deal https://payne.house.gov/issue/energy https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/rep-payne-jr-votes-pass-climate-action-now-act/ https://www.ready.gov/national-preparedness-month-congressional-co-chairs https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4142/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Pelosi, NancyCalifornia12DCongresswoman and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On Speaker Pelosi's energy and environment page, it states, "The verdict of science is clear: climate change is real, and its consequences are undeniable. Rising seas, severe droughts, and increasingly extreme and unpredictable weather patterns will impact every nation on every continent—and communities across the San Francisco Bay Area are already feeling the effects. There is no time left to deny the reality of climate change, or to turn a blind eye on the impact it is having on our country. Climate change threatens our economic security, our national security, and our food security, and we must act quickly to reduce carbon pollution and secure a sustainable future for our children and our children’s children."100100Speaker Pelosi has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 CNN article, it was reported that Congresswoman Pelosi led the congressional delegation to the UN COP25 environmental summit in the wake of President Trump affirming his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. According to CNN the Speaker stated, "On behalf of the United States Congress, I extend my gratitude to the Spanish government for hosting this critical meeting, and for elevating the priority of the climate crisis to the forefront of the international conversation." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2018 tweet on the National Climate Assessment, Speaker Pelosi wrote, "The climate crisis threatens both our communities & our economy. While @realDonaldTrump ignores his own admin’s report, House Dems are pushing for action w/ select committee on #ClimateChange. We can create millions of good-paying jobs w/ bold, green infrastructure investments!" Congresswoman Pelosi makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2020 speech unveiling the, "Solving the Climate Crisis," action plan, the Congresswoman stated, "Democrats know that the climate crisis is the essential crisis of our time, threatening public health, jobs and the economy, national security and values. Our plan honors our obligation to address the climate crisis and embraces our opportunity to solve that crisis as we build a new, clean energy economy that creates millions of good-paying jobs with strong labor protections. And it champions, and so many here you’ll hear from, environmental justice, tackling systemic racism by reducing pollution and empowering leaders from communities who are disproportionately affected, both from COVID-19 and the climate crisis, which are related."100Congresswoman Pelosi supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).7593.75https://pelosi.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/30/politics/nancy-pelosi-un-climate-change/index.html https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1066155330986541058?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1066155330986541058%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vox.com%2F2018%2F11%2F24%2F18109883%2Fclimate-report-2018-national-assessment https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/63020-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Pence, GregIndiana6RCongressman Greg Pence does not take a position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 250In a 2019 tweet condemning the Green New Deal, it states, "Green New Deal? Sounds like a Big Raw Deal." Congressman Pence demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Pence has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5018.75https://twitter.com/repgregpence/status/1100463423358406665 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Perlmutter, EdColorado7DCongressman Perlmutter understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release condemning President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "President Trump’s decision to roll back the progress we’ve made combating climate change is short-sided and a bad move for our economy. The Clean Power Plan and the many other protections put in place over the last eight years are good for our national security, good for the climate, and good for jobs. I believe we can do both – improve our energy independence and create good paying jobs. Colorado has been a leader in energy efficiency and clean energy and we have realized substantial economic benefits for Colorado through innovation, research and development, and the creation of jobs.”100100On Congressman Perlmutter’s, 'Energy and Environment,' page it advocates for fossil fuel development stating, "Ed supports a balanced, all-of-the-above energy plan which includes responsibly developing fossil fuels while investing in clean energy like wind, solar, biofuels, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources." It also states on the page, "Ed believes we must reduce the serious threat of climate change by promoting and incentivizing energy efficiency measures and decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels. Promoting energy independence will unleash American technological innovation, research and development, create jobs, and strengthen our national security." Congressman Perlmutter’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Perlmutter publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This 2019 bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10093.75https://perlmutter.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14890#:~:text=Ed%20believes%20we%20must%20reduce,our%20dependence%20on%20fossil%20fuels.&text=Ed%20also%20believes%20we%20need,preserve%20them%20for%20future%20generations. https://perlmutter.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1671 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22Colorado%22%7DPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Perry, ScottPennsylvania10RCongressman Scott Perry disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2018 Penn-Live Patriot News article, the Congressman when asked about climate change, stated, "The climate's changing, without a doubt. I think we contribute to it. I don't know exactly how, and that becomes the rub." The article also stated that the Congressman believed reports that "suggest global surface temperature data often used to corroborate climate change over time has been 'adjusted' to make the planet appear cooler in the past." The Congressman was quoted again, stating, "It opens up an opportunity for skepticism... and I think it's right because what we're talking about is the things we do impact peoples' lives. And we want to proceed based on the facts; not based on suppositions or the facts we hope that we have."00In 2016, Congressman Perry introduced the Energy Sovereignty Act (H.R. 4544), which looked to block the Clean Power Plan. The Congressman stated that, "’[Hydropower] only one part of the solution – but it’s much better than this attempt to delegate nearly unlimited power over the energy sector to the unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats at the EPA. Such expansive authority of the EPA would be economically devastating and could threaten the reliability and viability of our Nation’s energy sector." The Congressman sought to cut climate change reporting from the 2018 defense budget according to the York Daily Record, stating that, "My goal with this amendment is to prioritize our limited defense resources on efforts that pose an immediate and direct threat to our national security. A litany of other federal agencies deal with environmental issues." Congressman Perry demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Perry opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41) and voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2018/10/where_they_stand_a_look_at_the.html https://perry.house.gov/issues/energy.htm https://perry.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398234 https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2017/07/12/funding-behind-perrys-amendment-cut-climate-change-reporting-defense-budget/472158001/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Peters, ScottCalifornia52DCongressman Peter understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, "Energy and Environment," page, it states, "I am dedicated to combating climate change and fostering renewable energy. Unfortunately, San Diego is facing some of the consequences of climate change--from droughts, to wildfires, and floods from rising sea levels. Therefore, we must not only work to curb climate change but prepare for the effects it has on our region and nation as well. San Diego is home to many innovative green energy and cleantech companies that are important to our environment and economy. I will work in Congress to make sure these companies, as well as the premier research institutions in our region, get the support they need. We owe it to the next generation to ensure they, too, get a chance to enjoy our great outdoors."100100Congressman Peter's has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congressman published a "Climate Playbook" on his website, stating, "The threat posed by climate change and the cost of inaction are undeniable. Climate change and its effects include: less habitable coastal regions due to rising sea levels, entire cities underwater from floods, homes and centers of commerce destroyed, devastating weather events that worsen every year, and water and food scarcity. Policymakers in the United States must confront this existential crisis head on, and time is of the essence." Congressman Peters also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release announcing the Super Polluters Act (H.R. 4113), which would aim to slow climate change by regulating black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons, the Congressman stated, "As oceans warm, sea levels rise, and droughts sear our world, we must find immediate ways to slow and reverse climate change or face these dire consequences of inaction." Rep. Peters makes climate change a top priority issue. In a press release highlighting his contributions to the House Climate Crisis Action Plan, stated, "The climate crisis requires urgent, comprehensive action. We cannot wait to get to where we need to be without major policy change,” said Rep. Peters. “The Select Committee report published today provides Congress with a pragmatic and substantive agenda that we must act on swiftly, including the bipartisan bills I introduced last year, to protect our environment and public health.” 100Congressman Peters publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. He is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. Congressman Peters voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 100100https://scottpeters.house.gov/issues/energyandenvironment https://scottpeters.house.gov/climateplaybook https://scottpeters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/reps-peters-gaetz-introduce-bill-to-slow-climate-change-reduce-super https://scottpeters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-peters-bills-highlighted-in-new-house-climate-crisis-action-plan https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Phillips, DeanMinnesota3DCongressman Dean Phillips understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On his campaigns, 'Priorities,' page, it states, "We didn’t leave the Stone Age because we ran out of rocks; rather, we discovered better ways of doing things. It’s the 21st century, and it’s time to accelerate our transition to a clean-energy economy, reduce our carbon footprint, and preserve and protect our planet for future generations.”100100Congressman Phillips has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congressman stated, "In Minnesota we have rising temperatures, more extreme storms, and more intense flooding due to climate change. The President’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement was shortsighted and wrong." Rep. Phillips also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In testimony before the Select Committee on Climate Crisis, the Congressman stated, "Humankind's ability to survive, let alone thrive, on a dramatically changing planet is very much in question. The fourth National Climate Change Assessment and the 2018 IPCC report, have illustrated an urgent and inconvenient truth, and that is that we are running out of time. Congressman Phillips makes climate change a top priority issue. On October 26, 2019, the Congressman hosted a Climate Forum in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.100Congressman Phillips publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. In a press release supporting the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763), which would implement a fee on carbon, the Congressman stated, “Extreme weather events are causing the loss of American lives and property today, and our window to avoid the very worst effects of climate change is quickly closing. We fully support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act because it will drive down America’s carbon pollution while unleashing American technology innovation and ingenuity." The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://www.phillipsforcongress.org/priorities/climate-change/ https://phillips.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-phillips-votes-pass-climate-action-now-act https://twitter.com/RepDeanPhillips/status/1195446295571378176 https://phillips.house.gov/media/press-releases/phillips-co-sponsors-bipartisan-energy-innovation-and-carbon-dividend-act https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Pingree, ChellieMaine1DCongresswoman Chellie Pingree understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release affirming the importance of the Paris Agreement, the Congresswoman stated, "In Maine is already seeing its harmful effects every day—rapidly warming oceans are threatening our economy by causing fish and lobster to migrate while rising sea levels are jeopardizing coastal communities. We cannot ignore America’s role and expect our state will remain unscathed by the effects of climate change.”100100Congresswoman Pingree has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. The Congresswoman has a 'Fighting Climate Change,' page, which states, "Climate change is real, caused by human activity, and an urgent threat to our way of life. For too long, scientific warnings were ignored and now we’re at a crisis point. To avoid a major, irreversible catastrophe, we must take bold action to become carbon neutral by 2050." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 press release supporting the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, the Congresswoman stated, "I’m proud that after years of inaction, Congress has turned the page on climate denial. As we face our post-coronavirus economic reality, Congress’ work to put our climate at the forefront is more important than ever." Rep. Pingree makes climate change a top priority issue as well. She demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Pingree supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congresswoman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://pingree.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/pingree-statement-affirming-importance-us-commitment-paris-agreement https://pingree.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14914 https://pingree.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=3428 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?KWICView=false&searchResultViewType=expanded&q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22Maine%22%7D https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded&q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22Maine%22%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Pocan, MarkWisconsin2DCongressman Pocan understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2015 press release on the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "I believe climate change represents one of the greatest threats to our national security, economic livelihood and the health of our planet. This historic plan renews our commitment to being good stewards of our environment and shows the United States is willing to be an international leader in combating global climate change.”100100Congressman Pocan has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a video from the Safe Climate Caucus, the Congressman stated, "There's no question that increasing levels of CO2 are bad for the planet bad for our country that rising sea levels could have devastating impacts across the globe and that we need to do something about climate change." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 tweet, the Congressman stated, "Climate change is a reality. Period. Pulling the U.S. out of the #ParisAgreement is not only a blatant refusal to participate in a necessary global fight against climate change, but it threatens ALL life across the world. @realDonaldTrump, you're a failure." Rep. Pocan makes climate change a priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman Pocan supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://pocan.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-pocan-statement-on-president-s-historic-climate-change-plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ6-qMNpoI0 https://twitter.com/repmarkpocan/status/1191466230600912900 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Porter, KatieCalifornia45DCongresswoman Katie Porter understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, she stated, "In Washington, Congresswoman Porter has kept her promise to take concrete action to fight climate change. She joined House colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass three bipartisan bills to protect public lands from new oil drilling, including our California coastline. She also voted in favor of the Climate Action Now Act, which honors the international commitment we made to fighting climate change in the Paris Climate Agreement. Congresswoman Porter amended this historic legislation to highlight the importance of scientific research and the continued need for clean technology development, including the incredible innovations created in California’s 45th District."100100The Congresswoman Porter introduced the Clean Corridors Act of 2019 alongside California Congressmen Harley Rouda and Mark DeSaulnier. This law would establish a grant program for the installation of electric and hydrogen fueling stations on our national highways, helping to reduce carbon emissions and improve Orange County families’ access to clean energy. The congresswoman did not co-sponsor the Green New Deal nor does she make prominent statements on the issue. Congresswoman Porter's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Porter publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. She is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This 2019 bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. She was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10093.75https://porter.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14893 https://porter.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=22 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Posey, BillFlorida8RCongressman Bill Posey disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2014 Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing questioning then White House Science Advisor, John Holdren, the Congressman stated, "Obviously we've had global warming for a long time… So that is a natural phenomenon. [Global cooling] was the fear before Gore invented the internet."014According to a 2018 International Business Times article, Congressman Posey introduced to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to withdraw guidance regarding disclosure related to climate change Act (H.R. 3502), which was "designed to bar federal regulators from forcing companies to better disclose their climate-related risks to their shareholders." Congressman Posey demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Poseymakes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41). 03.5https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EHY_uMWYds http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/despite-irma-florida-congressman-aims-let-companies-hide-climate-change-risks https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3502/actions?r=6 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Pressley, AyannaMassachussetts7DCongresswoman Ayanna Pressley understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. Speaking on the Road to the Green New Deal tour, the Congresswoman stated, "The impacts of climate change are intersectional on our public health, on our human migration, on national security. And so we come here tonight to advance bold, innovative and, yes, unapologetic, aspirational policy.”100100On Congresswoman Pressley's campaign site's, 'Issues,' page, it states, "Climate change presents a number of serious threats to public health, including longer heat waves, more frequent extreme weather, and decreased air quality." Congresswoman Pressley website and position papers advocate for climate action, but she does not see it as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Pressley has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5081.25https://dailyfreepress.com/blog/2019/04/23/ayanna-pressley-ed-markey-speak-about-green-new-deal-in-dorchester/ https://ayannapressley.com/issues/equity-agenda/?fbclid=IwAR26MJ2CtbTUUivdVWD4keVMWZB1UYqsf6u9pj10f0umX6TmrK6wsPhu-MM https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Price, DavidNorth Carolina4DCongressman David Price understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2016 blog post titled, 'Disturbing News in Climate,' the Congressman wrote, "The science behind the so-called climate debate is already settled. The overwhelming consensus of the scientific community – including climate researchers, geologists, oceanographers, biologists, and geophysicists – holds that human activity is causing the earth to warm, with potentially devastating consequences."100100Congressman Price has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. As a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), the Congressman took part in a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging a reversal of the Trump administration’s decision to replace the 2015 Clean Power Plan (CPP), stating in the letter, "The consequences of this disastrous plan are clear: people will die sooner, get sicker, and bear the heavy costs of climate-related incidents and disasters." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In 2018 led the SEEC's Sustainable Infrastructure Proposal, which had a climate change focus. In a corresponding press release, the Congressman stated, "But ignoring common-sense recommendations to improve resiliency and sustainability in our infrastructure systems only serves to expose these assets to future failure and ignores the threat that climate change poses to America’s communities." Rep. Price makes climate change a priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman Price publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://price.house.gov/newsroom/blog/disturbing-news-climate https://price.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/seec-member-rep-david-price-tri-caucus-leaders-and-congressional-progressive https://price.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/icymi-reps-price-and-lowenthal-lead-effort-promote-sustainability https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22North+Carolina%22%7D https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Quigley, MikeIllinois5DCongressman Mike Quigley understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'The Ticking Clock of Climate Change,' page, it states, "An investment in our environment is an investment in our future. Climate change is an urgent threat to everyone on the planet, threatening lives and livelihoods by jeopardizing clean air, clean water, and healthy and diverse ecosystems. We can’t afford to sit back and continue to do nothing. As President Obama said, 'We’re the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it.'"100100Congressman Quigley has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2018 press release endorsing the findings of the IPCC Climate Change Report, the Congressman stated, “Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with IPCC recommendations is vital in avoiding the worst climate impacts of our generation and generations to come.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "I understand that we cannot solve the climate crisis without realizing how interconnected its impacts truly are. Today, the results of climate change can already be seen across the world’s plant and animal populations. During my time in Congress, I’ve been proud to support wildlife and the Endangered Species Act, which for over forty years has helped prevent the extinction of our nation’s unique wildlife." Rep. Quigley makes climate change a top priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman Quigley supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://quigley.house.gov/newsroom/the-ticking-clock-of-climate-change#:~:text=Representative%20Mike%20Quigley%20speaking%20on,on%20climate%20change%20is%20now.&text=Climate%20change%20is%20an%20urgent,and%20healthy%20and%20diverse%20ecosystems. https://quigley.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/quigley-introduces-house-resolution-endorsing-findings-ipcc-climate https://quigley.house.gov/issues/energyenvironment https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expandedPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Raskin, JamieMaryland8DCongressman Jamie Raskin understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's campaign site, 'Climate Change,' page, it states, “Climate change isn’t just an issue. It is the entire context in which we have to make all our public policy decisions. If you get your science from scientists instead of Fox News, you know this is an emergency, not a myth.”100100Congressman Raskin has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congressman co-wrote an editorial for the Baltimore Sun, which stated, "With no time left to debate the delusional dogmas of climate denialism, we must develop policies to break quickly and permanently from the carbon economy and invest in renewable energy and a far more resilient national infrastructure." Rep. Raskin also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a September 2019 press release urging President Trump to prioritize climate change in the renegotiated NAFTA deal, the Congressman stated, "The Paris Agreement represents the type of global cooperation that our trade deals should aspire to, and has the support of 185 countries, including our NAFTA trading partners. This is the most basic lens through which we should negotiate all trade deals.” Congressman Raskin makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal (H.Res 109). 100Congressman Raskin publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. On his campaign sites, 'Climate Change,' page, it states, "Jamie will champion a sweeping carbon tax along with market-based solutions to stimulate renewable energy development and steadily and dramatically reduce carbon fuel consumption." Congressman Raskin voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://jamieraskin.com/climate-change http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-1010-political-climate-change-20171009-story.html https://raskin.house.gov/media/press-releases/raskin-urges-president-trump-prioritize-climate-renegotiated-nafta https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Reed, TomNew York23RCongressman Tom Reed understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2020 press release announcing Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act (H.R. 5523), the Congressman stated, "Our climate is changing. There is no denying this. We must unleash the greatest asset we have available to prevent this pending crisis – the power of American ingenuity and innovation. This tactic has proven time and time again to solve world problems – and this situation will be no different. By offering a tax incentive for new energy technologies we will increase energy on the grid, ensure unneeded energy is not financially rewarded and thus unnecessarily produced, help cutting-edge technologies break into the market, incentive older energy sources to innovate and slash global emissions.”10029In a 2017 Cornell Sun article, the Congressman is quoted stating he, "is concerned about how weather extremes and weather might be affecting farmers across his district, the state and across the country.” The article also quotes the Congressman calling for, "a beneficial, bipartisan conversation on the climate issues we face and how these issues impact our agricultural communities.” In a 2020 interview with the Binghamton Homepage, when asked about climate change the Congressman focused on innovation, stating, "The climate is changing and we need to do something about it...how we’re going to solve climate change is through innovation and that means you unleash the innovation and ingenuity of the American people." Congressman Reed supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it. 50Congressman Reed opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).2551https://reed.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=K6D6I5IUFFTWH2TRYERYMERW44 http://cornellsun.com/2017/04/27/cornell-professors-researchers-chat-climate-change-with-rep-tom-reed/ https://www.binghamtonhomepage.com/local-news-2/congressman-tom-reed-calls-for-action-on-climate-change/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Reschenthaler, GuyPennsylvania14RCongressman Guy Reschenthaler does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.250In a 2019 press release supporting the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Congressman Reschenthaler stated, “This was an unfair deal that put our country at a disadvantage by giving a free pass to the world’s worst polluters while forcing unrealistic demands on our national economy. As our nation reaches its energy dominance and continues to reduce emissions through innovation, House Democrats want us to put our economic growth, jobs, and security at risk by forcing President Trump to implement the Paris Agreement.” Congressman Reschenthaler demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Reschenthaler has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5018.75https://reschenthaler.house.gov/media/press-releases/reschenthaler-opposes-legislation-cripple-us-energy-sector https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rice, KathleenNew York4DCongresswoman Rice understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Superstorm Sandy page,' it states, "For those of us who lived through Superstorm Sandy, there is no question that climate change is real, and there is no doubt that if we fail significantly reduce carbon pollution, sea levels will keep rising and we will experience more frequent and more intense extreme weather events in the future. Kathleen is committed to taking aggressive action to reverse the effects of climate change, and she knows it’s not only necessary to protect our communities on Long Island – it’s also a tremendous economic opportunity. Investing in clean energy sources like wind and solar power will create good green jobs on Long Island and position ourselves as a national leader in the transition away from fossil fuels." 100100Congresswoman Rice has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. She does this by linking climate change to other key issues. On her national security page, it states, "Kathleen knows that climate change and our dependence on fossil fuels are not only threats to our environment and public health – they’re threats to our national security. Our military leaders aren’t waiting around for politicians to stop debating whether or not climate change is real – they know it’s real, and they’re taking action, leading the transition towards alternative energy sources and more diverse, more resilient power grids." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release advocating for offshore wind development in Long Island, the Congresswoman stated, "Making the switch to clean, renewable energy is the only chance we have against climate change, so delaying these projects is not only harmful to the environment and to public health, but also a hinderance to our economy which will reap the rewards of thousands of new jobs from this industry." Rep. Rice makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a 2015 op-ed in the Long Island Business News, she wrote on behalf of President Obama's Clean Power Plan, writing, "Right now there are no limits on the levels of carbon that power plants can release into the air we breathe. Cutting carbon emissions at their biggest source is the best thing we can do right now to help reverse the effects of climate change, enhance public health, and accelerate the transition to an economy powered by clean, renewable energy."100Congresswoman Rice publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. In a NewsDay article, the Congresswoman's 2014 campaign opponent, Bruce Blakeman, criticized Rep. Rice for accepting an endorsement from an environmental group, which advocated for a carbon tax. Blakeman stated, "Unlike Kathleen Rice, I do not support a carbon tax.” In response, according to Newsday, Eric Phillips, Congresswoman Rice's campaign manager, said, “Rather than put a price on carbon pollution to help save the planet, Bruce Blakeman got kicked out of the county legislature for raising taxes on Nassau homeowners nearly 10 percent. Sierra Club endorsed Kathleen Rice because she understands science, and Bruce Blakeman doesn’t.” The Congresswoman is also a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://kathleenrice.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14898 https://kathleenrice.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14892 https://kathleenrice.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1563 https://kathleenrice.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=212 https://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/spin-cycle/bruce-blakeman-goes-after-kathleen-rice-on-carbon-tax-1.9445851 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Rice, TomSouth Carolina7RCongressman Tom Rice does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. 2514In a 2019 press release opposing the Paris Agreement, demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, stated, "When President Obama opted into the Paris Agreement, he opted out of doing an economic analysis that would have showed this commitment would cost our country $250 billion in GDP and 2.7 million jobs by 2025. Free market innovation and technology have decreased the amount of carbon emissions in the United States by 16% since 2000, while countries like China and India have seen their emissions rise over 200%. Why should we be part of an agreement that punishes America while other countries, including the world’s leading polluters, are not required to comply? President Trump was right to withdraw the United States from this “deal.” Congressman Rice demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Rice voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 2516https://rice.house.gov/weekly-update?ContentRecord_id=A72FBDFA-4918-4B58-AFC4-4B0B15C9FF41 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Richmond, CedricLouisiana2DThe Congressman does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.2586Congressman Richmond demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by staying quiet on the issue of climate change, despite his district being at risk of sea level rise. He makes no mention of climate change on his flood and hurricane protection page. Congressman Richmond supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it.50Congressman Richmond has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. He did not vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5052.75https://richmond.house.gov/issues/flood-and-hurricane-protection https://www.fastcompany.com/3058819/what-are-the-congresspeople-whose-districts-will-be-underwater-doing-to-stop-climate-change https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Rochester, LisaDelaware1DCongresswoman Rochester understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2019 Facebook post, the Congresswoman stated, "Climate change is here now. The science is clear – without action, our future is bleak. It’s why Congress must act now to begin reducing carbon emissions and moving toward a 100% clean economy."100100Congresswoman Rochester has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. In a 2020 press release supporting the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), the Congresswoman promoted the inclusion of the Mitigate Methane Now Act (H.R. 5422), stating, "I’m also proud that a number of provisions that I’ve championed this Congress have made it into the final package, including replacing leak-prone parts of our natural gas distribution system, investing in public buildings to make them more energy-efficient, and incentivizing our nation’s ports, like the Port of Wilmington, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollutants.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2018 press release supporting the Clean Power Plan, the Congresswoman stated, "I stand in firm opposition to repealing the Clean Power Plan, which was an important step our country took in combating climate change by reducing carbon pollution from power plants. Looking back at 2017, we can see the impacts of extreme weather events have only increased." Rep. Rochester also makes climate change a top priority issue. She did this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Rochester publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman co-sponsored the America Wins Act (H.R. 4142), which aims to put a tax on carbon pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 52% in ten years. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://www.facebook.com/RepLBR/posts/climate-change-is-here-now-the-science-is-clear-without-action-our-future-is-ble/2345132105800104/ https://bluntrochester.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2493 https://bluntrochester.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=89 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22Connecticut%22%7D https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4142/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/larson-introduces-bill-address-climate-crisis-head-and-invest-nation-s https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Rogers, HaroldKentucky5RCongressman Rogers does not take a clear position on whether climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels.250Congressman Rogers demonstrates a lack of leadership by advocating against the Clean Power Plan. In a 2013 article published by WFPL Hal Rogers was quoted stating, "President Obama’s disastrous climate change plan is the latest job-killing bomb to be dropped on Kentucky and dozens of other coal states already knocked down after four years of anti-coal policies. This War on Coal is a war on middle-class Americans – it’s a war on jobs and it has already put 5,700 Kentucky coal miners out of work since 2011." The Congressman does not mention climate change on his, 'Environment,' or, 'Energy,' pages. Congressman Rogers demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Rogers opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25http://wfpl.org/where-do-kentuckys-congressmen-stand-climate-change-hard-tell/ https://halrogers.house.gov/environment https://halrogers.house.gov/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rogers, MikeAlabama3RCongressman Mike Rogers disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In response to the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment which reported that heatwaves and more intense storms would be exacerbated by global warming, the Congressman was quoted in a press release found on Rep. Roby's page, which stated that, "President Obama and his Administration will stop at nothing to push his radical environmental policies onto our economy. This report is another chapter of the EPA's War on Coal, and lays the groundwork for yet another regulatory end run around Congress. These policies, if not stopped, will cost American families in higher electricity rates and hurt good paying jobs." 00Congressman Rogers is actively speaking out against the U.N.'s work to tackle global climate change, stating in a 2015 press release, "To name a few, these initiatives include actions like the Law of the Sea Treaty, which would subject our country to internationally-based environmental mandates, costing American businesses more money, or the U.N.’s work to re-establish an international regulation regime on global warming which would heavily target our fossil fuels." Congressman Rogers demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Rogers makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. According to Oanow.com, during a 2019 town hall, when asked if he supported carbon fee legislation the Congressman said he would not. He also voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://roby.house.gov/roby-news/al-representatives-voice-opinions-new-climate-assessment https://mikerogers.house.gov/press-release/report-washington-restoring-and-protecting-american-sovereignty https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://oanow.com/news/local/congressman-constituents-talk-issues-at-town-hall/article_2833d50c-4aba-11e9-afd5-b71b2f531bb4.amp.html Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rose, JohnTennessee6RCongressman John Rose disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a June 2019 article in the Crossville Chronicle, when asked about global warming, the Congressman stated, "Global warming is currently a hypothesis. Climate change is real. It happens, but to what degree does mankind have an impact? The scientific community have to be careful. We live in a complex world and there are lots of causes. Any one may have an effect. The tilt of earth’s axis could have an effect. I try to keep an open mind.”00Congressman Rose demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Rose was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5012.5https://www.crossville-chronicle.com/news/glade_sun/congressman-rose-visits-fairfield-glade-pleasant-hill/article_01e5e4f4-92c1-11e9-8660-e76b170ceeab.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rouzer, DavidNorth Carolina7RCongressman David Rouzer disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In the posted transcript on PBS for the film, "Climate of Doubt," he states on climate change that, "Well, you know, I don't necessarily listen to any one person. And I can't, you know, tick off a whole list of scientists that are pro-sea level rise and a whole list of scientists that aren't. I'm just coming at it from a common sense standpoint. The earth has been warming and cooling since day one. And you know, the effect on sea level change, what do we know about it?"00The Congressman supported executive actions by President Trump, which fast tracked the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines, stating in a press release that, "He is wasting no time in getting down to business and acting on his promises to Make America Great Again. Already, President Trump has made it clear that he will put America first by clearing the path for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline, both of which will create good paying jobs, increase our access to affordable energy and make America an even more dominate energy supplier for the world." The Congressman also supported the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement stating in a 2017 press release, "It simply isn’t fair for American manufacturers and other businesses to be held to a standard that their competitors in India and China are not. This was a bad deal for America and as promised during his campaign, President Donald Trump is putting American jobs and growth first." Congressman Rouzer demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Rouzer makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congressman co-sponsored a 2019 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res 41). 00https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/climate-of-doubt/transcript/ https://rouzer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rouzer-statement-trump-executive-actions https://rouzer.house.gov/2017/6/rep-rouzer-trumps-decision-withdraw-paris-agreement https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Roy, ChipTexas21RAccording to a 2018 Huffington Post article when asked about climate change, the Congressman stated, "I don’t know. What I know is that our lives are made so immeasurably better by the availability of affordable, abundant energy.” The same article quoted the Congressman stating that there is a, "hysteria around climate change."00In 2017, the Congressman co-wrote an op-ed in The Hill titled, 'Trump should kill the failing Paris agreement.' Congressman Roy demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Roy makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. In a 2018 op-ed written for Texas Policy, he wrote, "But supporters of a carbon tax are wrong. Carbon isn’t a commodity. And it’s not a form of injustice. It’s a building-block of life. Without it, plants, animals, and humans alike would not exist. Moreover, carbon-based fossil fuels have supported unmatched economic prosperity since the Industrial Revolution.We know what the effects of a carbon tax would be in America because we can already see them happening from such destructive policies in Europe where outrageously high prices of basic goods are forcing people to choose between food on the table and heating in the home." Congressman Roy was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 00https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chip-roy-texas-21-election-lamar-smith_n_5be265e2e4b0769d24c69b14 https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/335908-trump-should-kill-the-failing-paris-agreement https://www.texaspolicy.com/multimedia/article/life-powered-brooke-rollins-chip-roy-on-carbon-tax https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Roybal-Allard, LucilleCalifornia40DCongresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's 'Energy and Environment,' page it sates, "I also strongly support congressional action to put America at the forefront of the worldwide effort to fight climate change. If left unchecked, climate change will have disastrous consequences for future generations. We must take all necessary steps to prevent those consequences."100100In 2017 the Congresswoman tweeted in support of the Paris Agreement, stating, "I stand with the scientists, CEOs, religious leaders, and families who know that climate change is real. #ParisAgreement." Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Roybal-Allard publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. She is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This 2019 bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).10093.75https://roybal-allard.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4548 https://twitter.com/reproybalallard/status/870407986509959168 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Ruiz, RaulCalifornia36DCongressman Raul Ruiz understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release celebrating earth day, the Congressman stated, "Climate change is linked with dire health outcome like worsening allergies, asthma, and increased threat of vector-borne illnesses. That is why we must collectively tackle these challenges and ensure our children and grandchildren not only live healthy lives, but also experience the wonder and majesty of our planet in the future.”100100According to Congressman Ruiz's energy and environment page, "In 2013, I joined 75 of my colleagues urging support for the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to spur innovation in renewable electricity generation, sustainable transportation, and energy and cost-saving technologies for businesses and homes." That said, while he frequently mentions the need for renewable energy, he does not frequently mention the need to mitigate climate change caused by fossil fuel use as part of that discussion. The Congressman does not mention climate change on his energy and environment page. Congressman Ruiz supports climate action but is not a strong advocate for it.50Congressman Ruiz supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).7581.25https://ruiz.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/dr-ruiz-celebrates-earth-day https://ruiz.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Ruppersberger, C.A. DutchMaryland2DCongressman Dutch Ruppersberger understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's Energy and Environment page, he states, "Climate change is real and we must act now to mitigate its effects. Scientific evidence has proven that human activity is contributing to global climate change." In a 2018 press release responding to the 4th National Climate Assessment, the Congressman stated, “Recent assessments completed by both the United States government and the United Nations have determined that bold and immediate action must be taken to mitigate the effects of climate change that are wreaking havoc on our planet. I could not agree more, which is why I have decided to support a select committee to consider solutions including the proposed Green New Deal."100100Congressman Ruppersberger has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congressman alongside Rep. John Sarbanes hosted a March 2019 town hall on climate change in the Towson branch library. Rep. Ruppersberger also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release encouraging Speaker Pelosi to give the Select Committee on Climate Change more power, the Congressman stated, "If we are going to have a select committee, we should do it right. I am disappointed the select committee wasn’t given the teeth it needs to address one of the most pressing issues of our time. This includes subpoena and legislative powers, which are granted to all other select committees and are needed to expose information that may be suppressed by our current Administration." Congressman Ruppersberger makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release announcing his support of the Green New Deal, he stated, "Supporting this resolution to call attention to climate change – which will be one of the greatest challenges of our lifetime – is the easy part. The hard work is ahead in the forthcoming legislation to implement these ideals." 100Congressman Ruppersberger publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. Rep. Ruppersberger is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). 100100https://ruppersberger.house.gov/legislative-work/legislative-issues/energy-and-environment https://ruppersberger.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/ruppersberger-issues-statement-in-support-of-select-committee-on-climate https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-county/towson/ph-tt-climate-town-hall-0403-story.html https://ruppersberger.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/ruppersberger-give-climate-committee-more-teeth https://ruppersberger.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/ruppersberger-to-support-green-new-deal-resolution https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Rush, Bobby L.Illinois1DCongressman Bobby Rush understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. In a 2012 hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power, Congressman Rush stated, "While my Republican colleagues are loathe to even mention the words climate change and have claimed it to be a hoax, I can assure you that the farmers across this country would disagree with this position, as we have seen the worst year of record temperatures, drought, and crop loss in modern U.S. history.'100100Congressman Rush has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. As chairman of the House Energy Subcommittee, the Congressman has moved nice bills through the legislative process that would improve energy efficiency, promote clean energy, increase energy sector jobs and modernize our energy infrastructure. In a 2020 press release on the bills, the Congressman stated, "I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to achieve these necessary objectives and ensure a cleaner and greener economy that works for all Americans.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to a 2020 Daily Energy Insider article, the Congressman sponsored The Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s Future Act, which would require cutting carbon pollution to net-zero by 2050. In the article, the Congressman was quoted stating, "Combatting the climate crisis and creating clean energy solutions are indisputably connected. The framework we present today demonstrates to the world that — regardless of this Administration’s inaction." Congressman Rush makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2013 press release supporting the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "There can be no denying the impact of climate change on our environment, our economy, and our national security. We all understand that just because one might not like what the facts or the science is telling us, does not mean that we can simply ignore them or wish them away; last year’s records in temperature, drought, wildfires, and flooding proved that. 100Congressman Rush supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://rush.house.gov/press-release/rush-relationship-between-climate-change-and-energy-independence https://rush.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/chairman-rush-leads-energy-subcommittee-markup-of-nine-energy-bills-to https://dailyenergyinsider.com/news/23769-house-lawmakers-release-bill-to-achieve-net-zero-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-2050/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Rutherford, JohnFlorida4RCongressman John Rutherford disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. According to a 2019 article by WJCT, when asked about sea level rise, the Congressman stated, "I agree that climate change is happening, and we certainly have sea level rise. I question what part of that is man made and what part of that is natural phenomenon.”014In a 2017 interview with Jacksonville.com, when asked about the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "Yes, I feel we can negotiate a better one. Climate change has been going on for a long time and not all of it is manmade." Congressman Rutherford demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Rutherford opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 259.75https://news.wjct.org/post/how-green-new-deal-could-affect-storms-floods-and-heat-jacksonville https://rutherford.house.gov/issues https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Ryan, TimOhio13DCongressman Tim Ryan understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "The threat of global climate change is one of the most critical issues facing our nation, and the world today. I believe that we owe it to future generations to tackle this problem head on and get serious in addressing the reduction of carbon emissions. The science is clear that if greenhouse gasses continue to be emitted at the current rate, we will see increased signs of climate instability, including more frequent severe weather, sea level rise and damage to natural resources and wildlife. These effects could have a major impact on our quality of life and could result in a devastating loss of life and property." 100100Congressman Ryan has demonstrated leadership on climate change advocating for climate action. According to WFMJ, during the Democratic Presidential Primary, the Congressman called for a climate change debate, stating, "It's truly a disappointment that the DNC denied our party the opportunity to show America that a strong agenda that reverses climate change means high paying manufacturing jobs for American union workers and solid profits for American farmers." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, "President Trump and this Administration need to wake up to the reality that climate change is real. His decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement diminished our standing in the world and demonstrated his inability to separate scientific fact from fiction." Rep. Ryan makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Congressman links climate change with job opportunity, stating in a 2019 CNN article, "I talk about reversing climate change as a jobs program. We should dominate the electric vehicle market. We should dominate the battery market. We should dominate the charging station market.” 100Congressman Ryan supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). According to a 2019 Electrek article, when asked about his views on a fee on carbon, the Congressman responded that he would be, "willing to consider it."7593.75https://timryan.house.gov/Environment https://www.wfmj.com/story/40959825/congressman-ryan-calls-for-climate-debate-in-youngstown https://timryan.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-tim-votes-favor-climate-action-now-act https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/moulton-ryan-swalwell-town-hall-june-2019/h_ee0faa0200b0c60441083658be27f32d https://electrek.co/2019/04/18/carbon-dems-climate-change/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/APro Climate
Sánchez, LindaCalifornia38DCongresswoman Linda Sánchez understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "California has long been a leader in the fight against climate change and developing renewable sources of energy is an indispensable tool in our fight. Thanks to innovations in our energy sector, the United States is now a leader in energy production and no longer dependent on foreign energy sources. Maintaining our energy independence is an economic, environmental, and national security priority and I strongly support a clean energy strategy. "100100Despite being a co-sponsor on the Green New Deal Rep. Sanchez does not show sufficient leadership on the issue. Congresswoman’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Sanchez publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. She is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This 2019 bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. She voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 10093.75https://lindasanchez.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q={%22cosponsor-state%22:%22California%22}&searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Sarbanes, John P.Maryland3DCongressman John Sarbanes understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On his, 'Environment,' page, it states, "Even though 97 percent of scientists agree that human activity is causing dangerous climate change and 80 percent of Americans want Congress to act, special-interest polluters have created a bubble of climate denial in Washington, D.C." In a speech on the House floor Congressman Sarbanes stated, "Climate change poses a significant security threat to the United States and the world at large. But don't take it from me. Our nation's military leaders are saying, we need to prepare for this new threat." 100100Congressman Sarbanes has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congressman alongside Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger hosted a March 2019 town hall on climate change in the Towson branch library. Rep. Sarbanes also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the passage of the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), he stated, "My colleagues and I will continue to build on the momentum behind H.R. 9 and advance policies that lead us to a clean economy that benefits all Americans and that leaves our children and our grandchildren with a safer, healthier and more sustainable world.” Congressman Sarbanes makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2019 press release supporting the 100% Clean Economy Act, the Congressman stated, "Today, House Democrats are taking an important step forward to address the climate crisis by paving the way for a nationwide push to eliminate dirty fossil fuels from the American economy and fully replace them with clean energy sources by 2050.”100Congressman Sarbanes supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). 7593.75https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-county/towson/ph-tt-climate-town-hall-0403-story.html https://sarbanes.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/sarbanes-statement-house-passage-climate-action-now-act https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4616798/rep-john-p-sarbanes-climate-change-national-security https://sarbanes.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/sarbanes-statement-on-trump-s-decision-to-abandon-the-paris-climate  https://sarbanes.house.gov/issues/environment https://sarbanes.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/sarbanes-joins-effort-congress-address-climate-crisis-and-transition https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Scalise, SteveLouisiana1RCongressman Scalise disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2019 interview with CBS This Morning, when asked about climate change the Congressman, stated, "First of all, we do know that the earth's temperature changes -- it goes up and down... In the 1970's, they said we were entering a new cooling period." In a quote published by The Times-Picayune, the Congressman stated on climate change that, "While their global warming agenda continues to lose support, it's ironic that radical environmentalists are at it again, less than a month after NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), announced the Great Lakes had the most widespread ice coverage in over 35 years... Thirty years ago liberals were using global cooling to push new radical regulations. Then they shifted their focus to global warming in an effort to prop up wave after wave of job-killing regulations that are leading to skyrocketing food and energy costs." 00According to the The Times-Picayune, the Congressman supported President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating, "The radical United Nations Paris Accord on global warming is more about wealth redistribution than protecting the environment. It's a plan to allow the U.N. to take control of America's purse strings and take billions of dollars a year away from the United States and send it to other countries under the veil of a misguided global warming agenda, and I applaud President Trump for pulling out of this disastrous agreement." In a press release on the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "The Obama Administration needs to finally abandon their radical climate change agenda that is killing jobs and increasing costs for American families.” Congressman Scalise demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0The Congressman demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. In 2013, Rep. Scalise proposed an amendment that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). In a press release he stated, "President Obama’s plan to impose a tax on carbon would cause household electricity rates to skyrocket while destroying millions of American jobs. The House sent a strong bipartisan message to President Obama that a tax on carbon would devastate our economy and he needs to drop any idea of imposing this kind of radical regulation." He re-proposed the same resolution in 2016, 2018, and 2019. In a press release supporting the 2018 resolution, he stated, ""I think the case is very clear by anybody who's looked objectively at what a carbon tax would do to the economy. It would be devastating to our manufacturing base, it would kill jobs, and I think most devastating, Mr. Speaker, it would rise in increased cost for families all across this country." He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.cbsnews.com/news/scalise-sidesteps-climate-change-debate-earths-temperature-goes-up-and-down/ http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/un_global_warming_report_says.html http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/06/steve_scalise_paris_climate.html https://www.majoritywhip.gov/news/press_releases_newsroom_scalise-responds-to-reports-of-president-obamas-name-and-shame-climate-agreement/ https://scalise.house.gov/press-release/scalise-anti-carbon-tax-amendment-passed-house https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/24/text https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/89/text https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/41/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://scalise.house.gov/press-release/scalise-carbon-tax-costly-burden-american-familiesAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Scanlon, MaryPennsylvania5DCongressman Mary Scanlon understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our nation and planet, and it deserves a serious response. Changing weather patterns have immediate and long-term consequences and pose grave risks to our national security and economic stability."100100At an Indivisible Town Hall, PBS quoted Representative Scanlon as saying she supports "switching to renewable energy...but ...many of [the people in her district] depend upon jobs which are not currently in the renewable energy sphere." Congresswoman Scanlon’s website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Scanlon has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. She was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5081.25https://scanlon.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14979 https://whyy.org/articles/healthcare-climate-change-solutions-divide-philly-area-dems-in-congress/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Schakowsky, JanIllinois9DCongresswoman understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Climate Change,' page, it states, "Climate change is real and it is in large part the result of human activity. It is the most serious threat to our environment, our health, and our way of life. We have taken some steps to reduce the risks of global warming, but much more can and should be done."100100Congresswoman Schakowsky has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. She did this through combating President Trump's climate change agenda, stating in a press release that, “More pollution, less science – that’s President Trump’s plan. Climate change is real, and it’s happening at an alarming rate. The majority of Americans and the rest of the world are clamoring for more aggressive and decisive action to combat climate change." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a tweet opposing the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congresswoman wrote, "Science matters. Climate change is real. We must act now, and you better believe we’re #Stillin — all the way." Rep. Schakowsky makes climate change a top priority issue. She did this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congresswoman Schakowsky publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. She also voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://schakowsky.house.gov/issues/climate-change https://schakowsky.house.gov/press-releases/schakowsky-statement-on-president-trumps-dirty-power-plan/ https://twitter.com/janschakowsky/status/930477778750922752 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Schiff, AdamCalifornia28DCongressman Adam Schiff understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Energy and Environment page, it states, "Rep. Adam Schiff believes climate change is an urgent and existential crisis with immense consequences for our environment, food supply, global economy and national security. Schiff is a cosponsor of the Green New Deal and supports decisive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lessen our dependence on fossil fuels, protect clean air and water, and invest in green infrastructure jobs."100100Congressman Schiff has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating climate action. According to a 2019 Washington Post, Congressman Schiff led a probe into the White House’s suppression of climate testimony. The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2020 tweet, the Congressman wrote, "To combat climate change effectively, we need to be able to trust the information coming from our government. Science doesn't lie — but people do lie about science. When it concerns the established scientific consensus, that’s incredibly dangerous. Truth is truth." Congressman Schiff has made climate change a top priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.100Congressman Schiff publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. He is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This 2019 bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. Congressman Schiff voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://schiff.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/06/11/schiff-demands-intelligence-agencies-provide-documents-white-houses-suppression-climate-testimony/ https://twitter.com/repadamschiff/status/1234644206045540354?lang=en https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7D https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Schneider, BradIllinois10DCongressman Schneider understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's environment page, it states, "Climate change is a grave threat to the ecological and environmental health of our nation and planet. While some chose to deny the overwhelming scientific consensus, I recognize that the failure to address this challenge will, with certainty, result in further environmental degradation and incalculable damage to the world we pass on to our children."100100Congressman Schneider has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congressman supported H.Con.Res.52 a resolution, which declared the climate crisis an emergency, stating in a 2019 press release, "Global climate change is affecting the health of our planet and threatening the future we pass to our children. Protecting our environment, economy, security, infrastructure, and public health, requires urgent action now." Congressman Schneider also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In 2017 the Congressman introduced the CLIMATE Act (H.R. 1812), which would have rescinded executive orders by the President that rolled back climate change protections. In a press release, the Congressman stated, "The United States must continue to play a leadership role in the international effort to confront climate change, or risk losing that role to other countries." Rep. Schneider makes climate change a top priority issue. In 2020 the Congressman introduced The Greener Transportation for Communities Act (H.R. 7318), stating in a press release, "Our country needs to get serious about transitioning to and ultimately achieving net-zero emissions. Transportation is a key contributor to emissions so we need to rapidly move to electrify our car and truck fleets."100Congressman Schneider publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. When asked on whether he supported a carbon fee (which he called a carbon tax) during a forum hosted by the Tenth Congressional District Democrats, he stated that, “I think a carbon tax is an example of a market mechanism and I think there are ways we can use the market that will create incentives for companies and consumers to lower their emissions. Yes.” Congressman Schneider voted against 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 100100https://schneider.house.gov/issues/environment https://schneider.house.gov/media/press-releases/schneider-calls-declaration-climate-crisis-national-emergency https://schneider.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-schneider-introduces-climate-act-block-president-trump-s-anti-environment https://schneider.house.gov/media/press-releases/schneider-introduces-bill-promote-cleaner-vehicles-fight-climate-change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUldDdcuJuQ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Schrader, KurtOregon5DCongressman Kurt Schrader understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Environment and Climate Change,' page, it states, "Climate change is real, and it is caused by human actions – this is indisputable. Climate change is a growing threat to our planet, economy, national security, and to future generations."100100Congressman Schrader has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. He opposed President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating in a Facebook post, "The Paris climate agreement is an important step towards reducing the global effects of climate change that every country in the world (with the exception of only Syria and Nicaragua) took last year. Joining only two other countries in rejecting the agreement is not in the US’s best interest strategically or economically and it represents a serious abdication of our responsibility as a world super power to lead by example. Here are some quick facts, in case you didn’t know, about the agreement." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment hearing, the Congressman brought attention to Oregon wildfires and climate change, stating, "Our Oregon Global Warming Commission found that the bulk of carbon emissions in our state come from dead, diseased trees in our forests. You want to talk about global warming and climate change? Let’s talk about the dire need for a holistic approach to preventing harmful emissions. That approach must include not only better wildfire suppression and prevention, but also significant improvements to our broken forest management system.” Rep. Schrader makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Congressman published a 2020 op-ed in USA Today on climate action, stating, "Climate change is the greatest environmental and energy challenge of our time, and our government is failing to meet it." 100Congressman Schrader supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75 https://schrader.house.gov/priorities/issue/default.aspx?IssueID=100080#:~:text=Climate%20change%20is%20real%2C%20and,security%2C%20and%20to%20future%20generations. https://www.facebook.com/repschrader/photos/a.10150104264111696.287300.94978896695/10154644166336696/?type=3&theater https://schrader.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=390935 https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/01/30/how-fight-climate-change-congress-needs-fuel-innovation-column/4601332002/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosgenerate&stream=top https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Schrier, KimWashington8DCongresswoman Kim Schrier understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's campaign website, it states, "Climate change is real and we need to take immediate action. Dramatic, destructive weather systems and forest fires have grabbed the attention of our nation and the world, while the impacts of climate change run exponentially wider than that. From species extinction to oceanic ecosystems collapse, communities across America deserve to understand how their region’s forests, water resources, agricultural industries, and native species held dear will be impacted. Here in the 8th, we will see more wildfires, earlier growing seasons, reduced snowpack, warmer temperatures in our tributaries, a spike in waterborne infectious diseases affecting fish, and species extinction. We have the unique opportunity to champion policies that will create new, sustainable, clean energy jobs and grow our economy."100100Congresswoman Schrier has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a May 2019 speech on the House Floor, Rep. Schrier stated, "In order to combat climate change we are all going to have to work together... This is a time for the United States to not just partner but to lead the world in protecting this planet for our children and future generations." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 op-ed in The Hill, the Congresswoman wrote, "There is no denying it: climate change is one of the biggest public health threats facing our country and planet. From increased air pollution to worsening extreme weather disasters, to greater risks for diseases, climate change impacts every aspect of our health and safety. Americans need action on climate change, and they need it now." Rep. Schrier makes climate change a top priority issue. In a speech on the House floor supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congresswoman stated, "In order to combat the effects climate change, we are all going to have to work together. Ours is a country that has always banded together to take on the greatest challenges of our times, and this is no exception. This is a time for the U.S. to not just partner, but lead the world in protecting this planet for our children and future generations."100Rep. Kim Schrier publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. In an August 2018 interview with the Seattle Times, Rep. Schrier expressed support for the 2018 Washington State ballot initiative that would have implemented a fee on carbon. Rep. Schrier was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). 100100https://www.drkimschrier.com/issues/climate-change-and-the-environment/ https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4795630/user-clip-rep-schrier-amendment-hr-9 https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/447011-to-protect-our-health-we-must-act-on-climate https://schrier.house.gov/media/press-releases/house-climate-bill-passes-rep-schrier-s-amendment https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/podcast-talking-taxes-trump-and-dino-rossi-with-kim-schrier-the-doctor-trying-to-flip-rep-dave-reicherts-seat-for-dems/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3671Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Schweikert, DavidArizona6RCongressman David Schweikert disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In a 2010 interview with Hill Heat, when asked his thoughts on climate change, Congressman Schweikert responded, "Well I don't see the data now...I have not sat there with pages and pages of data but think about the complexity of a worldwide system and the amount of data you would have to capture and then how do you adjust for a sunspot, do you adjust for hurricane this and that? I think it's incredibly arrogant for you know the Al Gores of the world to stand up and say the world is coming to an end because as a kid I remember the flip side when they were telling me we're going into an ice age in the 1970's." 00In a 2019 tweet on the Green New Deal, the Congressman wrote, "If we are going to talk about a green agenda, we must look at how technology & science can help us. There are tech solutions available already that would not crash our economy, or require all straws to be taken out of restaurants." In 2014, according to a press release, the Congressman co-sponsored an amendment to the Electricity Security and Affordability Act that would limit the EPA's ability to curb greenhouse gasses (H.Amdt.576 to H.R. 3826). Congressman Schweikert demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Schweikert opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).256.25https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO6QCQ30f24 https://schweikert.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-schweikert-co-sponsors-amendment-curb-epa-overreach-power-plant https://schweikert.house.gov/issues/energy-environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Scott, AustinGeorgia8RCongressman Austin disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. In an interview with NPR, when asked if he denied the scientific consensus that climate change is human caused, the Congressman responded, "Absolutely." 00On his energy page, he states, "That is why I believe in an energy policy that includes increased domestic oil exploration, increased refining capacity within the United States and increased production of domestic oil, natural gas and clean coal." Congressman Scott demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action. 0Congressman Scott opposes or votes against a U.S. fee on carbon. He voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 256.25https://www.npr.org/2013/09/05/219177442/rep-scott-tired-of-the-u-s-getting-involved-in-others-disputes https://austinscott.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Scott, DavidGeorgia13DCongressman Scott understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Agriculture, Energy & Environment,' page, it states, "Also, as climate change worsens, I have worked closely with my colleagues in the House of Representatives to support evidence-based approaches in protecting our environment for the benefit of future generations of Georgians. Climatologists and environmental advocacy organizations predict Georgia will face an increase in droughts and extreme heat days as a result of worsening climate conditions. These conditions will pose a public health risk to vulnerable populations, including the elderly, pregnant women, and children. These conditions also pose risks to wildlife, oceans and air quality. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has shown a lack of concern and action toward worsening climate conditions. That’s why, with the environment and economy in mind, I was proud to support and vote in favor of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which requires the U.S. to rejoin the Paris Agreement—an international movement to combat the effects of climate change."100100In a 2020 press release supporting the House Select Committee on Climate Change's climate solutions report, the Congressman stated, "No one is more affected by climate change than our farmers and rural communities. We must continue to create energy from renewable sources rather than relying on only fossil fuels. At the intersection of the energy conversation and the climate conversation is the work we do on my subcommittee. The pursuit of plant-based renewable fuels and biobased products help us reduce our carbon footprint, while also supporting the agriculture market that keeps our farmers economically sustainable too. I’m excited to see how we can keep that conversation going in a way that makes sure we’re giving producers of these innovative green energy sources the support they need.” Congressman Scott's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congressman Scott supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. He voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7587.5https://davidscott.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=2120 https://davidscott.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399407 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Scott, Robert C.Virginia3DCongressman Robert Scott understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's energy and environment page, it states, "Congressman Scott believes that human activity has contributed to climate change and has been a consistent advocate of efforts to mitigate global warming. Scott has co-sponsored legislation in the House of Representatives that would promote investment in renewable energy, and is a supporter of the Green New Deal."100100Congressman Scott has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a 2019 press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) the Congressman stated, "By recommitting the United States to the Paris agreement and calling for the necessary planning to meet our nation’s pollution reduction goals, the House of Representatives has taken an important first step. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to mitigate and adapt to climate change and, by doing so, avoid the worst of its consequences.” Rep. Scott also makes prominent public statements on the issue. While touring flood-prone peninsulas, the Congressman, stated, "If we don’t do something today a lot of the areas that are now populated will be underwater.” Congressman Scott makes climate change a top priority issue. In a 2017 press release supporting the Clean Power Plan, he stated, "We have an obligation to reduce the impacts of climate change. That is why I supported the Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions, the Climate Action Plan and other efforts to ensure that climate change is taken into account in federal planning." 100Congressman Scott supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 7593.75https://bobbyscott.house.gov/issues/energy-environment https://bobbyscott.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/scott-statement-on-house-passage-of-legislation-to-combat-climate-change https://bobbyscott.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/scott-tours-flood-prone-peninsula-neighborhoods-with-house-climate-crisis https://bobbyscott.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/scott-statement-on-president-trump-s-anti-environment-executive-order https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Sewell, Terri A. Alabama7DTerri Sewell does not have an explicit view on climate change, but she has stated in a 2014 press release her support of coal, a main contributor to climate change, stating, "Although we must prepare to diversify our energy production, I am committed to supporting coal as a viable source of energy in Alabama until alternatives become more economically feasible.” 2571.43Congresswoman Sewell demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by displaying a dearth of verbiage on her site. The Congresswoman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority as seen by her support of coal production. 50Congresswoman Sewell voted against of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Sewell voted against a 2013 amendment by Steve Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Rep. Sewell did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.7555.36https://sewell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/statement-congresswoman-sewell-conversion-alabama-power-facility-greene http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/terri-sewell https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/Pro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateN/APro Climate
Sharice, DavidsKansas3DCongresswoman Sharice Davids understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Energy and Environment,' page, it states, "I agree with the overwhelming majority of scientists who recognize that climate change is real, and that we must take action now to protect our planet for future generations. According to the Weather Channel, the Kansas City-area is the fifth most vulnerable U.S. city to the dangers of climate change. We need innovative solutions to combat this crisis, grow our economy, and leave behind a healthier world for our children."100100Sharice David did co-sponsor the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) stating, "Protecting our environment and natural resources is necessary for both our planet and our economy." Sharice David's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Davids has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5081.25https://davids.house.gov/issues/energy https://davids.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-davids-statement-passage-hr-9-climate-action-now-act https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Sherman, BradCalifornia30DCongressman Sherman understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Protecting our Environment,' page, it states, "In 2017, President Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement – a landmark accord signed by 195 countries to mitigate climate change. While this decision is certainly disappointing, I and other like-minded leaders are redoubling our efforts to fight global warming. If the President refuses to lead America in fighting climate change, then it will be up to states, cities, and private companies to assume the mantle of protecting our climate and environment."100100Congressman Sherman has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for climate action. On the Congressman's, 'Protecting Our Environment,' page he advocates for protecting the Environmental Protection Agency, stating, "This administration and the EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt have shown time and time again that they do not fully believe in climate change or man’s contribution to it... It is a dangerous precedent to have an EPA Administrator that ignores decades of scientific research and studies." The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2019 tweet defending the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) he writes, "Ignoring #ClimateChange won't make it go away. The Trump Admin’s latest effort to undo vital environmental protections would let federal agencies move forward with projects without factoring in the #ClimateCrisis. I joined 140 of my colleagues demanding that we #ProtectNEPA." Rep. Sherman makes climate change a priority issue as well. He demonstrated this by becoming a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. 100Congressman Sherman publicly supports and advocates for a U.S. fee on carbon. He is a co-sponsor of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This 2019 bill would put a $15 per metric ton price on carbon emissions. Congressman Sherman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).100100https://sherman.house.gov/issues/environment https://twitter.com/bradsherman/status/1220502072283541505 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/cosponsors?q https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/cosponsors?q=%7B%22cosponsor-state%22%3A%22California%22%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Sherrill, MikieNew Jersey11DCongresswoman Mikie Sherrill understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Environment,' page, it states, "Climate change is real and addressing it shouldn’t be a partisan issue. It’s an economic and national security issue that affects all of us. With 130 miles of coastline, New Jersey will pay a terrible price if we don’t take meaningful action to end our reliance on foreign fuels and transition to a clean energy economy."100100Congresswoman Sherrill has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. In a press release supporting the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congresswoman stated, "New Jersey residents know all too well the real threat posed by climate change and the 100-year storms that hit our communities with alarming frequency.” Rep. Sherrill also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to a 2019 Well News article, when asked about climate change, the Congresswoman stated, "as a resident of New Jersey and a member of both the Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, it is clear to me that climate change poses a serious national security threat... Across the world, our critical military bases face the threat of rising sea levels, the impacts of climate change and the accompanying food and water scarcity create unrest, and the impacts on the global economy can trigger conflicts.” Congresswoman Sherrill makes climate change a top priority issue. The Congresswoman in a Facebook petition to gain support for the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), wrote, "Climate change is real. Addressing it shouldn’t be a partisan issue – it’s an economic and national security issue that affects all of us."100Congresswoman Sherrill was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5087.5https://www.mikiesherrill.com/issues/environment https://sherrill.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-sherrill-votes-affirm-us-commitments-address-climate-change https://www.thewellnews.com/citing-threats-to-national-security-representative-mikie-sherrill-n-j-11-takes-climate-change-head-on/ https://www.facebook.com/MikieSherrillForCongress/posts/climate-change-is-real-addressing-it-shouldnt-be-a-partisan-issue-its-an-economi/1568985866563715/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Simpson, MikeIdaho2RCongressman Mike Simpson disagrees with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-made, from burning fossil fuels. On the Congressman's climate change page, it states, "Many scientists agree that the earth’s climate is changing, and these assertions are backed up by land managers who are witnessing changes in plants and animal behavior as the climate shifts. While scientists cannot explain the climate changes of the past few decades without including the effects of elevated greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations resulting from the use of fossil fuels, there is widespread disagreement as to the magnitude of human influence on the climate and the degree to which any effort by humanity to reduce carbon output would slow or reverse the effects of climate change."00In a 2019 press release opposing the Green New Deal, the Congressman stated, "Proposed as an economic and environmental transformation, the Green New Deal is an irresponsible ploy that should have our nation green with nausea rather than envy... The crusade against “farting cows” might be considered noble or a bit funny by some in the Bronx, but to the ranchers who are up before the sun feeding cows, this isn’t a joke." Congressman Simpson demonstrates a lack of leadership with public statements, advocacy or votes against climate action.0Congressman Simpson makes public statements or advocates against putting a U.S. fee on carbon. On his climate change page, he states, "I am concerned, however, regarding efforts to tax carbon output or to layer so many regulations on top of carbon-based energy sources that it they become unfeasible. I don’t think this is an answer to the energy crisis facing our nation—not only does it make energy production so expensive that American families will see their energy bills increase to unsustainable rates, but it also forces us to continue depending on foreign sources of energy." Congressman Simpson voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).00https://simpson.house.gov/issuestatements/climatechange.htm https://simpson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398766 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Sires, AlbioNew Jersey8DCongressman Albio Sires understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'climate change,' page, it states, "Climate change is a serious issue that has the potential to be devastating to New Jersey, to the entire United States, and to the world as a whole. No reasonable person disputes this fact, and the 2017 hurricane season has demonstrated this urgent need to address it."100100Congressman Sires has demonstrated leadership by advocating for climate action. The Congressman is a co-sponsor of the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 (H.R. 5221), which would transition the nation to a 100 percent clean economy by the year 2050. Rep. Sires also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 press release condemning President Trump's rollback of the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "President Trump’s executive order unravels years of work aimed at reducing the negative impacts of climate change in order to provide a better environment for future generations." Congressman Sires makes climate change a top priority issue. In a newsletter expressing support for the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the Congressman stated, "I am dedicated to combatting the effects of climate change swiftly and decisively to mitigate its disastrous consequences. This bill requires the President to create a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change."100Congressman Sires supports a U.S. fee on carbon but does not advocate for it. Rep. Sires co-sponsored the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The Congressman voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119).100100https://sires.house.gov/issues/climate-change' https://sires.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-sires-statement-on-president-s-negligent-rollback-of-climate https://sires.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-sires-co-sponsors-the-100-clean-economy-act-of-2019 https://sires.house.gov/media-center/washington-reviews/washington-review-may-6-2019 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/763/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Slotkin, ElissaMichigan8DCongresswoman Slotkin understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congresswoman's, 'Environment,' page, it states "I recognize the consequences of climate change and the threats to our environment, globally and in Michigan. The science is clear: we cannot continue on our current trajectory without causing irreversible harm to our environment."100100While serving as the Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Obama, Congresswoman Slotkin helped lead the Pentagon's first study on how climate change threatens. On Rep. Slotkin's campaign website, it states, "I believe climate change is an issue that must be taken seriously, and prudent planning should be undertaken to prepare for and mitigate its negative impacts." Congresswoman Slotkin's website and position papers advocate for climate action, but not as a top priority issue. 75Congresswoman Slotkin has no known or an inconsistent position on a U.S. fee on carbon. The Congresswoman was not in Congress to vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). 5081.25https://slotkin.house.gov/issues/environment https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/03/climate-change-democratic-candidates-2020-227910 https://elissaforcongress.com/priorities/preserving-our-environment/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climat