U.S. Senate Incumbents

NameTermsStatePartyPositionLeadershipPosition ScoreVote ScoreLeadership ScoreCarbon FeeCarbon Fee ScoreOverall ScoreSourcesVote Methane Emissions – 2017: RCV 125Vote Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits for New Power Plants (CRA) – 2015: RCV 307Vote Climate Change Science Education – 2015: RCV 238Vote Responding to Threat of Climate Change – 2015: RCV 115Vote International Climate Action – 2015: RCV 20Vote Climate Change Science – 2015: RCV 12Vote Keystone XL Pipeline – 2014: RCV 280Vote Pricing Carbon Pollution – 2013: RCV 59
Feinstein, Dianne5CaliforniaDIn the report, “Climate Change a Time to Act,” which was published by Senator Feinstein, she states, "The science is indisputable: Global warming is real, it is happening and the effects are becoming apparent on the planet. And we know the primary cause of global warming: manmade greenhouse gas emissions produced by burning fossil fuels like coal and oil." Senator Feinstein has demonstrated leadership on climate change by standing up for climate science. In a press release asking President Trump not to dismiss a climate change report, she stated, “This report leaves no doubt that climate change is real, it’s man-made and is already having a profound effect on the United States. The president shouldn’t ignore or try to censor the scientific conclusions of 13 federal agencies.” The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In an all-night climate change session on the Senate Floor, Senator Feinstein stated, "If we do nothing, the Sierra Nevada spring snowpack could drop by as much as 60 to 80 percent by the end of the century, eliminating the water source for nearly 16 million people." Senator Feinstein makes climate change a priority issue as well. In the 110th Congress, the Senator sponsored The Electric Utility Cap and Trade Act (S. 317), which would have implemented a national cap and trade program, reducing emissions up to 25%.100100100In 2013 to combat the Keystone Pipeline, Dianne Feinstein proposed a carbon fee. “People are going to come around to support restrictions on carbon dioxide, maybe a fee on the use of carbon to replace our deficit, our debt. “ She was also a supporter of a carbon fee and dividend legislation proposed by colleagues Senator Boxer and Senator Sanders, which would have taxed carbon emitters and refund U.S residents in the form of a dividend. 100100https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=8BBBC7BC-B9B1-485A-B6E3-0C6E37010F81 http://www.freshdialogues.com/2013/04/04/dianne-feinstein-plans-carbon-tax-argues-against-keystone-oil-gas-subsidies/ https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/a/0/a0dcb572-c741-47a9-9972-5e30ace5b8d7/02110D01EC2580D33CBBCD6E7E2AD7F6.global-warming-booklet-2016.pdf https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/03/10/senators-boxer-feinstein-warn-of-climate-change-in-all-night-session/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/110th-congress/senate-bill/317Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Murphy, Chris1ConnecticutDOn Senator Murphy's climate change and the environment page, it states, "In Congress, I am helping to lead the fight to enact aggressive policies to combat climate change. Unfortunately, under President Trump, Republicans in Washington have worked to roll back much of the progress we’ve made to combat carbon emissions - vowing to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement and ripping up President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Now more than ever, it is important for us to stand up and do what we can to fight for smart climate policies."Senator Murphy has demonstrated leadership on climate change by authoring the Super Pollutants Act of 2015 (S. 2076), which would have reduced emissions of short-lived green house gasses such as methane. The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. The Senator stated in a tweet that, "We're witnessing the effects of climate change and we are paying the price - $306 billion spent in response to weather disasters this year." Senator Murphy makes climate change a priority issue as well. Along with Senators Blumenthal and Whitehouse, Senator Murphy introduced the Green Bank Act of 2017 (S.1406), which would create a national green bank attract larger, private investments in clean energy and energy efficiency projects.100100100According to CT Mirror, Senator Murphy stated on a carbon fee that, "The holy grail of federal climate policy has to be a re-setting of the market for the dirty sources. That means either a carbon tax or an air-tight cap-and-trade regime.” Senator Murphy in a letter to the Senate Committee on Finance also touted his support for a carbon fee stating, " I would urge the committee to consider a strong, market-driven carbon fee to drive down pollution, pay down our debt, and encourage investment in renewables. This is a mechanism that has been endorsed by numerous experts on both the right and left..." 100100https://www.murphy.senate.gov/issues/climate-change-and-the-environment https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2076 https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT/status/950743506573815810 https://esty.house.gov/sites/esty.house.gov/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/FACT%20SHEET%20U.S.%20Green%20Bank%20Act.pdf https://www.taxpayer.net/wp-content/uploads/ported/images/Chris%20Murphy%20(D-CT)%20Senate%20Finance%20Cmte%20Letter.pdf https://ctmirror.org/2014/01/13/murphy-new-senate-climate-group/Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Carper, Tom3DelawareDOn Senator Carper's website it states, "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...Severe weather events like Superstorm Sandy, as well as raging wildfires, droughts, tornadoes and floods across the country, provide stark reminders that we cannot stand idly by while climate change poses serious and costly threats."Senator Carper has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for climate change resilience. In a 2017 press release defending extreme weather resiliency programs, Senator Carper stated, "I write today with concerns about protecting and preparing our communities from the very real threats posed by extreme weather events and climate change… While our country debates how to address climate change, rising sea levels and extreme weather events are no longer a matter of debate, becoming the new norm and placing extreme burdens on the American people and economy.” The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Carper stated, "Climate change is a global challenge that does not respect national borders emissions anywhere affect people everywhere and with the poorest and most vulnerable populations affected the most and there is a reason we call it global warming we know that no one country no one region no one continent can solve this problem alone." Senator Carper makes climate change a priority issue as well. According to the Washington Examiner the Senator defended climate grants that were being delayed or cut by the EPA, stating that the situation has, "became even more troubling in light of reports that EPA cut or delayed several grants – many of which were related to climate change."10087.5100Senator Carper voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). Carper voted against an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Even so, we could not find statements by Carper, publicly advocating a fee on carbon.7590.62https://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/energyenvironment https://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2017/9/carper-to-trump-reinstate-and-support-extreme-weather-resiliency-programs-to-save-lives-livelihoods-and-taxpayer-dollars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIM9cw9R3jM https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sen-tom-carper-epa-spar-over-climate-grant-program https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro Climate
Nelson, Bill3FloridaDAccording to Vice Impact Senator Bill Nelson was quoted stating, "As the earth continues to heat up, if we don't stop heating up, it will all the more rise. So since warm water is a fuel for hurricanes, you start to see the effect: that you will have more frequent storms, and they will be more ferocious, if they are fed by that hot water." Senator Nelson has demonstrated leadership on climate change by holding climate denier accountable. According to Politico, when surveying Hurricane Irma's damage, the Senator stated, "It’s denying reality. You can call it politics or whatever, but the Earth is getting hotter. This storm is another reminder of what we’re going to have to deal with in the future.” The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Nelson stated, "Climate change in just about Florida or a coastal state problem it's a problem of the entire country the extreme weather events caused by climate change affect us all droughts become more frequent floods more severe major storms hurricanes tornadoes become stronger and even more deadly." Senator Nelson makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Senator proposed the Science Integrity Act (S.338), which would prevent climate scientists from being silenced. 100100100In the wake of Pope Francis’ encyclical in 2015, which urged policies that made polluters pay for climate damage, Senator Nelson spoke out about the need for a carbon fee. “It’s a fee on carbon which the marketplace would then kick in making it less desirable to put those greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere.” Nelson voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted against an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).100100https://impact.vice.com/en_us/article/zm3ewa/how-elected-officials-most-hit-by-harvey-and-irma-feel-about-climate-change https://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/12/climate-change-bill-nelson-republicans-242638 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pVyqB6Mvp8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hb89PBUQUM&feature=youtu.be http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/us-senate-bill-aims-make-sure-federal-scientists-aren-t-muzzled https://www.carbontax.org/public-officials/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Hirono, Mazie1HawaiiDDuring her first hearing on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Senator Hirono stated, “That changes to the Earth’s climate are contributing to extreme weather events of increasing severity and frequency. These extreme events as well as changes occurring in our world’s oceans are a major concern to the long-term economic and national security interests of the U.S."Senator Hirono has demonstrated leadership on climate change by supporting climate adaptation. According to the University of Hawaii Senator Hirono urged the senate to fund U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National and Regional Climate Adaptation Centers, stating, "Without sustained funding for the eight regional Centers to translate science into actionable information, data, and tools for natural resource managers and partners to utilize for decision-making, America’s lands, economy, infrastructure, and ecosystems will be ill-equipped to deal with the challenges presented by climate extremes.” The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a video posted to Facebook of Senate floor speech she stated, "Over 97% of climate scientists agree that the climate is changing due to human activity. The vast majority of the American public also acknowledges this." Senator Hirono makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release criticizing Donald Trump for withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, she stated, "President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement is irresponsible, hasty, and short-sighted. In Hawaii we understand why it’s important to take care of our land, ocean, and air – our way of life depends on it. Today, it’s more important than ever for states like Hawaii to boldly take the lead on clean energy innovation and good stewardship of our aina.”100100100Senator Hirono voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). She voted against an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Even so, we could not find statements by Hirono publicly advocating a fee on carbon.7593.75http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2015-115-responding-threat-climate-change-0 https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2018/05/04/hirono-10-senators-climate-adaptation-centers/ https://www.facebook.com/senatorhirono/videos/senator-hirono-marks-senator-sheldon-whitehouses-200th-timetowakeup-speech/1232808973518384/ https://www.hirono.senate.gov/news/press-releases/at-first-environment-and-public-works-hearing-hirono-details-how-climate-change-is-already-having-a-significant-impact-on-hawaii https://www.hirono.senate.gov/news/press-releases/hirono-decision-to-withdraw-from-paris-agreement-irresponsible-hasty-and-short-sighted https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Donnelly, Joe1IndianaDIn a press release in opposition to the Clean Power Plan, Senator Donnelly co-wrote a statement which read, “We recognize that climate change is a significant global threat that requires serious action to be taken at both the national and international levels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” Senator Donnelly demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by voting to repeal the Clean Power Plan. In a press release on the final EPA Clean Power Plan rules, he stated, "Indiana has made significant investments in clean energy in recent years. Even without burdensome regulations from the EPA, Indiana already has one of the world’s cleanest coal-fired power plants, the world’s largest geothermal heating and cooling system, and has increased renewable energy generation eightfold since 2008; all while Hoosier manufacturers and consumers are embracing energy efficiency to reduce their electricity bills and improve their bottom lines." The Senator also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.10010050Senator Donnelly voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted for an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).062.5https://www.donnelly.senate.gov/newsroom/press/donnelly-expresses-concerns-with-epas-proposed-clean-power-plan https://www.donnelly.senate.gov/newsroom/press/donnelly-statement-on-epas-final-clean-power-plan http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollution http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2015-238-climate-change-science-education-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
King, Angus1MaineISenator Angus King when speaking at the conference, “Climate Change Solutions: Maine Leadership from Policy to Education,” called the impacts of climate change, “real and serious.” Senator King has demonstrated leadership on climate change by traveling to Greenland to observe climate changes impacts first hand. According to the Press Herald, the Senator stated on the trip that, "The glacier has moved as much in the last 10 years as it has in 100 years before. That summarizes what has been happening as a result of climate change.” The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the Senate floor, the Senator displayed a chart of rising carbon emissions and stated, "We're now here. I don't see how anyone can look at this chart and conclude anything else. A) Something's happening to CO2 in the atmosphere, B) People are involved in causing it. I just don't see how you can escape that." Senator King makes climate change a priority issue as well. During a hearing Senator King questioned top intelligence officials on climate change, stating, "I would just hope that you would have the people who prepared this brief the Secretary of the EPA, because I think this information is important. It’s important to national security. We often talk about the risk of climate change in the context of environmentalism, but according to your analysis it is also an issue that affects national security. It will increase migration patterns, conflict, famine, and the like, which is often how wars start.”100100100Senator Angus King voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted against an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Even so, we could not find statements by King, publicly advocating a fee on carbon.7593.75https://www.nrcm.org/climate/climate-conference-features-senator-angus-king/ https://www.pressherald.com/2016/08/25/on-fact-finding-trip-to-greenland-sen-angus-king-finds-effect-of-climate-change-amazing-and-scary/ https://www.king.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/king-questions-top-intelligence-officials-on-impact-of-climate-change-on-national-security http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-76-climate-change-safeguards http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/angus-king http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollution https://www.king.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/king-sounds-warning-on-danger-of-climate-change-inaction https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cardin, Ben2MarylandDDuring a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Senator Cardin stated, “We know the climate is changing. We know it is having an impact on health, agriculture, and military readiness here at home and worldwide. It’s time to get serious and not retreat from this existential threat to the United States and humankind.”Senator Cardin has demonstrated leadership on climate change by defending the Paris Agreement. In a press release criticizing President Trumps withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Senator stated, "Such a decision is not based in science, economics, diplomacy, policy, or in basic fact about the state of the planet’s health. Rather it is done with no regard for the millions of Americans who work in the clean energy industry, with disdain for America’s historical allies, and out of fear of a changing global economy." The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a letter written in collaboration with Senator Collins to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging him to support climate diplomacy, the letter read, "We write to express our support for U.S. climate diplomacy and to encourage the State Department to continue its engagement on this important global issue. Climate change is a significant environmental challenge that requires global solutions to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and to address the effects already being seen worldwide. For international climate efforts to advance, it is essential that the United States keeps a seat at the table." Senator Cardin makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Senator led a Senate delegation to the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in a rebuff to President Trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. 100100100Senator Cardin has explicitly supported putting a price on carbon. “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.” He was also quoted saying that a carbon tax would pass in a secret vote. “You know, if the carbon tax had a secret vote, it might pass. There’s a support for the carbon tax.”100100https://www.cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/senate-foreign-relations-democrats-introduce-climate-resolution- https://www.cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/cardin-statement-on-trumps-withdrawal-of-us-from-paris-climate-agreement https://www.cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/cbo-releases-important-carbon-tax-report https://www.cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/senate-delegation-concludes-mission-to-un-climate-conference http://www.ontheissues.org/International/Benjamin_Cardin_Energy_+_Oil.htmPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Warren, Elizabeth1MassachusettsDOn Senator Warren's energy and the environment page, it states, "The scientific consensus is clear: Climate change is happening. The driving cause is emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases from humans burning fossil fuels. It threatens our environment and natural resources, our families’ health, and our coastal communities. And it is putting our children’s future at risk."Senator Warren has demonstrated leadership on climate change by proposing climate friendly legislation. During the 114th Congress, Senator Warren co-sponsored (S. Res 386), which would have established a national goal of 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a video posted on Facebook, Senator Warren when questioning Gen. Paul Selva the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, she stated, "A defense department report from two years observed... global climate change will have wide ranging implications for U.S. national security interests over the foreseeable future because it will aggravate existing problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation... In short this report describes climate change as a threat multiplier." Senator Warren makes climate change a priority issue as well. This past September, the Senator proposed the Climate Risk Disclosure Act (S.3481), which would encourage companies to disclose information pertaining to carbon emissions, fossil fuel investments, and how climate change can impact company operations. 100100100Senator Elizabeth Warren voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). She voted against an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).Even so, we could not find statements by Warren, publicly advocating a fee on carbon.7593.75https://elizabethwarren.com/issues/energy-and-the-environment/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-resolution/386/text https://www.facebook.com/senatorelizabethwarren/videos/the-impact-of-climate-change-on-our-military/831077213721440/ https://grist.org/beacon/elizabeth-warren-wants-corporations-to-account-for-climate-change/ http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Elizabeth_Warren_Energy_+_Oil.htm http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/elizabeth-warren http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollution https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Smith, Tina1MinnesotaDSenator Tina Smith has not yet served a full term in the Senate, but as Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota she wrote an op-ed for the Star Tribune titled, “How tackling climate change will pay off.” In the article she discusses the local impacts of climate change on Minnesota including warmer weather, moose population declines, and an increase in 100-year flood events. She also points out the human health costs of climate change, as well as the economic benefits of renewable energy. As lieutenant governor she was a strong supporter of climate action. “Minnesota is a national leader when it comes to renewable energy, and during my time as lieutenant governor, that’s something I was proud to champion when I traveled across the state.” Now in the Senate she has vowed, “To keep fighting for the type of energy policies that create jobs, improve our energy independence, and address the growing threat of climate change.” She has received a seat on the Senate Energy Panel where she is looked at as a climate ally by environmental organizations. Paul Austin, executive director of Minnesota Conservation said, “She doesn’t have that voting record. But she was a leading voice on clean energy and one of the main voices [touting] the environmental benefits from clean energy in Minnesota.” 1000100Senator Smith has no known position on a carbon fee.5083.33http://governorswindenergycoalition.org/new-minnesota-senator-tina-smith-gets-seat-on-energy-panel/ http://www.startribune.com/how-tackling-climate-change-will-pay-off/363426141/ N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
McCaskill, Claire 2MissouriDIn a press release on Earth Day, reported by the Daily Kos, Senator McCaskill stated, "Today is Earth Day, and I’m thinking about all the Missourians who have reached out to share with me their concerns about climate change and its impacts on the health of our families and communities in Missouri. They see the droughts that make life tough for farmers, the heat waves that get hotter every summer, the increased flooding – and they’re worried about what these changes mean for their futures. But EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt refuses to look at the science – or the changes happening in our own backyards. And he’s not lifting a finger to help the families whose health is threatened by climate change. We can’t let him ignore reality while Missouri families are at risk."Senator McCaskill has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. Despite this The Senator has made prominent public statements on the issue. According to the Finger Lake Times, the Senator was quoted stating, "Climate Change is real, the science is overwhelming, and it poses a massive threat to our future. That is why I have fought for renewable fuels and clean energy alternatives." The Senator does not make climate change a priority. 10087.550Senator McCaskill voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). McCaskill broke rank with Democrats, voting in support of an amendment proposed by fellow Missouri Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).059.38http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/237130-dems-break-rank-on-carbon-tax https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/4/22/1655313/-MO-Sen-Claire-McCaksill-D-Goes-After-Climate-Denying-EPA-Admin-Scott-Pruitt-For-Ignoring-Science http://www.fltimes.com/tns/politics/climate-change-is-not-a-top-priority-in-missouri-senate/article_c28993e8-4818-5b26-a9ce-65cf2e3824b4.html http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/claire-mccaskill Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti Climate
Tester, John2MontanaDIn an interview with NBC Montana Senator Tester was quoted saying, “So when it comes to climate, it's going to affect every one of us and when you're a farmer or rancher, clean air, clean water, extreme weather conditions can just raise heck with your operation.” Senator Tester has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating on behalf of the Paris Agreement. According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Senator Tester was quoted saying, "At a time when countries around the world are looking to America to lead in innovation, the decision to pull out of this agreement puts American businesses and jobs at risk. Like all Montana farmers, I deal with the impacts of climate change, and it’s clear that without clean air and water, Montanans can’t make a living off the land. We must take proactive steps to combat climate change. Siding with Syria and Nicaragua over the rest of the world is not how you make America great again.” The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. The Senator wrote an op-ed for the Montana Conservative Voter, in which he states, "We are seeing the serious consequences of a changing climate all across Montana. Farmers are working through hotter and dryer summers, firefighters are battling wildfires that are burning longer and more intensely, and anglers are impacted by streams that are getting warmer and snowpacks that are getting smaller. These are the real effects of climate change, and we need to start taking serious steps to reverse these dangerous trends." Senator Tester makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a Senate floor speech, the Senator made the connection between Montana wild fires and climate change, stating, "Climate change is real, and we can't continue to sit10075100Senator Tester voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted against an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).068.75https://www.tester.senate.gov/?p=news&id=5387 http://mtvoters.org/news/tester-changesinmontana/ https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/politics/montana-s-leaders-react-to-trump-s-decision-on-climate/article_a9377e56-f43d-5302-8285-d96b2d6112f6.html http://www.mtpr.org/post/senate-speeches-tester-daines-bring-attention-montana-fires http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2016-11-energy-efficiency http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/jon-tester http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollution https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 Pro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro Climate
Fischer, Deb1NebraskaRAccording to the Lincoln Journal Star, Jessica Clowser, a legislative aide for Senator Fischer stated that the Senator acknowledges that the climate is changing but believes its due to natural cycles. Senator Fischer has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Senator does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority. 000Senator Fischer signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by Americans for Prosperity (AFP). The pledge indicates that signers will oppose any legislation relating to climate change that increases government revenue. This would include a fee on carbon. She voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). She voted for an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).00https://journalstar.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/local-view-climate-change-has-arrived-in-nebraska/article_106e6038-d5e8-5f26-8808-866ef29c0371.html http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/fischer-kerrey-show-stark-differences-in-senate-debate/article_e76d8368-2b37-599e-8942-29fac0dc24c4.html http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollution http://www.ontheissues.org/Notebook/Note_10-AFP.htmAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Heller, Dean2NevadaRAccording to Politico Senator Heller was quoted saying, “There always has been [climate change], there always will be,” he said, but the impact from humans is “up for debate.”"Senator Heller has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Senator does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 012.50Senator Heller voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted for an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).03.13https://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/senate-climate-votes-democrats-barbara-boxer-114556 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Menendez, Bob3New JerseyDOn Senator Menendez's campaign website, it states, "Bob has consistently fought for dramatic action to reduce the effects of climate change. He is a champion for protecting New Jersey’s beaches, coastal communities and green spaces. Bob is also focused on making New Jersey a leader in responsible renewable energy development to lower our dependence on fossil fuels, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reinvigorate our workforce in the 21st century global economy."Senator Menendez has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating on behalf of the Paris Agreement. In a press release the Senator stated, "Americans from all walks of life understand that the threat posed by climate change is real, and understand the consequences of doing nothing—rising seas, stronger storms, famine and drought, and increased political instability throughout the world. They also understand the economic opportunity of taking action, embracing innovation, and building the clean energy economy of the future. It was this consensus that created a global response to climate change, and it is this wisdom that can preserve our planet and protect future generations." The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a Senate floor speech, the Senator stated, "Climate change may be an inconvenient truth to some but it is a threat to New Jersey, to the United States, and the security and stability of our world... It's well past time for this Congress to wake up and demand climate action from this administration." Senator Menendez makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release supporting the Clean Power Plan the Senator stated, "By attempting to scrap the Clean Power Plan, President Trump is undermining our ability to meet our goals under the Paris climate agreement, and setting the world on a dangerous course that jeopardizes national security and threatens the health and wellbeing of people around the globe."100100100Senator Menendez voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted against an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Even so, we could not find statements by Menendez, publicly advocating a fee on carbon.7593.75https://www.menendezfornj.com/issues/ https://www.menendez.senate.gov/news-and-events/press/menendez-statement-on-trump-rollback-of-clean-air-climate-change-standards- https://www.menendez.senate.gov/news-and-events/press/sen-menendez-on-paris-climate-agreement-withdrawal https://www.facebook.com/senatormenendez/videos/timetowakeup-on-climate-change/10156160047726358/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Heinrich, Martin1New MexicoDIn a Facebook post Senator Heinrich stated, "Climate change is a fact that is a problem in New Mexico today, not just at some far off date in the future. The longer we wait to act, the more difficult and expensive the solutions will be. The EPA deserves credit for showing the leadership to actively take on climate change rather than embracing the pseudo-science and denial that is embraced by far too many in Washington today. This nation has never solved a single problem by denying the facts."Senator Heinrich has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his support of the Paris Agreement. In a 2016 Earth Day press release, the Senator stated, "We have already seen very real and costly climate disruptions in New Mexico. We're seeing more extreme drought conditions, larger wildfires, shrinking forests, and increased flooding. With our abundance of wind and sun, New Mexico stands to gain from investments in the job-creating renewable energy sector that will help us meet the goals of the Paris Agreement." The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the Senate floor, the Senator stated, "In my home state of New Mexico we are seeing bigger fires, dryer summers, more severe floods when it does rain, and less snow pack in the winter." Senator Heinrich makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release condemning President Trump's rollback of the Clean Power Plan, the Senator stated, ""Now, President Trump is taking us in the completely wrong direction. When we know exactly what we need to do to reduce our contributions to climate change--and when we have the capability to create thousands of new jobs and build a thriving clean energy economy--President Trump's decision to retreat from leadership is shortsighted, willfully ignorant, and immoral."100100100Senator Heinrich voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted against an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Even so, we could not find statements by Heinrich, publicly advocating a fee on carbon.7593.75https://www.facebook.com/MartinHeinrich/posts/climate-change-is-a-fact-that-is-a-problem-in-new-mexico-today-not-just-at-some-/10152446548934214/ https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/press-releases/heinrich-statement-on-signing-of-international-agreement-to-fight-climate-change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x67xZzcU704 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXmVkI2aKdo https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/press-releases/heinrich-statement-on-signing-of-international-agreement-to-fight-climate-change https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Gillibrand, Kirsten2New YorkDOn Senator Gillibrand's Senate website it states that, "The threat of climate change is real, and New York is vulnerable to the effects of sea level rise and extreme weather like Superstorm Sandy if we do nothing to stop it." Senator Gillibrand has demonstrated leadership on climate change by speaking out against climate deniers. According to Syracuse.com, the Senator was quoted stating that climate deniers had gained an, "outsized and dangerous influence," over the president. The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a Senate floor speech, the Senator stated, "Climate change is real, it is here. Rising sea sea levels, disappearing coastlines, longer droughts, colder winters, hotter summers, massive so called storm's of the century are occurring routinely like Hurricane's Irene and Lee and Superstorm Sandy, which devastated the North East." The Senator also tweeted that, "Climate change is real. The question is settled. It'd be catastrophic for the President to cede our leadership on this issue #ParisAgreement." Senator Gillibrand makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a July town hall Senator Gillibrand discussed Donald Trump's stance on climate change stating, "President Trump is very out of touch, he doesn't understand the importance of it." 100100100Senator Kirsten Gillibrand voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). She voted against an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Even so, we could not find statements by Gillibrand publicly advocating a fee on carbon.7593.75https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/issues/environment https://www.syracuse.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/06/gillibrand_climate_change_deniers_have_dangerous_influence_on_trump_decision.html http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2017/07/five_takeaways_from_gillibrands_cny_town_hall_meeting.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG0QxYyneGc https://twitter.com/sengillibrand/status/869950890584797188 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Heitkamp, Heidi1North DakotaDIn a 2013 press release on President Obama's climate efforts Senator Heitkamp stated, "I applaud the President’s efforts to address climate change and its effects... However, several of the initiatives introduced today by the President, while not new, amplify the Administration’s continuing war on coal and coal-fired power." Senator Heitkamp has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting the Paris Agreement. In a press release the Senator condemned the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "Abandoning this agreement altogether is a reckless decision that forfeits an opportunity to guarantee a viable future for North Dakota coal, oil, and natural gas on the global level. We have to acknowledge the reality that all countries—the United States included—must work to reduce emissions, and we can do it in a way that maintains a strong future for fossil fuels and renewables." Despite this the Senator does not make prominent public statements on the issue nor does she make the issue a priority. In 2017 Senator Heitkamp did sponsor The Future Act (S.1535), which proposed to expand and extend the 45Q tax credit, which incentivizes investment in carbon capture technology. 5062.550Senator Heitkamp voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). She voted against an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).040.62https://www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=662b128d-0713-426c-bc52-b5edd0a592f5 https://www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=B49BAF42-A5F3-4CC8-9914-0C24B1F91B67 https://www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2017/12/heitkamp-capito-whitehouse-barrasso-push-for-passage-of-bipartisan-carbon-capture-technology-bill https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1535/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22carbon+capture%22%5D%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti Climate
Brown, Sherrod2OhioDIn 2017, Senator Brown tweeted that, "Refusing to act on climate change means allowing harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie to threaten clean drinking water and hurt local tourism jobs." Senator Brown has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Senator also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Senator did co-sponsor The Future Act (S.1535), which proposed to expand and extend the 45Q tax credit, which incentivizes investment in carbon capture technology. 10010025Senator Sherrod Brown voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted against an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). According to his website, "Brown, who is widely considered to be a liberal, is pushing Senate Democrats to require that importers pay a carbon dioxide fee for products made in countries that don't control their greenhouse gases." Even so, we could not find statements by Brown, publicly advocating a U.S. fee on carbon.7575https://www.brown.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/brown-introduces-bipartisan-legislation-promoting-carbon-capture-technology https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Casey, Bob2PennsylvaniaDOn Senator Casey's Senate website, it states, "Senator Casey believes we must rise to the challenge of climate change and revitalize our economy by increasing our efforts in the areas of energy efficiency; developing and adopting cleaner ways of producing electricity; and creating jobs. 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 has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating on behalf of the Paris Agreement. In a press release, the Senator stated, "This is a double-barreled blow to both Pennsylvania jobs and our environment. By pulling out of an agreement to combat climate change, President Trump has put Pennsylvania workers at a disadvantage when it comes to competing for clean energy jobs." The Senator makes prominent public statements on the issue. During a Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing Senator Casey stated, "The threat of catastrophic global warming may seem to be a second priority after fixing our current economic crisis, but I believe that we if we do not address both simultaneously we are setting ourselves up for another crisis in the future that will have untold consequences on the world’s economy and population." Senator Casey makes climate change a priority issue as well. Senator Casey spoke on a panel hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences discussing the potential impacts of climate change.100100100Senator Bob Casey voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted against an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Even so, we could not find statements by Casey, publicly advocating a fee on carbon. 7593.75https://www.casey.senate.gov/issues/environment https://www.casey.senate.gov/newsroom/releases/casey-on-climate-change https://www.casey.senate.gov/newsroom/releases/casey-on-president-trumps-withdraw-from-climate-agreement http://www.anspblog.org/sen-bob-casey-and-climate-change/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Whitehouse, Sheldon2Rhode IslandDOn Senator Whitehouse's campaign website, it states, "We see firsthand the effects of increasingly extreme storms and rising sea levels on our coastal economy and way of life in the Ocean State. I’m working to hasten America’s transition to a clean energy economy so we can leave this planet a better, safer place for our children and grandchildren. I founded the bipartisan Senate Oceans Caucus to protect natural resources like Narragansett Bay. I’ve authored legislation that would put a price on carbon pollution, reducing the emissions that drive climate change and returning all the money collected back to the American people. Democrats and Republicans who are serious about tackling climate change agree that a system like the one I’ve proposed is our best bet for curbing carbon pollution." The co-founder and co-chair of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Senator Whitehouse believes that climate change presents a clear and present danger. During a speech on climate change and agriculture he stated, "Carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is changing the atmosphere and the oceans. We see it everywhere. We see it in drought-stricken farms and raging wildfires. We see it in fish disappearing from warming, acidifying waters. We see it in our dying forests. We see it in extreme weather events."Senator Whitehouse has demonstrated leadership on climate change by leading a series of speeches on the Senate floor called, "Climate Change: Time to Wake Up." In his 200th such speech, the Senator stated, "As I give my 200th ‘Time To Wake Up’ speech, the most obvious fact standing plainly before me is not the measured sea level rise at Naval Station Newport, is not the 400 ppm carbon dioxide barrier we have broken through in the atmosphere, is not the new flooding maps coastal communities like Rhode Island must face, nor is it the West aflame. It is not even the uniform consensus about climate change across universities, national laboratories, scientific societies, and even across our military and intelligence services, who warn us that climate change is fueling economic and social disruption around the world. The fact that stands out for me, here at number 200, is the persistent failure of Congress to even take up the issue of climate change.” The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the Senate floor supporting climate grants, Senator Whitehouse stated, "Americans ought to be able to learn about the science coming out of taxpayer-funded agencies like NASA and NOAA. Those federal scientists are smart enough to put a rover on Mars. They also do vital work tracking our changing climate and preparing our communities for serious threats like severe weather and sea level rise.” Senator Whitehouse makes climate change a priority issue as w100100100In 2017 Senator Whitehouse introduced the, "American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act," which would have priced carbon pollution helping reduce overall emissions. In 2018 the Senator introduced an updated version of the bill. In a press release the Senator stated, “A carbon fee is the way economists of all stripes say we should end the massive subsidy to the fossil fuel industry and reduce carbon pollution...Our bill would harness the power of markets to ensure carbon polluters pay for the harm of their products, and then return the revenue directly to the American people. That would mean a win for our environment, a win for our economy, and a win for American families.”100100https://whitehouseforsenate.com/issues/protecting-the-environment/ https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/whitehouse-delivers-200th-time-to-wake-up-climate-speech https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/whitehouse-democrats-challenge-republican-attack-on-nsf-climate-grants https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/rep-waxman-and-sen-whitehouse-form-bicameral-climate-change-task-force https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/american-opportunity-carbon-fee-act-introduced-in-congress https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/whitehouse-schatz-blumenauer-cicilline-introduce-updated-american-opportunity-carbon-fee-actPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cruz, Ted1TexasRIn 2015 the Washington Post quoted Senator Cruz stating, "Many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up. In particular, satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there’s been zero warming.”Senator Cruz demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by combatting climate science. According to the New York Magazine, Senator Cruz joined four other Senators in calling for an investigation into the National Science Foundation over a program that educated meteorologists on climate change. The Senator also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. During an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the Senator 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. And their solution to this problem is that we needed massive government control of the economy, the energy sector and every aspect of our lives. 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."000Senator Cruz voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted for an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Cruz has expressed explicit opposition to a carbon fee in any form.00https://www.senate.gov/legislative/votes.htm https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/03/26/ted-cruzs-claim-that-there-has-been-zero-global-warming-in-17-years/?utm_term=.22a75334c751 http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/gop-senators-climate-change-education-program-is-propaganda.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2015/01/21/climate-change-skeptics-cruz-and-rubio-now-help-oversee-nations-climate-science/?utm_term=.d43fb2a908fb https://www.npr.org/2015/12/09/459026242/scientific-evidence-doesn-t-support-global-warming-sen-ted-cruz-says https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-30/trump-finds-common-ground-with-cruz-in-opposition-to-carbon-tax https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Sanders, Bernie2VermontIndependentOn Senator Sanders campaign website it states, "Climate change is the single greatest threat facing our planet. The debate is over, and the scientific jury is in; 97 percent of scientists agree about the urgent need to act." Currently Senator Sanders is also a frequent critic of President Trump's inaction on issues related to climate change. “How can a president of the United States give a State of the Union speech and not mention climate change?" Ultimately Senator Sanders has demonstrated an understanding of the extent to which climate change threatens our planet claiming, "This is every kind of issue all at once: the financial cost of climate change makes it an economic issue, its effect on clean air and water quality make it a public health problem, its role in exacerbating global conflict and terrorism makes it a national security challenge and its disproportionate impacts on vulnerable communities and on our children and grandchildren make acting on climate change a moral obligation. We have got to solve this problem before it’s too late."Senator Sanders has demonstrated leadership on climate change through partaking and leading rallies on climate action. According to the Guardian, the Senator spoke at a rally on Capitol Hill, stating, "Mr President, start listening to the people and the scientists, not the greed of the fossil fuel industry...Donald Trump is wrong about a lot of things. But there is no area where he is more wrong than on the issue of climate change.” The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. At the 350.org climate state of the union, the Senator stated, "If you go to the scientific community and you say to them what is the major global crisis that we face, the vast majority of them will say it is climate change and they will say it is absolutely imperative and a life and death issue." Senator Sanders makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Senator co-sponsored the 100 by 50 Act (S.987), which would lay out a roadmap to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050. 100100100Senator Sanders supports a carbon tax on polluters that are causing the climate crisis, even referring to it as climate policy's "gold standard". Sanders believes a carbon tax will return billions of dollars to working families and will ultimately shift our reliance away from fossils fuels while incentivizing clean renewable energy. Senator Sanders voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted against an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).100100https://berniesanders.com/issues/climate-change/ https://www.senate.gov/legislative/votes.htm https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/27/bernie-sanders-fossil-fuel-plan-2050 https://www.c-span.org/video/?440477-1/senator-bernie-sanders-delivers-address-climate-change&start=884 https://www.merkley.senate.gov/news/press-releases/merkley-sanders-markey-booker-introduce-landmark-legislation-to-transition-united-states-to-100-clean-and-renewable-energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/987 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Kaine, Tim1VirginiaDOn Senator Kaine's campaign website, it states, "Climate change imperils our planet’s future and threatens our economy. Tim believes that protecting our natural resources and environment are critical for our long-term health, safety and prosperity. That’s why he is fighting the Trump administration’s efforts to gut federal environmental protections, including for clean air and water, and speaking out against President Trump’s decision to abandon U.S. leadership by withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement." Senator Kaine has a mixed record on climate change. He advocates for continued oil and gas drilling, but he opposed the Keystone XL pipeline. He built one of the last, new coal plants in the country, while Governor of Virginia. Scientific America says, "At the same time, he supported renewable energy and instituted the first-ever climate change commission in Virginia to bring together environmentalists and power companies to chart a way forward on cutting greenhouse gas levels." Senator Kaine has demonstrated leadership on climate change releasing an add against President Trump's climate denial. In a tweet of the ad, the Senator states, "Climate change is one of the biggest threats we face, but to Trump, it's just "a hoax." The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the House floor, the Senator stated, "This is a really important issue to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Climate change is not an abstraction, climate change is not a next year or next decade issue, climate change in Virginia is a today issue...The Headquarters of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet is already having to spend millions of dollars to elevate the piers where aircraft carriers come and go due to sea level rise." Senator Kaine makes climate change a priority issue as well. Senator Kaine participated in an all-night session of climate change speeches on the floor of the U.S. Senate. In one such speech he stated, "“We have to get beyond the idea that we need to choose between a clean environment and a strong economy. We all want cleaner air and water. We all want jobs. They don’t have to contradict each other.”100100100Senator Kaine voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted against an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).075https://timkaine.com/issue/protecting-our-environment/ https://twitter.com/timkaine/status/785980837242163201 https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4610253/tim-kaine-climate-change&start=6345 https://www.kaine.senate.gov/press-releases/kaine-solution-to-climate-change-is-american-innovation https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cantwell, Maria3WashingtonDIn a press release responding to a 2017 GAO report which revealed that by 2039, climate change will cost U.S. taxpayers more than $1 trillion dollars, Senator Cantwell stated, "It's only going to accelerate. That's the scary thing...So can we at least sit down and talk about the ways just like on fire, just like on flooding, just like on drought, can we at least sit down at the table and plan strategies for how we can work together to mitigate these impacts? I guarantee you if we don't, this bill is going to continue to rise and the conflicts for us are going to be here."Senator Cantwell has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating action. On her Senate website it states, "Maria led the passage of legislation to create a modern, efficient national electricity grid, and worked to pass landmark climate legislation." The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a tweet on climate change, Senator Cantwell wrote, "#Climatechange is not a hypothesis. It is here. It is happening. And now it’s up to us." Senator Cantwell makes climate change a priority issue as well. According to her Senate website, "In 2010 [Cantwell] introduced the bipartisan Carbon Limits and Energy for America’s Renewal (CLEAR) Act that would replace fossil fuels with clean energy sources while providing a direct rebate to taxpayers." More recently, she joined Sen. Susan Collins to request a GAO report on climate change and in 2017 announced its findings on the Senate floor.100100100Senator Cantwell voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). She voted against an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Cantwell introduced the Carbon Limits and Energy for America's Renewal Act, or CLEAR Act. In an op-ed in the Washington Post, co-authored by her co-sponsor, Senator Susan Collins, they wrote, "Our concept is simple: Instead of cap-and-trade, our approach is "cap-and-dividend," with the dividends going where they belong: into the pockets of hardworking Americans." The legislation is unnecessarily complicated and not exactly the type of fee on carbon that we support, but it's a big step in the right direction.100100https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/news/press-releases/cantwell-speaks-on-senate-floor-on-groundbreaking-gao-climate-change-report https://twitter.com/SenatorCantwell/status/872507196692615168 https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/issues/energy http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/17/AR2010061704564.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Manchin, Joe2West VirginiaDIn a press release responding to Pope Francis's speech on man-made climate change, Senator Manchin stated, "I have said repeatedly that I believe climate change is real, and that the more than 7 billion people living on this Earth have contributed to its warming. I also believe, like Pope Francis, that we must work together to help solve this problem by investing in the technologies of the future that will help provide reliable, affordable and clean energy to citizens around the world. But the fact is our own U.S. Department of Energy believes that we will get more than thirty percent of our electricity from coal for the next quarter century. Without a commitment from elected officials to work with the energy industry, our research universities, and religious leaders, the most vulnerable and impoverished in our country will be in danger of not having affordable and reliable power during extreme times of need. I look forward to working with Pope Francis to address the global climate problem with realistic global climate solutions.”Senator Manchin demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. In a press release the Senator stated, "While I believe that the United States and the world should continue to pursue a cleaner energy future, I do not believe that the Paris Agreement ensures a balance between our environment and the economy. To find that balance, we should seek agreements that prioritize the protection of the American consumer as well as energy-producing states like West Virginia, while also incentivizing the development of advanced fossil energy technologies.” The Senator also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Senator Manchin was also in support of rolling back the Clean Power Plan stating that, "I am pleased that the EPA, Administrator Pruitt and President Trump are pursuing an all-of-the-above energy policy that acknowledges and respects the role coal will play in our energy portfolio. For eight years, the misguided Obama-era policies attacked coal and our hard-working coal miners."755025At the 2016 ECO:nomics conference the Senator was asked what he would rather endorse a carbon tax or Donald Trump, and the Senator responded, "As Lindsey Graham says give me poison or give me a gun." Senator Manchin voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted for an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).037.5https://www.manchin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/manchin-responds-to-pope-francis-on-climate-change https://www.manchin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/manchin-statement-on-presidents-decision-to-leave-the-paris-climate-agreement https://www.manchin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/manchin-applauds-epa-decision-to-roll-back-clean-power-plan- http://www.wsj.com/video/economics-sen-manchin-chooses-co2-tax-or-trump/843992D9-8443-44BF-8A3A-412CBDDE2A93.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti Climate
Baldwin, Tammy1WisconsinDIn a press release opposing the confirmation of Administration Scott Pruitt Senator Baldwin stated, “Let there be no doubt, global climate change is real. It is a fact and no ‘alternative facts’ can change it...In Wisconsin, climate change is causing big changes in both the Great Lakes ecosystem and economy. Climate change has facilitated the growth of invasive species like Asian carp, which pose a major threat to the ecology and economy of the Great Lakes by devastating the food chain and causing major damage to our ports, pipes and water infrastructure." Senator Baldwin has demonstrated leadership on climate change by reaffirming her support for the Paris Agreement after President Trump's withdrawal. In a press release she stated, "There is no doubt that global climate change poses a growing threat to our planet, our country, our Great Lakes and Wisconsin. Turning our back on the world and backing out of the Paris Agreement is bad for our environment and bad for our economy in Wisconsin. The U.S. must show strong leadership on climate change, reaffirm our commitment to future generations and take action to address this challenge.” The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Baldwin stated, "Let there be no doubt climate change is real the question is not whether it's happening but how we will address it are we going to do all that we can to leave the next generation a safer and healthier world as my friend from Rhode Island has impressed upon us with due urgency week in and week out climate change will be tremendously costly to our economy and to our very way of life." Senator Baldwin makes climate change a priority issue as well. In an op-ed on Medium, the Senator wrote, "While the threat of climate change may be daunting, we cannot continue to let the challenges overwhelm us into inaction. When 97% of climate scientists agree that human activity is drastically changing the planet’s climate, doing nothing is simply not an option...We already limit dangerous pollut100100100Senator Baldwin voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). She voted against an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Even so, we could not find statements by Baldwin, publicly advocating a fee on carbon.7593.75https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/press-releases/statement-pruitt-epa https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/press-releases/baldwin-joins-colleagues-to-reaffirm-support-for-paris-climate-agreement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7zgggaYHAQ https://medium.com/@SenatorBaldwin/climate-change-the-question-is-not-whether-it-is-real-but-how-and-when-we-act-cc102962f179 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Barrasso, John2Wyoming RAccording to The Hill, when asked about human induced climate change Senator Barrasso responded, "The climate is constantly changing. The role human activity plays is not known.”Senator Barrasso demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's rollback of the Clean Power Plan. In an interview with PBS, Senator Barrasso, stated, "Well, I think it was a bold and decisive action by Donald Trump. I think is going to be helpful to energy independence for America, energy security for our country, and certainly for jobs. That, to me, is the key driver." The Senator also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an op-ed published on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Senator supported the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement writing, "The international climate deal was negotiated badly and signed out of desperation. In fact, there was enough bipartisan opposition to the pact that Mr. Obama bypassed sending it to the Senate for ratification as a treaty. The agreement rests on little more than the former president’s handshake. The Paris deal imposed on the United States unrealistic targets for reducing our carbon emissions. It set America’s standards higher than for much of the world, while giving countries like China a free pass for years to come."000Senator Barrasso voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted for an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).00http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/208431-gop-leader-climate-change-science-not-known https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/barrasso-trump-climate-rollback-helps-u-s-energy-superpower https://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2017/3/barrasso-op-ed-toward-a-better-climate-sans-paris https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Klobuchar, Amy2MinnesotaDIn a Senate floor speech, Senator Amy Klobuchar, stated, "I believe we need a strong energy agenda for America, one that recognizes the challenges of climate change and that empowers people to be part of the solution.” Senator Klobuchar has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding global climate change (S. Res 524). In a press release the Senator stated, "We have an obligation to our constituents and to this country to address global climate change. We must tackle the challenge head-on. This is an issue facing all Americans--from farmers struggling with extreme weather from drought, to floods in seaside communities threatened by rising waters, to habitat changes that are impacting our hunting, fishing, and outdoor economy, to businesses trying to mitigate the financial risks posed by the effects of climate change." The Senator also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2017 Facebook post, the Senator stated, "The debate on whether climate change exists is over. The facts are in. Climate change is real, and we must address it. That's one of the reasons why I spoke out tonight on the Senate floor in opposition to Scott Pruitt's nomination for EPA Administrator. We need a leader at the EPA who understands that the science of climate change is real and who knows the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard for our economy." Senator Klobuchar makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a 2018 Senate floor speech, the Senator stated, "People talk about climate in many places, in my state from hunters and snowmobilers in Northern Minnesota to business leaders in the twin cities, to students at the Un100100100Senator Klobuchar voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). She voted against an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Even so, we could not find statements by Klobuchar publicly advocating a fee on carbon. 7593.75https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/events-speeches-and-floor-statements?ID=F7ED00B3-0D69-4A2E-BECC-9749F789D206 https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/2015/9/klobuchar-urges-colleagues-to-take-immediate-meaningful-steps-to-combat-climate-change https://www.facebook.com/amyklobuchar/posts/the-debate-on-whether-climate-change-exists-is-over-the-facts-are-in-climate-cha/10154029293436191/ https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2018/3/klobuchar-stands-with-whitehouse-to-urge-congress-to-wake-up-to-the-threats-of-climatechange http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/amy-klobuchar https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Stabenow, Debbie3MichiganDIn a video posted to YouTube, Senator Stabenow is recorded saying, "Climate change i believe is very real I mean the overwhelming evidence is it doesn't show up always we are seeing temperatures go up we're seeing the ice caps melting but it creates volatility I mean and you can see it in the storms that we have."Senator Stabenow has demonstrated leadership on climate change through standing up for climate science. According to the Detroit News, the Senator pushed back on climate science censorship, stating, "Censoring the agency’s scientists and natural resource professionals as they try to communicate these risks and help producers adapt to a changing climate does a great disservice to the men and women who grow the food, fuel, and fiber that drive our economy, not to mention the agency’s civil servants themselves.” Despite this, the Senator does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority.10010050A resolution sent from the Ann Arbor City Council to Senator Stabenow demanding a national carbon fee, amounted to no action by the Senator. Senator Stabenow voted for an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt, 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). She voted against an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Even so, we could not find statements by Stabenow publicly advocating a fee on carbon.7581.25https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0huQFfFtji8 https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/08/stabenow-usda/104419698/ http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollution https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Wiker, Roger2MississippiRIn a press release, Senator Wicker, states that, “[Climate] Science shows that there is an increase of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. But it has not been compellingly proven that mankind is responsible for the rise in atmospheric CO2, nor is it clear what impact CO2 has on Earth's temperatures."Senator Wicker demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting climate denying scientists. According to the Clarion Ledger he stated, "I agree with the more than 31,000 American scientists who do not believe the science on this matter is settled. Scientific research is advanced by asking questions and allowing for multiple viewpoints. With so much at stake — our economy, our livelihoods, and our environment — we should be tolerant of differences of opinion." The Senator does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 000In a press release Senator Wicker announced his opposition to a fee on carbon stating, “A carbon dioxide tax would negatively impact every single American. The Obama administration’s energy and climate change policies rely on new taxes and regulations that would have damaging effects on the economy of Mississippi and the entire country.  A carbon tax would be prohibitively costly to the nation.” He voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted for an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).00https://www.wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/weekly-report?ID=7e3e0cae-fa4b-f8e7-68fc-295c843ad29a https://www.clarionledger.com/story/dailyledes/2015/01/22/wicker-no-vote-climate-change-not-a-hoax/22156433/ https://www.wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=8BCF3117-BF43-43A1-9143-0D7AF7548F6B http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/roger-f-wicker https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate

U.S. Senate Challengers

NameStatePartyPositionPosition ScoreCarbon FeeCarbon Fee ScoreOverall ScoreSources
Kevin de LeónCaliforniaDOn U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León Clean Energy Future page, it states, "Now more than ever, our country needs California to press on, to lead us into a golden, verdant future. We won’t get there by keeping coal companies on life support, gutting the EPA, and leaving communities of color the doctor’s bills that fossil fuel production always brings. And we can’t get there on freeways from the 1950’s. That’s why I’m calling for a Green New Deal. From solar highways and byways to free and secure internet bandwidth, we need a comprehensive plan to restore the infrastructure that brings our country together, and to do it sustainably, in a way that totally caps carbon emissions and sets our nation on track to consume only renewable energy by 2045."100According to Forbes, "In reaction to an auction that raised little more than 1 percent of its expected revenue, California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León hinted strongly at ditching cap-and-trade for a straight up carbon tax, saying California government needs, “…a program that both reduces pollution and provides stable funding to clean up climate emissions.”"100100https://www.kevindeleon.com/clean-energy-future/ https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article182607816.html https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2017/03/02/california-lurches-for-a-carbon-tax-after-consecutive-greenhouse-gas-auction-failures/#41704d4432e1
Braun, MikeIndianaRThe U.S. Senate candidate does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it. 25The U.S. Senate Candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.5028.75https://www.mikebraunforindiana.com/
Brakey, EricMaineRThe U.S. Senate candidate does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it. 25The U.S Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee. 5028.75https://ericbrakey.com/
Ringelstein, Zak MaineDOn U.S. Senate candidate Zak Ringlestein's Protect and Preserve Our Environment page, it states, "We believe the future of our planet depends on us significantly curbing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and we don't think we are doing nearly enough. The effects of climate change are real and will continue to take a devastating toll on Maine, the United States, and our planet, including: natural disasters; rising waters; shrinking and moving fish populations, including lobsters; wildfires; spread of disease; water scarcity; loss of wildlife; and agricultural struggles. Already over half of the world’s wildlife has been decimated since the 1970’s, and it is going to take major efforts to preserve, protect, and regenerate our natural ecosystem here in Maine."100On the U.S. Senate candidate's Protect and Preserve Our Environment page, his 7th initiative states, "Creating a carbon tax to incentivize businesses and individuals to meet CO2 reduction goals."100100https://www.ringelsteinformaine.com/protect-and-preserve-our-environment http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-the-millennial-candidate-for-us-senate-zak-ringelstein-2018-6
Campbell, TonyMarylandRAccording to I Spy U.S. Seante candidate, Tony Campbell, does not support government funding for the development of renewable energy nor does he support federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.0The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.507.5https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/36214/tony-campbell/#.W0URxxJKgWp http://www.campbell4maryland.com/
Rosendale, MattMontanaRDuring a debate reported on by the Independent Record, when asked about climate change U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale stated, "The climate does change, the question is how much impact do humans have on it and how much impact can we have on it by dramatically imposing draconian restrictions on our businesses... I haven’t seen enough evidence that by imposing draconian regulation on our business and our industries, and the cost would be transferred to the consumer, for the potential of possibly having a minuscule impact on the climate.”0The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.507.5https://helenair.com/news/government-and-politics/gop-senate-candidates-draw-distinctions-on-wilderness-climate-change/article_d820834b-f384-5438-8a9b-03821f6298df.html https://www.mattformontana.com/
Raybould, JaneNebraskaDThe U.S. Senate candidate does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it.25The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee. 5028.75https://janeraybould.com/issues/
Rosen, JackyNevadaDOn Congresswoman Rosen's campaign site it states, "As the threat of climate change looms, she will continue advocating for action that reduces carbon pollution, defends our clean air and water, and promotes clean energy jobs."100Congresswoman Rosen does not have a position on a carbon fee.5092.5https://www.rosenfornevada.com/ https://rosen.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-jacky-rosen-responds-irresponsible-repeal-clean-power-plan https://www.facebook.com/RepJackyRosen/videos/879845845498273/ https://twitter.com/RepJackyRosen/status/885628522399748096
Hugin, BobNew JerseyROn U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin's campaign site it states that, "Bob is an avid boater, fisherman, and conservationist who believes that climate change is real and that humans play a role in it. Bob will work with people in both parties to safeguard our air and water, and encourage the President to enter into agreements that protect our environment, while ensuring they are fair deals for American taxpayers and businesses. Additionally, he will support policies that encourage technological innovation and growing our renewable energy sector so that America will be a leader in clean, affordable energy."100The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.5092.5https://bobhugin.com/issues/
Rich, MickNew MexicoRIn a press release supporting the Keystone Pipeline U.S. Senate candidate Mick Rich stated, "I appreciate New Mexico Senators Udall and Heinrich supporting clean energy. It is important to maintain a low carbon footprint, and for each of us to contribute our share to protecting our environment. The Senators claim that their vote against the Keystone Pipeline was a vote for a clean environment. But I visited the heart of the tar sands country in Canada, and witnessed oil naturally seeping from the ground, resulting in oil sheens on nearby streams. The tar sands are removed from the ground, the oil is removed, and pure white sand is returned to the ground. I think most people would consider keeping oil out of our streams environmental remediation... Understandably, some people are concerned that low gasoline prices will increase the rate of global warming. But for those who worry how they will support their families, lower gasoline prices help them make ends meet from paycheck to paycheck."0The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.507.5https://mickrichforsenate.com/?s=global+warming
Farley, CheleNew YorkRThe U.S. Senate candidate does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it. 25The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.5028.75https://www.chelefarleyforsenate.com/
Cramer, KevinNorth DakotaRAccording to E&E news, Congressman Cramer, responding to President Trump's climate position stated that, "But my advice would be, while I'm a skeptic, as well, he is a product of political populism, and political populism believes that there needs [to be] some addressing of climate change... I've been skeptical, but I don't resist the reality that we're heading toward or our goal is a more carbon-constrained world." 25Congressman Cramer voted in favor 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. Cramer voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. According to E&E News the Congressman stated, "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," Cramer said. "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."021.25https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060037208 https://cramer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/cramer-and-mandan-small-business-owner-challenge-epas-coal-regulation https://cramer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/cramer-and-mandan-small-business-owner-challenge-epas-coal-regulation http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call
Renacci, JimOhioRCongressman Renacci does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it.25Congressman Renacci was a co-sponsor 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. Renacci voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.021.25https://renacci.house.gov/index.cfm/press-releases?ContentRecord_id=0310ACA9-1808-4804-A9B3-723E3B612106 https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/06/america_doesnt_need_the_paris.html http://jimrenacci.com/ http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call https://renacci.house.gov/index.cfm/renacci-report?ID=D0A76349-D473-4612-90C2-2C07BBB0726F
Barletta, LouPennsylvaniaRAccording to the Citizen Voice, Congressman Barletta stated in reference to climate change that, "There's arguments on both sides. I'm not convinced that there's scientific evidence that proves that. I believe there's some that can also argue the opposite."0Congressman Barletta did not vote on 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. Barletta voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/despite-varying-views-kanjorski-barletta-agree-a-lot-on-energy-issues-1.1050145 https://barletta.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/barletta-statement-regarding-us-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-agreement https://barletta.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/barletta-statement-regarding-another-obama-overreach-on-energy http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call
O'Rourke, BetoTexasDOn Congressman O'Rourke's campaign site, it states, "It is crucial now more than ever that the U.S. and world leaders act urgently to address the issue of climate change. We must ensure the funding and independence of organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) so that they can provide necessary climate science research."100Congressman O'Rourke voted against 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. O'Rourke 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7596.25https://betofortexas.com/issue/energy/ https://medium.com/@RepBetoORourke/on-the-paris-climate-agreement-f38c520d3de8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2dLIW1oe2w https://www.facebook.com/betoorourke/videos/speaking-at-the-houston-climate/1539516422764729/ http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-cal
Wilson, JennyUtahDOn U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson's campaign site it states, "Climate change is a real threat to our future, health and our economy." In an interview with David Thorpe, when discussing climate change, she stated, "It's one of those issues that I feel under the Obama administration we were making some inroads the agreement on the Paris Accords where we are advocating internationally and using our leadership role as a nation to along with European nations and others to encourage some nations that are polluting even at levels beyond our levels of pollution in the US so I fear that we made a very wrong decision by pulling out of that agreement."100The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee. 5092.5https://wilsonforsenate.com/priorities/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezp7YyKSh1I
Stewart, CoreyVirginiaRAccording to The Cavalier Daily Corey Stewart stated, “I believe that the theory of man-made climate change is a hoax. The Paris Agreement would have limited the growth of our economy, I agree with President Trump … the only way we can get to the truth is free speech.”0The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.507.5http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2018/03/virginia-gop-senatorial-candidates-debate-climate-change-infrastructure
Romney, MittUtah RAccording to USA Today, Governor Romney made the following statement when asked his views on climate change. "I'm one of those Republicans who thinks we are getting warmer and that we contribute to that." 100In a retweet of the Climate Leadership Council's Plan to install a carbon fee and dividend system, the Governor stated, "Thought-provoking plan from highly respected conservatives to both strengthen the economy & confront climate risks." 100100https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2015/01/22/mitt-romney-climate-change/81555810/ https://twitter.com/mittromney/status/829121887217319938?lang=en
Morrisey, PatrickWest VirginiaRIn an interview with Think Progress, U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Morrissey stated, “I think there are many factors involved in the evolution of the Earth’s temperature... I will say this, the Obama administration’s power plan would have effectively done nothing to change the temperature of the planet, yet it wreaked absolute havoc on our country and our coal miners and their families. That is the kind of trade-off we can’t allow in our country.”0The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.507.5https://thinkprogress.org/morrisey-clean-power-plan-next-steps-f7c08d06b7e0/
Baria, DavidMississippiDU.S. Senate candidate David Baria does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it.25The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.5028.75https://www.bariaformississippi.com/
Bredesen, Phil TennesseeDIn an interview with Hugh Hewitt, when asked his views on climate change, Governor Bredesen stated, "I think, actually, I think it’s a serious issue. I think that I’m not ready to ascribe every hundredth of a degree of global warming solely to human activity. There’s also other cycles that go there. But I think that we’ve substantially changed the atmosphere over the course of the past century in particular. I think it’s going to continue, the situation will continue to deteriorate in that regard for another hundred years. It’s something that’s not going to happen tomorrow. But certainly doing things like trying to invest in technologies, discover technologies for sequestration and so on. It would be important things to put some leverage behind, and I think we need to start doing that."75The Governor does not have a position on a carbon fee.5067.5http://www.hughhewitt.com/tennessee-democratic-governor-phil-bredesen-on-politics-and-policy/
Blackburn, MarshaTennesseeRAccording to Vanity Fair, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, stated, "Science around [climate change] is not a settled science.”0Congresswoman Blackburn 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). Congresswoman Blackburn voted in favor 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). Rep.Blackburn did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9186/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://www.ontheissues.org/Notebook/Note_10-AFP.htm
James, JohnMichiganRU.S. Senate candidate John James does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it.25The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.5028.75https://johnjamesforsenate.com/issues/
Hawley, JoshMissouriRU.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it.25The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee. 5028.75https://joshhawley.com/
Hutchinson, SusanWashington RIn a tweet, U.S. Senate candidate Susan Hutchinson, wrote that, "Cantwell says the devastating smoke from wildfires is a result of global warming, but the experts will tell you it's mismanagement of our forests. We need science-based resource mgmt policies, not a Senator beholden to extreme environmental special interests. Watch & RT to share!" 0On the U.S. Senate candidate's website, it states, "Republicans believe that people know better than the government how to spend their hard-earned money. That’s why I’ve been on the front lines fighting against a state income tax on working families, the carbon tax on mobility, and the job destroying “head tax” in Seattle."00https://twitter.com/Susan4Senate/status/1031931507731050501 https://www.susan4senate.com/18-reasons.html
Curtis, RonHawaiiRIn an interview with the Honolulu Civil Beat, when asked about his approach to climate change, the U.S. Senate candidate, stated, "I have a two-part approach. The first part is to implement dynamic, gradual, and more restrictive carbon emission legislation to drive the reduction in carbon emissions without causing significant economic harm or hardships to anyone. The second part is to support and encourage the continuing migration to renewable energy sources with government tax breaks until renewable energy sources are more cost competitive."100The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon tax. 5092.5https://www.civilbeat.org/2018/09/candidate-qa-u-s-senate-ron-curtis/
Corey, MatthewConnecticutRU.S. Senate candidate Matthew Corey does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it.25The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon tax.5028.75http://www.coreyforsenate.com/
Newberger, JimMinnesota RAccording to MRP News, U.S. Senate candidate Jim Newberger stated, "Do I believe in climate change? Yeah, I do. I believe in climate change. Do I believe it's man-made? No, I do not. Climate change, the number one factor in climate change is the sun, and we cannot change the way the sun operates."0The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.507.5https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/08/22/sen-amy-klobuchar-and-state-rep-jim-newberger-debate-minnesota-senate-election
Paige, Brooks H. VermontRU.S. Senate candidate Brooks H. Paige does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it.25In a comment on an Ethan Allen Institute article about a carbon tax, the U.S. Senate candidate, wrote, "The carbon tax is nothing more than another “redistribution” scheme designed to pick the pockets of hard working Vermonters (or visitors to our little state) and hand the proceeds over to our “astute” state legislature and officials to hand out as they see fit. There is no specific formula that insures the citizens of Vermont that the proceeds will not be handed out as political plums to their favorite political “mentors” (like VPTIG) or squandered on unproductive plans and schemes. So let’s put this little “game” (socialist con) back on the shelf and find something useful to concentrate our attention on – something that will yield increased productivity or reduce the negative effects of governance. H. Brooke Paige Democratic Candidate for Governor and Attorney General"021.25http://ethanallen.org/commentary-two-thirds-of-vermonters-want-a-carbon-tax/
Vukmir, LeahWisconsinRU.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it.25The U.S. Senator does not have a position on a carbon fee.5028.75https://leahvukmir.com/issues/
Trauner, GaryWyomingDAccording to Jackson Hole News & Guide, when discussing climate change, U.S. Senate candidate Gary Trauner stated, "Let’s set aside the argument of whether climate change is man-made or not man-made. Being the leader of tomorrow’s sustainable energy economy is good for us economically, and it’s good for the environment, so why would we be arguing that?”50The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.5050https://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/election/article_e2d78313-fabe-5823-8147-5a3cccbe0022.html
McSally, MarthaArizonaR"Our environment and the Earth's climate is changing and there is likely a human element to it. Since 2005, the U.S. has reduced energy-related carbon emissions by 14 percent, however, this is due to technological advances that have allowed our nation to tap into affordable abundant resources, not a heavy handed government approach. Crushing regulations such as the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States, only serve as federal overreaches that further burden Arizona's small businesses and farmers and harm those in poverty with increased utility bills."50Congresswoman McSally 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). Congresswoman McSally was not in Congress to vote on 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). Rep. McSally did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.042.5https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2018/10/08/arizona-elections-where-candidates-stand-climate-change-water-urban-heat-issues/1534527002/ https://www.mcsallyforsenate.com/home/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/martha-mcsally https://littlesis.org/lists/555-afp-no-climate-tax-pledge-signatories/members
Sinema, KrystenArizonaDAccording to a candidate survey posted by AZ Central, when asked about climate change, Congressman Sinema stated, "Scientific research has concluded that our climate is changing and human activity is contributing to climate change. I am committed to protecting our country’s environment while ensuring our economy continues to grow."100Congresswoman Sinema 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). Congresswoman Sinema voted in favor 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). Rep. Sinema did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.085http://c3.thevoterguide.org/v/phoenix16/race-detail.do?id=15113242&party=Rep https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/kyrsten-sinema http://www.ontheissues.org/Notebook/Note_10-AFP.htm
Scott, RickFloridaRAccording to Politico, Governor Rick Scott, stated in the wake of Hurricane Irma, that, "Clearly our environment changes all the time, and whether that’s cycles we’re going through or whether that’s man-made, I wouldn’t be able to tell you which one it is.” Governor Scott has also gone on the record stating in 2010 that, "I've not been convinced that there's any man-made climate change."0The Governor does not have a position on a carbon fee.507.5https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/14/florida-governor-remains-unsure-about-climate-change-after-hurricane-irma-114498
Arlett, RobertDelawareRU.S. Senate candidate Robert Arlett does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it.25The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.5028.75https://robarlett.com/platform-issues/
Flanders, RobertRhode IslandROn U.S. Senate candidate Robert Flanders's energy and environment page, it states, "Protecting the environment and combating the impact of climate change will require evidence-based pragmatic solutions. Dealing effectively with climate change requires bipartisan plans that foster sustainable economic growth and protect American workers as well as the world’s natural resources."75According to the Providence Journal, the U.S. Senate candidate stated, "Yes, I believe it [climate change] exists. We should continue to diversify with encouraging non-fossil-fuel-based energy sources and consider implementing a revenue-neutral carbon tax.”10078.75http://www.flandersforsenate.com/issue/environment-energy/ http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20171116/ri-gops-flanders-announces-for-us-senate-spells-out-views-opposes-moores-run
Housley, KarinMinnesotaRAccording to MPR News, U.S. Senate candidate Karin Housley was quoted saying, "I believe in a balanced approach to climate policy that lowers emissions, promotes economic growth, and ensures energy security."50The U.S. Senate candidate does not have a position on a carbon fee.5050https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/09/27/minnesota-midterm-climate-voter-guide

U.S. House Incumbents

NameStateDistrictPartyPositionPosition ScoreVote ScoreLeadershipLeadership ScoreCarbon FeeCarbon Fee ScoreOverall ScoreSourcesVote Recognizing the Cost of Climate Change – 2017: RCV 489Vote Methane Pollution Safeguards – 2017: RCV 48Vote National Security Threat of Climate Change – 2017: RCV 368Vote Carbon Pollution – 2016: RCV 43Vote Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants – 2015: RCV 384 Vote Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation – 2015: RCV 508 Vote Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits for New Power Plants (CRA) – 2015: RCV 651Vote Climate Change Science – 2014 - RCV 103
Byrne, BradleyAlabama1RCongressman Byrne on multiple occasions referred to President Obama's policies to curb climate change as radical. In a 2014 press release he stated, "In fact, since the election, the President has only moved further to the extremes, pushing his radical climate change agenda and new regulations on the Internet." And in a 2016 press release stated, "Unfortunately, in his budget proposal this year, President Obama recommended that the money be taken away from the Gulf States and instead be spread around the country to implement his radical climate agenda." In the same press releases he claimed that climate projects are, "politically-driven." 00Congressman Byrne has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by proposing a 2015 amendment that would cut funding from the energy and water appropriations bill from the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) program, which works to develop and research carbon free energy technologies as indicated by a 2015 press release. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page, the Congressman advocates for offshore energy development, stating, "We should continue to responsibly grow and expand offshore energy production in the Gulf. A strong energy strategy leads to smaller energy bills for families and more jobs for Americans." 0Congressman Byrne 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). Congressman Byrne was not in office to vote on the 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H.Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Rep. Byrne did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://byrne.house.gov/media-center/columns/it-s-time-to-get-to-work https://byrne.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/byrne-amendment-protects-gulf-coast-energy-revenue https://byrne.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/byrne-offers-amendment-to-cut-over-1-billion-in-spending https://byrne.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Roby, MarthaAlabama2RIn a press release responding to a 2014 assessment on climate change a spokesperson for Congresswoman Roby stated, "As is too often the case, global warming policy here is ahead of the science. Rep. Roby supports an 'all-of-the-above' approach to energy that would boost domestic production, decrease reliance on foreign energy, and develop clean and renewable sources that can power future generations. We can do all that without overly-burdensome environmental policies that raise energy prices and stifle economic growth." 00Congresswoman Roby has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Paris Agreement. She was also quoted in the Alabama Reporter speaking out against the Paris Agreement stating, "President Obama is in Paris this week for a multinational discussion of energy policies and climate change. In addition to a lot of pomp and circumstance, we can probably expect the President to call for heavy restrictions and more government mandates to reduce carbon emissions, while painting a bleak picture of our energy outlook.” Rep. Roby does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority. According to the Alabama Reporter, Rep. Roby, responded to Administrator Pruitt rolling back the Clean Power Plan by emailing her constituents stating, "The war on coal is over...Great news! This morning Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt announced that the Trump Administration is formally withdrawing the so-called 'clean power plant' rule that sought to force states into unrealistic carbon emission standards.”0Congresswoman Roby 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). Congresswoman Roby voted in favor 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). Rep. Roby signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://roby.house.gov/roby-news/al-representatives-voice-opinions-new-climate-assessment http://www.alreporter.com/2015/12/01/roby-says-american-energy-revolution-not-government-mandates-is-responsible-for-dropping-emissions/ http://www.alreporter.com/2017/10/12/roby-declares-war-coal/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9186/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rogers, MikeAlabama3RIn response to the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment which reported that heat waves 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 has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by actively speaking out against the U.N.'s work to tackle global climate change, stating in a 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." This is according to a 2015 press release found on the Congressman's page. Rep. Rodgers does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman Rogers 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). Rep. Rogers also voted in favor 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 Congressman signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.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 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/michael-rogers-0 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Aderholt, RobertAlabama 4RIn 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." 00Congressman Aderholt has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by referring to climate research as, "bad science," according to the Los Angeles Times. The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a 2013 tweet quoting himself, he wrote, "Aderholt: ‘The Only Climate We Should be Talking About Today is this Country’s stalled Economic and Jobs Climate’." 0Congressman Aderholt 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). Congressman Aderholt also voted in favor 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). Rep. Aderholt did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://aderholt.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/controversy-about-climate-change http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-what-causes-climate-change-denial-20150410-column.html http://www.climatepolitics.info/wiki/Robert_Aderholt http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/robert-aderholt-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Brooks, MoAlabama 5RCongressman Brooks was quoted on climate change by the Montgomery Advertiser that there is, "No hard scientific factual data at this point.. plant life does better because of the enriched environment on which they can live... Most of our temperature data dates from 1960s and 1970s; that’s about as good as our good scientific data goes...to try to base long-term climate change prognostications on 40 or 50 years of data is absurd." 00Congressman Brooks has not demonstrated leadership on climate change as seen by quotes like this posted by Organizers For America. "I'm also old enough to remember when the same left-wing part of our society was creating a global cooling scare in order to generate funds for their pet projects. So 30-some years ago the big scare was global cooling, and once they drained that, they shifted to global warming." Rep. Brooks does not make, prominent public statements on climate change nor has he made it a priority issue. According to CNN during a hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, the Congressman belittled climate science stating, "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."0Congressman Brooks 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). Rep. Brooks voted in favor 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). Congressman Brooks did sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/politics/southunionstreet/2017/07/14/alabama-senate-race-climate-change-impacts-loom-but-candidates-divide/479731001/ https://monroe.ofa.us/climate-change-deniers/mo-brooks-alabama/ https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/17/politics/mo-brooks-nasa-climate-change/index.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/mo-brooks https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Palmer, GaryAlabama6RIn a letter responding to news outlet, Weld, Congressman Palmer mades the following statement on whether he believed climate change existed. "Disagreements arise not over whether the climate is changing, but why these changes are happening. While many have asserted that human activity is the driving force behind climate change, this is far from “settled science." Historic fluctuations in climate have been similar to or greater than what we have observed in the last 50 years, and the climate models used to justify government action have routinely failed to reproduce observed results or accurately predict future changes." 00Congressman Palmer demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by attempting to pass the Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2015 (H.R. 3880) that would have inhibited the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating global warming causing greenhouse gas emissions. In a press release he sated “While the bill is focused on greenhouse gas regulations, the real crux of this bill is EPA and other agencies have given themselves too much power.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to AL.com the Congressman claimed that arctic sea ice was expanding during a time of record lows. 0Congressman Palmer 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). Rep. Palmer was not in Congress and did not vote for the 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 Congressman did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://weldbham.com/blog/2015/05/27/gary-palmer-speaks-on-climate-change/# https://palmer.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/gop-pushes-bill-rein-epas-global-warming-agenda http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/gary_palmer_arctic_sea_ice_is.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti 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 ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateN/APro Climate
Young, DonAlaska1ROn Congressman Young's global warming page he says. "Alaska is the focal point in the global warming debate. I do not challenge that climate change is occurring, but the central question awaiting an answer is to what extent man-made emissions are responsible for this change. Contrary to popular opinion, that question remains unanswered."00Congressman Young demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by going on the YouTube Channel Juneau Empire and disagreeing with the science behind climate change, stating, "because I studied the geological structure of this globe and you see this happen all around the world one place is warm and one place is cold we get in snow in Fairbanks...Why well it's climate change well maybe it is but was it caused by man?" The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. This is seen by a statement made on KTVA in an interview with Matt Feeling, where he said that climate change is, "The biggest scam since the teapot dome scandal."0Congressman Young 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). Rep Young did not vote on 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). Rep. Young did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://donyoung.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=5006 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGyYxcKzmQE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKcmjBBtxrs https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/house/2013Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
O'Halleran, Tom Arizona1DAt a press conference discussing the need to act on Climate change Congressman O'Halleran said, “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.” This was reported by the Arizona Daily Sun. 100100Congressman O'Halleran has demonstrated leadership on climate change through combating the President on his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement in a Facebook post he made, stating, "Climate change is a serious economic and national security threat to the United States. The U.S. should be leading the world toward responsible solutions to overcome this crisis, not taking a backseat with Nicaragua and Syria." Despite this Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 75 Rep. O'Halleran voted in favor 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. 119). The Congressman was not in Congress when a 2013 amendment was proposed by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Rep. O'Halleran did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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. 068.75http://azdailysun.com/news/local/news-analysis-o-halleran-hedges-bets-on-climate-change-action/article_431cb05c-fb13-5ccd-ba42-27bdb442e9e4.html https://www.facebook.com/repohalleran/posts/1534818823257457 https://ohalleran.house.gov/issues/energy https://ohalleran.house.gov/issues/public_lands https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Grijalva, RaulArizona3DOn Congressman Grijalva's website he has a page dedicated to combating climate change which 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." 100100Congressman Grijalva has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating action by leading an inquiry investigating the funding mechanisms of seven climate scientists who's work was popular with climate change skeptics and deniers when he was the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee as told by Politico. The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press conference protesting the dissemination of books to public schools that deny climate change the Washington Examiner quoted him saying, "Lying to children about the world we live in to further corporate polluter profits is cruel...If climate deniers think our public schools are the right place for their propaganda, they need to be exposed in no uncertain terms." It is clear Rep. Grijalva makes climate change a priority issue by having a page dedicated to combating climate change. The Congressman also has a page titled, "Carbon Dioxide and Climate Policy," listing policy measures he believes that could reduce the impacts of climate change. 100In 2015 as the Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Grijalva helped create a contrarian budget proposal to that of the Republican budget called the 'Peoples Budget,' which looked to implement a carbon fee of $25 per ton emitted. Congressman Grijalva voted against 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). The Congressman did not vote on the 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Rep. Grijalva did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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 contribu100100https://grijalva.house.gov/combating-global-climate-change/ https://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/climate-change-study-funding-raul-grijalva-115568 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democrats-protest-after-schools-sent-material-that-questions-climate-change/article/2619171 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=vqo2aY2Nlrk http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/house/2013 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Gosar, Paul A.Arizona4RCongressman Gosar wrote an op-ed for the news source 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."00Congressman Gosar demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating against the Paris Agreement. In a press release he stated that, "This unconstitutional treaty is nothing more than an extension of the Obama Administration’s ideological war on affordable energy." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Goasr in a 2014 press release a condemned President Obama's Clean Power Plan saying, "The Obama Environmental Protection Agency’s unnatural fixation with destroying the coal industry, killing jobs and driving up energy prices for consumers continues today." 0Congressman Gosar 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). The Congressman voted in favor 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). Rep. Gosar signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://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=1480 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/paul-gosar https://gosar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1902 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Biggs, AndyArizona5RCongressman Biggs stated in a candidate survey with the Arizona Republic that, “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.” 00Congressman Biggs demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by belittling the science behind climate change. According to the Arizona Central, when asked about climate change by a constituent the Congressman stated, "There are credible scientists who say climate change exists; we aren’t sure why. ... There are credible scientists who say it doesn’t.”. As a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology the Congressman spoke against the Clean Power Plan stating, "We simply must eliminate costly, unjustifiable regulations. For example, President Obama’s climate change actions, such as the Clean Power Plan, have been estimated to cost billions annually, while having a negligible impact on the environment." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. When being shouted down at a town hall on his climate change position he compared himself to Albert Einstein saying, “The same attitude you take is the exact same attitude that Einstein faced over physics. That’s exactly what happened to him. They shouted him down until he was able to demonstrate.”0According to 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). The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on 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). Rep. Biggs did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.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://www.axios.com/house-republican-introduces-measure-to-defund-key-climate-research-1513305154-736cf113-739c-4e5e-801c-0933df46c80a.html https://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/HHRG-115-SY-WState-B001302-20170329.pdf https://newrepublic.com/minutes/142035/climate-denying-congressman-compared-einstein-constituents-booed-him 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/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Schweikert, DavidArizona6ROn the show 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." 00Congressman Schweikert demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by co-sponsoring 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). The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a 2014 press release opposing the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "This Administration has been consistently steeped in political rhetoric and today's announcement is no different. Our energy industry deserves measurements and goals that promote the reduction of emissions without crippling an entire industry's growth and sending jobs outside of the United States."0Congressman Schweikert 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). Rep. Schweikert voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://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://schweikert.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-schweikert-clean-power-plan-proposal-1000-pages-overregulation https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/david-schweikert https://www.congress.gov/amendment/113th-congress/house-amendment/576Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gallego, RubenArizona7DCongressman Gallego stated in a 2015 press release that, “The facts are clear: action on climate change will not undermine our economy – it will support economic growth. In fact, acting will produce real benefits for our environment and our economy, including new businesses, better jobs, lower poverty and reduced mortality rates. I stand with the scientific, environmental, and public health communities who all agree that Paris must be the floor, not the ceiling of ambition.”100100Congressman Gallego has demonstrated leadership on climate change by tying 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." This was reported on by the Huffington Post. The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release opposing the President's roll back of the Clean Power Plan, he stated, “The Trump administration’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan is a reckless step backward and a disappointing abdication of our responsibility to address a worsening climate crisis." Rep. Gallego makes climate change a priority issue as well. In response to President Trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman tweeted, "Strong action on climate change produces real benefits for our environment & economy. Walking away from the #Paris agreement is a mistake."100Congressman Gallego 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. Gallego was not in Congress to vote on 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). Rep. Gallego did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. In OnTheIssues, Ruben Gallego said, “In the House, I will support cap and trade legislation as well as a carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas 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.100100https://rubengallego.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-gallego-statement-trump-administration-s-repeal-clean-power-plan https://rubengallego.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-ruben-gallego-calls-strong-and-fair-global-climate-agreement 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/h363 http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Ruben_Gallego_Energy_+_Oil.htm https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22John+Larson%22%5D%7D Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Lesko, DebbieArizona8RAccording to AZ Central, Congresswoman Lesko, when asked about climate change 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."00Congresswoman Lesko demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Clean Power Plan. In an interview with E&E News, she stated, "I'm totally in disagreement with the EPA's proposed rules, and if I didn't sign onto that letter I should have signed onto that letter. They're going to damage the economy of our state drastically. In fact, one of our major power utility companies, SRP, Salt River Project, said it's impossible to do what they have proposed to do in the timeline they have proposed to do it, which is basically eliminate all coal-fired power plants by 2020. They can't do it. It's impossible." The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority. 0Congresswoman Lesko 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). Rep. Lesko was not in Congress to vote on 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2018/01/30/west-valley-congressional-candidates-climate-change/1067821001/ https://www.eenews.net/tv/videos/2001/transcript http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Crawford, RickArkansas1RCongressman Crawford does not believe in the science underpinning climate change as shown from this statement found on the news source Talk, Business & Politics. "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 demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by speaking out against President Obama's efforts to reduce coal emissions, writing in his 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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On 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." 0Congressman Crawford voted in favor 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. Crawford voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scaise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://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 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Hill, FrenchArkansas2RIn a Q & A with THV11 Congressman Hill when asked about President Trump's intention to pull out of the Paris Agreement stated, "Climate scientists generally agree that human activity has likely contributed to climate change. It is critical that America continue to lead the world in matters of safe and effective energy production while protecting our environment."500Congressman Hill demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating against the Paris Agreement. In a Q & A with THV11 stating, "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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.25Congressman Hill 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). Rep. Hill did not vote on 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). Rep. Hill did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.018.75http://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/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Womack, SteveArkansas3RAccording to Talk Business & Politics, Congressman Womack was quoted stating, "I’m not sold on the philosophy that man is the sole contributor of climate change- but we have to be careful that the United States doesn’t take a disproportionate amount of responsibility and monetary commitment for this issue,” 00Congressman Womack demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by working to persuade President Obama to approve the Keystone Pipeline. In a 2015 press release he stated, "Today’s passage of S. 1 not only supports jobs creation and an all-of-the-above energy policy critical to America’s success by finally approving the Keystone XL, but it also marks the turning of a page towards smart, bipartisan workings with the newly-led Senate. President Obama has no more excuses, and I urge him to work with us and sign this commonsense, bipartisan bill into law.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He opposed President Obama's Clean Power Plan in a press release stating, “Today, President Obama announced plans to expand his oppressive energy agenda, establishing even more restrictions, pushing new backdoor energy taxes, and delaying solutions – like the Keystone pipeline – that will address our rising energy costs...” 0Congressman Womack 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). Rep. Womack voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://talkbusiness.net/2017/06/arkansas-congressional-delegation-applauds-trumps-withdrawal-from-climate-treaty/ https://womack.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398483 https://womack.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=340529 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/steve-womack https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Westerman, BruceArkansas4ROn CSPAN Congressman Westerman who is the only professional forester in Congress was asked his views on climate change and responded,"On the global warming or climate change issue, the climate is changing, whether that is man made or not, but we do know that healthy forests sequester carbon and the better trees grow and the faster they grow, the more carbon they sequester... Regardless of how you feel about climate change healthy forests are part of the solution." In another interview with CSPAN he stated, "Climate change happens. The question is, what causes it to happen? You have natural vents… Forest fires put millions of tons of carbon into the air every year. Volcanic eruptions put millions of tons of carbon in the air. And when it happens, it's minute changes. So, you can't deny the fact that climate change happens. The question is, what causes climate change to happen?... It's a very complicated subject you hear talked about a lot in platitudes, and not as much in details of science."250Congressman Westerman demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's announcement to leave the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, “I applaud the Administration's decision to lead like America has historically led...by example. The United States can be more effective illustrating to the rest of the world what sound environmental stewardship looks like by innovating and continuing to be the best when we lead and set the standard versus signing agreements with foreign governments and allowing others to direct how we operate.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On the floor of the House Sub Committee on Foreign Lands Rep. Westerman doubted climate change saying, “I assume if climate’s changing, it’s changing in Arkansas, as well as other places. So I did a little research and found out the number of forest fires in Arkansas has actually decreased over the past 20 years. It’s either held level or slightly decreased as our management has continued to increase. So apparently the climate change isn’t affecting forest fires in my state. You would think even though it’s a more moderate or temperate climate, if climate change was causing more fires we would see a lot more of them than what’s in the baseline.”0Congressman Westerman 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). Rep. Westerman was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did the sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://www.c-span.org/video/?414800-102/washington-journal-representative-bruce-westerman&start=394 https://www.c-span.org/video/?326975-5/washington-journal-representative-bruce-westerman-r-ar https://westerman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/western-caucus-members-praise-paris-climate-agreement-withdrawal-potus https://westerman.house.gov/media-center/videos/bruce-westerman-questions-wildfire-prevention-house-subcommittee-federal-lands https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Lamalfa, DougCalifornia1RGrist reported 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.'" He was also been reported by the Daily Kos stating that, “The climate of the globe has been fluctuating since God created it.”00Congressman Lamalfa demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by claiming that he "doesn't buy," man made climate change at a Town Hall according to the Los Angeles Times. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Lamalfa opposed the Clean Power Plan stating in a press release that, "The Clean Power Plan has a nice sounding name, but in reality, it’s a prime example of burdensome and unnecessary regulation on America’s energy industry. The Obama Administration repeatedly overstepped its authority and ignored the longstanding limits to Executive power, and now we must right the ship...I applaud Administrator Pruitt and the EPA for proposing to repeal this rule before it takes effect, and I look forward to a rule making process that is transparent and takes into account the needs and input of states before imposing heavy-handed regulations that leave American workers and energy production out in the cold.” 0Congressman Lamalfa 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). Rep. Lamalfa voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. On top of this Congressman Lamalfa called a carbon fee a, “job-killing scheme,” in a brief sponsored by the Center for American Progress. 00https://grist.org/politics/doug-lamalfa-is-the-archetypal-climate-denying-idio/ http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-northern-california-congressman-doug-1502129596-htmlstory.html https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/9/15/1421547/-The-educational-inferno https://mullin.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=738 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/doug-lamalfa https://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/28144132/CarbonPriceFiscal-brief.pdfAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Huffman, JaredCalifornia2DIn 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 on climate change by introducing the West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 169) to permanently ban offshore drilling on the Pacific Coast. The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on climate change as well as makes it a top priority. On the House floor in the wake of calamitous natural disasters including Super Storm Sandy the Congressman stated, “Natural disasters have taken lives, they have driven families from their homes, and it will take years — and many, many millions of dollars — to clean up and repair all the damage...But the climate-deniers in Congress continue to ignore what is happening right in front of our eyes. We must get beyond extreme politics and start addressing the extreme damage of climate change.” Rep. Huffman makes climate change a priority issue as well. Congressman Huffman urged an investigation of Exxon and their climate misinformation campaign and fought against the injustice of the Dakota Access Pipeline.100In 2015 Congressman Huffman 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." 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). Rep. Huffman 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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. 100100https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDcM3GGlcec https://safeclimatecaucus-lowenthal.house.gov/media-center/videos/huffman-listen-to-the-science-climate-change-is-real-and-it-s-happening https://huffman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-huffman-introduces-legislation-to-permanently-ban-offshore-drilling https://huffman.house.gov/media-center/newsletter/town-halls-more https://huffman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-jared-huffman-introduces-new-bill-to-replace-gas-tax-ensure-solvency https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jared-huffman 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 ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Garamendi, JohnCalifornia3DCongressman Garamendi in a speech on the House floor 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."100100Congressman Garamendi has demonstrated leadership on climate change through combating President Trump's intentions to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release he stated that it was, "'Sad, very sad.’ In the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord and turned his back on 195 countries that have committed to do their part to reduce climate altering emissions. Unfortunately, the President ignores the many costs of climate change, such as the threat to food production and the dangers coastal communities face with rising sea levels." The Congressman makes prominent public statements on climate change as well as makes it a top priority. At Politico Pros Future of Energy Breakfast Briefing, Congressman Garamendi responded to a comment made by Senator Barrasso in which the Senator questioned President Obama's climate policies. Rep. Garamendi responded by saying, “You’re dead wrong. The point is climate change is a very serious world problem. If we don’t deal with this problem, your grandchildren are going to be seriously harmed by the lack of attention that you and others are paying to the climate problem. … That is a legacy that we should be ashamed of." Congressman Garamendi makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a 2015 press release the Congressman iterated his support for the Clean Power Plan stating, "As a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, I believe that reversing the dangerous trends of global war100Congressman Garamendi 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. Garamendi 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by Congressman Garamendi publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://garamendi.house.gov/press-release/garamendi-calls-congress-address-climate-change https://garamendi.house.gov/press-release/congressman-garamendi-s-statement-trump-administration-abandoning-paris-accord-climate https://garamendi.house.gov/legislative-work/issues/environment https://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/john-barrasso-john-garamendi-clash-on-climate-policies-094411 https://garamendi.house.gov/press-release/congressman-garamendi-applauds-environmental-protection-agency-s-clean-power-plan https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/john-garamendi Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
McClintock, TomCalifornia4RCongressman McClintock in a speech at a Heartland Institute conference in 2009 stated, "First, if global warming is caused by your SUV, why is it that we're seeing global warming on every other body in the solar system? For the last decade or so, the Martian south polar ice cap has conspicuously receded. Pluto is warming – about two degrees Celsius over the past 14 years. Jupiter is showing dramatic climate change by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Even Neptune's moon, Triton, has warmed five percent on the absolute temperature scale—the equivalent of a 22 degrees Fahrenheit increase on Earth – from 1989 to 1998. If you have any doubt, just Google "Pluto Warming" or "Mars Warming" or whatever your favorite planet or former planet might be."00Congressman McClintock demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by agreeing with President Trumps decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement in a press release stating, "The Paris Climate Accord would condemn our nation to Obama-era economic stagnation, sky-rocketing energy prices, lower wages and lost jobs. President Trump has stood behind America's taxpayers and workers by stopping this folly." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On Facebook he criticized the Clean Power Plan saying, "This #CostlyEnergyPlan will impose an irresponsible, massive burden on job creation and economic growth for absolutely no benefits. Rather, we should stop this national energy tax and take real steps to lower electricity costs for all Americans."0In a 2009 speech on the Laffer Curve the Congressman claimed that a carbon tax would impact families. "The other tax will directly hammer families with higher energy and consumer prices through a $656 billion carbon tax." Congressman McClintock 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). Rep. McClintock voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://mcclintock.house.gov/newsroom/speeches/inconvenient-questions https://mcclintock.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/statement-on-president-trumps-decision-to-withdraw-from-the-paris-climate https://www.facebook.com/jointom/posts/10152939531111861 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/tom-mcclintock Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Thompson, MikeCalifornia5DWhen joining the bipartisan climate solutions caucus, Congressman Thompson released a press release stating in a press release that, “Climate change is a growing threat to our community, our country, and the entire world... In our district alone, we’ve seen how increased flooding critically damages farms, homes, and roadways—and that’s just one of many impacts. The President’s withdrawal last week from the Paris Climate Agreement makes it clear we cannot rely on the White House to solve our problems; we must take action ourselves." 100100Congressman Thompson has demonstrated leadership on climate change through by criticizing President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement stating, “Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement is incredibly shortsighted. Whether the President wants to admit it or not, the climate is changing. Walking away or turning a blind eye cannot change the facts." The Congressman makes some prominent public statements on the issue posting on Facebook that "Climate change is a real problem, backed by cold, hard facts. The President’s refusal to acknowledge the science behind it is bad for both our environment and our influence in the world if he follows through with his plan to pull out of the Paris Accord." Despite also joining the bipartisan climate solutions caucus Congressman Thompson has not made climate change a top priority mentioning it once on his energy page and zero times on his environment page. He has also made minimal floor speeches on the issue. 75Congressman Thompson voted against 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. Thompson 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. We could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7587.5https://mikethompson.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/thompson-joins-climate-solutions-caucus https://mikethompson.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/thompson-on-presidents-decision-to-withdraw-from-paris-climate-agreement https://www.facebook.com/RepMikeThompson/posts/10154545573375748 https://mikethompson.house.gov/issues/energy https://mikethompson.house.gov/issues/environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/mike-thompson Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro Climate
Matsui, DorisCalifornia6DIn a video message from the Safe Climate Caucus Congresswoman Matsui stated that, "The recent years of extreme weather including droughts fires and massive storms are a constant reminder of the damaging effects climate change has on our environment and our economy."100100Congressman Matsui has demonstrated leadership on climate change through becoming a member of Safe Climate Caucus and House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC). In a press release this Februrary along with SEEC Co-chairs Rep. Tonko and Rep. Connolly, they stated, "We are wasting our time and money if we don’t have an infrastructure plan that addresses the need for resilient infrastructure that can stand up to climate change and meaningful federal investment that can help get these projects to completion.” The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on climate change. According to a 2009 press release, she wrote three critical amendments that received committee approval in support of the American Clean Energy and Security Act regarding flood protection, stating, "The American Clean Energy and Security Act is historic legislation that takes bold action to fight global warming by capping carbon dioxide emissions, investing in clean energy technologies, and helping communities like Sacramento adapt to climate change." Rep. Matsui also makes climate change a priority issue. In a tweet to defend science she wrote, "Climate change is real & our leadership is essential for the health & well-being of future generations #DefendScience #DefendFacts." Rep. Matsui makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a speech on the House floor the Congresswoman stated, "As extreme weather events continue to show us the economic consequences of climate change are too 100Congresswoman Matsui 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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=574qmjgYVQc https://matsui.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1730 https://matsui.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1198 https://twitter.com/DorisMatsui/status/824653566585479168 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJNBViyypl0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/doris-o-matsui-0 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Bera, AmiCalifornia7DOn Congressman Bera's environment page, he 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 on climate change by dedicating an entire section of his website to combating climate change where he discusses reducing carbon emissions, advocating for sound science, and addressing how climate change impacts California's droughts. The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In opposing the Presidents executive order to roll back climate friendly policies the Congressman in a press release 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...Our work over the last decade to reduce carbon emissions put America first -- and this irresponsible executive order throws into uncertainty how we prepare for and tackle the very real consequences of climate change." Congressman Bera makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a House Science and Technology Committee hearing the Congressman defended climate science stating, "Whether you deny the climate changing or denied that the earth is getting hotter or you agree with that as the vast majority of scientists do we ought not to be persecuting our scientists we ought to be having an open dialogue and there's no problem with varying opinions but we ought to an honest conversation about it."100Congressman Bera 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. Bera 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://bera.house.gov/environment#climatechange https://bera.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-ami-bera-statement-on-executive-order-rolling-back-climate-change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt7qW5ep6wg http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/ami-bera https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cook, PaulCalifornia8RCongressman Cook has not taken a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Cook demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline stating in a 2014 press release that, "Study after study, especially the most recent environmental impact study performed by the State Department, has shown that building the Keystone Pipeline will have no effect on climate change and will be an environmentally safe project." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman Cook 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). The Congressman also voted in favor 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). He has not signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. The Congressman in a press release supporting a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise (H. Con. Res. 89), which was opposed to a carbon tax, stated, “These anti-energy, anti-growth taxes are not good for America. These taxes fall hardest on the poor, the elderly, and those on fixed incomes. We ought to be promoting energy policies that make America more energy independent and create jobs—not instituting new taxes that choke our economy. These taxes penalize consumers, stifle economic growth, and will lead to fewer jobs.” 06.25https://cook.house.gov/media-center/newsletter/congressman-cook-newsletter-april-22-2014 https://cook.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-cook-votes-against-energy-and-gas-taxes http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/paul-cook https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McNerney, JerryCalifornia9DOn 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 on climate change by penning an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle, writing, "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." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the House floor, the Congressman stated, "We know that the climate is changing we have seen it in California we have had horrific wild fires... 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." Rep. McNerney makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release condemning the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing our nation and our planet. We’ve seen a rise in extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and other health-related consequences of harmful emissions. This affects our lives in every way, including public health, economic growth, and our env100In an op-ed in 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). Rep. McNerney voted against a100100https://mcnerney.house.gov/media-center/op-eds/new-climate-research-needed-rep-mcnerney-says https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYRIsADZnu0 http://jerrymcnerney.org/issues/energy-and-environment/ https://mcnerney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-mcnerney-statement-on-removal-from-paris-accord https://psmag.com/news/what-its-like-to-be-a-scientist-in-congress-jerry-mcnerney https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Denham, JeffCalifornia10RWhen speaking at a town hall, according to Politico, a constituent asked whether Rep. Denham believed climate change was man made, and the Congressman responded by saying, “I believe in climate change.” But while he was a member of the California State Senate the Mercury News quoted him supporting climate denying scientists, stating, "Some wouldn't view them as skeptics. Some would view them as the right side of the issue. We don't have complete factual information yet. From what I have seen the Earth has heated and cooled on its own for centuries. I don't know that there's anything that is a direct cause of that right now, but we can do a better job of cleaning up our planet."012.5Congressman Denham demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline. in a press release supported the keystone pipeline, stating, "State Department estimates show that construction on the pipeline would create more than 40,000 jobs. As part of an all-of-the-above energy strategy, the pipeline will help us move towards North American energy independence and boost our economic growth. TransCanada has agreed to measures that will make this the safest pipeline in history. Building is simple common sense.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Congressman Denham does not list climate change as an issue. 0Congressman Denham 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). Rep. Scalise voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.03.13https://www.politico.com/tipsheets/california-playbook/2017/04/feinstein-and-denham-take-heat-at-town-halls-arnolds-new-environmental-adventure-whither-calexit-219818 https://www.mercurynews.com/2008/02/14/bill-would-require-californias-science-curriculum-to-cover-climate-change/ https://denham.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=194 https://denham.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14891 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jeff-denham https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
DeSaulnier, MarkCalifornia11DIn a 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 discussing the importance of tackling climate change. On his energy and environment page it states, "Congressman DeSaulnier is a proud champion of policies that protect the environment and address climate change... As a former member of the California Air Resources Board and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, he is acutely aware of the impacts of global warming in our community on both human health and the environment." The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. The Congressman opposed President Trumps decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement saying, "Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement—when climate change is irrefutable—is a brazen attack by President Trump on our planet, public health, and scientific fact. The President’s justification that this is an economic decision is irresponsible and ill-informed. The renewable energy industry is growing at least 10 times faster than any other industry in our country." Rep. DeSaulnier also makes climate change a priority issue. The Congressman along with Congressional colleagues sent then Attorney General Loretta Lynch a letter regarding allegations that ExxonMobil intentionally hid the truth about the role of fossil fuels in influencing climate change. 100Congressman DeSaulnier 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 was not in Congress to vote on 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). Rep. DeSaulnier did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. In the DeSaulnier's Digest, regarding the Republican, anti-carbon tax resolution in the U.S. House he said, “A carbon tax has the potential to be an important tool for fighting climate change…”100100https://councilofindustries.org/desaulnier-numbers-climate-change/ https://desaulnier.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-desaulnier-s-statement-president-trump-s-decision-withdraw-0 https://desaulnier.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/speeches/time-to-wake-up-what-exxon-knew-about-climate-change 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 ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Pelosi, NancyCalifornia12DOn Congresswoman 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."100100Congresswoman Pelosi has demonstrated leadership on climate change by supporting the Paris Agreement. In the wake of President Trump announcing his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Real Clear Politics reported that Rep. Pelosi had said it was a, "Dishonor to god." In a press conference reported on by the Washington Post, Rep. Pelosi went as far as to state that, "schoolchildren know more about climate change than the President." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release supporting the Clean Power Plan she stated, "President Obama’s comprehensive strategy to confront climate change and carbon pollution is a necessary, critical step forward that will strengthen our economy, create jobs at home, protect children’s health, and save money for consumers, businesses, and taxpayers." Congresswoman Pelosi makes climate change a priority issue as well. As early as 2009 she has supported action on climate change, supporting the National Climate Science Report as well as a delegation sent to China to discuss clean energy and emission reductions. 100Congresswoman Pelosi 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. Pelosi 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 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://pelosi.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/06/02/pelosi_killing_paris_agreement_a_dishonor_to_god.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/pelosi-says-that-schoolchildren-know-more-about-climate-change-than-trump/2017/06/02/03f44d24-47a2-11e7-8de1-cec59a9bf4b1_video.html https://pelosi.house.gov/news/press-releases/pelosi-statement-on-president-obamas-climate-change-plan https://pelosi.house.gov/news/press-releases/pelosi-statement-on-national-climate-science-report https://pelosi.house.gov/news/press-releases/pelosi-bipartisan-congressional-delegation-in-china-this-week-to-discuss-clean http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/nancy-pelosi-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lee, Barbara California 13DOn 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 through advocating on behalf of women disproportionately impacted by climate change. In a press release supporting her Women and Climate Change Act (H.R 4932) she stated, "As climate change worsens, provoking historic droughts, rising sea levels and violent storms, women and girls will bear the brunt of this global crisis. My legislation, the Women and Climate Change Act, encourages approaches to climate change mitigation that uplift, include and empower women.” The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release Rep. Lee attacked President Trump on his climate roll backs stating, "Today, President Trump took a wrecking ball to U.S. action on climate change. The scientific community has been clear: Climate change is real, it is caused by human activity, and without immediate action its effects will devastate our communities and our planet." Congresswoman Lee makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release combatting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Pairs Agreement, she stated, "Climate change presents the greatest threat humankind has ever known. We simply cannot afford to let this president unravel the progress on climate change we've made as a nation and a global community. Retreating from the global climate effort would damage our diplomatic credibility, set the U.S. further behind in the clean energy movement and devastate countless communities100Congresswoman 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). Rep. Lee did not vote on 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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.100100https://lee.house.gov/news/press-releases/congresswoman-barbara-lee-trump-executive-order-takes-wrecking-ball-to-us-climate-action https://lee.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://lee.house.gov/news/press-releases/rep-barbara-lee-announces-introduction-of-women-and-climate-change-act http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/296679-dems-warn-climate-change-could-drive-women-to-transactional-sex http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/296679-dems-warn-climate-change-could-drive-women-to-transactional-sex http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/barbara-lee-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.carbontax.org/blog/2016/06/29/last-weeks-democratic-platform-vote-was-a-win-for-carbon-taxes/ 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 ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Speier, JackieCalifornia14DOn the Congresswoman's preserve our environment for generations to come page, she states, "Walking our shoreline, I know that sea level rise and climate change aren’t speculative. The rising seas threaten 110,000 people, $24 billion in property, and a major international airport on the Peninsula alone. These are the new challenges we face, and as a nation we must work together to mitigate the human contributions to climate change and invest in preservation to protect the wilderness and wild species we still have left."100100Congresswoman Speier has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating action at a 2017 Town Hall. The Congresswomen, stated, "2016 was the hottest year on record and had the highest concentrations in greenhouse gases and the highest sea levels. Extreme weather events will continue to wreak havoc on our planet unless we succeed in slowing climate change." The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release she condemned the Presidents actions to withdraw from the Paris Agreement stating, “I am deeply disturbed and concerned that President Trump reportedly plans to back out of the Paris Climate agreement. His lack of understanding and leadership on one of the most critical issues facing not only our country, but the world, directly threatens American safety and prosperity." Rep. Speier makes climate change a priority issue as well. At a 2014 event titled 'Planning for Sea Level Rise in San Mateo County,' the Congresswoman advocated for county wide planning as well as federal and state partnerships to prepare for sea level rise. 100Congresswoman Speier 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. 89). Rep. Speier 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. According to Citizens Climate Lobby during a meeting with Rep. Speier she stated her support for action on climate change but had reservations of the feasibility of a carbon tax. 5087.5http://www.jackiespeier.org/preserve-our-environment/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc8XERs84y0 https://speier.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-speier-condemns-trump-administration-s-threats-back-out-paris https://speier.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-speier-planning-three-feet-under-sea-level-rise-conference http://www.ccl-sf.net/index.php/8-news/1-my-new-article http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jackie-speier?alignment=against&issue=19&form_build_id=form-8774cac433ee3c039192a4ee2c863497&form_id=keyvotes_legislator_keyvotes_filters_form https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/house/2013 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro Climate
Swalwell, EricCalifornia15DOn Congressman Swalwell's energy and environment page, it states, "Globally, addressing climate change is imperative for our security, the ecosystems that feed us, our public health and safety, and our future economic well-being." 100100Congressman Swalwell has demonstrated leadership on climate change by leading a, "Future Forum Climate Change Special Order Hour," on the House floor supporting renewable energy initiatives and their positive impact on climate change. The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the House floor, he stated, "When it comes to climate change we are facing a stark choice in America. We can do nothing and see if it happens, or we can do something, protect our children, and actually grow jobs and our economy. If you believe climate change is not happening... you do not need to listen any further. But I do have a wall that I would like to put your name on. I call it the wall of climate denial." Rep. Swalwell makes climate change a priority issue as well. According to the Los Angeles Times Rep. Swalwell led 26 House colleagues warning fellow Congressmen that they would defend climate science in court if it came to that. 100Congressman Swalwell 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. Swalwell 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://swalwell.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=44&v=KvOMtEZsd-g http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-california-members-of-congress-petition-1482251381-htmlstory.html https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4509168/swalwell-climate-change-floor-session&start=14 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/eric-swalwell Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Costa, JimCalifornia16DAccording to Vice, in 2011, the Congressman voted for the Energy Tax Prevention Act, which excluded carbon dioxide from the definition of air pollutant. In a Vox article detailing politicians blocking climate action he was reported to have supported oil and gas development stating, "It's time to put the brakes on all these regulations and look at the effects on consumers, on energy and manufacturing industries, on electricity and fuel prices, and on our country's global competitiveness." Despite this Rep. Costa has advocated for greenhouse gas reductions stating in a press release in the Wake of India Prime Minister Modi's address to Congress that, "Everyone has a role to play when it comes to addressing climate change, and India’s intention to join the Paris Agreement is a very positive step toward our ability to limit greenhouse emissions throughout the world."5083.33Congressman Costa has demonstrated leadership on climate change by supporting Indian Prime Minister Modi's acknowledgement of climate change. In a press release he stated, "I appreciate Prime Minister Modi’s willingness to work with the United States on important issues, including climate change, trade and defense.” But despite this the Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a top priority. He does not list climate change as an issue. 50Congressman Costa 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. Costa 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7564.58https://costa.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-costa-statement-prime-minister-modi-s-address-congress https://costa.house.gov/legislation http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jim-costa-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.vox.com/2014/6/6/5780008/6-democrats-standing-in-the-way-of-action-on-climate-change https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d7yekv/climate-deniers-congress-california N/AN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Ro, KhannaCalifornia17DOn the Congressman's preserving the environment page, it states, "The science is indisputable – climate change is happening at an alarming rate, threatening crops and coastlines and causing severe weather patterns that could fundamentally alter our way of life. The human induced global rise in temperatures is an existential threat that requires a proactive approach from both parties – we have come together on big issues before and I believe that we will do it again."100100Congressman Khanna has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for the Paris Agreement on a Facebook post stating, "I am delighted to hear about the historic deal agreed to in Paris's #COP21 summit to tackle the dangers of climate change. This is the first time any international agreement has featured pledges by all countries to cut carbon emissions." The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In an article with Science Magazine the Congressman stated, "I think climate change is one of the biggest threats to our planet. But the new administration will have people in senior positions who are climate deniers, and they will have great sway on this issue. So we need to continue to make the case [for cleaner energy sources], and link it to economic competitiveness. But I’m not naïve about what it will take.” Rep. Khanna makes climate change a priority issue as well. On Twitter he has shown climate advocacy tweeting that, "Climate change isn’t just a moral question but a collective issue for our nation. We need bipartisan efforts to find real solutions now," as well as tweeting that, "Climate change is a serious threat to our nation and planet. If we don't act, we will be responsible for damage done to future generations." 100According 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). The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 100100https://www.facebook.com/RoKhannaUSA/posts/978725742173736 http://www.rokhanna.com/issues/preserving-environment https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/912720170040389632 https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/927710192170565632 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/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Eshoo, AnnaCalifornia18DThe Congresswoman has an entire page on her site dedicated to climate change where it states, "Climate change is one of the most serious issues facing our nation and our planet...Rep. Eshoo believes that our nation must take immediate action to address climate change, and she strongly believes that science should be the guide for making informed policy decisions."100100Congresswoman Eshoo has demonstrated leadership on climate change. Rep. Eshoo made the connection between climate change and the California drought stating in a press release stating that, "Warming temperatures, primarily due to carbon emissions, have led to less snowpack and more water evaporation in reservoirs, worsening our drought conditions and painting a stark picture for future droughts." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on climate change. She supported a Paolo Alto rally in support of climate action, thanking the protestors for, "standing up for future generations by making your voices heard today,” according to a 2013 press release. In 2009 she lauded the CIA for linking climate change to national security saying, “In my years as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management, I have long urged the leadership of the Intelligence Community to give serious attention to the threats posed by climate change." The Congresswoman has made climate change a priority issue. She condemned President Trump's intention of rolling back the Clean Power Plan saying in a press release that, “The Trump Administration’s decision to begin the formal repeal of the Clean Power Plan is a monumental attack on the health of the American people. It will increase the output of carbon pollution in the air and do nothing to help the coal miners the President vowed to defend."100On her climate change page Rep. Eshoo, "supports capping or putting a price on carbon," as a method of curbing climate change. Congresswoman Eshoo 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. Eshoo 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 100100https://eshoo.house.gov/legislative-priorities/environment/climate-change/ https://eshoo.house.gov/issues/economy/collective-responsibility-action-on-climate-change-the-answer-to-californias-drought/ https://eshoo.house.gov/news-stories/anna-in-the-news/palo-alto-patch-climate-change-rally-attracts-crowd-to-downtown-palo-alto/ https://eshoo.house.gov/facebook/eshoo-statement-on-the-presidents-withdrawal-of-the-clean-power-plan/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/anna-g-eshoo-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lofgren, ZoeCalifornia19DOn 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 Lofgren has demonstrated leadership on climate change by attempting to pass the TEAM (To Encourage Alternatively fueled vehicle Manufacturing) Up for Energy Independence Act of 2007 (H.R. 182). In defense of her bill she stated in a press release that, “My bill would be a step to help combat climate change and promote energy independence by encouraging the development and distribution of alternatively fueled vehicles.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a message supporting research into nuclear fusion the Congresswoman in a press release stated, "We know our planet faces a climate crisis that demands we make every effort to conserve, reduce and switch energy sources. And we have to investigate all options." The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on climate change. Rep. Lofgren has made climate change a priority issue as well. According to a press release she was pivotal in securing a over $3 million grant for the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to purchase six zero-emissions shuttle buses as well as charging infrastructure. 100Congresswoman Lofgren 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. Lofgren 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 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.7593.75 https://lofgren.house.gov/energy-environment-issues/environment.htm http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/zoe-lofgren-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Panetta, JimmyCalifornia 20DIn a press release combatting the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "If we continue to refuse to cut carbon emissions, our communities and economies on the central coast of California will continue to feel the extreme effects of climate change. Our agriculture industry will be threatened due to rising temperatures, prolonged droughts, and devastating floods. Our coastal communities will see an increase in coastal erosion, sea level rise, and ocean acidification, threatening the Monterey Bay, our coastal tourism industries and properties."100100Congressman Panetta has demonstrated leadership on climate change by speaking on behalf of cliamte action In a 2017 speech on the House floor, stating, "In Central Coast of California where we have over a hundred and twenty miles of stunning coastline in my district we understand the vulnerability that comes with rising sea levels something that can impact our economy our security and of course our daily lives." Congressman Panetta makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release against President Trump's anti climate agenda, he stated, "The Trump administration's irresponsible decision to withdraw from the Clean Power Plan reinforces the notion that the administration does not recognize climate change as a legitimate threat to the economic, environmental, and national security interests of our country." Rep. Panetta makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release the Congressman combatted President Trump's executive order rolling back climate policies stating that, "The fact of the matter is that the president’s order is a big step backwards in our effort to curb the effects of climate change... America could be a leader in renewable energy, and create good, sustainable jobs. Instead, politics is driving policy, and President Trump is trying to fulfill yet another harmful campaign promise."100Congressman Panetta 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. Panetta was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcGPEF3V2wE https://panetta.house.gov/media/press-releases/panetta-statement-president-s-decision-pull-out-paris-climate-agreement https://panetta.house.gov/media/press-releases/panetta-statement-trump-administrations-decision-withdraw-clean-power-plan https://panetta.house.gov/media/in-the-news/packard-panetta-blast-trump-s-executive-order-climate-change https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Valadao, DavidCalifornia21RCongressman Valadao does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Valadao demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by introducing the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 2898), which infers that environmental policies not climate change were causing the California drought. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Valadao 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). Rep. Valadao voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://valadao.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=103623 https://thinkprogress.org/republicans-introduce-bill-based-on-the-idea-that-environmentalists-caused-californias-drought-3f6253121374/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/david-g-valadao Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Nunes, DevinCalifornia22RAccording to Motherboard Vice, the Congressman stated, "As we evaluate this issue carefully, it is important to remember the scientific limitations which impact our understanding. Countless studies have been published - many of them contradicting - related to global warming. The fact of the matter is that there are aspects of climate science that are proven, and there are other aspects that have significantly less certainty. Scientists have documented that the Earth's temperature is rising. However, scientists admit that they cannot be sure whether the Earth's temperature is rising due to cyclical warming and cooling processes, or whether and how much humans are influencing it."00Congressman Nunes demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by belittling climate change's impact on the California drought. 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.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to his blog titled, "Defying the global warming alarmists," he is a, "long-time advocate," of offshore drilling and refers to those that are strong on climate action as, "alarmists," and, "global warming prophets of doom." 0Congressman Nunes 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). Rep. Nunes also voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d7yekv/climate-deniers-congress-california 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=398688 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9160/print Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McCarthy, KevinCalifornia23RAccording to the Wall Street Journal, the Congressman stated, "I think there are changes in the environment. There are a lot of items to contribute to it."00Congressman McCarthy demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting 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 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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman advocated in a press release for the repeal of methane emission rules, stating, "The Obama administration moved at the 11th hour to limit the oil-and-gas industry through a new methane regulation. It could cost up to $1 billion by 2025, the American Petroleum Institute estimates...The additional regulation would force small and struggling operations—in the West in particular—to close up shop, which is why it will be one of the first to go."0Congressman 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). Rep. McCarthy voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2014/06/13/5-things-to-know-about-rep-kevin-mccarthys-energy-policies/ https://www.majorityleader.gov/2017/06/01/paris-climate-deal/ https://www.majorityleader.gov/2017/01/25/leader-mccarthy-wsj-house-will-roll-back-washingtons-rule-bureaucrat/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9146/printAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Salud, CarbajalCalifornia24DOn the House floor the Congressman Carbajal had this to say on climate change."We are out of time to debate the reality of climate change its effects are already here recently each year has brought record breaking droughts, hurricanes, and natural disasters. My home state of California just experienced our deadliest wildfire season yet."100100Congressman Carbajal has demonstrated leadership on climate change through joining the bipartisan climate solutions caucus and being a former member of President Obama's Task Force on Climate Change when he was a county supervisor. The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a tweet he attacked President Trump for wanting to repeal the Clean Power Plan saying, "Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing us today. Trump Admin ignores these threats w/ irresponsible #CleanPowerPlan repeal." Rep. Carbajal has also made climate change a priority issue. During his time as County Supervisor he paved the way for the County of Santa Barbara Energy and Climate Action Plan, which included a 15% cut in greenhouse gasses below 2007 levels by 2020. 100In 2017 the Congressman cosponsored the America Wins Act, which, prices carbon emissions in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by taxing based on carbon content. The price would begin at $49/ton and increase annually 2% above inflation. 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). Rep. vote Carbajal 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 100100https://www.independent.com/news/2014/jul/19/carbajal-climate-change-talks/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbs1AzvBYUs https://twitter.com/RepCarbajal/status/917856040200364032 http://www.countyofsb.org/csd/asset.c/173 https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/larson-introduces-america-wins-act https://citizensclimatelobby.org/rep-john-larson-16-house-democrats-introduce-carbon-pricing-bill/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Knight, SteveCalifornia25RCongressman Knight has spoken publicly against California's efforts to mitigate climate change being quoted in The SCV Beacon, stating, "For the past decade, California has embarked on a rash mission to curtail global warming. While there are several problems surrounding this campaign, the main one is economic in nature: we are adopting policies that are not embraced elsewhere in the world, at the expense of our economic future."250Congressman Knight has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for climate action. According to Mother Jones the Congressman was quoted stating, "Climate change is a growing issue in our international community," and stated that he hopes to pass, “common sense, bipartisan legislation regarding climate change.” The Congressman is also a member of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. Despite this, the Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He has voted against climate action and does not list climate change as a priority. 25Congressman Knight 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). Rep. Knight was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.012.5https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/01/inquiring-minds-jess-phoenix-steve-knight-california/ http://www.thescvbeacon.com/outlook.php?id=3420 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Brownley, JuliaCalifornia26DCongresswoman Brownley in a Facebook post stated, "The threat of climate change is real, and we need to get serious about the consequences of our failure to take action. It will have dire consequences for coastal communities, like Ventura County, and could have disastrous impacts on our food and water supply in California and across the globe." 100100Congresswoman Brownley has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating action by bucking President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement stating in a press release, “If the President and his Administration won’t step up, then state and local governments, private industry, and individual citizens across the country must. The task of curbing climate change falls on all citizens of the world. We all must do our part to stop pollution, protect public health, and build a competitive 21st Century, clean energy economy.” Despite this, The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Climate change is not mentioned on her energy or her environment pages. 75Congresswoman 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). Rep. Brownley 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 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.7587.5https://www.facebook.com/RepJuliaBrownley/posts/1062624260505929 https://juliabrownley.house.gov/brownley-statement-president-trumps-decision-withdraw-u-s-paris-climate-agreement/ https://juliabrownley.house.gov/issues/energy/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/julia-brownley?alignment=with&issue=16&form_build_id=form-5a693f400bd89bad8b3116a67509f9c0&form_id=keyvotes_legislator_keyvotes_filters_form Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Chu, Judy California27DCongresswoman Chu on her energy and environment page states, "I hold a deep appreciation for the natural environment and am greatly concerned about the dangers 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 through supporting the march for science. On a Facebook post she stated, "Climate change is real." Alternative facts" are not. I think we should increase funding for scientific research. Public policy should be based on facts and reason." In a similar post on twitter she stated, "Here's Trump's @EPA website on climate change. FYI, rejecting science isn't an update, it's a step backwards. Respect science, respect facts." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on climate change. In a rebuff to President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congresswoman stated in a press release that, “Walking away from the Paris Climate Agreement signals that our nation is relinquishing our leadership role is safeguarding our planet." Rep. Chu makes climate change a priority issue as well. In 2015 she took to the House floor in defense of the EPA and the Paris Agreement stating, "There's no denying it anymore climate change is real human activity is contributing to it and without the results will be catastrophic yet while the nations of the world gather an agreement and concern what are the House Republicans doing rejecting science and reversing what progress we've made." She also supported the Clean Power Plan, stating in a press release that, "I applaud the President for using his authority under the Clean Air Act to take such serious actions to curb our carbon emissions. The effects of climate cha100Congresswoman 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). Rep. Chu 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 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://chu.house.gov/taxonomy/issues/energy https://www.facebook.com/RepJudyChu/posts/10159082899360131 https://twitter.com/RepJudyChu/status/859151365586780162 https://chu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-chu-urges-trump-not-pull-out-paris-climate-agreement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnHR3pIjapc https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://chu.house.gov/press-release/rep-chu-statement-clean-power-plan http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/judy-m-chu?alignmentPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Schiff, AdamCalifornia28DOn the Congressman's energy page, it states, "Rep. Adam Schiff believes that human activities contributing to climate change is a scientifically proven phenomenon with immense consequences for our environment, food supply, global economy and national security." 100100Congressman Schiff has demonstrated leadership on climate change through publishing an op-ed in the Huffington Post on climate change. He wrote that, "Record temperatures, extreme drought and a surge in devastating wildfires are a daily and painful reminder of the new challenges we now face. The rest of the world is no more immune to the environmental impacts of climate change than we are here at home." The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a response to President Trump announcing his intentions to leave the Paris Agreement, Rep. Schiff in an interview with the Washington Post stated, "Reneging on our commitment globally on climate change was one of the single most destructive acts of a president that I can remember. Because we have given up the leadership globally on one of the most important issues to our friends and foes alike." Congressman Schiff has made climate change a priority issue as well. In 2017 the Congressman hosted a town hall titled, 'A Conversation with Congressman Adam Schiff About Climate Change,' where he discussed the dangers of climate change and President Trump's negligence on the issue. 100Congressman 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). Rep. Schiff 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://schiff.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/postlive/schiff-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-accord-one-of-the-single-most-destructive-acts-of-a-president/2017/06/07/7d362864-4bdb-11e7-987c-42ab5745db2e_video.html?utm_term=.2461df2b1be1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM1mYbjlURo https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-adam-schiff/new-threats-to-national-s_b_8454616.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9387/print Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cárdenas, TonyCalifornia29DAccording to the Congressman's site he states that, "We must encourage clean energy alternatives for powering our nation, moving away from dirty fossil fuels... We must also better address the tremendous challenges of protecting our environment and addressing man made global climate change."100100Congressman Cárdenas has demonstrated leadership on climate change BY introducing the Low Income Solar Act (H.R. 2447) to help low income families to gain access to solar energy helping curb carbon emissions. He stated in a press release that, "It helps low income families save money, and it reduces our dependence on energy means that harm our environment." The Congressman has also made public statements on the issue. Rep. Cárdenas enacted Meatless Mondays in both his DC and San Fernando Valley offices, stating in a press release that, "It should come as no surprise that factory farmed animals create more carbon and methane than vegetable and fruit production. No one who is concerned about climate change should be able to accept the status quo, where our agribusinesses and food consumption are concerned.” Rep. Cárdenas makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release combatting President Trump's decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan, he stated, "Unfortunately, the current Administration ignores the facts and is governing by campaign slogans. This is another backwards plan that will lead to more polluted waterway and endless plumes of smoke poisoning our lungs. The President’s claims that these actions will create more jobs are baseless, and mark my words, this move will end up hurting our economy and our children’s future.”100Congressman Cárdenas 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). Rep. Cárdenas 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://cardenas.house.gov/issues https://cardenas.house.gov/6-encourage-clean-energy-alternatives-and-protect-our-environment 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/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/tony-c-rdenas?alignment=&issue=21&form_build_id=form-3952a65ca0716cb03686d07151e5ff2f&form_id=keyvotes_legislator_keyvotes_filters_form Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Sherman, BradCalifornia30DOn the Congressman's environment page, it states, "In California, we continue to see the effects of climate change in record-breaking heat waves, intense storms, and rampant wildfires. I am pleased that California Governor Jerry Brown continues to be a leader around the world on climate change policies, including agreeing to join the Under Two Coalition formed between California and Baden-Württemberg, Germany in 2015 to limit the increase in global average temperatures to below two degrees Celsius."100100Congressman Sherman has demonstrated leadership on climate change by condemning President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement stating on his environment page, "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. In California, we continue to see the effects of climate change in record-breaking heat waves, intense storms, and rampant wildfires. I am pleased that California Governor Jerry Brown continues to be a leader around the world on climate change policies, including agreeing to join the Under Two Coalition formed between California and Baden-Württemberg, Germany in 2015 to limit the increase in global average temperatures to below two degrees Celsius." The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2015 letter to former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the Congressman wrote, "The California Air Resources Board estimates that the leak is responsible for nearly 25% of California’s daily methane emissions; as you know, methane is an important cause of global climate change." Rep. Sherman makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release discussing Indian Prime Minister Modi's speech to Congress, the Congressman stated, "The Prime Minister has played a100Congressman 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). Rep. Sherman 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://sherman.house.gov/issues/environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/brad-j-sherman-0 https://sherman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-sherman-calls-on-epa-to-protect-public-health-from-porter Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Aguilar, PeteCalifornia31DOn his page, a sound approach to energy and the environment, the Congressman 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."100100Congressman Aguilar has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act (H.R. 1084), the Focused Reduction of Effluence and Storm water runoff through Hydrofracking Environmental Regulation (FRESHER) Act (H.R. 1460), and the Bringing Reductions to Energy’s Airborne Toxic Health Effects (BREATHE) Act (H.R. 1548) in 2015. All three bills helped clean the air, water, and strengthen regulations on hydraulic fracturing. The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. On Twitter he tweeted, "Science is real. Climate change is real. And the danger the Trump administration poses to the future of our environment & planet is real." Congressman Aguilar makes climate change a priority issue as well. According to the news publication The Sun, in a debate against Paul Chabot, the Congressman advocated for action on climate change, and support for the city of Redlands Climate Action Plan. The Congressman is also a member of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. 100Congressman 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). Rep. Aguilar was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://aguilar.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/aguilar-close-loopholes-strengthen-critical-environmental-protections http://www.peteaguilar.com/plans/sound-approach-energy-and-environment https://twitter.com/RepPeteAguilar/status/855848922669088768 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Napolitano, GraceCalifornia32DIn a press release against President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, she stated, "In Southern California and across our state we are actively combating climate change by lowering carbon emissions, increasing renewable energy production, and creating a drought-proof, sustainable water portfolio, but we cannot act on climate alone."100100Congresswoman Napolitano has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for climate resiliency. Rep. Napolitano introduced the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act (H.R. 5127) focusing on climate resilience as it pertains to water development and infrastructure. In a press release she states, "Climate change, unpredictable drought cycles, and population growth have strained our water supplies and economies in recent decades, and we in Southern California know full well that every drop of water is vital." The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on the issue. After President Trump announced his withdrawal from the Paris Agreement the Congresswoman stated in a press release that, "American leadership was front and center, rallying the global community to join the effort to mitigate the devastating impacts of climate change, a worldwide threat. Today that leadership is absent, as President Trump has put our planet in greater peril to fulfill a campaign promise." Rep. Napolitano makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Congresswoman joined the Congressional Hydropower Caucus as a means of investing in clean energy and addressing global climate change. 75Congresswoman Napolitano 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. Napolitano 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 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.7587.5https://napolitano.house.gov/media/press-releases/napolitano-introduces-water-recycling-investment-and-improvement-act https://napolitano.house.gov/media/press-releases/napolitano-s-statement-president-trump-announcing-us-withdrawal-paris-climate https://napolitano.house.gov/media/press-releases/new-effort-launched-highlight-clean-renewable-energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/grace-flores-napolitano-0 Pro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lieu, TedCalifornia33DIn a 2016 press release supporting the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "Climate change presents an immediate and enduring threat to life as we know it...It is now necessary that our own nation’s leaders take aggressive measures to protect our planet and ensure the United States’ leadership in the global economy.” 100100Congressman Lieu has demonstrated leadership on climate change by co-authoring A.B. 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, when he was a member of the California legislature. The bill required that California reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 202. Congressman Lieu also introduced the Climate Solutions Act of 2017 (H.R. 2958) in Congress. The act would spur renewable energy investment and help America transition off heavy polluting energy sources like coal, oil, and gas. Rep. Lieu also makes prominent public statements on the issue. Rep. Lieu attacked President Trumps views on climate change tweeting, "Either @realDonaldTrump doesn't understand the science behind climate change, or he is intentionally misleading the American people." The Congressman has also done interviews on CSPAN taking questions from callers on the issue of climate change, at one point stating, "Climate change if we don't mitigate it is going to wipe out humanity." Congressman Lieu makes climate change a priority issue as well. According to The Hoya, the Congressman spoke to students at Georgetown pressing the importance of combating climate change stating, "All of you are there because you understand the importance of the environment and climate — not just to America but to humanity.”100Congressman Lieu 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. Lieu was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. In a press release condemning a resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise, which opposed a carbon tax (H. Con. Res. 89), 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.”100100https://lieu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-lieu-statement-paris-agreement-combat-climate-change https://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/ab32/ab32.htm https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2958 https://lieu.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/366739-lieu-trump-doesnt-understand-climate-change-or-is-intentionally https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4528142/rep-ted-lieu-climate-change http://www.thehoya.com/congressman-lieu-urges-climate-environmental-policy-action/ 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/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Gomez, JimmyCalifornia34DIn a press release criticizing President Trump's roll back of the Clean Power Plan the Congressman made the following statement. "Climate change is real, and cannot be wished away by Trump and his gang of climate deniers. As destructive as this action will be for our nation, and for the world, it will not deter our progress or commitment to confront the impacts of climate change and support clean energy investments that will strengthen our economy and shape our future.” 100100Congressman Gomez has demonstrated leadership on climate change by helping pass AB1937, which promoted clean energy, when he was a member of the California legislature. The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release criticizing the President's decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, “This destructive action is taking place in the same week that California is being ravaged by wildfires. Climate change is real, and cannot be wished away by Trump and his gang of climate deniers. As destructive as this action will be for our nation, and for the world, it will not deter our progress or commitment to confront the impacts of climate change and support clean energy investments that will strengthen our economy and shape our future.” Rep. Gomez makes climate change a priority issue as well. He supported SB32, which extended greenhouse gas emissions targets and AB1550, which distributed the revenue created by the state’s cap-and-trade program more equally as part of the California legislature. 100Congressman 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). Rep. Gomez was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.7593.75https://gomez.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=46 https://www.lcv.org/article/endoresment-sierra-club-california-league-conservation-voters-lcv-action-fund-endorse-jimmy-gomez-californias-34th-congressional-district/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Torres, NormaCalifornia35DIn a press release combating President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, she stated, “As sea levels rise and extreme weather events become more frequent, we can’t ignore the fact that climate change is real and is already impacting communities across the globe and right here at home. Denying science is not only foolish; it is undeniably dangerous." 100100Congresswoman Torres has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating for the Paris Agreement. In a press release she stated, "I am extremely disappointed by the announcement that President Trump will withdraw from the Paris climate accord... The President should look to the future and harness the American innovative spirit to lead the way in sustainability and clean energy. By stubbornly denying progress, we set our economy only further behind." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In an op-ed in the online news source RollCall, the Congresswoman called for action on climate change in the face of the California drought, writing, "While the rest of the country may only think about climate change during an extreme weather event or as something our children are going to have to deal with, my home state of California is already facing the effects of climate change and is working tirelessly to deal with its effects." Rep. Torres makes climate change a priority issue as well. On her energy and environment page it states, "As a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, I have demonstrated a commitment to taking on challenges like drought and climate change that are impacting California."100Congresswoman Torres 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. Torres was not in Congress to vote on 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 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://torres.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/torres-statement-withdrawal-paris-climate-agreement http://www.rollcall.com/news/while_drought_compels_california_to_take_action_rest_of_the_country-241366-1.html https://torres.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimateN/A
Ruiz, RaulCalifornia36DCongressman Ruiz in a press release celebrating earth day 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.”100100Congressman Ruiz has demonstrated leadership on climate by joining the bipartisan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency caucus. According to his 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. The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He does not list climate change as an issue and does not mention climate change on his energy and environment page. 50Congressman Ruiz 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. Ruiz 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.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/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/raul-ruiz?alignment=against&issue=20&form_build_id=form-3cfbcf825df58e3e7cc52e37690452f2&form_id=keyvotes_legislator_keyvotes_filters_form Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Bass, KarenCalifornia 37DOn Congresswoman Bass's energy and environment page she states, "Combating climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing both our nation and the entire international community." On her campaign's environment page it states, "Karen is concerned about climate change and what rising temperatures and sea-levels will mean to Los Angeles and the nation. Los Angeles’ coastline and California’s climate are key to our city’s thriving economy, and rising temperatures will detrimentally impact our quality of life."100100Congresswoman Bass has demonstrated leadership on climate change combating President Trump's climate policies. A week after the President'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 response to President Trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement the Congresswoman released in a statement that, "Climate change denial and policy implementation with no regard for scientific findings make the U.S. look backwards and ridiculous on the world stage." Rep. Bass clearly makes climate change a priority issue. In a press release advocating for fuel efficient vehicles the Congresswoman said, “Fuel efficient vehicles help drivers with low costs at the gas pump and emit fewer harmful emissions. Rolling back vehicle emission standards that have helped drive US carbon pollution to its lowest level in decades is a threat to the economy as other countries race ahead investing in clean energy and combating climate change.” 100Congresswoman Bass 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. Bass 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 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://bass.house.gov/issues/energy-environment https://bass.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-bass-rips-president-trump-s-withdrawal-paris-climate-agreement https://bass.house.gov/ClimateSLA http://www.karenbass.com/environment https://bass.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-bass-statement-trump-administration-s-rollback-fuel-economy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9249/print Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro Climate
Sánchez, LindaCalifornia38DIn a hearing advocating on behalf of the Clean Power Plan the Congresswoman stated, "I understand the urgency associated with combating sources of pollution that are contributing to climate change and posing serious health risks to our general population."100100Congresswoman Sanchez has demonstrated leadership on climate change by being a leader in the Latino community. In an EPA hearing on the Clean Power Plan she stated that, "As the representative of a district with large Latino and Asian American communities, my constituents stand to lose the most if we fail to implement the plan’s carbon reduction guidelines." The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on the issue. On her energy and environment page she supported the Clean Power Plan saying, "This is an urgent issue. We can no longer afford to wait to act on climate change. We must implement policies to protect our environment and our communities for generations to come." She also stated in a 2014 press release supporting local manufacturing that, "I am convinced that we can reduce the risks from climate change with American-made products and create more jobs in California while we’re doing it.” Rep. Sanchez makes climate change a priority issue as well. After the Pope spoke to Congress the Congresswoman released a press release stating, "He challenged us to have the courage and resolve necessary to combat climate change."100Congresswoman Sanchez 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. Sanchez 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 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://lindasanchez.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/linda-s-nchez-testifies-epa-climate-change-pollution-disproportionatel-0 https://lindasanchez.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://lindasanchez.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/linda-s-nchez-promotes-local-manufacturing-visits-cerritos-john-crane http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/linda-t-s-nchez-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Roybal-Allard, LucilleCalifornia40DOn Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's Energy and Environment page she sated, "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."100100Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating action for cleaner fuel sources. On her transportation page the Congresswoman stated, "Pursuing alternative modes of transportation and alternative fuel sources is all the more pressing as the nation grapples with the reality of climate change and the uncertain future of fossil fuels." The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2016 press release making a statement in opposition to the proposed Energy and Water Appropriations Bill she said, "The bill guts clean energy programs that would help combat the global threat of climate change and make America a greener and more energy-secure nation." Congresswoman Roybal-Allard makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a 2015 press release she showed her disappointment in an omnibus appropriations bill stating, "I was also disappointed that on the heels of a historic climate change agreement, the bill includes a giveaway to Big Oil by ending the 40-year prohibition on the exportation of crude oil. This prohibition was set in place to help our country achieve energy independence and to protect national security and economic interests. Lifting this ban will only hinder our goals and harm American refinery jobs, all for the sake of a handout to Big Oil."100Congresswoman 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). Rep. Roybal-Allard 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 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://roybal-allard.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4548 https://roybal-allard.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4692 https://roybal-allard.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398022 https://roybal-allard.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=397947 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/lucille-roybal-allard-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Takano, MarkCalifornia41DOn Congressman Takano's energy and environment page he states, "Climate change is real and is one of the most serious issues we face as a global community. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Earth’s average temperature has risen by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit over the last century and is projected to rise between 2 to 11.5 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century. Though small, these changes in temperature can have a tremendous effect on our planet. We have already seen the impact."100100Congressman Takano has demonstrated leadership on climate change by combating President Trump's climate agenda. In a press release combatting the roll back of President Obama era climate policies, the Congressman stated, "For the past eight years under the Obama Administration, the United States set a powerful example for the world with its aggressive action to combat climate change. President Trump’s executive order undercuts the progress we made and ignores the overwhelming scientific consensus that man-made climate change is threatening to devastate our way of life." The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue as well. In a tweet supporting climate action, the Congressman stated, "Today is a reminder that it’s now up to states to address the threat of climate change to our economy & our planet." Rep. Takano makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release defending the Paris Agreement he stated, "In the long-term, the absence of American leadership on climate change will jeopardize the health of our planet for our children and grandchildren."100Congressman Takano 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. Takano 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://takano.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment http://takano.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/rep-takano-statement-on-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-agreement http://takano.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/rep-takano-statement-on-president-trumps-executive-order-on-energy https://twitter.com/RepMarkTakano/status/846808623267430404 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/10625/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Calvert, KenCalifornia42RThe Congressman does not take a stance on climate change or whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Calvert demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by voting against legislation that would help mitigate climate change. 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 energy and environment page. 0Congressman Calvert 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). Rep. Calvert voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://calvert.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/ken-s-calvert-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Waters, MaxineCalifornia 43DIn a press release rebuffing President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement Congresswoman Waters stated, "If Trump withdraws from the Paris agreement, it could cause the entire agreement to collapse, accelerating climate change and exacerbating its impacts on human communities, impacts which include deadly hurricanes, severe droughts, and rising sea levels."100100Congresswoman Waters has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating against President Trumps offshore drilling policies. In a press release the Congresswoman stated, “Trump’s decision to open up the entire Atlantic and Pacific coasts to offshore oil drilling is an appalling giveaway to Trump’s wealthy friends in the oil and gas industry. " The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on the issue. During the nomination of Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, the Congresswoman released a statement saying, "Rex Tillerson’s record of misinformation on climate change is also a reason for grave concern about his ability to be a credible and effective Secretary of State. Recent evidence indicates that Exxon deliberately misled government agencies and the American public regarding the threat posed by climate change." The Congresswoman does not list climate change as a priority. 75Congresswoman Waters 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. Waters 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 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.7587.5https://waters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-waters-statement-reports-suggesting-president-trump-will-withdraw-us https://waters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-waters-trump-s-offshore-oil-drilling-plan-heartless-and-cruel https://waters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-waters-votes-landmark-clean-energy-jobs-legislation https://waters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-waters-statement-nomination-rex-tillerson-secretary-state https://waters.house.gov/legislative-issues https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/maxine-waters-0Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Barragán, Nanette California44DIn a press release condemning President Trumps decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, she stated, "Climate change is real and expected to cause billions of dollars in damage from flooding and other natural disasters. The US should be acting as world leader in the fight against climate change, not an obstructionist." On her 2016 campaign page it states, "Nanette understands that climate change is an urgent environmental problem and she intends to act accordingly. She will fight to combat climate change and work to transition us to clean, renewable energy."100100Congresswoman Barragán has demonstrated leadership on climate change by forming 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, which she co-chairs, 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. Responding to the repeal of the Clean Power Plan in a press release she stated, "By rolling back these regulations, the administration will ensure our air is more polluted and greenhouse gases continue to pile up in the atmosphere. America’s future needs to be clean, renewable energy and the jobs those new technologies are creating." Rep. Barragán makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a joint press release with her fellow co-chairs of the United For Climate And Environmental Justice Congressional Task Force introducing the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program Act of 2017 (H.R.2695) and the Executive Office of Environmental Justice Act of 2017 (H.R. 2696), they stated, "The effects of climate change disproportionately burden frontline communities, including communities of color, low income communities, people with limited English proficiency, indigenous peoples and peo100Congresswoman Barragán voted against 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. Barragán was not in Congress to vote on 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. The Congresswoman did co-sponsor the America Wins Act (H.R. 4209) which would place a tax on carbon pollution to raise money for infrastructure projects. 100100https://barragan.house.gov/barragan-statement-on-trumps-decision-to-withdraw-us-from-the-paris-climate-agreement/ https://barragan.house.gov/barragan-mceachin-jayapal-announced-united-for-climate-and-environmental-justice-congressional-task-force/ https://barragan.house.gov/rep-barragan-responds-to-the-trump-administrations-plan-to-repeal-the-clean-power-plan/ https://barragan.house.gov/diaz-barragan-jayapal-mceachin-introduce-environmental-justice-bill-package/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209/cosponsors http://barraganforcongress.com/issues/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Walters, MimiCalifornia45RThe Congresswoman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans are a contributing factor. 2514.29Despite being a member of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus, Congresswoman Walters demonstrates a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congresswoman supported the lifting of the U.S. oil export ban. She also lauded the halting of the Clean Power Plan stating, "I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily halt enforcement of the President’s Clean Power Plan, which is a reckless regulatory attack on American businesses and jobs. The reality of the President’s liberal energy agenda is that it will drive up energy costs and reduce consumer access to affordable energy sources." The Congresswoman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority.0In a meeting with Citizens Climate Lobby in 2014, the Congresswoman stated, "You guys are doing it the right way,” when a carbon fee and dividend strategy was proposed. Congresswoman Walters 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). Rep. Walters was not in Congress to vote on 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.2516.07https://walters.house.gov/issues/energy https://walters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-mimi-walters-votes-lift-us-oil-export-ban https://walters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-mimi-walters-supreme-courts-stay-president-s-clean-power-plan https://citizensclimatelobby.org/keep-going-attitude-brought-rep-mimi-walters-climate-caucus/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/A
Correa, LouCalifornia 46DCongressman Correa does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans are a contributing factor. 25100Congressman 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. 50Congressman 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). Rep. Correa was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7562.5 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/house/2013 https://correa.house.gov/about/issuesPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lowenthal, AlanCalifornia47DOn Congressman Lowenthal's climate change page he states, "There is scientific consensus that humans are playing a major role in climate change. Every minute we waste on this "myth of disagreement," is one minute longer we have to wait to take concrete action, making any solution more difficult and more expensive."100100Congressman Lowenthal has demonstrated leadership on climate change serving as the Co-Chair of the Safe Climate Caucus, Vice Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, and Vice-Chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus. In the two year anniversary of the Paris Agreement the Congressman along with fellow Safe Climate Caucus co-chair Congressman Beyer released a joint press release stating, "Two years after the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, climate change remains a huge threat to the planet and the human race, but Donald Trump isn’t taking that threat seriously. The Paris Climate Agreement represents the best opportunity for the global community to prevent climate change’s devastating impacts on our communities, our economies, and our environment." The Congressman makes prominent public statements on climate change as well. In a 2013 House floor speech the Congressman stated, "Climate scientists like Dr. Rob Dunbar a Stanford are warning us if we continue down this path of inaction global sea levels will rise on the average anywhere from one to seven feet by the end of this century. Let's just take a four-foot rise in global sea level for example that would devastate coastal communities jeopardizing in my state hundreds of thousands of Californians properties causing billions of dollars worth of damage...Sea level will cause us tremendous amount of infrastructure needs it's our responsibility to take action now to help cut greenhouse gas emissions so that w100Congressman Lowenthal 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. Lowenthal 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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.100100https://lowenthal.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=106666 https://safeclimatecaucus-lowenthal.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/safe-climate-caucus-co-chairs-statement-and-resolution-on-the-two-year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b95nrOSceUs https://lowenthal.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398635 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/alan-s-lowenthal http://www.daily49er.com/news/2018/08/01/alan-lowenthal-uses-town-hall-stage-to-repeat-one-message-vote-in-november/ Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Rohrabacher, DanaCalifornia48ROn the Congressman's global warming page it reads, "In 2001, over 17,000 scientists signed a petition asking the United States government to not agree to the Kyoto treaty. These distinguished researchers said: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate." 00Congressman Rohrabacher demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by publishing a blog post in the Washington Post ridiculing President Obama's green agenda and stating, "Mr. President, we both know I have referred to the theory of man-made global warming as a “hoax,” and, yes, I once used to the phrase “dinosaur flatulence” as a soft jab at what I considered to be climate alarmism." At a House Science Committee hearing the Congressman felt it inappropriate to use the term denier to refer to people who reject climate change stating, "Yet we have just a few weeks ago an offshoot of President Obama’s reelection campaign listed ‘climate deniers.’ The only other... use of that term is Holocaust denier. Do you use the term denier for those people who disagree with you on climate science and do you think that term is appropriate in engaging in a civil discourse over a scientific issue?” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman posted on his site a letter from 16 scientists declaring that there's no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to 'decarbonize' the world's economy. 0Congressman Rohrabacher 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). Rep. Rohrabacher voted in favor 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). Despite this he did not the sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00 https://rohrabacher.house.gov/issues/global-warming https://rohrabacher.house.gov/media-center/blog/rohrabacher-presidential-snow-job-on-global-warming https://rohrabacher.house.gov/republican-slams-pro-obama-group-listing-%E2%80%98climate-deniers%E2%80%99 https://rohrabacher.house.gov/no-need-panic-about-global-warming-theres-no-compelling-scientific-argument-drastic-action https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/dana-t-rohrabacher-1 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hunter, Duncan D.California50RAs reported by East County Magazine, during a community legislative forum in San Diego, the Congressman when asked about global warming stated, “Nobody really knows the cause...The earth cools, the earth warms…It could be caused by carbon dioxide or methane. Maybe we should kill the cows to stop the methane, or stop breathing to stop the CO2…Thousands of people die every year of cold, so if we had global warming it would save lives…We ought to look out for people. The earth can take care of itself.”00Congressman Hunter demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by speaking up against the Paris Agreement in an interview on One America News Networks, the Daily Ledger, stating, "Yeah because in Congress we aren't going to pass laws that hurt the American economy so the president can say that he did climate change stuff in Europe. So we're not going to pass any laws so the only thing that he can do is rewrite regulations change some rules give the EPA more more power than it already has and frankly he's been doing this for the last seven years this is nothing new. I mean we've been fighting the Obama the environmental attack on American business since I've been in Congress." The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to the San Diego Times, during a debate with challenger James Kimber, Congressman Hunter stated on climate change that, "There is climate change...Is there human-caused climate change? I don’t buy that.” 0Congressman Hunter 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). Rep. Hunter voted in favor 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). Despite this he did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/politics-paradise-filner-hunter-clash-healthcare-budget-climate-change-more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnmtPw6pqxs https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2014/09/26/hunter-kimber-spar-50th-district-debate/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/duncan-d-hunter-0 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Vargas, JuanCalifornia51DCongressman Vargas in a Facebook post supported the Climate Science Alliance on its inaugural San Diego Climate Summit stating, "Congratulations to the Climate Science Alliance on their inaugural San Diego Climate Summit, where they focused on building community resilience to climate change impacts. The Summit provided over 200 regional environmental leaders with an in-depth look at climate science and related issues, while providing a forum to discuss San Diego's regional resiliency, built environment, and rich biodiversity."100100Congressman Vargas has demonstrated partial leadership on climate change by supporting the Popes views on climate change in a press release stating, "The most effective way for the pope to inspire change in Congress is not through a policy-driven message but an emotional appeal, Vargas said. The issues Francis has advocated for — from reducing the impact of climate change to helping those in poverty — can be summed up by a Bible passage from Matthew 25:35-40." Otherwise the Congressman lacks prominent public statements on climate change nor does he make it a priority issue.50Congressman Vargas 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. Vargas 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7581.25https://www.facebook.com/RepJuanVargas/photos/pcb.1010575289090429/1010574985757126/?type=3 https://vargas.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/jesuit-ties-to-pope-francis-provide-rep-vargas-with-insight https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://congress.freedomworks.org/node/10627/print Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Peters, ScottCalifornia52DOn Congressman Peter's energy and environment page he 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."100100Congressman Peters has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating action. In a speech at the, "Health of People, Health of Planet and our Responsibility: Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health, Global Vatican Summit," the Congressman discussed the politics of climate change stating, "When I have a beer with my Republican colleagues, they will generally acknowledge that they are aware of climate change and that human activities are driving that change. But they fear losing their elections. Yet their voters are not necessarily climate deniers. In a study conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, about 70% of Republicans think that climate change is happening and 53% think it is caused by human activity." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on climate change. In a 2016 clip posted by CSPAN the Congressman discussed climate change as a national security risk on the House floor, stating, "The Pentagon issued a directive stating quote, 'The Department of Defense must be able to adapt current and future operations to address the impacts of climate change in order to maintain an effective and efficient U.S. Military,' end quote." In another 2016 speech on the House floor the Congressman stated, "We need Congress to get on board with a response not stand in the way that's important for at least three reasons first we are to lower the rate and impact the greenhouse gas emissions we need federal action the largest source of gre100The Congressman in his speech at the Vatican also discussed the benefits of carbon tax and dividend saying, "This year, the Climate Leadership Council called for a tax on carbon, labelling it the “Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends.” The plan would impose a gradually increasing tax on carbon, fully refunded to American taxpayers, combined with the repeal of regulations like the Clean Power Plan that would be redundant and less efficient at encouraging renewables than the carbon tax itself." 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). Rep. Peters 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 100100https://scottpeters.house.gov/issues/energyandenvironment https://medium.com/@Rep.ScottPeters/the-politics-of-climate-change-706941147857 https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4616794/rep-scott-peters-climate-change-national-security&start=20 https://scottpeters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-peters-statement-on-paris-climate-talks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3JIW3HTv0c http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/scott-h-peters http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Davis, SusanCalifornia53DOn Congresswoman Davis's environment and energy page, she states, "Hotter temperatures, rising sea levels, drought, wildfires, and superstorms are undeniable proof that climate change is real. Scientific discovery has allowed us to understand new threats to the environment and human health in the form of toxic chemicals and the buildup of greenhouse gases causing climate change."100100Congresswoman Davis has demonstrated leadership on climate change through combating the roll back of the Clean Power Plan, stating in a press release that, “Over the past eight years we have made solid progress in protecting the environment and addressing climate change. However, this new administration has ended protections for clean air, clean water, and wildlife. The Trump administration is also attempting to undo President Obama’s landmark Clean Power Plan, which would significantly reduce carbon emissions." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In opposition to a self described special interest energy bill, the Congresswoman in a press release stated, “We need an energy policy suited for the 21st Century that invests in the future. San Diego is leading the way on solar energy, accounting for more than 8,000 jobs. We need to build on that momentum. Sadly, this bill is tone deaf to our energy needs and the crisis we face from climate change. If you wanted to hasten the effects of climate change, this would be the bill to do it." Rep. Davis makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a tweet displaying her disappointment in the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement she stated, "Backward and alone? Isn't leading toward a better energy future what America needs today? I think so. #ParisAgreement."100Congresswoman Davis 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. Davis 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 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://susandavis.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=8436 https://susandavis.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=392402 https://susandavis.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=392524 http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/jun/01/trump-announce-decision-climate-change-thursday/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/susan-a-davis-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
DeGette, DianaColorado1DIn an op-ed in the Denver Post the Congresswoman stated on climate change that, "Coloradans also know the price of inaction and appreciate the years of research confirming a rise in global temperatures. We can simply look around us to see our precious water resources becoming scarcer, posing a significant threat to farmers and ranchers, and limiting Denver's water needs. The ski industry, a key employer and state revenue generator, is in jeopardy as global warming reduces the snow pack throughout the Rockies."100100Congresswoman DeGette has demonstrated leadership on climate change through her support of international climate summits. An attendee of the Copenhagen meetings in 2009 she stated in her Denver Post op-ed that, "The leadership exhibited by President Obama and our negotiators energized the talks and moved global leaders forward on combating climate change. After years of U.S. inaction, the president's leadership will be as important here at home as on the international stage if we are to meet our own obligations and contain the damage caused by global warming." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release she criticized President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement stating, “This step defies scientific consensus about the effects of climate change. It will imperil future generations. And it will empower other countries that honor the Paris Agreement, leading them to create opportunities for innovation and a surging clean energy sector while our country is left in the dust." Rep. DeGette makes climate change a priority issue as well. In an article in The Colorado Independent, she was quoted saying, "The only place you can find climate change deniers to this day is in the halls of Congress...What that means is you can’t pass energy efficiency policy. You can’t pass cap-and-trade. You can’t pass anything,”100Congresswoman DeGette 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. DeGette did not vote on 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. The Congresswoman moderated a panel discussion on carbon pricing, hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, where she said, "Carbon has been too cheap for centuries. We are not taking all of the costs of carbon into account...we need to think of the costs to adapt to a changing climate, costs to avoid and mitigate future carbon emissions and the cost to transition to a sustainable economy...We need different ways to establish a price but it is less clear on how we can do that. Do we establish fees? Do we look at a market based solution?... o100100https://degette.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/colorados-role-in-addressing-climate-change https://degette.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/degette-by-leaving-paris-accord-us-is-once-again-ceding-its-leadership http://www.coloradoindependent.com/158689/colorado-democratic-reps-help-us-act-on-climate-change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMo7K1klE04 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/diana-l-degette-0 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Tipton, ScottColorado3RIn an interview with Think Progress, the Congressman responded to a question on climate change stating, "Is there climate change? I live in the shadow of some of the greatest climate change the world has ever seen. It’s called the Rocky Mountains. When the glaciers went back." In a follow up question also about climate change the Rep. Tipton responded, "I think we need to be very cautious in trying again to divide America. You’re either for or against. Let’s do things responsibly. Let’s make sure we’ve got great technology now that we’re able to take advantage of. Do we have cycles that we’ve gone through? The rings on the trees tell us so. That does not absolve us of the responsibility of just being responsible and making good, common-sense decisions. Here in the state of Colorado as our tree rings demonstrate, we’ve had droughts long before there were very many people here."00Congressman Tipton demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change advocating against the Paris Agreement. According to Our Community Now, in a survey provided by Colorado Public Radio, in which he states, "I do not support the Paris climate deal or any other executive order that puts our economy at a competitive disadvantage to our peers, forcing Americans to shoulder the cost for a climate deal that does nothing tangible to limit the world’s biggest polluters like China, India and Mexico.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his issues page, under energy and environment he states his support of clean coal a main contributor to man made climate change. In a press release he also spoke out against President Obama's climate action plan discussing its negative impacts on coal, stating, "the President’s Climate Action plan will effectively shut down coal as an energy resource, force the premature retirement of a significant portion of our nation’s electricity generating capacity, and result in the loss of many more jobs in industries that rely on coal as an affordable source of energy." 0Congressman Tipton 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). Rep. Tipton voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/gop-rep-tipton-wont-acknowledge-human-caused-climate-change-because-it-would-divide-america-760f4b00100a/ https://colorado.ourcommunitynow.com/2017/06/05/16941/ https://tipton.house.gov/issues https://tipton.house.gov/press-release/tipton-subcommittee-exposes-devastating-economic-effects-presidents-climate-action https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/scott-tipton Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Buck, KenColorado4RIn an article by Think Progress, the Congressman was quoted sanctioning the theory that climate change is a hoax, stating, "Sen. Inhofe was the first person to stand up and say this global warming is the greatest hoax that has been perpetrated. The evidence just keeps supporting his view, and more and more people’s view, of what’s going on."00Congressman Buck demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. In a Denver Post article he was quoted stating that, "When we distract our military with a radical climate change agenda, we detract from their main purpose of defending America from enemies like ISIS.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Buck 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). After the vote the Congressman stated in a press release that, “It’s not OK to implement a radical green energy agenda on the backs of the American people.” Rep. Buck was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. In a quote found on Vote Smart the Congressman stated, "I oppose legislation that places costly rules or tax schemes on coal, because unnecessary regulations drive up energy prices and cost jobs." 00https://thinkprogress.org/ken-buck-embraces-inhofe-global-warming-is-the-greatest-hoax-54418f0b9dac/ https://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/13/fact-check-ken-bucks-climate-change-agenda-statement/ https://buck.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/ken-buck-supports-american-families-who-rely-affordable-energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/house/2013Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateN/A
Lamborn, DougColorado5RIn a Colorado Public Radio questionnaire the Congressman stated when asked, 'What should the federal government do about climate change?' The Congressman answered, "The federal government should not cripple our economy and burgeoning domestic energy industry with more onerous fees and regulations designed to curb the possibility of climate change hundreds of years in the future." 00Congressman Lamborn demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the President in his withdrawal from the Paris agreement, stating in a press release that, "The Paris Climate Agreement, which was never ratified by the Senate, is a non-binding agreement that has proven expensive to taxpayers without improving environmental practices. I support the sovereignty of the United States on environmental issues, and I believe that we can chart our own course with an all-of-the above energy strategy that includes renewables for responsible energy development.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman led efforts to kill progress on cap and trade, sending a letter along with fellow members to then Secretary of State Clinton stating, "No matter how well intentioned, the fact is that global warming is an extremely controversial topic in the United States. It does not advance our national interest for the Administration or individual negotiators to make promises that cannot be kept. While Presidents indeed play an important role in proposing energy or any other legislation, it is ultimately up to Congress to pass legislation."0Congressman Lamborn 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). Rep. Lamborn voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.cpr.org/news/story/colorado-congressional-district-5-race-doug-lamborn-irv-halter-issues https://lamborn.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2013 https://lamborn.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=404 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/doug-lamborn https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Coffman, MikeColorado 6ROn the Congressman's climate change page he states, "There is no question that climate change is real and a factor that negatively impacts our environment. The U.S. should take all practical efforts to reduce carbon emissions and improve the quality of our global environment. I have consistently supported an all-of-the-above energy strategy and I will continue to do so." He was also quoted as reported by The Atlantic, that, "Climate change is naturally occurring. What influence do we have over that, we certainly need to look into, but that's subject to debate." According to Think Progress during a debate, the Congressman continued to muddle his climate position stating, “On the climate change issue, I just think the science is not quite settled. Does it have an impact? Yes. Do I know how much of an impact it has, man-made climate change? I don’t know. But I think we need to do everything responsible to bring down carbon emissions. Sometimes, my worry is we go too far."012.5Congressman Coffman demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change in a 2009 press release where he criticized cap and trade, stating, "Why is China interested in the United States passing legislation reducing carbon emissions? It’s simple. China stands to benefit from the policy, not environmentally but economically. China has emerged as an economic power and enjoys an expanding competitive advantage over the U.S. in manufacturing. Congress will aid the Chinese economy by pushing cap-and-trade legislation. Cap-and-trade is a proposal that would attempt to limit the amount of carbon produced in the United States." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman Coffman 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). Rep. Coffman voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.03.13https://coffman.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=15666 https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/06/as-politicians-debate-climate-change-our-forests-wither/258549/ https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-issue-makes-rep-mike-coffmans-head-spin-89fbb1e482eb/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/mike-coffmanAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Perlmutter, EdColorado7DOn the Congressman's page it states, "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."100100Congressman Perlmutter has demonstrated leadership on climate change through combating President Trumps decision to reverse the Clean Power Plan, stating in a press release that, "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." The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a CSPAN clip of a House floor speech made by Rep, Perlmutter, he stated, "Earlier today the Science Committee held a hearing on climate science. I was astonished at what I heard from the majority Republican party calling into question whether climate change is happening and whether it is caused by humans. All this serves to attack scientific research and jeopardize the progress we have made to combat climate change." The Congressman makes climate change a priority issue as well. In an article by the Colorado Independent, Congressman Perlmutter is quoted saying, “In the environmental committee, there’s no such thing as climate change. It’s ridiculous, in terms of the denial that’s going on.” 100Congressman Perlmutter 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. Perlmutter 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://perlmutter.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14890 https://perlmutter.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1671 https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4664204/perlmutter-defends-science http://www.coloradoindependent.com/158689/colorado-democratic-reps-help-us-act-on-climate-change https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/ed-perlmutter Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Larson, John B.Connecticut1DOn Congressman Larsen's energy and environment page it states, "It is clear that we must end our reliance on foreign sources of fossil fuels. These fuels are damaging our environment and causing hazardous climate change around the globe. They are also making us indebted to foreign countries, putting our national security in jeopardy. Americans are seeing record fluctuations in the cost of energy; filling up the gas tank or heating a home has become difficult to afford. That’s why Rep. Larson has focused on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower the price of energy, and invest in renewable energy sources." 100100Congressman Larson has demonstrated leadership on climate change by condemning President Trumps roll back of the Clean Power Plan, stating in a press release that, "America always moves forward, not backwards on progress. 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.” The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a statement released by the Connecticut delegation, including Rep. Larson, they state, "We need to move fast to combat climate change and prevent catastrophe, and a commitment to generate more than 50% of America’s electricity from clean energy by 2030 is a great step in that direction.” Rep. Larsen also makes climate change a priority issue as well. In an interview with Youth Journalism International in response to the 2014 climate march he stated, "Well I think it's vitally important...anytime you have the gathering of so many scientists... who are at the core of what they're saying it's all about the truth and so the truth impacts the kind of our quality of environment that we're going to pass on for generations and there's no denying science and the truth. And so I think it's important that the more people that speak up." 100The Congressman has introduced carbon tax legislation multiple times. In a 2009 press release discussing the introduction of his bill, the America's Energy Security Trust Fund Act (H.R. 1337), he stated, "Unlike a cap and trade system, my carbon tax would create no complex new bureaucracies or complicated auction schemes. Rescuing our environment should not be an excuse to create a new market for investors to exploit. We've seen the impact of rampant speculation and out of control derivative trading on our energy market, our housing market, and our stock market. Our planet is too precious to put in the hands of Wall Street executives looking to make a profit." In 2017 he proposed the America Wins Act (H.R. 4209), which would tax carbon to raise money for infrastructure. In a press release he stated, "The America Wins Act offers a common-sense way to pay for a robust infrastructure bill without adding a penny to the national debt. This is a jobs program for the middle class, it’s tax 100100https://larson.house.gov/issues/energy-environment https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/larson-condemns-executive-order-seeking-undo-obama-era-climate-change https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/connecticut-delegation-calls-new-national-clean-energy-goals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OabcVnhx0bk https://www.congress.gov/bill/111th-congress/house-bill/1337/text https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-larson-introduces-carbon-tax-legislation https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209/text https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/john-b-larson-0 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Courtney, JoeConnecticut 2DIn a speech on the House floor speaking out against Administrator Pruitt's plan to roll back the Clean Power Plan, Congressman Courtney stated, "Because yesterday he announced that he is precipitously going to strike down the clean power plant rule sometime later today, which will turn the clock back in this country in terms of trying to get our arms around the issue of rising carbon emissions that scientist from across all sectors have universally recognized are causing rising sea temperature, rising sea levels, and that are affecting climate and clearly are linked to man-made carbon emission that is have been tracked for decades going back in time."100100Congressman Courtney has demonstrated leadership on climate change by signing a letter asking that climate change be made a national security priority. The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue as well. voicing his support for the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "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." Rep. Courtney makes climate change a priority issue as well. 100Congressman Courtney 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. Courtney 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://courtney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/courtney-speaks-against-epa-reversal-clean-power-plan https://courtney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/courtney-backing-out-paris-climate-accord-puts-country-wrong-side https://courtney.house.gov/ClimateChangeLetterToPOTUS http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/joe-courtney https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
DeLauro, Rosa L.Connecticut3DIn a press release advocating on behalf of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) the Congresswoman stated, "The effects of global warming are visible here and now. In Connecticut, global warming is a threat to our health, our wetlands, our lobster fisheries, and our economy. This bill is our chance to mitigate that threat – a chance that will not come again soon. "100100Congresswoman DeLauro has demonstrated leadership on climate change through combating climate deniers such as President Trump. In a press release calling on the Trump administration to end his campaign against science and facts she stated, “President Trump and his climate-denying advisers are playing dangerous games that will rollback years of progress. There is no reason to deny facts when scientists and the global community, including the more than 190 countries that signed onto the Paris Agreement, agree that climate change is real and that we must act.” The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In her continued defense of the Paris Agreement she stated in a separate press release that, "With this decision, President Trump and his climate-denying advisors continue their assault on science and the environment. I strongly urge the Trump Administration to reconsider this decision and make the right choice for our children and grandchildren." The Congresswoman also took part in a joint statement made by the Connecticut delegation on renewable energy goals. Despite this the Congresswoman has not made climate change a priority issues. Climate change is not mentioned on her energy page, and she advocates for the continued development of fossil fuels such as natural gas. 75Congresswoman DeLauro 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. DeLauro 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 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.7587.5https://delauro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/energy-reform-bill-takes-historic-step https://delauro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/delauro-calls-trump-administration-stop-attacking-science-and-facts https://delauro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/delauro-statement-trump-s-plans-pull-out-climate-agreement https://delauro.house.gov/issues/energy https://delauro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/connecticut-delegation-calls-new-national-clean-energy-goals http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/rosa-l-delauro-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 N/AN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Himes, JimConnecticut4DOn the Congressman's energy and environment page it states, "America’s national security and economic prosperity demand that we take charge of our energy future. Unprecedented storms and increased flooding along the coast has threatened the integrity of our transportation infrastructure and made abundantly clear that climate change is taking its toll on Connecticut." His campaign website also stated on its environment page that, "We have seen too many examples in recent years of the ravages of climate change. Scientists and experts agree that climate change will continue to be the cause of rising sea levels, prolonged droughts and dangerously strong storms, like Super Storm Sandy."100100Congressman Himes has demonstrated leadership on climate change by standing up for climate science. In a press release on politics and science, the Congressman stated, "On Earth Day, thousands of people took the streets nationwide for Science Marches. The march called to keep politics out of scientific research and truths. Now, more than ever, we need to stand up for settled scientific facts – like the fact that human activity affects climate change." The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. Rep. Himes in a press release criticized President Trumps decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement stating, "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 Himes also makes climate change a priority issue. He introduced the Darwin Day Resolution (H. Res. 44), which according to a press release, "Warns that the advancement of science must be protected from those unconcerned with the adverse impacts of global warming and climate change, and that the teaching of creationism in some public schools compromises the scientific and academic integrity of the United States education systems." 100Congressman Himes 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. Himes 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://himes.house.gov/energy-and-environment-depth https://www.himesforcongress.com/environment/ https://www.himesforcongress.com/2017/04/26/politics-and-science-dont-mix/ https://himes.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/himes-statement-trump-abandoning-paris-climate-agreement https://himes.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/himes-introduces-darwin-day-resolution https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/44/text http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/james-a-himes https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Rochester, LisaDelaware1DIn a press release condemning President Trumps move to roll back the Clean Power Plan, Congresswoman Rochester stated, "On a local level, each county in low-lying Delaware sees the harmful effects of climate change every single day. Delaware knows that taking meaningful action will be crucial for our health, environment, and national security."100100Congresswoman Rochester has demonstrated leadership on climate change by combating President Trumps anti climate agenda. In a press release advocating against President Trumps move to reopen offshore drilling leases she stated, "The Administration’s move to reopen Atlantic drilling will jeopardize the economic, environmental, and public health of Delaware’s coastal communities and directly contribute to global climate change and rising sea levels.” The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on the issue. The Congresswoman also criticized President Trumps decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement stating, "I am deeply disappointed in President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement...Delaware, as one of the lowest lying states in the country, already faces enormous risk as weather events associated with climate change become more frequent and more powerful." Rep. Rochester also makes climate change a priority issue. On earth day the Congresswoman tweeted this, "We must take action to address climate change and reduce its effects. We only get one Earth, so we must protect it. #EarthDay."100Congresswoman Rochester 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). She was also not in Congress to vote on 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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.100100https://bluntrochester.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=89 https://bluntrochester.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=90 https://bluntrochester.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=42 https://twitter.com/RepBRochester/status/855771785584939008 https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/congressman-larson-introduces-the-america-wins-act/ 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%7DPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Gaetz, MattFlorida1RIn 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."1000Congressman Gaetz demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by attempting to abolish the EPA. The Congressman introduced the bill To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency (H.R. 861). Despite this the Congressman has made statements in support of climate change. In a tweet he wrote that, "Climate change is not fake." In an interview with The Fix the Congressman also stated, "In the science space, climate change is real. I'm not going to spend my time in Congress arguing with a thermometer." Even so climate change is not a top priority of the Congressman. 50Congressman Gaetz 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). Rep. Gaetz was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.037.5https://www.pnj.com/story/money/business/2017/11/24/after-pushing-bill-abolish-epa-rep-matt-gaetz-joins-climate-solutions-caucus/893141001/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/861 https://twitter.com/mattgaetz/status/830125170551570432 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/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Neal, DunnFlorida2RIn a 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.”00Congressman Dunn demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by referring to climate advocates as, "alarmists," according to Scientific American. The Congressman also supported President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement stating, “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?" The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Climate change is not on his issues page. 0Congressman Dunn 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). Rep. Dunn was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.00http://www.newsherald.com/news/20160416/local-political-figures-cautious-about-sea-level-rise https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/house-science-panel-adds-climate-denying-members/ 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/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Yoho, TedFlorida3RIn an interview reported by Think Progress, the Congressman when asked whether he believed in man made climate change stated, "I think there’s an agenda-driven science. I can read stuff that says that the information was skewed. It’s not right. I’m a guy that’s worked out in the weather since I was 16. I can tell there’s climate change. The cause? I’m not smart enough for that."00Congressman Yoho demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating against the Paris Agreement. In a press release against the agreement he stated, “Right now, leaders from around the world are meeting in Paris to discuss further restrictions that will affect energy producers here at home. As Americans, we do not bow to foreign pressure or influence. Especially when it is from foreign countries that are responsible for more than a fifty percent of the world’s carbon emissions and does little if anything to stop it." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman praised President Trump's rollback of the Clean Power Plan stating, "The previous administration’s Clean Power Plan crushed the coal industry and will increase electricity prices in 41 States by at least ten percent, according to NERA Economic Consulting. The plan itself was temporarily blocked by the Supreme Court last year. I am committed to voting for the reversal and repeal of burdensome regulations that hurt jobs; especially those that drive up the cost of energy.” He is also for an all of the above energy strategy according to his energy page.0Congressman Yoho 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). Rep. Yoho voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/congressman-denies-manmade-climate-change-calls-it-an-agenda-driven-science-b88088559833/ https://yoho.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/ted-yoho-making-sure-obama-runs-his-climate-change-policy-past-congress https://yoho.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/yoho-statement-on-energy-executive-order https://yoho.house.gov/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/ted-s-yoho-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rutherford, JohnFlorida4RAccording to E&E Congressman Rutherford stated that, "Climate was changing before we had carbon emissions... I need to be convinced how much of that is man and how much of it is just the global climate conditions."00Congressman Rutherford demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by voting against climate action. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Climate change is not mentioned on his site. 0Congressman Rutherford 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). Rep. Rutherford was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060045897/print https://rutherford.house.gov/issues https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lawson, AlFlorida5DCongressman Lawson does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Lawson has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. He also 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 issues page, nor has he any press releases on the issue. 0Congressman Lawson 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). Rep. Lawson was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.5025https://lawson.house.gov/issues/environment https://lawson.house.gov/search/node/climate%20change https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 N/AN/APro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Murphy, StephanieFlorida7DIn 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, "Addressing climate change and promoting clean, renewable energy is good for Floridians and the economy. That’s why I—along with Republicans, Democrats, businesses and environmental groups—oppose the president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement."100100Congresswoman Murphy has demonstrated leadership on climate change by condemning President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release she stated, "Addressing climate change and promoting clean, renewable energy is good for Floridians and the economy. That’s why I—along with Republicans, Democrats, businesses and environmental groups—oppose the president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement." The Congresswoman makes prominent public statements on the issue. At a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the National Defense Authorization Act the Congresswoman stated, "When I was at the Department of Defense more than a decade ago, conversations about climate changes impact on our national security were already being had...For a number of years Secretaries of Defense of Republican and Democratic administrations alike and numerous other uniformed defense leaders have identified climate change as a challenge to national security." Rep. Murphy makes climate change a priority issue. In a tweet addressing climate change she stated, "Addressing climate change & promoting clean, renewable energy benefits Fla. & the economy. Leaving the #ParisAgreement hurts those efforts." She is also a member of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. 100Congresswoman Murphy 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). Rep. Murphy was not in Congress to vote on 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 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.075https://stephaniemurphy.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=451 https://stephaniemurphy.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=206 https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4675208/rep-stephanie-murphy-ndaa-climate-change-remarks&start=0 https://twitter.com/RepStephMurphy/status/870387745931362304 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Posey, BillFlorida8RIn 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."00Congressman Posey demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by introducing legislation (H.R. 3502) that was, "designed to bar federal regulators from forcing companies to better disclose their climate-related risks to their shareholders," according to the International Business Times. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He was opposed to the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Bill, which would have reduced carbon emissions nationally, stating on his site that, "The net effect of this plan would be a negligible effect on the global environment since carbon emissions from the U.S. competitors in China, India and the rest of the developing world are exempt from these caps and far surpass those of the United States. In fact, carbon emissions in the U.S. have declined while those in China have continued to grow rapidly." Rep. Posey is also for an all of the above energy strategy that depends on natural gas and oil. 0Congressman Posey 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). Rep. Posey voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gv53kq/climate-deniers-congress-florida https://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://posey.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4604 https://posey.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=5031 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/bill-posey https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 N/AN/AN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Soto, DarrenFlorida9DOn Congressman Soto's climate change page, it states, "Here in Florida, we have a lot to lose from climate change. In fact, Florida has more private property at risk from climate change than any other state. If we don’t do something to turn the tide, rising sea levels and intensified hurricanes will continue to threaten our economy and our well-being. We’ve got to listen to the scientists: Climate change is real and it is caused by human activity. We need to take action now to turn the tide on climate change. That starts with dramatically reducing our carbon emissions and transitioning to a clean energy future – and that’s what I’ll fight for in Congress."100100Congressman Soto has demonstrated leadership on climate change by condemning President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "In 2015, I was proud to watch world leaders come together in Paris to make a historic commitment to reduce fossil fuel emissions. Climate change is an imminent and unmistakable threat, especially here in Florida. Rising sea levels, stronger hurricanes, and soaring temperatures all put our economy and well-being at risk... Trump's decision threatens our environment, our national security, and America's standing in the world." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In an interview on MSN Money the Congressman was asked about the job Governor Rick Scott did and preparing Florida for Hurricane Irma, and responded saying, "While the governor is good at managing emergencies, it would be great if we took climate change seriously... We could long-term be prepared better for rising seas, but that's been one of those things that the Scott administration has been hesitant to talk about." Rep. Soto makes climate change a priority issue. The Congressman introduced The Uniform Federal Grants for Resilient Infrastructure and Design (H.R. 3829) that aimed to make the electricity grid more resilient to climate change. In a press release he stated, "We are seeing the effects of climate change strengthening hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. As the storms get stronger, so sho100Congressman Soto voted against 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. Soto was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://www.darrensoto.com/climate-change/ https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/congressman-soto-calls-out-floridas-governor-over-climate-change/vp-AArIfS7 https://soto.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-soto-introduces-bill-strengthen-electric-infrastructure-damaged-weather https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Demings, ValFlorida10DIn a 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.”100100Congresswoman Demings has demonstrated leadership on climate change by signing a letter alongside 12 other lawmakers asking President Trump to reverse course on climate change. In a press release regarding the letter it states, "The rise in sea level, due to global warming, is causing an observable effect on Florida’s natural ecosystem and presents challenges to maintaining drainage systems, beaches, and coastal highways. Florida’s infrastructure was not designed to deal with a rise in sea level, which causes salt water intrusion to freshwater aquifers, flooding, and soil saturation disrupting freshwater drinking supplies and contaminating wetlands. Florida ecosystems, such as the Everglades, the Ten Thousand Islands, and the Big Bend coastline are already exhibiting signs of sea-level stress.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release condemning President Trump's decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan, she stated, "Congress and this Administration has an obligation to protect our environment for the generations to come, and that starts by acknowledging that Climate Change is a real threat and promising to continue to address it." Rep. Demings makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release she slammed the President's proposal to lift the offshore drilling ban stating, "The Deepwater Horizon accident proved definitively that offshore drilling has the potential to ravage our state’s ecosystems and economy. 100Congresswoman Demings 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. Demings was not in Congress to vote on 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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.100100https://demings.house.gov/media/press-releases/congresswoman-demings-responds-decision-pull-out-paris-climate-agreement https://demings.house.gov/media/press-releases/congresswoman-val-demings-and-12-other-florida-lawmakers-ask-president-trump https://demings.house.gov/media/press-releases/congresswon-val-demings-calls-president-trumps-latest-environmental-executive https://demings.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-demings-slams-offshore-oil-drilling-expansion-proposal https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/congressman-larson-introduces-the-america-wins-act/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22John+Larson%22%5D%7D https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Webster, DanielFlorida11RAccording to The Verge, in a hearing the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a heated hearing that discussed the scientific method, the Congressman asked whether we know what caused the ice ages in an attempt to belittle the science underpinning climate change. 00Congressman Webster demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline, stating in a press release that, "By preventing this project from moving forward, [President Obama] said ‘No’ to 42,100 construction and manufacturing jobs…’No’ to cheaper prices for goods and services…‘No’ to reduced dependence on foreign oil…benefits that this generation could pass on to the generations to come.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. There is no mention of climate change under the Hurricane Irma tab on his site. 0Congressman Webster 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). Rep. Webster voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.theverge.com/2017/3/29/15109876/climate-change-science-committee-hearing-republicans-consensus https://webster.house.gov/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/daniel-webster https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Bilirakis, Gus M.Florida12RCongressman Bilirakis does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Bilirakis demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change 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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman voted against the Creating Long-term Energy Alternatives for the Nation (CLEAN) Act (H.R. 6) in 2007, which according to Think Progress the bill would have ended special tax breaks for oil and gas, and invested in renewable energy. The Congressman is also for an all of the above energy strategy. 0Congressman Bilirakis 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). Rep. Bilirakis voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2017/jun/21/gus-bilirakis/gus-bilirakis-cites-flawed-study-defend-us-wit/ https://thinkprogress.org/filthy-five-new-house-energy-committee-members-ignore-climate-while-taking-1-7-million-from-fossil-f90d31a9ca21/ https://bilirakis.house.gov/issues/energy-production http://www.ontheissues.org/fl/Gus_Bilirakis_Energy_+_Oil.htm http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/gus-bilirakis https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Crist, CharlieFlorida13DIn a press release supporting the CLIMATE Act (H.R. 1812), which would block President Trump's executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, Congressman Crist stated, "My home county of Pinellas is quite literally a peninsula on the peninsula of Florida, and we feel the effects of climate change daily. Our shorelines are impacted by severe storms and constant coastal erosion. And, as a result, there are real concerns that one of our key revenue sources – tourism – may wash away bit by bit.” 100100Congressman Crist has demonstrated leadership on climate change by defending climate science. According to the Tampa Bay Reporter, Congresman Crist stated that, "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.” The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. In opposition to (H.J Res 36) a resolution that would roll back methane pollution standards, Rep. Crist stated, "2016 was the hottest year on record – beating out 2015, which beat out 2014. Yet the House voted today to allow more methane in the atmosphere. More methane means more climate change – and that’s bad for Florida, our environment, our health, and our economy." Congressman Crist has also made climate change a priority issue. According to the Chicago Tribune, when he was elected governor of Florida, in his initial State of Address he 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 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. Crist was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://crist.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=157 http://www.tbreporter.com/environment/crist-climate-change-puts-coastal-communities-risk/ https://crist.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=55 http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-florida-governor-climate-change-20170908-story.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Castor, KathyFlorida14DIn an 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 combating President Trump's executive action to undermine the Clean Power Plan. She was quoted in the Tampa Bay Reporter saying, "In a striking move backward in America’s effort to create clean energy jobs and slow the increasing costs of the changing climate, President Trump signed an order to weaken environmental protections and heap costs on our kids. By signing the latest in a line of dangerous executive orders, Trump is trying to dismantle America’s commitment to avert climate catastrophe and to stifle America’s clean energy future." The Congresswoman has also made prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release discussing Administrator Pruitt's moves to unwind the Clean Power Plan she stated, "The costs of carbon pollution and the changing climate are rising rapidly for consumers. Sixteen of the hottest years on record have happened over the last 17 years, and air conditioning bills, insurance costs and health impacts are rising right along with temperatures. Powerful hurricanes, killer wildfires and other extreme weather events should be a wake-up call to the Trump Administration." Rep. Castor makes climate change a priority issue. According to the Miami Herald, at an Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing, Congresswoman Castor, when questioning Florida Public Service Commission Chairman Art Graham, posed the question, "Mr. Graham, it recently came to light that Gov. Rick Scott has a100Congresswoman Castor 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. Castor 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 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://castor.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398088 http://www.tbreporter.com/environment/castor-slams-trump-climate-policy-backwards-move/ https://castor.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398510 http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article15409031.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/kathy-castor https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 N/AN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Ross, DennisFlorida15RIn an interview with Think Progress, Congressman Ross stated, “I think we are contributing to some climate change, but I am not accepting all the theories that are out there that say climate change is what it is because of us."00Congressman Ross demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by backing coal interests over climate action. In a letter to constituents, the Congressman bashed the Clean Power Plan in support of coal, stating, "Not only have many of the EPA’s rules and regulations proven to be costly and burdensome to energy producers, citizens and job creators, but the President’s Clean Power plan includes shutting down coal-fired power plants in Florida designated as primary warm-water refuges for manatees, without which will cause these endangered animals severe health problems and possibly even death." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an interview on CSPAN Rep. Ross denied the existence of global warming, stating, "There has been global warming since the beginning of time. There has been climate change since the beginning of time. If you look at the history of Florida, we had tremendous storms in the first of the 20th century that we had not seen the magnitude of until now. That really is not an issue of mine at this point."0Congressman Ross 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). Rep. Ross voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/florida-congressman-questions-theories-that-humans-contribute-to-climate-change-a89146f31ec5/ https://dennisross.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=I53GTFOVMXI2QENEZUNZGD545U https://www.c-span.org/video/?433724-102/representative-dennis-ross-hurricane-irma http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/dennis-ross https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 N/AN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Buchanan, VernFlorida16RIn a press release urging the President Trump to reconsider his stance on the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, “Climate change is a serious threat, especially for a state like Florida that has two coastlines vulnerable to rising waters."10014.29Congressman Buchanan has demonstrated partial leadership on climate change through advocating on behalf of the Paris Agreement. In a press release he stated, "There is a reason why 196 nations across the globe support this voluntary and non-binding agreement. Protecting the environment and growing the economy are not mutually exclusive. We should be doing everything we can to accomplish both.” The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On the Congressman's issues page climate change is nonexistent. He also votes against climate action more often than for it. 25Congressman Buchanan 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). Rep. Buchanan voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.034.82https://buchanan.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/buchanan-urges-trump-reconsider-climate-accord http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9026/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Mast, BrianFlorida18RIn a press release announcing the Congressman joining the bipartisan climate solutions caucus, he stated, “As Secretary of Defense James Mattis has said, climate change is a challenge that requires a whole-of-government response. If we’re going to make progress to protect our environment, it’s critical that people on both sides of the aisle speak out about the serious impact that climate change will have on our environment and our economy. 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.” Despite this Climate Home News quoted the Congressman stating that he did not believe, “the science is completely concrete in either direction.” 7566.67Congressman Mast has demonstrated leadership on climate change by bucking party trends and advocating for climate action. In an article in The Atlantic, the Congressman was quoted saying, "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.” The Congressman makes prominent public statements on the issue. On his environment page, the Congressman 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." Rep. Mast makes climate change a priority issue. In the Climate Home News, he was also quoted saying that, “That [climate change] such a big issue that it should not be taken lightly on any side of the aisle.” He was also quoted in Florida Politics, stating, "If we’re going to make progress to protect our environment, it’s critical that people on both sides of the aisle speak out about the serious impact that climate change will have on our environment and our economy.”100Congressman Mast 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). Rep. Mast was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.060.42https://mast.house.gov/2017/3/mast-joins-colleagues-to-work-toward-solutions-to-address-climate-change http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/04/05/gop-climate-rebels-emerge-shadows/ https://mast.house.gov/environment 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/h363 Anti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Rooney, FrancisFlorida19RIn a town hall reported on by NBC 2 the Congressman was quoted having the following views on climate change. "We definitely need to learn all we can about why these sea levels are rising. I'm just not sure how much is man-made and how much is not... I think that there is very complex issues surrounding global warming. Sea levels have been rising since the ice age."00Congressman Rooney demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. In an interview with the Vatican Insider, when asked about climate change he stated, "This is an issue where there has been wide disagreement with many scientists saying they don’t know exactly how the models work. Yes, man has had some influence on the climate, but the question is how far, and what are the contributing factors. That is where the Trump administration disagree with Laudato si’ [Pope’s encyclical on the environment]." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman backed President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. 0Congressman Rooney voted against 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. Rooney was not in Congress to vote on 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Co-sponsored Carlos Curbelo and Brian Fitzpatrick's MARKET CHOICE Act (H.R. 6463) that would implement a carbon tax and put the proceeds towards improving infrastructure.10025http://www.nbc-2.com/story/35560306/rooney-talks-paris-agreement-at-bonita-town-hall http://www.lastampa.it/2017/05/19/vaticaninsider/eng/inquiries-and-interviews/trump-can-work-with-pope-on-latin-america-and-religious-freedom-1mcXTlkV2Om7R6slEh63KJ/pagina.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6463?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.R.+6463%22%5D%7D&r=1 N/AN/AAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Hastings, Alcee L.Florida20DOn the Congressman's energy and environment page, he sates, "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 through advocating on behalf of the Paris Agreement. In a 2015 article in WLRN the Congressman, was quoted as saying, "[Obama]’s not going to be the president, but the next president is also going to have to deal with carbon emissions, and is going to have to deal with China and India and other countries that are large producers of carbon emissions. So I applaud the President in his efforts in Paris." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release he criticized the President's decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan, stating, "The Trump Administration’s ill-conceived and irresponsible decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan is yet another attack on the health and future of our country. The results of abandoning the Clean Power Plan, the landmark strategy for reducing climate pollution from power plants, will be tragic, dangerous, and costly to our nation’s health." After President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman released a press release stating that, "Climate change is real, and we know what causes it. The Paris Agreement commits governments to working together to cap pollution levels and combat carbon emissions, which will reduce extreme climate events like drought, famine, and rising sea levels." Rep. Hastings makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Congressman attended and delivered opening remarks at a climate 100The Congressman was an original co-sponsor of the America Wins Act (4209), which aimed to place a fee 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). Rep. Hastings 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 100100https://alceehastings.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=100685 http://wlrn.org/post/south-fla-dems-hope-climate-talks-stem-sea-level-rise https://alceehastings.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398889 https://alceehastings.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398833 https://alceehastings.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398817 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209 https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/larson-introduces-america-wins-act http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/alcee-l-hastings-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Frankel, LoisFlorida21DIn a press release criticizing President Trump's executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan, the Congresswoman stated, "Contrary to President Trump’s declaration of taking historic steps to cancel job-killing regulations, there is no potential job killer greater than ignoring the growing consequences of climate change. Rising sea levels, droughts, famines, ocean acidification are just a few of the impacts of global warming. The White House’s denial of science sends an ominous message to the rest of the world.”100100Congresswoman Frankel has demonstrated leadership on climate change by advocating on behalf of the Paris Agreement. In a press release she made the following comment, "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." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a pair of Facebook posts, the Congresswoman wrote, "The science is clear. Climate change is not a distant problem that future generations will face. It’s happening now and negatively impacting communities across the country. It’s time to act to address climate change," as well as, "It’s simple, climate change is not a distant problem that future generations will face. It’s happening now and negatively impacting communities across the country. If we don’t act, one day in the future my district will be underwater. If that doesn’t motivate the need for action, I don’t know what will." Rep. Frankel makes climate change a priority issue as well. In an interview with 25 WPBF, regarding a climate change report, she responded, "It's going to mean the loss of many of billions of dollars because you have rising sea levels wil100Congresswoman Frankel 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. Frankel 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 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://frankel.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=554 https://frankel.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=574 https://www.facebook.com/RepLoisFrankel/posts/314612858697078 https://www.facebook.com/RepLoisFrankel/posts/294946047330426 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVGiaGtcxgQ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/lois-frankel https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Deutch, TedFlorida22DIn a press release condemning President Trump's decision to omit climate change in his national security strategy, he stated, "Whether this President wants to accept the evidence or not, climate change is an urgent national security threat that’s already having damaging effects across our country. Denying the facts and removing climate change from our national security strategy will make the United States less prepared to respond to threats to our local communities and military installations."100100Congressman Deutch has demonstrated leadership on climate change by Co-Founding the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. In a joint press release announcing the start of 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." 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 priority issue as well. On his page, a cleaner environment and safer environment, it states, "Congressman Deutch has a strong environmental record, including efforts to tackle climate change, protect Florida’s coastlines from offshore drilling, and stand up to attacks on clean air standards. As an active member of the Safe Climate Caucus and co-founder of the bipartisan and recently formed Climate Solutions Caucus, Deutch is committed100Congressman Deutch 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. Deutch 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://teddeutch.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399222 https://teddeutch.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=F3ND3GWVCQZFH7LHLDRZP7TACQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqUpVa9a-dY https://teddeutch.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=13410 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/ted-e-deutch https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro Climate
Wasserman Schultz, DebbieFlorida23DOn the Congresswoman's clean energy page it states, "I support an energy policy that promotes clean, renewable, domestic sources of energy that will fuel an economy that is sustainable, while protecting our environment and promoting our national security. I believe it is critical that energy policy works to prevent the worst effects of climate change by dramatically reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases over the next several decades."100100Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has demonstrated leadership on climate change by penning an op-ed in the Miami Herald criticizing President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In the article she writes, "Human activity is contributing to climate change. Its effects, expected to only worsen over time, are happening right now in South Florida. Hiding from that reality will not change it. And if the near-universal conclusions of climate scientists aren’t enough for him, perhaps he should consult with the property appraisers or insurance companies in South Florida who are already factoring sea level rise into their home value assessments." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2014 press release supporting the Clean Power Plan, she stated, "While carbon pollution is the biggest long-term threat to our nation’s economic and military security and poses significant health threats to our society, for those of us living in South Florida, it is much more – it is an existential threat which, if not addressed, could wipe away all we know, love and treasure about South Florida. Miami is widely considered the most endangered urban area on earth when it comes to the effects of climate change. And with sea-levels continuing to rise and weather becoming more extreme, we need urgent action like the ‘Clean Power Plan’ to hold back the oceans and mitigate the harm." Rep. Schultz makes climate change a priority issue as well. On social med100Congresswoman Schultz 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. Schultz 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 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://wassermanschultz.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=15064 http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article154343914.html https://wassermanschultz.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=994 https://twitter.com/DWStweets/status/868850738578980865 https://www.facebook.com/RepDWS/posts/10156119623504122 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/debbie-wasserman-schultz-0 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Wilson, FredericaFlorida24DOn the Congresswoman's energy and environment page, it states, "I am also convinced that climate change poses a serious threat to our state and our nation. As President Obama said in his Second Inaugural Address, we can no longer ignore devastating fires, crippling drought, dangerous storms, and rising sea levels. I am committed to smart energy policies that fight climate change by cutting carbon emissions and boosting renewable fuel production. As the solar industry has demonstrated, by investing in new clean technologies, we can not only protect our planet but also create new high-wage jobs."100100Congresswoman Wilson has demonstrated leadership on climate change by penning an op-ed in the Miami Herald titled, 'Staying afloat amid climate change,' in which she writes, "South Florida is Ground Zero for the effects of climate change. With 2.4 million residents living no more than four feet above sea level, we have little room for error and no time to waste... Facing an uncertain future, we must do all that we can to prepare by thinking globally and acting locally." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release connecting the rise of Zika to climate change, she stated, "I'm sure that Zika will have a great impact on making the Congress of the United States understand what climate change, what kind of impact climate change has on communities." The Congresswoman also combated President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement stating in a press release that, ""And, denying the obvious and claiming that global warming is a hoax is especially disconcerting for Floridians, where issues like the greenhouse effect on water levels and flooding are a major concern." Rep. Wilson makes climate change a priority issue as well. Congresswoman Wilson joined Senator Bill Nelson at a 2014 U.S. Senate Science and Space Subcommittee hearing entitled “Leading the Way: Adapting to South Florida’s Changing Coastline.”100Congresswoman Wilson 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. Wilson 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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.100100https://wilson.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article10151552.html https://wilson.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/some-officials-link-zika-to-climate-change https://wilson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-frederica-s-wilson-s-statement-on-the-united-states https://wilson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-frederica-s-wilson-discusses-climate-change-and-the-impact http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/frederica-wilson https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Diaz-Balart, MarioFlorida25RIn a 2007 YouTube video posted on the Congressman's YouTube Channel he states, "I know there's a lot of money to be made on the bandwagon of global warming, you can make movies, documentaries, get a lot of research money—and that's okay, I love capitalism… Yeah I think it's kind of hurt the credibility of the issue but to me the issue is beyond that. Does it make sense to lower emissions of course it does. Does it make sense to get to try to be a little bit less dependent on these traditional sources of energy of course it does... My fear is using the bandwagon of global warming to have Congress act on some knee-jerk reaction which will please some editorialists, will hurt our economy, will not do anything to help us in the future." In a press release against a proposed cap and trade bill, he stated, "I support legislation that reduces emissions and that would invest in renewable energy to help lessen our dangerous dependence on foreign sources of energy." 5016.67Congressman Diaz-Balart demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline. In a press release he states, "Building the pipeline would decrease our dependency on foreign oil, continuing to protect our national security. Though President Obama has threatened to veto this significant piece of legislation once it is passed in the Senate, I urge him to reconsider for the millions of families and communities that will benefit from its construction." The Congressman also criticized the CIA for spending valuable resources on tracking climate change. In a press release he stated, "It is deeply troubling that while we continue to face the serious threat of terrorism, our Intelligence Agency is focusing on polar bears and melting ice caps, rather than investing human intelligence and technology resources on preventing terror attacks and catching those who wish to do us harm. Climate change should not be funded by the CIA; rather the agency should focus its efforts and resources on prioritizing our nation’s intelligence systems and keeping American’s out of harm’s way.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Despite this he is a member of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. 0Congressman Diaz-Balart 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). Rep. Diaz-Balart voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.016.67https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RhCBDBvACE https://mariodiazbalart.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/diaz-balart-votes-to-approve-keystone-pipeline https://mariodiazbalart.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/diaz-balart-cia-should-chase-terrorists-not-polar-bears-and-global http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/mario-diaz-balart-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363N/AN/APro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Curbelo, CarlosFlorida26RIn an interview with Yale Environment 360 the Congressman when asked on his views on climate change stated, "We know that human activities, specifically carbon emissions, are contributing to rising global temperatures, rising sea levels, and we just need to find a way forward that embraces clean energy and secures the future...I always accepted the basic science. I wouldn’t say I was ever skeptical, I was not engaged in the past as I am now. It’s an issue where the more I learned about it, the more I was moved to action."100100Congressman Curbelo has demonstrated leadership on climate change through crossing the aisle in an attempt to take meaningful climate action. On his energy and environment page, it states, "I recently lead the effort to introduce a House Resolution calling for increased environmental stewardship through economically viable solutions to address the ramifications of measured changes to our climate. An important step for leaders on both sides of the aisle is to pursue policies that better understand climate change’s effects on our environment." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a House floor speech, the Congressman stated, "There are a lot of people that are counting on us to solve this problem. Sea level rise is a reality it's happening all over all over the world and mr. speaker you might understand why this might be important to me I represent a community where most people live near sea level and near the sea so this is a real concern especially in the Florida Keys." Rep. Curbelo makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release condemning Administrator Pruitt's denial of carbon emissions climate impact, he stated, "Rising carbon emissions have been a contributing factor to climate change for decades. That is a scientific fact and the reality facing communities like my district. The EPA is tasked with the very responsibility of helping to lower the impact of carbon emissions, and for Mr. Pruitt to assert otherwise without 100Carlos Curbelo and Brian Fitzpatrick "a Republican duo introduced and co-sponsored the MARKET CHOICE Act (H.R. 6463) that would implement a carbon tax and funnel the proceeds towards improving infrastructure," according to EcoWatch. In a press release introducing the Modernizing America with Rebuilding to Kick-start the Economy of the Twenty-first Century with a Historic Infrastructure-Centered Expansion Act (H.R. 6463), which would place a fee on carbon pollution, the Congressman stated, "Elected officials owe it to every American, and especially to younger generations..., to work on a comprehensive solution to mitigate and adapt to climate change.” Congressman Curbelo 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). Rep. Curbelo was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before pas100100https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-one-lawmaker-is-breaking-the-bipartisan-barrier-on-climate-change https://curbelo.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14902 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aErf1vR6Zpc https://twitter.com/repcurbelo/status/942877000544514049?lang=en https://curbelo.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1365 https://curbelo.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1386 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://curbelo.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2094 https://www.ecowatch.com/gop-new-carbon-tax-bill-2590411558.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6463?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.R.+6463%22%5D%7D&r=1N/AN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Carter, BuddyGeorgia1RAccording to Think Progress, Congressman Carter was quoted stating, "Certainly we have to pay attention to [climate change]. There’s no doubt about that. But I do have reservations about how real it is.”00Congressman Carter demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting coal and opposing the Clean Power Plan. In a press release on the Supreme Court's decision to halt the Clean Power Plan, stating, "The Supreme Court’s decision to halt this assault on coal is a win for working American families. The so-called ‘Clean Power Plan’ sets unrealistic standards on energy generators and forces them to rely on technology that does not even exist. The Obama Administration’s unrealistic attempt to further its own climate agenda at the expense of jobs and our economy is completely unacceptable." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Carter supported the Keystone Pipeline, stating in a press release that, "The Obama Administration’s decision to reject the Keystone Pipeline is a direct attack on American jobs and our national security. The Pipeline would create thousands of jobs and offset the oil we import from often hostile countries with oil from one of our longest-standing allies without a dime from the taxpayers."0Congressman Carter voted in favor 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. Carter was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/the-anti-science-climate-denier-caucus-732ec3a2a4d4/#.twa1iokj7 https://buddycarter.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=844 https://buddycarter.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=631 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Bishop Jr., Sanford D.Georgia2DIn a 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.”10050Congressman Bishop has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his opposition of President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. According to WMGT 41 the Congressman stated, “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.” Despite this it states on his energy page that he is 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." The Congressman also does not list climate change as a priority issue. 50Congressman Bishop voted in favor 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. Bishop voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.050https://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 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/sanford-d-bishop-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 N/APro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimatePro Climate
Ferguson, DrewGeorgia3RThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Ferguson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change 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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman Ferguson was not in Congress to vote on 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). Nor was Rep. Ferguson in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.5018.75https://ferguson.house.gov/media/press-releases/ferguson-votes-end-stream-protection-rule http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Johnson Jr., Henry C.Georgia4DIn a speech on the House floor the Congressman stated, "We can no longer ignore the science. The time to act is now. I support the President's decision to reduce carbon emissions, and I urge my Republican colleagues to take their heads out of the sand so that together we can address this global threat."100100Congressman Johnson has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for climate action. On his 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." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release, the Congressman supported the Clean Power Plan stating, "These landmark clean emissions and power generation standards – which are supported by millions of Americans from all over our country – demonstrate the United States’ commitment to limit the pollution that causes climate change. And they send an unmistakable message to the world that we all must work together to solve the greatest health and environment threat of our time.” Johnson also makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a statement on his environment page 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." He is a member of the Safe Climate Caucus. 100Congressman Johnson voted against 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. Johnson did not vote 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4694875/rep-johnson-climate-change https://hankjohnson.house.gov/issues/environment https://hankjohnson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-johnson-potus-announcement-epa-s-clean-power-plan http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/henry-c-johnson http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lewis, JohnGeorgia5DOn the Congressman's environment page it states, "Humanity is the most important endangered species under threat from climate change and yet we flood our ecology with poisons and pollution. It is my belief that our country needs better environmental protections and that real protections do not have to come at the expense of jobs or our economy. Whatever we do to the earth, we do to each other."100100Congressman Lewis has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his support of the Paris Agreement. In a press release he stated, "We do not live on this planet alone. It is not ours to hoard, waste, or abuse. It is our responsibility to leave this world a little more clean and a little more peaceful for all who must inhabit it for generations to come.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release honoring Earth Day, Rep. Lewis stated, "We must teach our children through our own actions that each of us has a responsibility to leave this Earth a little cleaner and greener than we found it. The climate change emergency has made it plain that we are all connected." Rep. Lewis makes climate change a priority issue as well. On his energy page the Congressman calls for the transition to clean energy and away from global warming inducing energy sources. He states, "If we are ever to prosper again, we cannot continue to rely on outdated resources that contribute to global warming and keep us dependent on unstable countries."100Congressman Lewis voted against 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. Lewis 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://johnlewis.house.gov/issues/environment https://johnlewis.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-john-lewis-reacts-withdrawal-paris-climate-agreement https://johnlewis.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-john-lewis-earth-day-2016 https://johnlewis.house.gov/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/john-r-lewis-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro Climate
Handel, KarenGeorgia6RIn a 2017 debate against competitor Jon Ossoff, both candidates were asked about their views on climate change, with Congresswoman Handel stating, “I think that clearly there have been changes in the climate. I’m not a scientist, so I read all of that and take it all in. What I am set on is making sure that we do the right thing in the right way.” This was reported on by the Marietta Daily Journal.250Congresswoman Handel demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. According to Politically Georgia the Congresswoman stated, “We need a fair agreement that doesn’t start with the assumption that American jobs should be sacrificed to the developing world in order to address the impacts of climate change.” The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority. She has voted against climate action.0Congresswoman Handel was not in Congress to vote on 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). Nor was Rep. Handel in Congress to vote on 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.5018.75http://www.mdjonline.com/news/karen-handel-jon-ossoff-talk-taxes-climate-change-and-russia/article_b3ca0ef0-4cb6-11e7-b9c5-7307403f22ad.html https://politics.myajc.com/blog/politics/georgia-6th-handel-backs-trump-move-exit-climate-agreement/25d1UAed2WG9u9c3RHzlZL/ http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Woodall, RobertGeorgia7RIn a press release opposing the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "Rather than seeking a change in law from Congress, the EPA simply decided to dramatically reinterpret laws that have been well-understood for more than 40 years. This radical reinterpretation is based neither on science nor need, but is simply part of a political agenda, and it is certain to hinder economic growth, drive up the cost of energy, and reduce the quality of life for the American people."00Congressman Woodall demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing President Obama's rejection of the Keystone Pipeline. In a press release he stated, "Republicans and Democrats alike came together and found a way to say “yes,” but sadly the President chose not to join us. America’s new Congress is committed to getting things done on behalf of the American people, and while I do not know whether the Senate has enough votes to override the President’s misguided veto, I hope that it will try in the near future.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page he advocates for the continued development of climate change causing energy sources. He also calls for energy exploration off the Gulf of Mexico and in Alaska. 0Congressman Woodall voted in favor 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. Woodall voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://woodall.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/woodall-reacts-president-obama-s-veto-keystone-xl-authorization https://woodall.house.gov/taxonomy/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/rob-woodall http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Scott, AustinGeorgia8RIn an interview with NPR, when asked if he denied the scientific consensus that climate change is human caused, the Congressman responded, "Absolutely." 00Congressman Scott demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating for the development of clean coal. On 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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He votes against climate action.0Congressman Scott voted in favor 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. Scott voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://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 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/austin-scott http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Collins, DougGeorgia9RThe Congressman does not have a position on climate change and whether human's contribute to it. 250Congressman Collins has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He has voted against climate action.0Congressman Collins voted in favor 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. Collins did not vote for 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/doug-collins http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hice, JodyGeorgia10ROn Congressman Hice's 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."00Congressman Hice demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's executive order stream lining the Keystone Pipeline. On his energy & natural resources page it states, "Congressman Hice strongly supports President Trump’s reauthorization of the Keystone XL pipeline, which will bring an additional 830,000 barrels of oil into the country every day." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to the Alliance to Save Energy, Congressman Hice, "Has denied existence of climate change." 0Congressman Hice voted in favor 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. Hice was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.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 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Loudermilk, BarryGeorgia11RAccording to Politically Georgia the Congressman was quoted stating, "I believe that climate change is a function of nature; the climate has been changing as long as the Earth has existed."00Congressman Loudermilk demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change 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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 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."0Congressman Loudermilk voted in favor 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. Loudermilk was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://politics.myajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/politicians-cool-global-warming/r6EaMO72xM6UqCofVLvp3H/#72baa97e.3525323.735599 https://twitter.com/reploudermilk/status/870378067528744965 https://loudermilk.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=547 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call N/AN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Allen, RickGeorgia12RIn a 2014 election debate, when asked if he believed in man made climate change the Congressman said, "No." 00Congressman Allen demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by denying the science underpinning it. According 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.”" The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Allen opposed the Clean Power Plan, stating in a press release that, "The Administration’s national energy tax will result in higher electricity bills in Georgia while failing to make any meaningful impact on reducing global emissions."0Congressman Allen voted in favor 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. Allen was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.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/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=137 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Scott, DavidGeorgia13DThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 2585.71Congressman Scott has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Climate change is not mentioned on his energy and the environment page. 25Congressman Scott voted against 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. Scott 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7552.68https://davidscott.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=2120 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/david-scott-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro Climate
Graves, TomGeorgia14RThe Congressman does not have a position on climate change and whether humans contribute to it or not.250Congressman Graves demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by criticizing President Obama's speech on climate change, stating in a press release that, "Furthermore, the president declared war on the coal industry today, which is filled with hardworking Americans who provide the affordable energy that heats our homes and powers our businesses. It was the abandonment of the average American worker in favor of extreme environmental activists. I will use my committee position and work in the House to combat the components of the president’s agenda that will make life harder for families in Georgia and across the country.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Climate change is not considered an issue on his website. 0Congressman Graves voted in favor 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. Graves voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://tomgraves.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=340464 https://tomgraves.house.gov/issues/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/tom-graves http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gabbard, TulsiHawaii2DIn a press release condemning the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, she stated, "Without global action to drastically curb carbon pollution, climate change threatens the safety and security of the planet, especially in places like Hawai?i where we are already experiencing its’ devastating effects. The 2015 hurricane season set a record of 15 tropical storms in Hawai?i, acidification of our oceans has killed marine ecosystems and fisheries, bleached coral reefs, while causing damage to local economies."100100Congresswoman Gabbard has demonstrated leadership on climate change by introducing the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (H.R. 3671), which according to a press release would, "Put the United States on a pathway to replace fossil fuels with 100% clean energy generation and use by 2035." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release on President Trump's roll back of the Clean Power Plan, she stated, "This Administration has taken its latest step backwards in the fight to preserve and protect our environment by repealing the Clean Power Plan, which required states to fulfill specific carbon emission goals based on their individual energy consumption. This plan was a monumental step forward towards combating climate change, and prioritized the health of our children, our planet, and our future over handouts to corporations and the fossil fuel industry." Rep. Gabbard makes climate change a priority issue as well. On her campaign's environment page, it states, "Tulsi has consistently voted against the keystone pipeline and other forms of environmentally-damaging energy and has voted for efforts to combat climate change, support clean energy, and in other ways protect our fragile environment. "100Congresswoman Gabbard voted against 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. Gabbard 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 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://gabbard.house.gov/news/press-releases/rep-tulsi-gabbard-denounces-president-trump-s-decision-withdraw-paris-climate https://gabbard.house.gov/news/press-releases/rep-tulsi-gabbard-s-act-gains-momentum-congress https://gabbard.house.gov/news/press-releases/rep-tulsi-gabbard-facebook-clean-power-plan https://www.votetulsi.com/node/25010 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/tulsi-gabbard http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Simpson, MikeIdaho2ROn 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."250Congressman Simpson demonstrated partial leadership on climate change by joining the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus. Also according to the Miami Herald, "Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, said he believed climate change was making wildfires worse, but said he supported the withdrawal from the Paris agreement, which he said placed an unequal burden on the U.S., and ending some of the Obama-era climate regulations, which he said should have been legislated. “That doesn’t mean that we’re walking away from addressing climate change.”"50On 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 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. Simpson did not vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.018.75https://simpson.house.gov/issuestatements/climatechange.htm http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article155715804.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/michael-k-simpson-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rush, Bobby L.Illinois1DIn 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 on climate change through his support for the Clean Power Plan. In a speech on the House floor he stated, "When implemented the Clean Power Plan will allow the EPA to cut carbon pollution from some of the nation's oldest, dirtiest, and most inefficient power plants." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release opposing President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, he stated, "Cutting carbon pollution is of critical importance in bringing cleaner, more reliable energy to Americans and people around the world. This commitment to protecting our environment would not only cut pollution, but also save families money on their energy bills in the future.” Rep. Rush makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a 2013 speech on the House floor as a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, he stated, "Climate change occurring all around us on a regular basis continually mr. speaker the majority ignores climate change and not at some of our peril not at a portion of our peril not yet a minority of our peril but all of our perils are being impacted because of the majority's refusal to simply have the scientists come before the Committee of Jurisdiction."100Congressman Rush voted against 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. Rush 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://rush.house.gov/press-release/rush-relationship-between-climate-change-and-energy-independence https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4541963/rep-rush https://rush.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rush-statement-on-president-trumps-decision-to-pull-out-of-the-paris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjlAnQfR3Xo http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/bobby-lee-rush-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro Climate
Kelly, RobinIllinois 2DIn a 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.”100100Congresswoman Kelly has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting climate action. Despite this the Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority. Climate change is not mentioned on her issues page. 50Congresswoman Kelly voted against 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. Kelly 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 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.7581.25https://robinkelly.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-kelly-announces-gsu-awarded-library-of-congress-grant-to http://www.robinkellyforcongress.org/issues http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/robin-kelly? http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lipinski, DanielIllinois3DIn a speech on the House floor the Congressman stated, "The time to take action on climate is is now we can't leave this problem the future generations to solve for us and as we heard this evening there's no shortage of good ideas for how to do so." 100100Congressman Lipinski has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating on behalf of the Paris Agreement. In a press release he stated, "President Trump’s short-sighted decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement will damage our economy and environment. The world-uniting pact is not only flexible enough for our nation to meet all our energy needs, but it would help put us in a better leadership position when it comes to creating the energy jobs of tomorrow." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2005 speech during the Science Committee Hearing on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, he stated, "A number of scientists and academies have concluded that the climate is changing - at times at alarming rates. Fortunately, feasible approaches to reducing carbon dioxide emissions are no longer out of reach." Rep. Lipinski makes climate change a priority issue as well. On his energy and environment page it states, "Congressman Lipinski believes America must reduce its dependence on foreign oil, curb emissions that harm the environment and public health, enact policies that lower the high price of energy, and encourage innovation that leads the way toward the green economy of tomorrow and creates jobs. He has worked diligently to protect residents of the Third District from polluters and to ensure the continued health of local natural resources."100In a 2009 press release introducing the Consumer Assistance Rebate for Energy (H.R. 2757) the Congressman stated, "Anything the government collects from polluters should go back to American taxpayers. We should not get caught up in a fight over how to divvy up the money collected by a cap-and-trade scheme or carbon fee, especially at a time when middle class families and retirees are hurting.” Congressman Lipinski voted against 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. Lipinski 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 100100https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOxhd78ADqI https://lipinski.house.gov/energyenvironment/lipinski-us-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-agreement-is-not-good-for-our-nation-june-2-2017/ https://lipinski.house.gov/press-releases/lipinski-addresses-climate-change/ https://lipinski.house.gov/energyenvironment/ https://lipinski.house.gov/seniors/lipinski-bill-requires-proceeds-from-climate-legislation-to-be-returned-to-taxpayers-and-seniors-june-4-2009/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/daniel-william-lipinski-0? http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/daniel-william-lipinski-0?Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Quigley, MikeIllinois5DOn the Congressman's page the ticking clock of climate change it states, "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 on climate change through condemning President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating, "Make no mistake, President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement will cost lives here at home and around the world; it will condemn vulnerable plants and animal species to extinction; it will weaken our economic competitiveness in the global marketplace; and it will risk American national security as climate change multiplies threats and conflicts abroad." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the House floor he stated, "As the world hurdles towards an era where climate change impacts our everyday life, we MUST recognize the consequences of our inaction. Secretary Hagel said it best when he stated, “Climate change is a global problem. Its impacts do not respect national borders.” Despite this, we continue to live in a bubble of denial. It is abundantly clear that climate change is rapidly altering the world around us, contributing to higher temperatures, changing seasonal patterns, and driving the loss of habitats and species." Rep. Quigley makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release on President Trump's roll back of the Clean Power Plan, he stated, "The American people agree that our policies can and must do better to tackle climate change, which is not just a moral duty, but an economic obligation as well. Just this year, we have witn100Congressman Quigley voted against 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. Quigley 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://quigley.house.gov/newsroom/the-ticking-clock-of-climate-change https://quigley.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/quigley-statement-president-trump-s-withdrawal-paris-agreement https://quigley.house.gov/media-center/speeches/climate-change-national-security-challenge https://quigley.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/quigley-statement-trump-administration-s-decision-repeal-clean-power http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/mike-quigley http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Roskam, Peter J.Illinois6RIn 2006 according to the College of Dupage Student Newspaper, during a debate with now Senator Tammy Duckworth, the paper reported that, "Interestingly, when expressing his views on the environment, Roskam drew the ire of the crowd by calling global warming junk science."00Congressman Roskam demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change advocating for the Keystone Pipeline. In a press release criticizing President Obama's rejection of the pipeline, he stated, "Today, the President of the United States said no to American jobs, no to North American energy independence, and no to America’s national security interests. Years of rigorous scrutiny by independent experts and his own State Department have concluded that building Keystone XL will not have a significant negative environmental impact. Nevertheless, President Obama has chosen to pander to a small group of radical environmentalists, rather than move forward with constructing a major infrastructure project to boost our economy." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He does not mention climate change in his issues or on his energy page. 0Congressman Roskam voted in favor 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. Roskam voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://web.archive.org/web/20070928001803/http:/www.cod.edu/courier/10.20.06/NEWS_10.20.06.pdf https://roskam.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/roskam-president-s-keystone-rejection-dead-wrong https://roskam.house.gov/issues https://roskam.house.gov/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/peter-j-roskam-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Davis, Danny K.Illinois7DIn a press release condemning the President's intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "If we should fail to meet our obligations under the treaty, either by continuing on our present course of polluting the atmosphere with carbon dioxide, or by failing to provide leadership for other nations to control their CO2 emissions, our earth will be headed toward an irreversible climate catastrophe of temperature extremes, damaging storms, coastal flooding, drought, permanent damage to ecosystems and species populations, risks to food security, and social unrest in some cases leading to military conflict."100100Congressman Davis has demonstrated leadership on climate change through attacking the President's denial of climate change. In a press release on the Firing of FBI Director James Comey, Rep. Davis stated, "He attacked and continues to attack on a daily basis our free press and claimed the right to proclaim “alternative facts” as truth. When there are facts, backed up with science, such as climate change, his administration simply deletes them from government websites." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2012 press release supporting President Obama's State of the Union, he highlighted worthy goals proposed by President Obama including, "Transforming our energy infrastructure and to make that happen energy efficiency; renewable energy sources for long term energy independence; a commitment to fight climate change; ending subsidies for oil companies." Rep. Davis makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release on President Trump's proposed budget, the Congressman stated, "It says nothing about global climate change or basic scientific research." 75Congressman Davis did not vote on 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. Davis 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7587.5https://davis.house.gov/common/popup/popup.cfm?action=item.print&itemID=942 https://davis.house.gov/common/popup/popup.cfm?action=item.print&itemID=935 https://davis.house.gov/common/popup/popup.cfm?action=item.print&itemID=424 https://davis.house.gov/statements/remarks-on-the-balanced-budget-amendment/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/danny-k-davis-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Krishnamoorthi, Raja Illinois8DOn the Congressman's campaign page, it states, "The Paris Agreement among 195 nations provides a framework for global action on the climate, and the U.S. is well positioned to lead the way. Unfortunately, President Trump is attempting to block this progress, having announced America’s withdrawal from this historic agreement. Many members of Congress have also claimed that the human contribution to climate change is unproven. This is absurd, as the vast majority of scientists and experts agree that global climate change is man-made."100100Congressman Krishnamoorthi has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for FEMA to incorporate climate change into projecting flood and disaster risks. In a press release he stated, "The scientific evidence of climate change is undeniable and so too is its potential to destabilize weather patterns and increase the likelihood of extreme weather events. As our country recovers from the devastating human and material costs of the recent string of one-hundred-year floods and hurricanes, it is vital that government agencies, communities, and businesses have the best available risk assessments for future storms." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. Rep. Krishnamoorthi, according to India West stated in opposition to the roll back of the Clean Power Plan that, "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 need to deal with climate change is imperative, but by doing so, we can also lead the world in the development of green technology.” Congressman Krishnamoorthi makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release condemning President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, he stated, "President Trump is ceding American leadership in the green economy and the vital effort to counter the effects of global climate change. This decision must not stand."'100Congressman Krishnamoorthi was not in Congress to vote on 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). Nor was Rep. Krishnamoorthi in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.5087.5http://rajaforcongress.com/issue/climate-change/ https://krishnamoorthi.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-raja-krishnamoorthi-calls-fema-incorporate-climate-change-impacts http://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/rep-raja-krishnamoorthi-denounces-trump-s-anti-climate-change-executive/article_26ba4b5c-1be6-11e7-b5c0-0704506e2490.html https://krishnamoorthi.house.gov/media/press-releases/raja-condemns-president-trumps-decision-abandon-american-commitments http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Schakowsky, JanIllinois9DOn 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 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 priority issue as well. In an interview with Mom's Clean Air Force, when answering a question on climate change she states, "I am a parent and a grandparent, so I definitely think about the future of my children and grandchildren as I fight for meaningful action to address climate change. I’m especially concerned about the effect on health. This summer, we have seen the spread of Zika. As the climate changes, we could see more diseases spread into new areas. We could also see dramatic impacts on our food supply as hotter temperatures make it harder to grow today’s crops. If food costs increase, I worry that more families in my district will suffer from food insecurity."100Congresswoman Schakowsky voted against 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. Schakowsky 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 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://schakowsky.house.gov/climate-change https://schakowsky.house.gov/press-releases/schakowsky-statement-on-president-trumps-dirty-power-plan/ https://twitter.com/janschakowsky/status/930477778750922752 http://www.momscleanairforce.org/interview-rep-jan-schakowsky-ill/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/janice-d-schakowsky-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Schneider, BradIllinois10DOn 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 on climate change through introducing the Congressional Leadership in Mitigating Administration Threats to the Earth (H.R. 1812) to block an executive order that rolls back the Clean Power Plan. In a press release, he stated, "This executive order ignores both the science and the impacts of global climate change, and jeopardizes our children’s future by reorienting our policies backwards toward higher-emission sources of energy.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In an op-ed for the Chicago Tribune, the Congressman wrote that, "The Trump Administration has already moved to undercut American efforts to meet our goals to reduce the emissions driving global climate change. President Trump signed an executive order rescinding President Obama's Clean Power Plan that aimed to cut emissions from U.S. power plants. In the same order, he weakened restrictions to allow more heavy emission power plants to be built, reconsidered regulations on methane (an even more potent greenhouse gas), and jumpstarted coal mining leases on federal lands." Rep. Schneider makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release condemning the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, he stated, "Climate change is a real and present threat to our future. America can and should be the global leader in developing innovative solutions, but the President’s decision today will leave us in the rear."100When asked on whether he supported 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 was not in Congress to vote on 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). Nor was Rep. Schneider in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.100100https://schneider.house.gov/issues/environment https://schneider.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-schneider-introduces-climate-act-block-president-trump-s-anti-environment http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-earth-day-schneider-st--0421-20170420-story.html https://schneider.house.gov/media/press-releases/statement-withdrawal-united-states-paris-climate-agreement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUldDdcuJuQ http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimateN/AN/AN/A
Foster, BillIllinois11DOn 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 on climate change by hosting a forum on climate change for constituents. In a press release announcing the forum he stated, "As the only PhD scientist in the U.S. Congress, I believe it's important to consider the facts, and the facts on climate change are clear. It is real and caused in large part by human activity. We will have to work together to find solutions to stop climate change and protect our planet for future generations." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. During his climate change forum the Congressman stated, "With cigarette smoking, it took decades for our government to respond because there was more on one side of the debate. That generates fake science and money to bribe politicians into not taking action. As a result, tens of thousands of people died needlessly." Rep. Foster makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release condemning President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, he stated, "The fact is, there are more jobs in renewable energy and the solar energy industries than there are in fossil fuels now. The damage from this announcement today is not going to take place in large amounts until 2020. So this will play a major role in the election at that time."100Congressman Foster voted against 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. Foster 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://foster.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://foster.house.gov/climatechange https://foster.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/rep-foster-tom-skilling-denying-climate-change-like-denying-smoking-dangers https://foster.house.gov/media/in-the-news/foster-pulling-out-of-paris-deal-would-hurt-argonne-ecolab http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/bill-foster http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Bost, MikeIllinois12RIn 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."00Congressman Bost demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the roll back of the Clean Power Plan. In a press release, he stated, "The impact of such a serious hit to the coal industry led to unpredictable home energy prices for hardworking families already struggling to get ahead. I applaud the administration’s decision to secure the reliability and resiliency of America’s electrical grid.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release on the Supreme Court's decision to halt the Clean Power Plan, Rep. Bost stated, "The President’s climate agenda would kill jobs, increase costs, and decrease the reliability of our energy supply. If the Administration’s rule War on Coal is successful, it will have devastating consequences for families across Southern Illinois – not just for those who work in the industry, but also for low income families who rely upon affordable sources of energy." 0Congressman Bost voted in favor 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. Bost was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-12th-district-contenders-highlight-differences#stream/0 https://bost.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/bost-applauds-decision-roll-back-obama-power-plant-regulations http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Davis, RodneyIllinois13RIn a 2012 interview with Illinois Public Media the Congressman stated, ""Global warming has stopped 16 years ago." 00Congressman Davis demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the President's executive orders advancing the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines. In a press release he stated, "For the last eight years, politics have been put before people when it comes to these projects and the jobs they will create. We have an opportunity to bring back energy and manufacturing jobs that have historically provided a better life for middle class Americans and their families. I look forward to working with the administration to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release opposing regulations on climate change inducing coal, he stated, "“Another day, another anti-coal regulation from this administration. Today’s move was about nothing more than furthering this president’s legacy and climate change agenda, which will result in increased energy costs and job losses for millions of Americans. Just this week, the House voted to stop yet another anti-coal regulation that by the administration’s own estimates will kill 7,000 jobs in the coal industry.”0Congressman Davis voted in favor 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. Davis voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://will.illinois.edu/index.php/focus/program/talk-to-the-candidate-rodney-davis-r-13th-illinois-congressional-district https://rodneydavis.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399232 https://rodneydavis.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398908 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/rodney-davis http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hultgren, RandyIllinois14RIn a 2009 interview with the Illinois Review, the Congressman stated, "The greatest impact on our climate clearly is the sun, and we have very little impact on the sun and how much energy and temperature the sun is sending to the earth. We have seen clearly over thousands of years that at different times more energy has come through and different times less energy has come through, and that variation has impacted climate change. Over the thousands of years that's been recorded we've had both colder times and warmer times. It happens to be that we've recently come out of a warmer time and now actually we're headed into a little bit of a colder time, the impact of the sun is much different than impact that we could have had. So, I don’t believe we have a significant impact on climate change." 00Congressman Hultgren demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release, he stated, "This agreement should have required Senate ratification. I look forward to the President continuing to negotiate foreign policy that puts America first and brings treaties before Congress." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to the Congressman's energy page he supports the Keystone Pipeline, stating, "In Congress, I am working to expand domestic energy production to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This includes support for the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would create thousands of good jobs and help grow our economy at the same time."0Congressman Hultgren voted in favor 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. Hultgren voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2009/12/on-the-issues-14th-congressional-district-randy-hultgren.html https://hultgren.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/hultgren-statement-on-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-agreement https://hultgren.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/randy-hultgren http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Shimkus, JohnIllinois15RAccording to Politico the Congressman was quoted stating, "I do believe in the Bible as the final word of God. And I do believe that God said the Earth would not be destroyed by a flood. Now, do I believe in climate change? In my trip to Greenland, the answer is yes. The climate is changing,” he added. “The question is more about the costs and benefits and trying to spend taxpayer dollars on something that you cannot stop versus the changes that have been occurring forever. That's the real debate."00Congressman Shimkus demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by denying the science surrounding climate change. In a 2009 speech in the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, he stated, "today we have about 388 parts per million in the atmosphere I think in the areas of the dinosaurs where we had most flora and fauna we were probably at 4,000 parts per million there is a theological debate that this is a carbon starved planet not too much." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an op-ed for The Southern Illinoisan, he offers his opposition to the Paris Agreement, stating, "Like much of the previous administration’s climate legacy, the Paris Agreement never had the support it would need to become the law of the land. Neither executive agreements nor executive actions are a substitute for legislation or treaties, and neither the deal itself nor the Obama Administration’s policies stemming from it were supported by the majority of Congress."0Congressman Shimkus voted in favor 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. Shimkus voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.politico.com/story/2010/11/shimkus-cites-genesis-on-climate-044958 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7h08RDYA5E http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/editorial/guest/guest-view-say-adieu-to-the-paris-agreement/article_d22ab082-b4de-5ebf-84b5-4a859b51da0f.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/john-m-shimkus-1 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Kinzinger, AdamIllinois16RThe Congressman does not have a position on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 2512.5Congressman Kinzinger demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman does not mention climate change on his energy page nor does he list it as a priority. 0Congressman Kinzinger voted in favor 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. Kinzinger voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.09.38https://kinzinger.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=126779 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/adam-kinzinger http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Bustos, CheriIllinois17DCongresswoman Bustos does not have a position on climate change and whether it is man made.25100Congresswoman Bustos has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for decarbonization. On her energy page it states, "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." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to Peoria Public Radio the Congresswoman stated on President Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement that, "This took years to get to this point. The other component that’s worth noting is it’s a non-binding accord. So President Trump could have picked and chosen what he wanted to out of this agreement as opposed to removing us entirely.” Despite this climate change is not a priority issue as it is not mentioned on her energy and environment page not listed as an issue. 50Congresswoman Bustos voted against 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. Bustos 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 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.7562.5https://bustos.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment/ http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-disappointed-withdrawal-paris-climate-agreement#stream/0 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/cheri-bustos http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
LaHood, DarinIllinois18RDuring 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?"500Congressman Lahood demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Paris Agreement. In a Facebook Post he wrote, "What happened in Paris won't stay in Paris. How did President Obama circumvent Congress during the climate change conference? Check out my questions from yesterday’s House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing to find out." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 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 0Congressman Lahood was not in Congress to vote on 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). Nor was Rep. Lahood in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.5025http://www.week.com/story/35194619/darin-lahood-in-town-for-first-town-hall https://www.facebook.com/replahood/videos/1568524306804354/ https://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/HHRG-115-SY18-WState-LaHood-20170228_0.pdf http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Visclosky, PeterIndiana1DIn a 2009 press release announcing his vote against cap and trade, he stated, " “Climate change is real. It is a serious problem that threatens our way of life, and I am committed to working to solve it... I see the need for climate change legislation, but we still have more work to do before this package is ready. The nature of the problem demands a balanced approach that ensures competitiveness and protects American jobs.”100100Congressman Visclosky has demonstrated leadership on climate change by demanding equitable climate change legislation for steelworkers. In a press release he stated, “Climate change is real, it is man made, and we have to do something about it, but the solution must be fair and equitable for American steelworkers and other manufacturers so that they don’t lose jobs to China, India, and Brazil, where there are no emissions penalties." Other than this the Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his issues page he does not mention climate change. 50Congressman Visclosky 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. Visclosky 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7581.25https://visclosky.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/visclosky-votes-against-cap-and-trade-legislation https://visclosky.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressional-steel-caucus-seeks-equitable-climate-change-legislation https://visclosky.house.gov/issues http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/peter-j-visclosky-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Walorski, JackieIndiana2RIn an interview on Tea Party Radio Congresswoman Walorski stated that, "no I don’t believe in global warming....The earth is cyclical.... I think the entire global warming thing is hyped up and made up."00Congresswoman Walorski demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Clean Power Plan. In a press release she stated, “However, no agency has been more overreaching as the EPA and the Clean Power Plan will only hurt Hoosiers’ ability to keep energy costs low, create jobs, and expand the economy. I am committed to holding the Obama administration accountable to stop their ‘regulatory spree’ and protect what matters most – Hoosier jobs and energy.” The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release supporting an executive order signed by President Trump announcing roll backs of climate protections, she stated, "We can be good stewards of both the environment and the economy, but the Obama administration’s excessive regulations on energy development stifled innovation, drove up costs, destroyed jobs, and held our economy back,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “President Trump’s executive order is an important step toward restoring the balance we need to grow our economy." On her issues page, under her energy tab she also advocates for the dismantling of environmental protections stating, "We need to repeal excessive regulations that increase the cost of energy while doing nothing to actually protect the environment."0Congresswoman Walorski 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). Rep. Walorski voted in favor 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). She did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYfXXlKAEkY https://walorski.house.gov/walorski-statement-on-clean-power-plan/ https://www.climatepolitics.info/wiki/Jackie_Walorski https://walorski.house.gov/issues/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jackie-walorskiAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Banks, JimIndiana3RThe Journal Gazette quoted Congressman Banks 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 demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President 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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release the Congressman backed President Trump's executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, stating, "This executive order is an important step toward decreasing our dependence on foreign oil and creating more jobs for hard-working Americans. I am pleased to see a proactive repeal of the Obama Administration’s misguided energy regulations that stifle economic growth and limit domestic energy production. Dismantling the Clean Power Plan will be a major boost for manufacturers in northeast Indiana.”0Congressman Banks voted in favor 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). Nor was Rep. Banks in Congress to vote on 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). As an Indiana State Senator he signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.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://banks.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=68 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Brooks, Susan W.Indiana5RAccording to writer Richard Gibson of the news publication IndyStar, Congresswoman Brooks does not see climate change as an issue. 250Congresswoman Brooks demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Clean Power Plan. In a speech on the House floor she stated, "previous Obama administration regulations that have severely restricted my state's economic competitiveness and has dramatically increased electricity bills for Hoosiers in fact Indiana's electric rates have gone from the fifth lowest in the nation in 2003 to the 26 lowest in 2014 and when these rules take effect." The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Despite this the Congresswoman did co-sponsor a resolution (H Res 195) that recognized the importance of climate change. 0Congresswoman Brooks 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). Rep. Brooks voted in favor 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). She did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/readers/2016/11/17/brooks-work-fight-climate-change/94021664/ https://susanwbrooks.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/stefanik-gains-co-sponsor-on-climate-change-resolution-16-co-sponsors-vote https://susanwbrooks.house.gov/media-center/videos/brooks-takes-to-the-house-floor-to-oppose-epa-regulations http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/susan-w-brooks https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Carson, AndréIndiana7DIn 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."10087.5Congressman Carson has demonstrated leadership on climate change through tweeting his displeasure to President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "Despite @POTUS' shortsightedness I'm committed 2 leaving my daughter & kids everywhere a cleaner world where they can build prosperous lives." In a press release on his support for the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 24540 the Congressman used language from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, stating, “the African American community will benefit from climate policies that slow climate change” in part because “African Americans are already disproportionately burdened by the health effects of climate change, including deaths during heat waves and from worsened air pollution.” Despite this the Congressman does he mention climate change on his energy page. 75Congressman Carson 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. Carson 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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. 10090.63http://fox59.com/2017/06/04/in-focus-carson-on-climate-change-comey-hearing-next-week/ https://twitter.com/RepAndreCarson/status/870396929582280705?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.indystar.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2F2017%2F06%2F02%2Findiana-politicians-react-climate-agreement-withdrawal%2F364345001%2F&tfw_creator=indystar&tfw_site=indystar https://carson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/carson-energy-legislation-will-create-jobs-reduce-dependence-on-foreign https://carson.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.congress.gov/bill/111th-congress/house-bill/2454 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/andr-carson?alignment=with&issue=16&form_build_id=form-c495df811f31cd95fa10fc5f41233c86&form_id=keyvotes_legislator_keyvotes_filters_form 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 ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Bucshon, LarryIndiana8RIn 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." 00Congressman Bucshon demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by being an avid supporter of coal, a main contributor to anthropogenic climate change. In a press release he stated, "At a time when many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, our priority should be providing relief at the gas pump and expanding our affordable energy options, not restricting them. Calling for a war on coal, as the President’s climate advisor has, and pursing a radical, ideological agenda will only do the opposite.” The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a 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.”0Congressman Bucshon 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). Rep. Bucshon voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://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 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/larry-bucshon https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hollingsworth, TreyIndiana9RCongressman Trey Hollingsworth does not have an explicit position on climate change. 2533.33Congressman Hollingsworth has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by staying silent on the issue. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Hollingsworth 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. Hollingsworth was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7533.33 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Blum, RodIowa1RIn an interview with Iowa Public Radio, Congressman Blum states, "Well, it's interesting. I can see why the average citizen is skeptical about this [climate change]. I guess you can put me in that camp. I'm skeptical… We go from that, to now global warming, and that's been changed to climate change. I'm not a scientist, and I know most scientists' paychecks come from the federal government, and so right away that makes me a bit skeptical." 00Congressman Blum demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is good news for our country’s economy, workers, and taxpayers. By 2035, the regulations related to the agreement would reduce our GDP by $2.5 trillion, cause a shortfall of nearly 400,000 American jobs, increase household electricity costs by 13 - 20%, and reduce incomes by more than $20,000 for the average American family of four." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to the Telegraph Herald, the Congressman when fielding questions on climate change, stated that the, "planet has been a lot warmer than this and has been a lot cooler than this” and that Americans “underestimate the planet’s ability to cool itself.”0Congressman Blum 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). Rep. Blum was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-rod-blum#stream/0 https://blum.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=499 http://www.telegraphherald.com/news/politics/article_d44a23bb-028d-566f-a9fb-11c9a5e93690.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Loebsack, DaveIowa2DOn the Congressman's campaign site, on his climate change page it states, "Dave has long said that the science is settled: climate change is happening. Dave believes we must follow the science and take steps to avoid and mitigate effects on our changing climate. We must also continue to invest in renewable energy like wind and biofuels that create jobs in Iowa."100100Congressman Loebsack has demonstrated leadership on climate change through writing an op-ed on Blog For Iowa advocating for action. In his op-ed he writes, "As the conversation on climate change continues in our national dialogue, I believe that people need to accept the science on this issue. We continue to face an increase of severe weather events across the country and globe that are threatening the safety of many and deeply costing our families, businesses, and communities." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. On his campaigns climate page he discusses ending our reliance on fossil fuels, stating, "Ultimately, we must end our reliance on fossil fuels and continue to invest in alternative, renewable energy sources." Rep. Loebsack makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a tweet combating President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, he wrote, "By pulling out of the #Parisclimateaccord, @POTUS has once again signaled his lack of a commitment to addressing climate change."100Congressman Loebsack 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. Loebsack 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://www.loebsackforcongress.org/issues/environment/ https://blogforiowa.com/2013/08/15/dave-loebsack-on-climate-change/ https://twitter.com/daveloebsack/status/869950623596367873 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/david-loebsack Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Young, DavidIowa3RIn an interview with Iowa Public Radio, when asked about climate change, the Congressman stated, "I’ve seen, like a lot of people, credible studies on both sides of this issue. I do know one thing for sure: We need to use sound science and not put this into a political science box. We need to make sure also that if this is going to be put through public policy, it needs to not be done unilaterally through this administration, through executive order, or by the EPA. It needs to be done in Congress." In an interview with the Des Moines Register, the Congressman stated, "The climate does change... a lot of times some of the climate change is because of natural occurrences with volcanoes or natural gases.”028.57Congressman Young demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change through his support of the Keystone Pipeline. In a press release he stated, "The president's failed decision comes at the expense of thousands of good-paying American jobs. Sadly, this was expected, but his decision is certainly disappointing to those who will miss out on a job opportunity." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Climate change is not a listed priority on his issues page. 0Congressman Young 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). Rep. Young was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.07.14http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-david-young#stream/0 https://thinkprogress.org/iowa-congressional-candidate-says-hes-read-credible-studies-disputing-man-made-climate-change-bd03d3c42446/ https://davidyoung.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/young-statement-rejection-keystone-xl-pipeline https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
King, SteveIowa4RThe Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs posted a quote from Congressman Steve King on climate change. It states, "[Global warming] is not proven, it's not science. It's more of a religion than a science. [...] Everything that might result from a warmer planet is always bad in (environmentalists') analysis. There will be more photosynthesis going on if the Earth gets warmer. ... And if sea levels go up 4 or 6 inches, I don't know if we'd know that."012.5Congressman King demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by speaking at an event sponsored by the climate denying organization, Americans for Prosperity, where he stated, "Everything that might result from a warmer planet is always bad in (environmentalists’) analysis... There will be more photosynthesis going on if the Earth gets warmer… And if sea levels go up 4 or 6 inches, I don’t know if we’d know that.” At the same conference he was quoted saying, "I know that the temperature of this earth, if it went up there’d be more evaporation of the 70 percent of the earth that’s covered by water and so I know by Newton’s first law of physics, if it evaporates up, what goes up must come down, has got to come down in the form of rain, so if the earth is warm, it’ll rain more and more places." This information is courtesy of Think Progress. The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release on NAFTA, he made the following statement. "In 2016, I authored language which prohibits the executive branch from including either immigration or climate change provisions in trade agreement negotiations.”0Congressman King 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). Rep. King voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.03.13https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/quotes/rep-steve-king-r-ia-on-rejecting-the-religion-of-climate-change https://thinkprogress.org/steve-king-belief-in-climate-change-is-a-religion-not-science-e7ab27dac086/ https://steveking.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/king-reminds-us-trade-representative-nafta-can-t-change-immigration-laws https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/house/2013 Pro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Marshall, RogerKansas1RIn an interview with KSN the Congressman when asked about climate change, stated, "I'm not sure that there is even climate change. I think it's something that we should continue to study and make sure our ecology continues to improve."00Congressman Marshall demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by doubting anthropogenic climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In the interview with KSN, he doubted the validity of a NASA study on climate change, stating, "It seems like every other week I see something new causing cancer and finding out later that it's not true, so I've learned that you can never focus on just one study."0Congressman Marshall voted for 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. 119). Rep. Marshall was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.ksn.com/news/marshall-isnt-convinced-of-climate-change/898602113 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Yoder, KevinKansas3RKansas City Star reporter, Steve Rose, asked the Congressman for his views on climate change, and received this response from him. "Global warming is a concern that should be debated, but most proposals require huge amount of American sacrifice with little effect on global temperatures, and we should oppose those at every turn." 00Congressman Yoder demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating against climate action. In a press release he came out against the Clean Power Plan stating, "The Obama Administration’s so-called Clean Power Plan was the single most expensive regulation in history, set to cost our economy $480 billion and increase Kansans’ electric bills by 20 percent. Worst of all, the spike in the cost of electricity would have hit low-income Americans struggling to get ahead the most. All the while, the Obama EPA admitted it would only affect global temperatures by a negligible one one-hundredth of a degree over the next century." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to the Kansas Star Rep. Yoder urged the President to withdraw from the Paris Agreement calling it a, "big government," solution. 0Congressman Yoder 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). Rep. Yoder voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article31129835.html https://yoder.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/yoder-statement-on-epa-clean-power-plan-announcement http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article153919654.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/kevin-yoder https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Estes, RonKansas4RThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Estes demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's rollback of the Clean Power Plan. According to the Wichita Eagle Rep. Estes stated, "The whole aspect of what the Obama administration did to slow the growth of safe electricity is a problem." And described the regulation as, " “excessive regulations … trying to kill coal.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Estes 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). Rep. Estes was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/election/article141358703.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Comer, James Kentucky1RAccording to WFPL, Congressman Comer stated on climate change that, “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.”00Congressman Comer demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by backing the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a statement, found on WKMS, the Congressman was quoted saying, “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.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his campaign's energy page it states, "For far too long, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has been waging a war on coal... First, they attempted to set regulations on new power plants, which essentially required zero carbon emissions on power plants. The only technology that can meet zero carbon emissions is not proven, so this regulation essentially prohibits coal fired electricity, on which so many Kentucky businesses rely."0Congressman Comer 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). Rep. Comer voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://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 http://jamescomer.com/issues/energy/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Guthrie, S. BrettKentucky 2RThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Guthrie demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change 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.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release speaking out against new rules proposed by the EPA, he stated, "With jobs and the economy remaining the top concerns on the minds of Americans, issuing new burdensome regulations that will cost jobs due to billions of dollars in compliance costs – not to mention raising home and business energy costs significantly – is the last thing we need.”0Congressman Guthrie 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). Rep. Guthrie voted in favor 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). 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://guthrie.house.gov/latest-news/guthrie-new-epa-rules-could-cripple-kentuckys-economy/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Yarmuth, John A.Kentucky3DOn the Congressman's environment page, it states, "Scientific consensus indicates that global warming will have an increasing impact on our society and will contribute to droughts, floods, more extreme weather, and the erosion of our coastlines. In fact, NASA scientist James Hansen, one of the country’s leading climate researchers, has said that "we have a very brief window of opportunity to deal with climate change ... no longer than a decade, at the most.”"100100Congressman Yarmuth has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his support of the Paris Agreement. In a statement found on WFPL, the Congressman states, "The president’s decision to now reverse course betrays our allies, undermines our credibility, and exacerbates a global catastrophe... There are no winners in this decision. America’s influence will now dwindle, the climate will continue to wreak havoc, and — despite the myths perpetuated by the president and his anti-science allies — our economy will suffer tremendously.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In an interview on WLKY32, Rep. Yarmuth made this statement on climate change. "I think all bu this most stubborn Americans understand that climate change is real... Virtually all of the hottest years, in recorded history, have occurred in the past 15 years, and it is having serious impacts." Congressman Yarmuth makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release supporting President Obama's climate change plan, he states, “Louisville’s air quality is among the worst in the nation, and nearly 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 10 children in Kentucky are suffering from asthma, which is exacerbated by carbon pollution. And yet, there are no federal regulations in place to regulate carbon. That is why today, President Obama proposed a series of measured responses – including the first federal standards for carbon emissions – to address the devastating health, environmental, and100Congressman Yarmuth 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. Yarmuth 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). He also did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://yarmuth.house.gov/environment/ http://wfpl.org/coal-countrys-mixed-views-on-climate-accord/ http://www.wlky.com/article/in-their-own-words-john-yarmuth-on-climate-change/3480631 https://yarmuth.house.gov/press/statement-on-presidents-climate-change-plan/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/john-a-yarmuth https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Massie, ThomasKentucky4RIn 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 demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change 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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 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."0Congressman Massie 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). Rep. Massie voted in favor 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). He did not the sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.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/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/thomas-massie?alignment=with&issue=&form_build_id=form-1b283fade96d99a67b34fdec47db47cf&form_id=keyvotes_legislator_keyvotes_filters_form https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rogers, HaroldKentucky5RCongressman Rogers does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Rogers demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating against the Clean Power Plan. In an 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 also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Rogers expressed his irritation with the Clean Power Plan, stating in a press release that, "Employers rely on the reliable, affordable energy provided by the coal industry to stay competitive in this challenging economic environment. Households in every state depend on this cheap energy source to keep their bills low and their lights on when the unexpected occurs. Distorting the market to ensure that coal cannot compete with more expensive and less reliable commodities is a losing strategy for economic recovery and energy independence.” 0Congressman Rogers 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). Rep. Rogers voted in favor 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). 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/press-releases?ID=9A9FD6D0-3A7B-460C-9B98-1827A6AE9E34 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/harold-rogers-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Barr, AndyKentucky6RIn an interview with WTQV, the Congressman expressed his opposition to President Obama's climate change plan, stating, "Coal does contribute to climate change... 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." 500Congressman Barr demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by his advocacy on behalf of the coal industry. In a press release discussing the negative impacts of EPA regulations on the coal industry, he stated, "I want to tell you, I come from a district, yes, 90 percent of Kentucky power comes from coal, but I come from a district that’s not a mining district. Jimmy is from Eastern Kentucky where the immediate effect of the war on coal was felt by all those 7,000 laid-off coal miners. But I want to tell you that this impacts districts all around this country that are not mining congressional districts..." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman Barr 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). Rep. Barr voted in favor 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 Congressman also. had a press release voice his support for the amendment. He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.012.5https://barr.house.gov/media-center/videos/wtvq-barr-says-hes-offended-by-presidents-climate-change-plan https://barr.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/barr-discusses-negative-impact-of-the-epa-s-anti-coal-regulations http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/garland-barr-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Scalise, SteveLouisiana1RIn 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." 00Congressman Scalise demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by doubting the scientific consensus on man-made climate change. In a contentious back and forth with Vice President Al Gore in a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing the Congressman stated, "Well, you must not have been listening to our testimony that we've had for the last few days, with dozens of experts that have come in, who have given completely different views... So, I would -- I would encourage you to go back and look at the testimony that this committee's heard." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According 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.”0In 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 also proposed a resolution in 2018 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 supporting that 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 cos00http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/un_global_warming_report_says.html https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4502085/steve-scalise-challenges-al-gore-climate-change 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://scalise.house.gov/press-release/scalise-carbon-tax-costly-burden-american-families https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/house/2013 N/AN/AN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Richmond, CedricLouisiana2DThe Congressman does not have an explicit stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 25100Congressman 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. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He does not make any press releases or social media posts related to climate change. Although he is not an advocate for climate action his voting record shows he supports climate action. 50Congressman Richmond 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). Rep. Richmond did not vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.5056.25https://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/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9378/print Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Higgins, ClayLouisiana3RIn an 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..." 00Congressman Higgins demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by ignoring 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."0In 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). Rep. Higgins was not in Congress to vote on 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). 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/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Johnson, MikeLouisiana4RUSA Today posted a video of a town hall featuring the Congressman, in which he stated, "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 SUV's."00Congressman Johnson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In an op-ed in the Shreveport Times he stated, "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.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 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."0Congressman Johnson 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). Rep. Johnson was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.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.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Abraham, RalphLouisiana5RThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change or whether humans contributed to it. 250Congressman Abrahama demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting fossil fuel extraction and deregulation, setting the tone for increased carbon emissions. On his energy page he states, "In 2015, I voted to lift the ban on export of US crude oil which had been a damper on not only Louisiana but also the nation’s economy. Also, in 2015 I voted in disapproval of two EPA rules which would have made emissions standards so onerous that coal plants like the Rodemacher Power Station in Boyce, La., would no longer be economical, costing many their livelihoods." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman criticized President Obama when he called climate change the greatest threat to the United States, being quoted in The Times Picayune, stating, "His administration is in the complete denial and disarray in the way it is handling ISIS/ISIL and terrorism in general." Congressman Abraham also supported the repeal of Obama era flood plain expansion rules, stating in a press release that, "President Trump made the correct decision to repeal this onerous regulation that was written to make a political statement on climate change rather than for practicality and concern for average citizens who live and work in flood zones,” 0Congressman Abraham 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). Rep. Abraham was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://abraham.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/abraham-comments-flood-plain-expansion-repeal https://abraham.house.gov/issues/energy http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/05/jindal_louisiana_gop_congressi.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Graves, GarretLouisiana 6RWhen asked by The Odyssey, which Republican policy issue he has bucked, he answered stating, "Well, one thing is most Republicans, in fact virtually all of them, have refused to acknowledge that climate change is happening, and based upon my previous life and doing coastal issues, we have observed changing in climate. Most specifically would be the sea rise as we have actually measured the sea rise in south Louisiana. So, to put your head in the sand and ignore that this is happening, I think is a real mistake for any party. In a state like Louisiana that has such a gradual sloped coast where even if you have waters rise six inches, that will have significant consequences across south Louisiana, and so that’s one place where we have taken a position that is not consistent with the part." When asked by Mother Jones, whether Congress should do more on climate change, he referenced, "the deltaic process in the Mississippi River,” as the solution to saving Louisiana's coasts and dismissed climate change, stating, “The climate’s always changed.”2514.29Congressman Graves demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Clean Power Plan. In a 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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He expressed his disappointment when Florida was left out of President Trump's U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Plan, stating, "If Florida -- one of the largest energy consumers in the nation that largely relies on Gulf and other energy producing states to power it -- can dictate federal energy policy without regard to the tens of billions of dollars in federal financial impacts, then the needs of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama should have control of their respective share of energy revenues." 0An excerpt from E&E News 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 Gravesvoted 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). Rep. Graves was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.09.82https://www.theodysseyonline.com/odyssey-interview-congressman-garret-graves https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/11/garret-graves-louisiana-pragmatic-climate-denier/ https://garretgraves.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/graves-epa-imposes-will-through-costly-regulatory-policies https://garretgraves.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/trumps-ocs-drilling-plan-draws-cheers-jeers-coastal-elected-officials https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060044822 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Pingree, ChellieMaine1DCongresswoman Pingree in a press release affirming the importance of the Paris Agreement, stated, "In Maine, we already see the harmful effects of climate change—rapidly rising temperatures are causing higher rates of tick-borne illness, warming oceans are threatening our economy by causing fish and lobster to migrate, and rising sea levels are jeopardizing coastal communities. Walking away from the Paris Agreement is perilous for America, Maine, and our future."100100Congresswoman Pingree has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating on behalf of the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "It’s powerful to see so many world leaders come together to acknowledge the harsh reality of climate change and commit to addressing it. I especially appreciate President Obama’s leadership in taking steps to cut our greenhouse gas emissions while building our economy through clean energy.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. Rep. Pingree has also called for the resignation of climate denier Administrator Pruitt, stating, "As EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has cozied up to the oil and gas lobby while showing disdain for science, our environment, and the mission of this critical agency.” According to Maine Public Radio, she also questioned Secretary Zinke About Changing Scientific Reports Regarding Climate Change, stating, "There is a pending report about the national parks and the impact of climate change on the national parks, and there has been reporting to say there has been some editing to take climate change out of the document.” Congresswoman Pingree makes climate change a priority issue as well. During a budget hearing of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and the Environment, she questioned Administrator Pruitt on the impacts of climate change, stating, "Whether it’s fishermen, farmers, or people who live in coastal communities, these are the people I deal with ever100Congresswoman Pingree 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. Pingree 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. According to online news source, Central Maine, the Congresswoman's spokesperson Andrew Colvin stated the Congresswoman's interest in joining the bipartisan climate solutions caucus and sees, “definite potential in the carbon fee and dividend approach, but, as in all issues, (the Congresswoman) would need to see the details of an exact proposal to see if it would work as expected.” 7593.75https://pingree.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/pingree-statement-affirming-importance-us-commitment-paris-agreement https://pingree.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/pingree-applauds-climate-change-talks-paris https://pingree.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/pingree-calls-scott-pruitt-resign http://mainepublic.org/post/pingree-questions-interior-secretary-about-changing-scientific-reports-regarding-climate-change https://pingree.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/asking-pruitt-what-am-i-going-tell-my-grandchildren-if-we-dont-do https://www.centralmaine.com/2017/06/18/mainers-go-to-washington-to-lobby-congress-to-act-on-climate-change/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/chellie-pingree https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Poliquin, BruceMaine2RAccording to MotherBoard Vice in an interview with Main Public Broadcasting via Sierra Club, the Congressman made this statement on man made climate change. "Clearly our climate is changing; the question is, is man responsible for that climate change? I personally am suspect… The Earth's climate and temperature have changed in very long cycles to the best of our knowledge for centuries."014.29Congressman Poliquin has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for the Department of Defense (DOD) to prepare for the effects of climate change, voting for the DOD to study the impacts of climate change. In a press release he stated that, "Our military must be prepared for every possible threat and have the capability to protect our national security. This study is important for ensuring that our Armed Forces have the tools they need to carry out their mission and defend our Nation.” In the wake of President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated in a press release that, "We should have sensible environmental policies that offer practical solutions to protect our planet and that enhance our economic growth and our nation's competitiveness. These priorities are not mutually exclusive and America should continue to be at the table to shape these discussions." Despite this the Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman does not believe climate change is man made and votes against climate action. 25Congressman Poliquin 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 Portland Press Herald Congressman Poliquin stated that a carbon tax was, "An extreme policy that would be devastating to Maine and America’s economy.” Rep. Poliquin was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.09.82https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/53vd7n/maines-climate-change-deniers https://poliquin.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-poliquin-supports-study-climate-change https://poliquin.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-poliquin-calls-us-continue-global-discussions-environmental-policy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/07/20/rep-poliquin-backs-republican-bid-to-shut-the-door-on-a-carbon-tax/Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Harris, AndyMaryland1RAccording 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. 00Congressman Harris demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by saying that President Obama's climate agenda is based on junk science. In a press release he stated, "This hearing exposes how the EPA is willing to use junk science to promote unnecessary fear about the safety of hydrofracking in an attempt to carry out the President’s climate change agenda.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Harris opposed the Paris Agreement, stating, "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." 0Congressman Harris voted in favor 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. Harris voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://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/press-release/rep-harris-questions-junk-science-regarding-hydrofracking http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/andy-harris https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Ruppersberger, C.A. DutchMaryland2DOn Congressman Ruppersberger'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."100100Congressman Ruppersberger has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his support of the Paris Agreement. In a press release condemning the President's withdrawal from the agreement, he stated, "By turning our backs on this agreement today, we turn our backs on our future generations. It is a colossal mistake that will cost lives and livelihoods. It is a colossal mistake that will cost lives and livelihoods." Rep. Ruppersberger makes climate change a priority issue as well. In 2016 he co-sponsored a resolution by Rep. Delaney, which expressed the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should establish a national goal of more than 50 percent clean and carbon free electricity by 2030 for the purposes of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, growing our economy, increasing our shared prosperity, improving public health, and preserving our national security (H. Res. 637). In 2009, the Congressman secured funding for Maryland that included funding for data collection on climate change. 100Congressman Ruppersberger voted against 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. Ruppersberger 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://ruppersberger.house.gov/legislative-work/legislative-issues/energy-and-environment https://ruppersberger.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/ruppersberger-issues-statement-on-decision-to-withdraw-from-paris-climate https://ruppersberger.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/ruppersberger-brings-home-the-bacon-secures-45-million-for-maryland-and https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-resolution/637/cosponsors https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro Climate
Sarbanes, John P.Maryland3DIn a speech on the House floor Congressman Sarbanes stated, " The Obama Administration issued two critical executive orders directing federal agencies to take responsibility for anticipating and responding to the affects of climate change. This amendment that's being proposed would block the Department of Defense from undertaking that effort and the amendment is ill-advised. It doesn't protect and prepare the American people for the impacts of climate change and it won't help our military operate in a new security environment created by climate change. 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. The proponents of this amendment should listen to the military experts, not the special interest polluters that benefit from climate denial and the status quo." 100100Congressman Sarbanes has demonstrated leadership on climate change through opposing President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release he stated, "His irresponsible decision will endanger public health, harm our economy and imperil our planet. The president has made it clear that he will continue to put the priorities of special-interest polluters ahead of the American people – a majority of whom believe that we should take immediate action to mitigate climate change." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. Rep. Sarbanes participated in a climate change panel hosted by members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, in which he stated, "The consensus from the scientific community is overwhelming and climate change is happening and human activity is the most significant cause." Rep. Sarbanes makes climate change a priority issue as well. He co-authored and op-ed with Rep. Frank Pallone on the dangers of climate change, in which it stated, "Climate change is the challenge of our generation. In Congress, we must move from complacency to urgency. We must find the courage to act because it would be shameful to leave the potentially catastrophic costs of inaction to our children and grandchildren."100Congressman Sarbanes voted against 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. Sarbanes 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://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://www.c-span.org/video/?327180-1/house-democrats-discuss-climate-change&start=351 http://www.rollcall.com/news/climate_change_is_not_a_partisan_issue_commentary-243083-1.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/john-p-sarbanes https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/APro ClimatePro Climate
Brown, AnthonyMaryland4DOn the Congressman'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." And he partnered with a coalition of stakeholders to source more of Maryland’s energy from solar facilities. He states that in Congress he is committed to curbing the effects of climate change including that he will support tax incentives to build a clean energy economy for the future, such as the Production Tax Credit that makes renewables cost-competitive with dirtier alternatives. 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.100100Congressman Brown has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his opposition to President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. According to the Prince George's Sentinel, he stated, "I think the decision lacks foresight. A commitment to address the challenges presented by climate change gives the United States an opportunity to demonstrate leadership. In that absence, you’re going to have other countries demonstrate leadership instead.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to the League of Conservation Voters, the Congressman was quoted stating, "I am committed to doing our part to address climate change, strengthen our air and water quality, and preserve our National Parks. Together, we’ll work to ensure future generations can enjoy a clean and healthy environment.” Rep. Brown makes climate change a priority issue as well. In 2014, when running for Governor, the Baltimore Sun reported that Congressman Brown, "Says addressing climate change would be a priority for his administration. He vigorously backs the state requirement to reduce greenhouse gases by at least 25 percent by 2020. He says that solar and wind energy are key not only for climate change but for creating jobs and making energy affordable and reliable. He also supports tax credits for energy efficiency upgrades and would continue interstate cooperation to reduce climate pollution."100Congressman Brown was not in Congress to vote on 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). Nor was Rep. Brown in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.5087.5https://anthonybrown.com/issue/environment/ http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bs-ed-climate-change-letter-20141103-story.html https://www.lcv.org/environmental-facebook/anthony-brown/ https://anthonybrown.house.gov/media/in-the-news/washington-wednesday-maryland-legislators-disagree-trump-paris-agreement http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Hoyer, Steny H.Maryland5DIn response to a 2013 climate speech made by President Obama, the Congressman stated in a press release that, "As Americans have witnessed the increasing frequency of deadly storms like Hurricane Sandy and the stifling heat that has led to devastating droughts, there can be no denying the impact of climate change on our environment, our economy, and our national security." According to The Hill, Congressman Steny Hoyer said President Trump's refusal to affirm the Paris climate agreement represented a "striking abdication of American leadership." Congressman Hoyer said President Trump had undermined the prior two years of work the U.S. had dedicated to working with other nations "to pledge limits to the carbon pollution that is changing weather patterns and dirtying the air that our children breathe." He encouraged President Trump to "right the ship", stand by his NATO commitments, and continue to work with other countries to mitigate climate change. In December of 2015, Congressman Hoyer released a statement promoting the value of the newly signed Paris Agreement which stated in part, "Only this kind of approach, with every nation sharing responsibility and taking steps to mitigate carbon pollution, can enable us to reach the goal of keeping global temperatures from exceeding 1.5°C over pre-industrial levels. If we can do so, we have a chance not only to prevent dangerous climate trends from becoming permanent but also to start reversing climate change." In May of 20100100Congressman Hoyer has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his opposition to President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating, "The United States worked hard to bring other nations onboard in 2015 to pledge limits to the carbon pollution that is changing weather patterns and dirtying the air that our children breathe. Now, this President is willfully undermining America's global role, which puts Americans' safety and economic security at risk." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release on the President's FY 18 proposed budget cuts, he stated, "The cuts proposed in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget would have severe consequences at NASA Goddard, diminishing our ability to monitor the health of our environment and combat the effects of climate change." Rep. Hoyer makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a 2014 press release supporting the Clean Power Plan, he stated, "Under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, proposed a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing plants 30% below 2005 levels and reduce smog and soot pollutants by 25% by 2030. This common-sense proposal, the Clean Power Plan, has the potential to be one of the most significant steps any country has taken to combat climate change and its dangerous effects on regions across the nation, including extreme weather, water shortages, rising food prices, and seasonal allergies." 100In 2016, Bloomberg Law reported that Congressman Hoyer was one of the House Democrats "who criticized Republicans for refusing to hear from experts on how to design a well-functioning carbon tax." “We just voted on two bills that aren't going anywhere,” House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said. “They have no chance of passage. What did you want to do? You wanted to play politics.” Congressman Hoyer voted against 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. Hoyer 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 100100https://www.democraticwhip.gov/content/hoyer-statement-president-obamas-speech-climate-change https://www.democraticwhip.gov/content/hoyer-statement-president-trumps-refusal-affirm-paris-climate-agreement https://hoyer.house.gov/press-releases/hoyer-meets-with-nasas-goddard-space-flight-center-director-christopher-scolese/ https://www.bna.com/house-votes-once-n57982073994/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/N/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cummings, ElijahMaryland7DIn a 2009 op-ed on global warming published in the Afro-American, the Congressman stated, "Although there are skeptics, most credible scientists now conclude that the driving forces have been human activities that produce "greenhouse gases," like carbon dioxide and methane. Even non-scientists can see the consequences of climate change that are staring us in the face. In recent years, we have witnessed drought in Africa, shrinkage of the Arctic and Greenland ice sheets, rising sea levels, shifts in fisheries and more intense hurricanes in the Atlantic. These generally observable changes have led to a growing sense of public urgency about climate change among scientists and policy makers alike." In October 2017, in a commentary entitled "Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change" and published in The Afro, Congressman Cummings addressed the need for improvement in the hurricane response for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He advocated for "rainy day" funds set aside to respond to such disasters. He stated: "To be clear, scientific analysis does not confirm that the devastating hurricanes of this year were caused by climate change. What the best science has concluded, however, is this. Climate-related factors like warming oceans, atmospheric moisture and rising sea levels are making the hurricanes that threaten our nation larger, more intense, longer lasting and more destructive than they otherwise would be. Elected officials at the federal, state, te100100Congressman Cummings has demonstrated leadership on climate change by writing a 2017 op-ed on building resilience to climate change. Published in the Afro, the Congressman wrote, "Climate-related factors like warming oceans, atmospheric moisture and rising sea levels are making the hurricanes that threaten our nation larger, more intense, longer lasting and more destructive than they otherwise would be. Elected officials at the federal, state, territorial and local levels must take notice and act accordingly. We must put ideology aside and act prudently on the basis of the future that climate science is now predicting for our country." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to the Huffington Post, Rep. Cummings warned Congress about the dangers of climate change citing The High Risk Series report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), stating, "This landmark action by the nonpartisan experts at GAO ... is a wake-up call for Congress to finally start addressing this issue. GAO warns that climate change is real, its impacts are already being felt, and its consequences will be devastating if we continue to ignore it." Rep. Cummings makes climate change a priority issue as well. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Congressman signed off on a letter to Maryland Governor Hogan, asking him to reject the President's climate policies, stating, "We ask that you vocally and forcefully reject the president’s climate policies and join us 100Congressman Cummings voted against 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. Cummings 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://cummings.house.gov/media-center/articles-and-columns/global-warming-not-change-we-need https://afro.com/building-resilience-face-climate-change/# https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/14/climate-change-congress-gao_n_2687149.html http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-hogan-paris-lawmakers-20170615-story.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/elijah-eugene-cummings-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/Pro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Raskin, JamieMaryland8DOn the Congressman's climate change page from his campaign site, it states, "In Congress, Jamie will work to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow and halt climate change while investing in alternative clean energy technologies like solar and wind power that will permit us to break our dangerous carbon addiction. Carbon pollution can be reduced most cost-effectively through market-based approaches that put a price on carbon." He advocated for Maryland setting a deadline to move to 100% renewable clean energy and advocated the same for the nation as a whole as well as a moratorium on new fossil fuel projects. In June of 2017, Congressman Raskin released a statement in response to President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. He characterized President Trump's decision as life threatening and in disregard of climate science. Congressman Raskin stated: "I remain committed to working with colleagues and fellow members of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus to push for progress on this intensifying civilizational emergency. In the 115th Congress, I’ve cosponsored dozens of bills, from the CLIMATE Act (H.R. 1812) to the FRAC Act (H.R. 2012), to advance strong commonsense solutions to combat the effects of climate change." Congressman Raskin's website contains a position statement on climate change entitled "Fighting Climate Change and Putting a Price on the Social Calamity of Carbon". He describes climate change as an emergency, an100100Congressman Raskin has demonstrated leadership on climate change by co-authoring an editorial for the Baltimore Sun, which stated, "If we have any hope of saving ourselves from endless climate disasters, we must radically change the political climate first... 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." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release condemning the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Rep. Raskin stated, "Given our scientific leadership and technological prowess, the American government should be leading ever more aggressive climate action with allied nations to deal with rising sea levels, vanishing glaciers, record drought and forest fires, accelerating loss of species, and a brutal warming of the planet." Congressman Raskin makes climate change a priority issue as well. On his environment page it states, "Climate change is not an “issue” but a civilizational emergency and the whole context within which we must decide every other issue. There can be no higher calling today than to reverse damage to our environment and protect our land, water, and air for future generations." 100Congressman Raskin was not in Congress to vote on 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). Nor was Rep. Raskin in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. On his campaign's 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. He will advocate for the kind of tax-and-dividend policy Congressman Van Hollen has been introducing. The revenue generated from pricing carbon can fund the transition to a new green economy."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/rep-raskin-statement-us-withdrawal-paris-climate-agreement https://raskin.house.gov/issues/environment http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Neal, Richard E.Massachusetts 1DIn a press release condemning the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, he stated, "The administration that consistently denies the existence of climate change has now abandoned an international effort to preserve and protect our environment. Even Pope Francis could not persuade President Trump to remain a part of this landmark agreement to fight climate change. Today’s announcement damages America’s standing and reputation around the world and puts us on the wrong side of history on one of the most important global challenges of our time."100100Congressman Neal has demonstrated leadership on climate change by calling for climate change to have greater coverage. According to The Reminder, when asked what issues deserve greater coverage, Rep. Neal answered with climate change, stating, "It’s not a hoax. There are some legitimate arguments about how it’s generated, but none-the-less I think that encourages us to seek renewable energy options.” Despite this in a town hall according to IBerkshire.com, he was pressed on climate change by constituents, and gave an unsatisfactory answer which advocated for natural gas as a bridge fuel. 75Congressman Neal voted against 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. Neal 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7587.5https://neal.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/statement-congressman-richard-e-neal-president-trumps-decision-withdraw https://www.thereminder.com/localnews/springfield/neal-sees-outrage-derailing-coverage-of-important-/ http://www.iberkshires.com/story/55590/Neal-Talks-Politics-With-Residents-at-Town-Hall-Meeting.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/richard-e-neal-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
McGovern, JamesMassachussetts2DOn 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... Jim believes that climate change is an urgent threat to our planet. He believes that we can fight it by investing in clean energy and taking bold steps to reduce pollution."100100Congressman McGovern has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his support for the Paris Agreement. On his campaign's Paris Climate Agreement page, he states, "We know that climate change is real. The scientific community has overwhelmingly verified that it is real. The international community is in agreement that it is real and that we must take action now to protect our planet." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. Responding to a tweet in which the President denied the presence of global warming, Congressman McGovern retweeted it and commented, stating, "Ignorant." As a follow up twee he also posted a report from President Trump's administration warning of the dangers of climate change, stating, "Here’s a recent report from your own administration that says climate change is real & caused by greenhouse gas emissions." Rep. McGovern makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a speech on the House floor defending the Clean Power Plan and the EPA's ability to halt climate change, he stated, "The truth that is climate change is real the overwhelming science says it is real yet a huge chunk of the republican conference is in denial they don't believe there is such a thing as climate change they don't believe we have any responsibility to our children are to future generations to combat climate change."100Congressman McGovern voted against 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. McGovern 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://mcgovern.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=120518 https://www.jimmcgovern.com/2017/06/19/paris-climate-agreement/ https://twitter.com/RepMcGovern/status/946729901524160512 https://mcgovern.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=396803 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/james-p-mcgovern-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Kennedy III, Joseph P.Massachussetts4DOn the Congressman's energy and commerce page, it states, "Our energy policy cannot ignore the real and imminent threat of climate change. We cannot pave the way for economic growth tomorrow without preserving the natural resources and climate stability that our country will continue to depend upon. With a diverse energy portfolio that uses domestic fossil fuels wisely and invests in the development of clean and renewable sources, we will be able to protect our global climate while creating new jobs and greater energy security and independence."100100Congressman Kennedy III has demonstrated leadership on climate change through combatting President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "President Trump’s threatened withdrawal from this agreement won’t just undermine global leadership and abandon moral responsibility, it will actively sacrifice the immediate health and safety of American citizens.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In trying to get American citizens to sign a petition asking the EPA to keep the Clean Power Plan in place, the Congressman stated on Facebook, "We know why the Trump administration’s EPA intends to roll back the Clean Power Plan. EPA head Scott Pruitt has spent his entire career cozied up to big oil companies. It's just another example of the Trump administration putting profits before people. Sign the petition to protect the Clean Power Plan today!?" Rep. Kennedy III makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a tweet responding to French President, Emanual Macron, the Congressman wrote, "Global leadership today requires a stern rebuke of nationalism, a vision for combatting generational crises like climate change & a willingness to fight for civil rights. Thank you @EmmanuelMacron for bringing that needed message to Washington this morning." 100Congressman Kennedy III voted against 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. Kennedy III 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://kennedy.house.gov/on-the-issues/energy-and-commerce https://kennedy.house.gov/media/press-releases/kennedy-statement-on-paris-climate-agreement https://www.facebook.com/JoeKennedyforCongress/posts/1730492243658998 https://twitter.com/repjoekennedy/status/989227999731085322 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/10595/print http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Clark, KatherineMassachussetts5DOn her energy and environment page it states, "Preserving our environment, conserving our resources, and mitigating the impact of climate change are some of the most significant issues of our time and a fundamental responsibility to future generations. I have made addressing these issues a high priority in Congress, and have participated in a number of efforts to support a healthy environment."100100Congresswoman Clark has demonstrated leadership on climate change through joining theBicameral Task Force on Climate Change, the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), and the Safe Climate Caucus. The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a statement made to the Boston Globe, the Congresswoman took issue with a tweet from the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology propagating climate denial views. Clark was quoted saying, "“This tweet is one of the first indications before we’ve even had our first meeting in the new session... that we’re going to continue on this track of denying science.” Rep. Clark makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a speech on the House floor defending climate change research, she stated, "Climate change is real. Human activity contributes to it. And it is bad for the bottom line. It is irresponsible for us to cut funding for research that helps us understand what's happening and how to address it."100Congresswoman Clark voted against 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. Clark was not in Congress to vote on 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 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. “...Clark said she believes there can be a carbon pricing system...that gets legislative support.'It would send a signal to the market that we’re serious about this and could spur innovation and investment dollars that are critical to developing alternative energy sources,' Clark said.” 100100https://katherineclark.house.gov/index.cfm/energy-and-environment https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/12/02/katherine-clark-blasts-house-science-committee-tweet-breitbart-story/LvkrHa2beEcj5fufytx3YN/story.html https://safeclimatecaucus-lowenthal.house.gov/media-center/videos/rep-katherine-clark-defends-climate-change-research-on-the-house-floor https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/12/newly_elected_us_rep_katherine.html Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Moulton, SethMassachussetts6DOn Congressman Moulton's energy and environment page it states, "Climate change is real, and it jeopardizes our homes, our cities, our futures, and the only planet we have. In Massachusetts, we see the destructive impact of climate change firsthand, from coast line erosion threatening homes and communities, to last summer’s drought that damaged our local economy. The record-breaking snow levels we have had over the past couple years shut down our roads, trains, and even our hospitals for days on end."100100Congressman Moulton has demonstrated leadership on climate change by linking climate change to America's national security. In an interview with Now This, the Congressman stated, "As the Arctic Ice Melts, new sea lanes are opening up and the Russian's are taking advantage of that. They are purchasing a lot of ice breakers, they are getting into our shores and it is yet another national security threat to our nation." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. On twitter the Congressman discussed how climate change will lead to more intense storms, stating, "More frequent & extreme storms require more military resources for relief. Another reason why climate change is a national security threat." Rep. Moulton makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Congressman also tweeted about the present cost of climate change, stating, "Whether you believe in climate change or not, we're all going to pay for it if we don't adapt and innovate. It's not just a problem for the future – it's affecting us today."100Congressman Moulton voted against 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. Moulton was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://moulton.house.gov/issues/energy/ https://www.facebook.com/NowThisPolitics/videos/vb.908009612563863/1589910621040422/?type=2&theater https://twitter.com/sethmoulton/status/917701982571417601 https://twitter.com/sethmoulton/status/971346472838025216 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Lynch, Stephen F.Massachussetts8DIn a press release condemning President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, he stated, "Without action, the effects of global climate change will exacerbate geopolitical instability and threaten to displace millions of people across the world. It would be a national embarrassment for the United States to stand down while we allow China and others to lead the fight against the greatest global threat facing the earth. We should not leave it to others to rescue us from the devastating impacts of severe weather and rising sea levels and the degradation of our environment."100100Congressman Lynch has demonstrated leadership on climate change through introducing legislation that links climate change to America's national security. In a press release introducing the Climate Change National Security Strategy Act of 2017 (H.R. 2908) he stated, "From outgoing Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and current Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, national security officials have widely recognized the risk climate change poses to human security, both in the United States and abroad. A comprehensive, coordinated strategy among stakeholders at all levels is critical if the United States is serious about strengthening our national security and mitigating risks posed by the impacts of climate change." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a tweet displaying displeasure for the appointment of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA he wrote, "Deeply disappointed in #Pruitt confirmation for #EPA. It sends the wrong message to China and India about climate change as a U.S. priority." Rep. Lynch makes climate change a priority issue as well. On the Congressman's energy and environment page, it calls for the phasing out of carbon intensive fossil fuels stating, "Congressman Lynch believes America needs to have a long term plan for reducing dependence on foreign oil, pursuing alternatives to fossil fuels, and improving efficiency across the entire energy spectrum."100Congressman Lynch voted against 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. Lynch 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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. 100100https://lynch.house.gov/press-release/rep-lynch-statement-response-president-trump-abandoning-paris-climate-agreement https://lynch.house.gov/congressman-lynchs-lunch-bucket-bulletin-61917 https://twitter.com/RepStephenLynch/status/832702212656726016 https://lynch.house.gov/issue/energy-environment http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/stephen-f-lynch-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Keating, WilliamMassachussetts9DOn the Congressman's energy page it states, "Bill believes that hand-in-hand with an increased investment in renewable energy, our country needs a unified, dramatic approach to climate change. This is indisputably one of the most urgent challenges of our generation. Already, we are seeing the consequences of unprecedented and unpredictable weather patterns, ocean acidification, and warming sea temperatures. In a coastal community like Southeastern Massachusetts, the full impacts of these changes will be devastating. It is critical that we invest in the science and research to better understand the extent of these consequences on our communities and ways of life, as well as to best plan and adapt for the years to come."100100Congressman Keating has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting the Paris Agreement. On the second anniversary of the signing of the agreement, Mashpee News quoted the Congressman stating, "The US must take a leading role in fighting climate change and we need global alliances like the Paris Agreement in order to find the best solutions for our own sake and the sake of generations to come. We all need to do our fair share—and doing our fair share will also be good economically for our country as new clean energy industries continue to expand, creating sustainable, good-paying jobs.” Other than this the Congressman makes no prominent statements on climate change. 75Congressman Keating voted against 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. Keating 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7587.5https://keating.house.gov/policy-work/issues/energy https://www.capenews.net/mashpee/news/rep-keating-marks-climate-agreement-anniversary/article_b9c5d247-6e84-5a91-bdaf-66b036a25ecf.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/william-keating http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Bergman, JackMichigan1RThe Congressman does not have a position on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 2533.33Congressman Bergman has demonstrated partial leadership on climate change through joining the climate solutions caucus. When joining the caucus he was quoted by Climate Citizens Lobby saying, "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.” The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 25Congressman Bergman was not in Congress to vote on 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). Nor was Rep. Bergman in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.5033.33https://citizensclimatelobby.org/rep-jack-bergman-congressman-climate-conscious-youth/ http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Pro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Huizenga, BillMichigan2RAccording to Michigan Live on the Congressman's campaign page it stated, "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. Clearheadedness and a moderate temperament are the best antidotes to this kind of rhetoric.” the campaign page can no longer be found. 00Congressman Huizenga demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by tweeting, "Wow... Just, wow," in reaction to President Obama making climate change a national security priority. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman votes against climate action.0Congressman Huizenga voted in favor 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. Huizenga voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.mlive.com/opinion/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/05/letters_huizenga_on_climate_ch.html https://twitter.com/billhuizenga/status/779068164525072385 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/bill-huizenga http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Amash, JustinMichigan3RDuring a 2017 town hall the Congressman was asked about climate change and responded stating, "I believe the climate changes. The question is, what do you do about it? The data set we're dealing with is very small."00Congressman Amash demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by muddying the waters surrounding climate science, stating in an interview on WGVU that, "I think humans do, and can impact the climate. The question then is to what extent and what do we do about it?” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Also during his interview with WGVU the Congressman stated his opposition to the Paris Agreement saying, "So I don’t agree with President Obama who said he would just sign it and we’d be a party to it. I do think that it is responsible to bring it back to the Senate and have a debate about it and debate the future of our country and what we’re going to do with respect to the climate. So, I think the responsible thing for the Trump administration to do would be just bring it back to the Senate and have that debate so we can all have this discussion.”0Congressman Amash voted in favor 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. Amash voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060053137 http://wgvunews.org/post/us-rep-amash-talks-trump-withdrawal-paris-climate-change-accord http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9008/print http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Moolenaar, JohnMichigan4RThe Congressman does not have a stance on whether climate change is real and if humans contribute to it.250Congressman Moolenaar demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating for the development of coal a main contributor to climate change on his energy page. He stated, "I support an all-of-the-above energy strategy that includes clean coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewable energies, while also better utilizing our abundant domestic resources." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to Central Michigan Life, the Congressman called EPA regulations mitigating climate change an overreach, stating, “When you get into the policy prescriptions (regarding global warming), you say ‘What is the (appropriate) response? What are the appropriate policies to address these in respect to making sure we have a strong economy and that regulations aren’t overreached. I think there needs to be common ground. I don’t think we’re there right now. My hope is to have a policy that recognizes good science and the importance of a strong energy policy.”0Congressman Moolenaar voted in favor 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. Moolenaar was not in Congress to on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://moolenaar.house.gov/issues/energy http://www.cm-life.com/article/2016/10/moolenaar-talks-climate-change-education-during-biannual-legislative-breakfast http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateN/A
Kildee, DanielMichigan5DIn a press release condemning President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "President Trump is failing to address one our country’s most pressing threats: climate change. Military and defense experts have concluded that climate change represents a major risk to our national security and have urged the President to develop a comprehensive strategy to address it. Instead, President Trump has dangerously decided to pull America out of the Paris Climate Agreement that seeks to address climate change, jeopardizing our domestic security and putting us at odds with our allies around the globe."100100Congressman Kildee has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting the Paris Agreement and voting on behalf of climate action. The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 50Congressman Kildee voted against 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. Kildee 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7581.25https://dankildee.house.gov/media/press-releases/statement-congressman-dan-kildee-trump-s-decision-pull-out-paris-climate https://dankildee.house.gov/issues/environment https://dankildee.com/on-the-issues/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/daniel-t-kildee? http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro Climate
Upton, FredMichigan6RThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether human's contribute to it.2512.5Congressman Upton demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the development of coal. On his energy page it states, "An “all of the above” energy plan focuses on emerging clean energy technologies like renewables - solar, wind, and hydropower - as well as traditional energy solutions - safe nuclear, coal, oil, and natural gas - that keep costs low and energy affordable for Southwest Michigan families and businesses." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman is a member of the climate solutions caucus. In a press release announcing his membership, he stated, "When it comes to climate change we must take an economically realistic and pragmatic approach. Joining the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus is a tremendous opportunity to work across the aisle towards those goals. Pursuing an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy that protects our environment, preserves our Great Lakes, and ensures energy stays affordable for Michigan families has always been a focus. We’ve also been doing solid work at the Energy and Commerce Committee. We’ve taken legislative action to lower emissions, keep electricity and energy prices low, and supported renewable hydropower and natural gas projects. We must continue to promote climate strategies that champion conservation, innovation, and competition.”25Congressman Upton voted in favor 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. Upton voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.015.63https://upton.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=8543 https://upton.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398961 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/frederick-stephen-upton-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Walberg, TimMichigan7RAccording to Time Magazine, during a town hall when asked his stance on climate change, the Congressman stated, "“I believe there’s climate change. I believe there’s been climate change since the beginning of time. Do I think man has some impact? Yeah, of course. Can man change the entire universe? No... Why do I believe that? Well, as a Christian, I believe that there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us. And I’m confident that, if there’s a real problem, he can take care of it.”00Congressman Walberg has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman Walberg voted in favor 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. Walberg voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://time.com/4800000/tim-walberg-god-climate-change/ https://walberg.house.gov/issues/energy-gas-prices https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/timothy-walberg http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Bishop, MikeMichigan8RThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it.2514.29Congressman Bishop demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Clean Power Plan. According to The Detroit News, the Congressman stated, "The overall goal of trying to clean the environment is always important, but the overreach here by the executive branch is just breathtaking. And it keeps happening. It’s become almost a daily occurrence where in the administration takes huge steps in public policy and moves forward in a very unilateral way, and at no time is there open debate or public discussion or votes.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Climate change is not mentioned on his energy and environment page nor his Great Lakes page.0Congressman Bishop voted in favor 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. Bishop was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.09.82https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2015/08/03/clean-power/31055985/ https://mikebishop.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14891 https://mikebishop.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14897 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Mitchell, PaulMichigan10RThe Congressman does not have a position on climate change and whether humans contribute to it.250Congressman Mitchell has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Climate change is not mentioned on his energy page. He also votes against climate action0Congressman Mitchell was not in Congress to vote on 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). Nor was Rep. Mitchell in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://mitchell.house.gov/issues/energy http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Dingell, DebbieMichigan12DIn 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 on climate change through condemning President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release she stated, “Today’s decision ignores the reality of climate change while signaling to the world that we are no longer willing to be a leader in addressing one of our most pressing global challenges, nor are we prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that come with the clean energy economy." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release opposing executive orders signed by President Trump that roll back climate progress she stated, "Today the President rolled back years of progress to reduce carbon emissions, decrease pollution and make our environment a better, cleaner place to live. In Michigan and throughout the Great Lakes region, we know that we do not own the earth; we merely borrow it from future generations. This short-sighted executive order abdicates our responsibility to leave the earth better than we found it for our children and grandchildren." Rep. Dingell makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release announcing $9.9 million in cutting-edge energy projects, she stated, "These cutting-edge technologies have the potential to solve some of our nation’s most pressing energy challenges, and this important investment will support efforts to combat climate change and enhance energy security around the globe.” 100Congresswoman Dingell voted against 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. Dingell was not in Congress to vote on 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 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://debbiedingell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/commemorating-earth-day-dingell-shea-porter-markey-introduce-climate https://debbiedingell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/dingell-statement-president-trump-s-executive-order-dismantle-programs https://debbiedingell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/dingell-statement-president-trump-s-executive-order-dismantle-programs https://debbiedingell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/dingell-announces-99m-cutting-edge-energy-technology-projects-ann-arbor http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Lawrence, BrendaMichigan14DIn a 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.”100100Congresswoman Lawrence has demonstrated leadership on climate change through her support for the Clean Power Plan. In an op-ed for Michigan Live she wrote, "This is why the Clean Power Plan is critical. It not only combats the underlying causes of climate disruption by cutting down on carbon pollution, but also saves Michiganders billions in avoidable health impacts. Studies show that for every dollar invested through the Clean Power Plan, Americans will save $7 in health costs thanks to the soot and smog reductions. It's estimated that these health cost savings will total $93 billion in annually by 2030 -- and also avoid 2,700 to 6,600 premature deaths and 140,000 to 150,000 asthma attacks in children across the country." Rep. Lawrence makes climate change a priority issue as well. According to the Alliance to Save Energy when Congresswoman Lawrence was a Mayor she, "Signed Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement to meet or beat Kyoto protocol standards, signed a letter from over 100 mayors expressing concern over Keystone XL pipeline’s effects on climate." 100Congresswoman Lawrence voted against 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. Lawrence was not in Congress to vote on 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 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://lawrence.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-lawrence-trump-s-executive-order-climate-change http://www.mlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/08/clean_power_plan_will_protect.html https://www.ase.org/sites/ase.org/files/resources/Media%20browser/new_members_in_house_114th_final.pdf http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Lewis, JasonMinnesota2RIn a 2011 op-ed for the Star Tribune, the Congressman stated, "Not long ago, the Heartland Institute asserted that NASA had "been artificially inflating U.S. temperatures by 0.15 degrees Celsius since the year 2000" and as a result erroneously reported that readings over the last decade "were warmer than the 1930s, when in fact the opposite was true." Eventually, agency officials did recant 1998 as the hottest on U.S. record when the data were reanalyzed showing the pre-greenhouse-gas era year of 1934 to be slightly warmer. Across the globe, the last few winters have been exceedingly harsh... In 1975, Newsweek cited the scientific consensus (heard that one before?) about the coming danger of global cooling.Temperatures had been declining since 1940 even as carbon dioxide levels rose. Regardless of who is correct, we would do well to remember that cold is far more calamitous for mankind than the purported 0.6 degrees Celsius rise in the last century."00Congressman Lewis demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "Unfortunately, the process by which the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted entirely avoided the input of the American people. According to the separation of powers doctrine in our Constitution, treaties--especially ones that cost a trillion-dollars--must be ratified 'with the Consent of the Senate'. Unfortunately, President Obama ignored the legislative branch when he entered into the Paris Agreement. Perhaps because the Kyoto Accord received such little support in the Senate--even from Democrats." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, Rep. Lewis stated, "And just as crucial to Minnesota’s second district — which is home to the state’s largest refinery, providing good jobs and nearly all of Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport’s aviation fuel needs — was the reversal of the so-called Clean Power Plan. The energy costs of the plan, according to a recent study by NERA Economic Consulting, would likely be more than $40 billion annually."0Congressman Lewis was not in Congress to vote on 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). Nor was Rep. Lewsi in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.startribune.com/jason-lewis-climate-change-is-natural-and-we-don-t-have-the-data-to-predict-it/118270544/ https://www.facebook.com/RepJasonLewis/posts/1911192635788416 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rep-jason-lewis-congress-is-getting-government-out-of-your-way http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Paulsen, ErikMinnesota3RWhen asked if he believed that humans contributed to climate change, the Congressman responded, "I'm not smart enough to know if that's true or not… I don't know if it's either way."012.5Congressman Paulsen has demonstrated partial leadership on climate change by joining the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 25Congressman Paulsen voted in favor 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. Paulsen voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.09.38https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-oTaJxyUeQ http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/388354-three-republicans-join-climate-change-caucus http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/erik-paulsen http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McCollum, BettyMinnesota4DOn her environment & energy page it states, "Today, our planet is in peril because of climate change, which is already affecting Minnesotans and Americans. As the Ranking Member 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. In addition, I support full funding for environmental protections and oppose harmful efforts to weaken our bedrock clean air, clean water, and conservation laws. These are laws that protect the health of our families and our planet." 100100Congresswoman McCollum has demonstrated leadership on climate change through opposing the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating, "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." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. During a town hall on climate change Rep. McCollum stated, "Climate change is real... humans are major contributors and I am against apathy on this because we need to deal with what is happening with climate change now." Rep. McCollum makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Congresswoman hosted a climate change & energy policy forum at the Macalester campus. 100Congresswoman McCollum voted against 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. McCollum 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 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://mccollum.house.gov/issues/environment-energy https://mccollum.house.gov/media/press-releases/mccollum-statement-president-trumps-withdrawal-paris-agreement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySmAgyi-wyQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejX-ySjE4N0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/betty-louise-mccollum-0Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Emmer, TomMinnesota6RIn 2007 during a House floor speech, the Congressman stated, "Biodiversity, diversity to me means you’ve got to look at both sides. You know what, the empirical evidence does not support this and the other reps that have talked. There is another side. Just because we make these chambers available to Will Steger and the crowd that wants to rely on Al Gore’s climate porn doesn’t mean that that’s the way it is. There is another side to the story, one that we tried to present a couple of months ago, but apparently it’s frowned upon by the folks that are in control so it doesn’t get the same play in this room. Folks, there is another side."00Congressman Emmerr demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trumps decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan, stating, "I applaud the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back the overreaching Clean Power Plan, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress and the Trump Administration towards an all-of-the-above energy plan so that we can maintain a prosperous economy and healthy environment that generations to come can enjoy.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman supports the advancement of the Keystone Pipeline, stating, "With the advancement of projects such as a the Keystone XL pipeline, new energy technology, and the evolution of traditional energy sources American must strive to be a world leader in energy production and exports." 0Congressman Emmer voted in favor 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. Emmer was not in Congress for 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx9y_jc0sN4 https://emmer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/emmer-applauds-administrations-actions-clean-power-plan https://emmer.house.gov/issues/energy http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Peterson, Collin C.Minnesota7DThe Wall Street Journal reported that when discussing climate changes impacts on farmers, Congressman Peterson stated, "We’ve just had the biggest floods and coldest winters we’ve ever had. They’re saying to us [that climate change is] going to be a big problem because it’s going to be warmer than it usually is; my farmers are going to say that’s a good thing since they’ll be able to grow more corn." 012.5Congressman Peterson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating agains the EPA to be able to regulate carbon emissions. In a 2010 press release, he stated, "I have no confidence that the EPA can regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act without doing serious damage to our economy. Americans know we’re way too dependent on foreign oil and fossil fuels in this country — and I’ve worked hard to develop practical solutions to that problem — but Congress should be making these types of decisions, not unelected bureaucrats at the EPA... The Clean Air Act was not meant for this. It was meant to clean up the air, to get lead out of the air. It was not meant to fight global warming.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Peterson voted in favor 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. Peterson voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.03.13https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB124520189754821613 https://collinpeterson.house.gov/press-release/peterson-sponsors-legislation-restrict-epa http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/collin-clark-peterson-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Kelly, TrentMississippi1RThe Congressman does not have a position on climate change and whether humans contribute to it.250Congressman Kelly has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He has repeatedly voted against climate action. 0Congressman Kelly voted in favor 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. Kelly was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Thompson, Bennie G.Mississippi2DIn a speech in the Committee on Homeland Security, the Congressman stated concern for climate change's impact on U.S. national security stating, "Trends and global climate act as well as what the 24 quadrennial Homeland Security Review described as threat multipliers aggravating stresses abroad that can enable terrorist activity and violence such as poverty environmental degradation and social tensions."100100Congressman Thompson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by signing a letter opposing the Clean Power Plan according to Power Engineering. The letter stated that, "Mississippi's energy production could be severely limited by the re-dispatching of generation resources to reflect a 70 percent natural gas combined cycle capacity factor. This requirement, when combined with the unattainable renewable energy and energy efficiency targets, places every coal-fired facility in Mississippi at risk of being prematurely shut down." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Climate change is not mentioned on his energy and environment page. 25Congressman Thompson voted against 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. Thompson 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7575https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcDZjKHfrlU https://www.power-eng.com/articles/2015/07/mississippi-delegation-attacks-carbon-dioxide-limits.html https://benniethompson.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/bennie-g-thompson-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Palazzo, StevenMississippi 4RIn a 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."00Congressman Palazzo demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Paris Agreement. In his newsletter reflecting on the 2017 year he stated, "The president withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. The agreement is between countries to reduce carbon emissions where countries set voluntary non-binding commitments for themselves, there is no uniform standard. America should not be the only leader responsible to carry the weight of environmental choices made by the rest of the world." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page he advocates for coal usage stating, "An energy independent United States of America is one of my top priorities in Congress. Our country must cut back on its reliance on foreign oil, and to do this, we must increase the domestic production of energy, including oil, natural gas, and clean coal."0Congressman Palazzo voted in favor 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. Palazzo voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://palazzo.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=FOJHSX4KCJQDY3DENUEIMFXDYA https://palazzo.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=102437 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/steven-palazzo http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Clay Jr., William "Lacy"Missouri1DOn the Congressman's environment page, it states, "Energy policy and climate change are at the center of our nation’s economic, national security, and environmental challenges. I believe that it is more important than ever for America to adopt an aggressive and innovative energy strategy. I support the development of alternative sources of energy in order to retain our competitive advantage and ensure a promising future for our children and grandchildren. The development of green technology and green jobs will spur tremendous growth and offer long-term relief to the American economy by making us less dependent on energy from unstable areas of the world."100100Congressman Clay has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocacy for climate change on the House Natural Resources Committee. In a press release announcing his new assignment, he stated, "This new assignment will also provide me with a stronger platform to combat climate change, protect Missouri’s magnificent natural wonders, and advance the cause of environmental justice, especially in urban areas.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the Congressman displayed his disdain for the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, by stating that it is, "Shameful... denies science, weakens the United States around the world, betrays the future of our planet, and it will cost hundreds of thousands of American jobs.” Rep. Clay makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Congressman votes on behalf of climate action.100Congressman Clay voted against 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. Clay 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://lacyclay.house.gov/issues/environment https://lacyclay.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/clay-joins-house-natural-resources-committee-new-opportunity-fight http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/st-louis-region-has-a-partisan-divide-on-trump-s/article_abaf5dac-76d9-5f1c-a7a7-28c67334e6da.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/william-lacy-clay-0? http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Wagner, AnnMissouri2RAccording to the Riverfront Times, the Congresswoman wrote, "The field of climate science is in its relative infancy and it appears that some within the public policy world have made dubious assessments of scientific information in order to further their own political agenda. Our policy response to this dilemma should not be based on inconsistent and unsound science or driven by the fear of a supposed catastrophe. Our policy response to this dilemma should not be based on inconsistent and unsound science or driven by the fear of a supposed catastrophe."00Congresswoman Wagner demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating for offshore drilling. On her energy page, she stated, "I believe we must fully cultivate our oil resources by ending drilling moratoriums, increasing onshore and offhore production, and approving permits that would assist in transporting oil from North Dakota's Bakken." The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority. In a press release supporting the Supreme Court's decision to halt the Clean Power Plan, the Rep. Wagner stated, "For a state like Missouri, which generates more than 80 percent of its electricity from coal and has some of the lowest rates in the country, President Obama’s EPA rule would take money away from our hardworking families and small businesses through radically higher electricity rates."0Congresswoman Wagner voted in favor 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. Wagner voted in favor 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). She also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2013/05/29/is-congresswoman-ann-wagner-a-climate-change-denier-warns-of-unsound-science https://wagner.house.gov/issues/energy https://wagner.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/wagner-on-supreme-court-decision-to-halt-obama-s-clean-power-plan http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/ann-wagner http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Luetkemeyer, BlaineMissouri3RIn response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on climate change, the Congressman stated, "Folks in Missouri and across the country are tired of this never-ending spending spree, and my goal is to deliver some of our people's hard-earned money back into their pocketbooks instead of spending it on international junk science." This was reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 00Congressman Luetkemeyer demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release supporting the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, he stated, "Not only did this rule kill jobs by shuttering power plants, it was also estimated to cost American consumers approximately $40 billion in new cost each year. It is my hope the Trump Administration will continue rolling back regulations that have made everyday life practically unaffordable for many families and stifled growth in nearly every part of our economy.”0Congressman Luetkemeyer did not vote on 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. Luetkemeyer voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/luetkemeyer-aims-at-un-junk-science/article_8f530d46-8dd3-570b-a4ff-024cd75354fa.html https://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398907 https://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398964 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/blaine-luetkemeyer http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hartzler, VickyMissouri4RIn a tweet reported on by the Washington Post, the Congresswoman stated, "Global warming strikes America! Brrrr!"00Congresswoman Hartzler demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating for coal production. On her energy and environment page she 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. The federal regulations targeting the coal industry hurt Missouri families who will see their electricity bills skyrocket." The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority. She does not mention climate change as an issue and votes against climate action. 0Congresswoman Hartzler voted in favor 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. Hartzler voted in favor 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). She also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/11/18/congresswoman-vicky-hartzler-wonders-why-its-so-cold-if-global-warming-exists-heres-the-answer/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6230b6f7a56c https://hartzler.house.gov/taxonomy/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/vicky-hartzler http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cleaver, EmanuelMissouri5DOn 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 on climate change through warning of the high costs associated with climate change. In a press release from the Safe Climate Caucus, in which he is a member he stated, "Whether you believe that humans are contributing to climate change is in some ways irrelevant because we are certainly paying for its effects,” said Rep. Cleaver. “Though many have yet to embrace the facts that climate research has found, we must take action to mitigate these growing costs. As Ben Franklin said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a Facebook post Rep. Cleaver stated, "Climate change does not have to be a partisan issue. It is about people. If we continue down the road we are on without taking action on climate change, people will suffer. There can be a path to protect people from the negative effects of climate change, if we come together to achieve it. #ActOnClimate." Congressman Cleaver makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a speech on the House floor the Congressman stated on climate change that, "Putting our heads in the sand will not stop the reality that our climate is changing and that human beings are part of the reason." 100Congressman Cleaver voted against 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. Cleaver did not vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://cleaver.house.gov/legislation/issues/energy https://safeclimatecaucus-lowenthal.house.gov/media-center/videos/rep-cleaver-warns-of-high-costs-of-climate-change https://www.facebook.com/emanuelcleaverii/posts/10152730585797693 https://safeclimatecaucus-lowenthal.house.gov/sites/safeclimatecaucus.house.gov/files/documents/SCC%20Cleaver%20Floor%20Statement%2011.20.13.pdf http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/emanuel-cleaver-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Pro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Graves, SamMissouri6RThe Congressman does not have a position on climate change and whether humans contribute to it.250Congressman Graves demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by downplaying the notion that climate change is a national security threat, stating in a newsletter on his site that, "After hundreds of people were slaughtered in the streets of Paris last December, President Obama sent 50 special operations forces to the Middle East to combat ISIS - those responsible for the brutal attacks. At around the same time, the United Nations hosted an international Climate Change Conference in France, where a group of bureaucrats from all around the world got together to talk about how to fight global warming. President Obama sent more Americans there than he did to fight ISIS." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release supporting the roll back of the Clean Power Plan, he stated, "The "Clean Power Plan" was implemented by President Obama in 2015 requiring coal-fired power plants to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The benchmarks were so drastic that it would have shut many coal burning power plants down, drastically increasing rates, and hampering our economy for years to come. While some coastal elites felt it was noble to enact more stringent regulations on power generators, the reality was that the "Clean Power Plan" placed the crushing weight of regulation squarely on the backs of those who use electricity - you and I."0Congressman Graves voted in favor 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. Graves voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://graves.house.gov/media-center/e-newsletters/our-soldiers-deserve-a-raise-now-theyll-get-one https://graves.house.gov/media-center/e-newsletters/the-war-on-coal-is-over http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/samuel-b-graves-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 N/AN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Long, BillyMissouri7RThe Congressman does not have a position on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Long demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting roll backs of the Clean Power Plan. In a press release he 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.” 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 advocates for coal production stating, "We need an all-of-the-above approach to energy. We need more oil, gas, coal and nuclear energy production combined with more wind, solar, hydropower, and geothermal energies. This will lower prices, create jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and strengthen our national security."0Congressman Long voted in favor 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. Long voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://long.house.gov/press-releases/long-comments-on-rolling-back-the-obamaera-clean-power-plan/ https://long.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=5&parentid=1§iontree=5&itemid=178 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/billy-long http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AAnti Climate
Smith, JasonMissouri8RIn an amendment proposed by the Congressman (H. Amdt 1292 to H.R. 5538) it states that, "The EPA uses the Air, Climate and Energy, ACE, program to advance research and regulations that are geared toward a climate change agenda."00Congressman Smith demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the roll backs of the Clean Power Plan. In a press release he stated, “The so called ‘Clean Power Plan’ is just the latest in a long list of regulations that show how unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats do not understand southeast and south central Missouri. After President Trump was elected, his team asked me to help identify regulations hurting rural America, and I immediately thought of the folks back home who told me that their utility bills were going to triple in cost after the Obama Administration and the EPA rolled out this ridiculous rule.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He does not list climate change as an issue. 0Congressman Smith voted in favor 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. Smith voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/house-amendment/1292/text https://jasonsmith.house.gov/newsroom/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=451 https://jasonsmith.house.gov/issues/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jason-t-smith-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gianforte, GregMontana1RThe Congressman does not have a position on climate change or whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Gianforte has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He does not list climate change as an issue. 0Congressman Gianforte was not in Congress to vote on 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). Nor was Rep. Gianforte in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. The Congressmen co-wrote a letter in opposition to a proposed carbon tax proposed by Washington state that would impact Montana. The letter 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 consi06.25https://gianforte.house.gov/issues https://gianforte.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/gianforte-daines-washington-state-don-t-kill-montana-jobs http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Fortenberry, JeffNebraska1RThe Congressman does not have an explicit view on climate change but did state in a 2009 press release on the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454), that, "I support the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and while in Congress, have sought to be very progressive in promoting a new sustainable energy future. The rising cost of fuel is a key indicator of our vulnerability with regard to energy security, and I have prioritized increasing the use of renewable fuels to help meet several important public policy objectives, including lessening our dependence on foreign oil, creating economic opportunity for our farmers, and improving the quality of the environment."2512.5Congressman Fortenberry has demonstrated partial leadership on climate change through advocating on behalf of renewable energy. "America needs a bold new sustainable energy future. This needs to be built in multiple chapters, including a strong emphasis on renewable energy, including biofuels, wind, and solar, but we must guarantee our domestic resources are used in an environmentally responsible way." The Congressman also introduced the Energy Development Program Implementation Act of 2009, which aimed to, "promote economical and environmentally sustainable means of meeting the energy demands of developing countries, and for other purposes." The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He also has a history of voting against legislation on climate action. 25Congressman Fortenberry 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). Rep. Fortenberry voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.015.63https://fortenberry.house.gov/media-center/fort-reports/cap-and-trade-energy-proposal-congress-0 https://fortenberry.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/fortenberry-we-must-assure-american-people-will-never-happen-again https://www.congress.gov/bill/111th-congress/house-bill/3774/text http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jeffrey-lane-fortenberry-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Bacon, DonNebraska2RIn a profile of Congressman Bacon in the Lincoln Star Journal, he was quoted stating, "I don't think we know for certain how much of climate change is being caused by normal cyclical changes in weather vs. human causes. I support legislation that allows for continued incremental improvement in our environment, but oppose extreme measures that create significant economic and job disruption." He has also been quoted by the Omaha World Herald stating about climate change that, "We want to keep making progress so our kids and grandkids do have a cleaner planet.” 2533.33Congressman Bacon has demonstrated partial leadership on climate change through joining the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. In a press release he stated, "I am proud to be joining the Climate Solutions Caucus to further expand my knowledge on the potential impacts of climate change and find bi-partisan solutions.” He also advocated for the continued pursuit of renewable energy options after President Trump withdrew from the Paris Agreement. He stated in a press release that, "Regardless, I am confident our nation will continue to pursue more environmentally friendly energy solutions despite our withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. For example, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) estimates that approximately 40% of its energy generation is carbon-free and reports that at least 30% of their power comes from wind and is increasing every year." Despite this the Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority." He has voted against legislation that takes action on climate change. 25After joining the bipartisan climate solutions caucus, he was quoted by the Omaha World Herald stating that, “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. 89). Rep. Bacon was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 020.83http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/don-bacon/article_4a8fee32-db16-5bd4-a5bb-2c19a171999b.html https://bacon.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-bacon-joins-bi-partisan-climate-solutions-caucus 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/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Smith, AdrianNebraska3RAccording to the Center for American Progress Action Fund's, " Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus," page, it states, "In an interview with Nebraska Citizen, Rep. Smith was asked if he believes in global warming, to which he responded “No!” The reporter said that Rep. Smith believes many of the “facts” about global warming are in dispute. [Nebraska Citizen, November 22, 2005]"00Congressman Smith demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing climate action. In a profile of Congressman Smith compiled by the Lincoln Start Journal, he was quoted stating, "Unfortunately, the Obama administration has issued unilateral climate change regulations that threaten economic growth. Earlier this year, I voted to block these very climate change regulations, and will continue to oppose efforts to force Nebraskans to suffer higher energy costs for negligible results." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release he announced his support of President Trump's executive order beginning the repeal process of the Clean Power plan, stating, "“President Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’ threatened to force hundreds of coal-fired power plants to shut their doors, driving up energy costs across America... I was pleased to see President Trump issue an executive order earlier this year requiring the EPA to re-evaluate these regulations, and by signing this proposed repeal, Administrator Pruitt is following through on his commitment to rein in the EPA’s red tape factory and empowering states to pursue responsible energy development.” He was also a proponent of the Keystone Pipeline, stating in an op-ed on The Hill, that, "We can either continue to reject sound science and single out this pipeline from the more than 2.4 million miles of pipe already transporting energy in th0Congressman Smith 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). Rep. Smith voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Nebraska-FINAL.pdf http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/adrian-smith/article_f5222bfa-971e-5fd4-b2ad-78a96d852f0e.html https://adriansmith.house.gov/press-release/smith-statement-clean-power-plan-repeal https://adriansmith.house.gov/press-release/icymi-rep-smith-op-ed-hill-after-years-review-it%E2%80%99s-time-move-forward-keystone-xl http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/adrian-smith https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Titus, DinaNevada1DIn a tweet supporting climate change, the Congresswoman, wrote, Nevadans know that climate change is not a hoax or something to ignore #ActionClimate #DefendScience."100100Congresswoman Titus has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting the Clean Power Plan. In a press release she stated, "The President’s announcement of the Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants is vital to addressing the threat of global climate change. In Southern Nevada we are already seeing long-term, severe drought conditions in the Colorado River Basin threatening Lake Mead, which supplies 90% of our region’s drinking water." She also criticized President Trump on his withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, tweeting, "This is short-sighted & ignorant. Congress deserves a detailed explanation from the administration." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. Rep. Titus introduced The Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015 (H.R. 2663), stating in a press release that, "This bill will give the federal government the ability to deploy renewable energy resources in a 21st Century framework that allows us to battle climate change and grow our economy. The nation cannot afford to waste any more rays of sunshine, plumes of steam, and gusts of wind.” Congresswoman Titus makes climate change a priority issue as well. In an earth day press release she stated, "We need to recognize that the ball is in our court when it comes to saving our planet. This is a problem that does not recognize borders or political parties. So have a great Earth Day today and remember that tomorrow and all the days after ar100Congresswoman Titus 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). Rep. Titus 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 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://twitter.com/repdinatitus/status/847088281716244480 https://titus.house.gov/press-releases/titus-statement-on-historic-clean-power-plan https://titus.house.gov/in-the-news/cnn-democrats-decry-trumps-expected-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-pact https://titus.house.gov/press-releases/every-day-is-earth-day-a-message-from-rep-titus https://titus.house.gov/press-releases/titus-working-to-grow-renewable-energy-market-in-nevada http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/dina-titus https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Amodei, MarkNevada2ROn his environment page, the Congressman states, "I do not believe it is appropriate for the federal government to advocate one position over another in discussions of climate change. I do think that we should promote unbiased scientific research funded by both the government and the private sector to help answer climate change questions and bring effective solutions to any human causes." In a letter to a constituent, as reported by the Daily Kos, Congressman Amodei stated, "The issue of climate change is very controversial and many scientists disagree as to its causes and how to handle it. I recognize that some scientists believe that global warming is caused by failed environmental practices; however, others argue that these temperature increases would incur regardless due to the warming of the center of the earth. I do not believe it is appropriate for the federal government to advocate one position over the other."014.29Congressman Amodei has demonstrated partial leadership on climate change through supporting a resolution proposed by Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Ryan Costello (R-Pa.), which commits to researching the, "causes and effects of measured changes to our global and regional climates, including mitigation efforts and efforts to balance human activities that have been found to have an impact.” He is also a member of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. Despite this, the Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. This is seen through his continued opposition to climate action. 25Congressman Amodei 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). Rep. Amodei voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.09.82https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2013/8/16/1231627/-Nevada-Rep-Mark-Amodei-R-Challenges-Climate-Change-in-a-Letter-to-a-Constituent https://amodei.house.gov/environment/ http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/324063-house-republicans-push-bill-calling-for-action-on-climate-change https://citizensclimatelobby.org/climate-solutions-caucus/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/mark-e-amodei https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Kuster, AnnNew Hampshire2DIn a 2013 press release, the Congresswoman stated, “We have a fundamental responsibility to confront the challenge of climate change head on – for the health of our environment, the strength of our economy, and the future of our children. I am eager to partner with members of both parties to take responsible, common sense steps that will reduce carbon emissions, make America more energy independent, and advance the development of renewable energy sources. Inaction on these fronts is simply not an option.”100100Congresswoman Kuster has demonstrated leadership on climate change through her support of the Paris Agreement. In a press release condemning President Trump's withdrawal from the agreement, she stated, "Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement will cede American leadership on this issue and end our commitment to fighting to avert the worst consequences of climate change. We’re already seeing the impact of climate change in New Hampshire and failure to act will threaten our environment and our economy. I call on President Trump to reverse course on this terrible decision. Americans want action and the world agrees the time to act is now.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release criticizing the Trump administration's decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan, she stated, “This move by the Trump Administration to dismantle the Clean Power Plan is an attack on our environment and the health and well being of people in New Hampshire and across the country. I’m disappointed that President Trump and Administrator Pruitt are putting a small group of special interests ahead of Granite Staters who want healthy, clean air and to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change." Rep. Kuster makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a separate press release condemning an executive order proposed by President Trump, which would dismantle the Clean Power Plan, she stated, “The decision by President Trump to dismantle the Clean Powe100Congresswoman Kuster 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. Kuster 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 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://kuster.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/kuster-we-must-act-to-address-threat-of-climate-change https://kuster.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/kuster-statement-on-decision-by-president-trump-to-withdraw-from-paris https://kuster.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/kuster-statement-on-administrator-pruitt-proposal-to-end-the-clean-power https://kuster.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/kuster-statement-on-president-trump-s-executive-order-dismantling-the http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/ann-m-kuster https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro 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." According to the Alliance to Save Energy, the Congressman was also quoted stating, "Climate change is not a partisan issue. Scientific evidence substantiates it. All parties must come together to find common ground on this very important issue. It's time to stop the bickering in our nation's capital and find meaningful solutions before this gets worse." 100100Congressman Norcross has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting the Paris Agreement. In a press release criticizing the decision to withdraw from the agreement, he states, “The pace and severity of global climate change prompted military experts in both the Bush and Obama Administrations to consider climate change a national security threat... I am alarmed that this Administration is giving in to the few climate change deniers, instead of listening to the experts." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In support of the Delaware River Conservation Basins Act of 2015 (S. 612), he stated, "We need to address the serious challenges of climate change and make our regional land and waters sustainable." ) Rep. Norcross makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release regarding Pope Francis's visit to Washington, the Congressman stated, "In his Papacy, Francis has been a staunch advocate for the poor, called for an end to war and violence, actively seeks peace & reconciliation around the globe, and has raised awareness about climate change." 100Congressman Norcross 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. Norcross was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://norcross.house.gov/issues/environment http://www.ase.org/sites/ase.org/files/resources/Media%20browser/new_members_in_house_114th_final.pdf https://norcross.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/norcross-statement-us-withdrawal-paris-climate-agreement https://norcross.house.gov/legislation/sponsored-legislation https://norcross.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/pilgrimage-see-pope https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
MacArthur, TomNew Jersey3RIn a Facebook post regarding the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "Climate change is a critical issue and it is vital that we act as good stewards of the environment. In any future agreement, we must protect American workers from a competitive disadvantage and ensure that nations across the globe also carry their weight."7514.29Congressman MacArthur demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by voting against climate action. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman MacArthur 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). Rep. MacArthur was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.022.32https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanTomMacArthur/posts/2004272956470342 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Smith, ChrisNew Jersey4RIn a 2007 press release the Congressman supported the International Climate Cooperation Re-engagement Act”(H.R. 2420), stating, "Climate change is a global challenge that must be addressed with a global solution. The legislation I worked to have incorporated as Title II in the energy bill calls for an active, dedicated U.S. re-engagement in the effort to reach a global agreement on climate change... step in the right direction toward reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and ensuring a healthy environment for future generations.” He was the lead Republican co-sponsor. 10025Congressman Smith has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating action for a reduced dependence on fossil fuels. On his issues page, he states, "We must also reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. As we move further into the 21st century, we must continue to invest in modern clean energy solutions—including wind, solar and fuel cell technology. I will continue to work with my colleagues to promote a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to achieve our goal of clean energy reliance." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. He also states on his issues page, that, "I believe it is equally imperative that we address environmental issues—such as climate change—on a global scale. Global warming is a real threat and an increasing danger to our environment. All major greenhouse emitting countries need to cooperate in reducing and stabilizing atmospheric concentrations of these gases, and the United States must play a leadership role in bringing nations together for a global solution to climate change." 75Congressman Smith 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). Rep. Smith voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.050https://chrissmith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=70883 https://chrissmith.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=3744 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/christopher-h-smith-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gottheimer, JoshNew Jersey5DIn a statement on his campaign page, he criticized his opponent, Scott Garrett, stating, "Simply put, Scott Garrett has the distinction of holding one of the worst environmental records in all of Congress. It’s not just that he denies the existence of climate change and global warming, when he said, “I think the science is still out on that.” It’s literally vote after vote."50100Congressman Gottheimer has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Gottheimer 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). Nor was Rep. Gottheimer in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.5050 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Pallone Jr., FrankNew Jersey6DCongressman Pallone spoke about the dangers of climate change on the House floor, stating, "Left unchecked climate change will continue to harm the health and safety of our communities and that's why the American Public Health Association declared 2017 as a year of climate change and health seasonal changes higher temperature droughts and severe storms are leading to more heat related illness and death increased asthma attacks and more severe allergies the scientific evidence is clear climate change endangers human health."100100Congressman Pallone has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his support of the Paris Agreement. On his energy page, it states, "Congressman Pallone has supported efforts to allow offshore wind development to supply clean energy to New Jersey. He also strongly supports the United States remaining in the Paris Agreement as a crucial means of combating climate change." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release supporting the Paris Accords, he stated, "Today, the international community has come together to say, unequivocally, that we stand united in the fight against global climate change. With this agreement, the United States and nearly 200 nations, have pledged to aggressively tackle the threats posed by climate change now in order to leave a safer, healthier planet for future generations. The Paris Agreement is the most significant achievement to advance unified and global climate action in nearly two decades." Rep. Pallone makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a tweet supporting action on climate change, the Congressman wrote, "It is one of my top priorities in Congress to combat climate change, protect NJ’s coast and to do whatever is necessary to protect our environment for our grandchildren. Proud to have earned a 100% from @LCVoters on the 2017 #LCVScorecard. http://scorecard.lcv.org/." He also wrote in an op-ed, on App, advocating for the Living Shorelines Act (H.R.4525), that, "The Living Shorel100Congressman Pallone 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. Pallone did not vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XCQrW5Ify4 https://pallone.house.gov/issues/energy https://democrats-energycommerce.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/pallone-statement-on-historic-global-climate-accord https://twitter.com/i/web/status/968608682471841797 https://www.app.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/11/29/living-shorelines-act-frank-pallone/108143866/ https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4525 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/house/2013 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lance, LeonardNew Jersey7RIn a 2017 town hall when asked about his stance on climate change, the Congressman stated, “I do agree that human beings are responsible for climate change, at least in part, maybe not 100 percent but certainly to a significant degree.” Despite this, In a 2009 press release, he stated, "The manipulation or suppression of scientific data is an unacceptable practice that may call into question many research outcomes used by U.S. Departments and agencies engaged in climate research,” 5012.5Congressman Leonard has demonstrated partial leadership on climate change through advocating for President Trump to remain in the Paris Agreement. In a press release, he stated, "The President and his administration are right to have a healthy concern about the economic costs of complying with the Paris goals and other climate change driven policies. But the Paris accord is a political agreement and commitments are voluntary and may be amended. That's why I joined Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, White House economic council director Gary Cohn and others in the Trump Administration in the belief that it is in our best national interests to remain at the table to ensure a constructive role in negotiating the best deal for America concerning the future of global energy production and consumption and their effect on economic development and climate." Despite this The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman was an advocate for the Keystone Pipeline, stating, "After enduring more than five years of review, red tape and delay, there is no reason left for the President not to approve this project immediately. It’s time to build the Keystone XL pipeline.”25Congressman Leonard 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). Rep. Leonard voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.021.88https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNlvyzTc5d8 https://lance.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/lance-calls-for-an-investigation-into-climategate https://lance.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/lance-on-administration-s-paris-decision https://lance.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/lance-final-environmental-report-clears-path-for-keystone-xl http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/leonard-lance https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Sires, AlbioNew Jersey8DOn 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. The 2017 hurricanes killed dozens in the United States and the Caribbean, uprooted hundreds of lives, and wrought billions of dollars in damage. Storms like these, and like the Superstorm that struck New Jersey in 2012, will become more common as the ocean and atmosphere continue to warm."100100Congressman Sires has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his support of the Paris Agreement. In a press release combating the president's decision to withdraw, he stated, "This short-sighted and selfish act not only damages our nation’s credibility abroad, but also endangers the future of our planet for the sake of scoring political points. By withdrawing from these commitments, we are telling the international community that the U.S. government is not serious about addressing climate change." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release criticizing the President's executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, Rep. Albio 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." Rep. Sires makes climate change a priority issue as well. In 2016 after the signing of the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated in a press release that, "The resulting Paris Agreement is a pact to reduce global carbon emissions and to keep global warming to under 2 degrees Celsius. This agreement undoubtedly marks a positive step forward and signifies an international recognition that climate change is a serious issue that needs to be addressed immediately."100Congressman Sires 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). Rep. Sires 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://sires.house.gov/issues/climate-change' https://sires.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-sires-statement-on-president-trump-s-decision-to-withdraw 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/un-climate-change-conference-global-commitment-signals-promise http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/albio-sires https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Pascrell Jr., BillNew Jersey9DIn a press release criticizing President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, he states, "As the world’s largest economy and second-largest carbon polluter, this pullout leaves the United States standing with Syria and Nicaragua on the sidelines of historic progress. Our nation will be contributing to extreme heat waves, damaging storms, coastal flooding, and severe droughts that create risks to food security because of this reckless decision. Further, this move cedes the strategic influence we achieved in Paris to other rising powers around the world.”100100Congressman Pascrell has demonstrated leadership on climate change through combating President Trump's denial of climate change. In a press release, he stated, "From health care, to climate change, to national monuments, to threats to break the Iran deal, as well as threatened withdrawal from flawed NAFTA and KORUS trade agreements, President Trump shows no commitment to improving these deals to help the plight of middle class Americans." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release introducing the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act (H.R. 924), the Congressman stated, “In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we must do everything we can to encourage investment in new and exciting clean energy technologies, like offshore wind, that will reduce our dependence on the carbon based fuels that cause climate change." Rep. Pascrell makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Congressman was a supporter of provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1), "To put people back to work today and reduce our dependence on polluting fossil fuels, this legislation increases renewable energy production and renovates public buildings to make them more energy efficient." This is according to his energy and environment page. 100Congressman Pascrell 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. Pascrell 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://pascrell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/pascrell-responds-to-us-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-accord https://pascrell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-pascrell-statement-on-president-trump-s-decision-to-end-critical https://pascrell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-pascrell-introduces-legislation-to-spur-offshore-wind-industry https://pascrell.house.gov/issues/energy-and-the-environment http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/william-j-pascrell-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Payne Jr., DonaldNew Jersey10DIn a 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 has demonstrated leadership on climate change through speaking out against President Trump's climate policies. In an op-ed in the Baltimore Times, the Congressman stated, "Against public sentiment, President Trump has prioritized rolling back environmental regulations, from emissions rules for power plants to the mandate that federal decision-making must take into consideration climate change impacts." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In the same op-ed, he states, "The President’s EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, shares the president’s vision of drastically limiting, if not eliminating, the agency’s scope, and moved quickly to roll back President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which aimed to limit carbon pollution from power plants. Pruitt also doubts basic facts on climate change and supports dismantling the historic Paris climate agreement." Rep. Payne makes climate change a priority issue as well. On his energy and environment page, he advocates for green jobs, stating, "As the world takes an increased interest in environmental monitoring, management, and regulatory compliance, green jobs and training must be a priority for the future of New Jersey. My GREEN Jobs Act will increase access to loans for green small businesses that create jobs to retrofit buildings, install and replace solar panels, regulate waste, clean up contamination, and collect samples to help monitor pollution levels are expanding exponentially."100Congressman Payne 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). Rep. Payne 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. The Congressman was a Co-Sponsor of the America Wins Act (H.R. 4209), which levies a fee on carbon pollution. 100100http://baltimoretimes-online.com/news/2017/apr/28/environmental-justice-must-be-national-priority/ https://payne.house.gov/press-release/payne-jr-statement-trump%E2%80%99s-decision-withdraw-paris-climate-deal https://payne.house.gov/issue/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/donald-m-payne-1?alignment=with&issue=2&form_build_id=form-f3d887082fdf55c29f3f6e0d12de48ae&form_id=keyvotes_legislator_keyvotes_filters_form https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209/cosponsorsPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Watson Coleman, BonnieNew Jersey12DAccording to Alliance to Save Energy, the Congresswoman the Congresswoman was quoted stating, "Climate change is real, and pollution has a devastating impact on all of our communities, especially urban communities where you see lots of heart disease and asthma."100100Congresswoman Watson Coleman has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting the Paris Agreement. In a press release condemning the President's decision to withdraw, she stated, "Climate change is a global crisis that requires not only international cooperation, but also, the United States’ leadership as the world’s second largest contributor. By pulling out of the Paris Agreement, we are reneging on our international commitments and setting a terrible example on the world stage for those other nations who look to the United States for guidance." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a rebuke of President Trump's decision to rescind the Clean Power Plan, the Congresswoman stated, "The facts are clear. Climate change is a global crisis that requires not only international cooperation, but also, the United States’ leadership as the world’s second largest contributor. Scott Pruitt and Donald Trump are so hell-bent on dismantling the progress of President Obama not realizing that clean energy expands our economy and creates good-paying jobs - promises they have yet to make good on.” Rep. Watson Coleman makes climate change a priority issue as well. On her campaigns energy and environment page she calls for reductions in fossil fuel dependence, stating, "Reducing our fossil fuel dependence will make America a stronger, safer place to live." 100Congresswoman Watson Coleman 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. Watson Coleman was not in Congress to vote on 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 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.7593.75http://www.ase.org/sites/ase.org/files/resources/Media%20browser/new_members_in_house_114th_final.pdf https://watsoncoleman.house.gov/newsroom/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=353 https://watsoncoleman.house.gov/newsroom/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=353 http://www.bonnieforcongress.com/energy_environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 N/AN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Lujan, Ben R.New Mexico3DOn the Congressman's energy page, it states, "Across the country and in my home state of New Mexico, the American people are already experiencing the devastating impacts of climate change, including extreme fires, severe storms, and record drought." 100100Congressman Lujan has demonstrated leadership on climate change through by co-sponsoring a resolution (H. Res. 637) that would have established a national goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030. The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release advocating on behalf of the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "From our economic security to our national security, the impacts of climate change are far reaching. We are experiencing more extreme weather events, including drought and fires, while climate change is taking a toll on the health of Americans as more people are suffering from respiratory illnesses such as asthma. It is time to act and take important steps to reduce pollution, leading to healthier communities, a better environment, and a growing clean energy economy that will create good jobs in New Mexico." Rep. Lujan makes climate change a priority issue as well. According to his online biography, while serving as the Chairman of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, the Congressman, signed onto the Joint Action Framework on Climate Change to create regional solutions to climate change.100Congressman Lujan 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. Lujan 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://lujan.house.gov/energy/ https://www.cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/cardin-delaney-lujn-introduce-resolutions-establishing-national-clean-energy-goals https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-resolution/637/all-info#cosponsors-content https://lujan.house.gov/about-ben/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/ben-ray-luj-nPro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Zeldin, LeeNew York1RAccording to Vice News the Congressman was quoted stating, "It would be productive if we could get to what is real and what is not real...I'm not sold yet on the whole argument that we have as serious a problem as other people are."014.29Congressman Zeldin demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement stating, "I believe it creates an opportunity. if the the president is real in what he said regarding working with Democrats working with members of Congress the American public very concerned about climate change and addressing it not just here within our country but globally then what we should do is continue to work and engage with the international community and try to negotiate a better deal." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He was quoted in the Long Island Press diminishing the dangers of climate change, stating, "While protecting the environment is one of my priorities, hearing our president compare the threat of climate change to that of ISIS, or hearing Secretary of State John Kerry call climate change ‘the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction,’ shows how completely out of touch this administration is on foreign policy, especially in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris.” Despite this he is a member of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. 25Congressman Zeldin 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). Rep. Zeldin was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.09.81https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bmevkz/new-yorks-climate-change-deniers https://www.longislandpress.com/2015/12/04/long-island-reps-split-on-epas-efforts-to-curb-carbon-emissions-combat-climate-change/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
King, PeteNew York2RThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman King demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. According to NewsDay, he was quoted stating, "As a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus I support pro-growth clean energy policies. Though well intentioned, the Paris Agreement would cost American jobs, slow our economy and put us at a competitive disadvantage with China and have minimal impact on the environment. A better deal must be negotiated and submitted for congressional approval." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to his energy page, the Congressman is an advocate for the Keystone Pipeline and the opening of the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to drilling. Despite this he is also a member of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. According to his environment page, Rep. King is a supporter of carbon capture and storage to reduce carbon emissions. 0Congressman King 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). Rep. King voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://peteking.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.newsday.com/news/nation/trump-withdraws-u-s-from-paris-agreement-andrew-cuomo-barack-obama-scott-pruitt-more-respond-1.13700637 https://peteking.house.gov/issues/environment http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/peter-t-king-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Suozzi, ThomasNew York3DOn the Congressman's issue page on his campaign site, it states, "Today, climate change is affecting our national, economic, food, and water security, and we must take decisive action to reclaim control of our energy future. The threat of climate change has proved itself as one of the defining issues of our time, and we are already feeling its undeniable consequences."100100Congressman Suozzi has demonstrated leadership on climate change by speaking on behalf of climate action on the House floor. In a speech on the House floor, he stated, "Climate change is real... we must address climate change for three reasons... second moving towards a green economy that retrofits homes and buildings and installs solar and wind farms will create good jobs and good wages that simply cannot be exported and third the main topic I wish to address this evening is moving towards a green economy reducing our dependency on foreign oil and addressing climate change is essential to our national security." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release criticizing the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, he states, "Climate change is a real and existential threat that must be taken seriously, and this move by the President is a strong signal that he has little interest in protecting our planet. America has a critical role to play in the fight against climate change, and this decision will harm our standing across the globe on this issue." Rep. Suozzi makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release after Donald Trump's Presidential Address, the Congressman stated, "My faith is a big part of who I am, and I believe that as God's children we must do everything in our power to watch out over our natural environment. That means combatting climate change and looking out for those who are most vu100Congressman Suozzi 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. Suozzi was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.7593.75http://suozziforcongress.com/issues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlcpG7A6v8U https://suozzi.house.gov/media/press-releases/suozzi-issues-statement-response-president-trump-s-decision-abandon-paris https://suozzi.house.gov/media/press-releases/suozzi-gives-environmental-response-trump-s-presidential-address-rallies https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Rice, KathleenNew York4DOn 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 on climate change through making the links between our national security and climate change. 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. On her jobs and the economy page, it states, "Climate change is a major threat to our national security, our environment, and to our economy – but it also presents us with a tremendous opportunity to grow our local economy. Long Island has the potential to be a national leader in clean energy production, which will create good, green jobs and new opportunities in our district." Rep. Rice makes climate change a priority issue as well. In an op-ed in 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 publi100In 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.” Congresswoman Rice 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. Rice was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax 100100https://kathleenrice.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14898 https://kathleenrice.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14892 https://kathleenrice.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14890 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.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Meeks, Gregory W.New York5DIn a press release, on the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the Congressman stated, "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."100100Congressman Meeks has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting legislation that promotes climate action. In a press release advocating for the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454), he stated, "It is important that we develop and execute a new energy policy that would effectively deal with global climate crisis while significantly reducing environmental and health hazards. America is in the process of rebuilding a new clean energy economy that will not only create new jobs on American soil, but maintain America as a global economic leader.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In an op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor, he wrote, "UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon was right in comparing the effects of climate change to the effects of war, given the potential level of human and environmental devastation potentially wrought by rising sea levels and increasingly catastrophic weather conditions." 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.”100Congressman Meeks 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). Rep. Meeks 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://meeks.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-gregory-w-meeks-statemement-fifth-anniversary-superstorm-sandy https://meeks.house.gov/press-release/congressman-gregory-w-meeks-votes-american-clean-energy-and-security-actwill-create https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2008/0324/p09s02-coop.html http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/about/press/pr-2017/nycha-joins-the-nyc-carbon-challenge-in-fight-against-climate-change-20170202.page http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/gregory-w-meeks-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Meng, GraceNew York6DIn a press release introducing the Carbon Capture Prize Act (H.R.4096), which would direct the Department of Energy to hold a competition to incentivize the development of technologies to reduce carbon emissions, the Congresswoman stated, “Presence of carbon in the atmosphere contributes to rising sea levels and heat waves around the globe, and we are already seeing the devastating consequences. We must take action to reduce the amount of carbon in our atmosphere. Prize competitions have long been an effective tool to find cost-effective solutions for expensive problems, and establishing a prize competition to decrease the quantity of carbon in the atmosphere is the next logical step in tackling this issue... High concentration of carbon in the Earth’s atmosphere prevents heat from escaping, resulting in warmer temperatures, sea-level rise, and changing climate patterns, including floods, droughts, heat waves, and stronger storms."100100Congresswoman Meng has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for climate action. On her environment and energy 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." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a tweet supporting the Paris Agreement, she wrote, "#ClimateChange doesn’t just go away because @POTUS wants to pull out of #ParisAgreement. We only get one planet." She also tweeted on behalf of the Clean Power Plan, writing, "Outrageous that Trump admin is undoing Clean Power Plan that combats climate change & global warming. Our children deserve better than this." Rep. Meng makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Congresswoman has voted in favor of climate action. 100Congresswoman Meng 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. Meng 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 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://meng.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/meng-introduces-legislation-to-create-a-prize-competition-to-reduce https://meng.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://twitter.com/RepGraceMeng/status/869949709095505920 https://twitter.com/RepGraceMeng/status/917829584732721152 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/grace-meng https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Velázquez, Nydia M.New York7DOn the Congresswoman's environment page, it states, "As the top Democrat on the Small Business Committee, she has supported policies that position entrepreneurs as leaders in the green energy revolution, enabling the development and adoption of cleaner energy sources to help slow climate change... As our climate changes, New York may see additional flooding and storms in the future and it is important our City and neighborhoods be prepared."100100Congresswoman Velázquez has demonstrated leadership on climate change through her support of the climate march. Speaking on the House floor she stated, "This Sunday will mark history as more New Yorkers than ever before come together to demonstrate their commitment to solving the climate change crisis. During the “People’s Climate March”, New Yorkers from all walks of life will march through Manhattan in support of a more sustainable future." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release criticizing President Trump's executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan, she stated, "“Donald Trump’s Administration appears dead set on rolling back environmental progress our nation achieved under President Obama. New Yorkers are acutely aware of climate change’s dangers and have seen the devastating effect from extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy." Rep. Velazquez makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release supporting the Paris Agreement, she stated, "For the sake of our planet, our children and future generations, I urge the Administration to reconsider and will pursue every available legislative remedy to stop our nation’s exit from this landmark agreement.” She also combated President Trump's budget proposal in a press release, saying, "This proposal would slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s resources by a quarter, gravely damaging programs we need to address the long-term threat of climate change and, in100Congresswoman Velázquez voted against 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. 119). Rep. Velázquez 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 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://velazquez.house.gov/issues/environment https://velazquez.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/velazquez-peoples-climate-march https://velazquez.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/velazquez-trump-climate-change-executive-order https://velazquez.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/velazquez-trump-decision-withdraw-paris-agreement https://velazquez.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/vel-zquez-comments-trump-budget http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/nydia-m-vel-zquez-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Jeffries, HakeemNew York8DIn a tweet supporting climate action, the Congressman wrote, "Happy #EarthDay! Climate change is real. And so is the assault on the environment #ProtectOurClimate."100100Congressman Jeffries has demonstrated leadership on climate change through tweeting that climate change is real, writing, "The earth is round, climate change is real & more than 7 million Americans now have #affordableHealthCare #JustTheFacts. Thx @BarackObama." Despite this, the Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 50Congressman Jeffries 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. Jeffries 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7581.25https://twitter.com/RepJeffries/status/855950102225199104 https://twitter.com/repjeffries/status/451121934131265536 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/10593/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Clarke, Yvette D.New York9DIn a press release supporting the global climate talks in Copenhagen, she stated, "That is why we must pass legislation that cuts U.S. global warming pollution at least 34 percent by 2020– the minimum amount scientists say is necessary to avoid a planetary catastrophe. I voted to help pass the House version of the 2009 Energy Bill this summer. It is now up to our friends in the Senate to act on this critical legislation.” 100100Congresswoman Clarke has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting the Paris Agreement. In a press release, she stated, "“As the world prepares for climate talks Monday in Paris, 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.” Awaiting the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congresswoman tweeted, "Climate change threatens people in every part of the world. We have to show real leadership." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In an op-ed in Time Magazine, the Congresswoman co-wrote an article with Michael Shank, which stated, "Americans who care about the increasingly devastating threats posed by global warming to our security, our health, our economy and our environment, will need to demand a greener White House these next four years. It will not happen otherwise. Meanwhile, the fertile ground for climate action will be local, at the city level, at the district level and at the sta100Congresswoman Clarke 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. Clarke 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 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://clarke.house.gov/rep-clarkes-applauds-efforts-to-address-climate-change-at-copenhagen/ https://clarke.house.gov/paris-talks-must-address-harm-climate-change/ https://twitter.com/RepYvetteClarke/status/869915579557318657 http://time.com/4673742/climate-change-white-house/ https://clarke.house.gov/congresswoman-clarkes-statement-supporting-clean-power-plan/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/yvette-d-clarke https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Nadler, JerroldNew York10DIn a press release criticizing the Keystone Pipeline, the Congressman stated, “Any rational person would recognize that we must focus on developing renewable energy sources, and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. And, yet, this bill mandates the approval of a pipeline that will allow Canada to deliver 830,000 barrels per day of tar sand oil to Gulf Coast refineries. Tar sand oil is difficult to extract. The process is destructive and toxic. Producing tar sand oil results in at least 14% more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional oil. For those of us concerned about climate change, the Keystone Pipeline is a non-starter. We cannot allow such a gigantic and irreversible step backward in the fight against global warming.”100100Congressman Nadler has demonstrated leadership on climate change by opposing trade agreements that would exacerbate climate change. In a press release, he stated, "But we don’t have to rely on leaks about the TPP to justify voting against the bills on the floor today. A host of provisions that have been added to the Trade Enforcement bill (H.R. 644) in order to gain support for this bill are egregious, such as prohibiting negotiations to address climate change, weakening language to combat human trafficking, and removing language to address currency manipulation." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release condemning President Trump's budget, the Congressman stated, "And the President’s budget slashes funding for the State Department by nearly 29%, eliminating efforts to combat climate change and promote renewable energy, provide assistance to refugees, and fund global anti-poverty programs." Rep. Nadler makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a biography posted on the Congressman's page, it states, "He also has been a strong voice on climate change and environmental justice, and has led efforts to ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses its full federal authority and responds more aggressively to major environmental disasters, such as the BP oil spill, and is the Congressional leader on clean ports."100Congressman Nadler 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. Nadler 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://nadler.house.gov/press-release/nadler-voices-strong-opposition-keystone-xl-pipeline-project https://nadler.house.gov/press-release/congressman-nadler-statement-opposing-tpa-and-tpp https://nadler.house.gov/press-release/congressman-nadler-statement-president-trump%E2%80%99s-fy18-budget-proposal https://nadler.house.gov/about-me http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jerrold-l-nadler-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Donnovan, DanNew York11ROn Congressman Donovan's environment page, it states, "I’m a proud cosponsor of Rep. Elise Stefanik’s resolution, H.Res. 195, Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservative environmental stewardship. More frequent and intense storms have become the norm, as Staten Island and South Brooklyn tragically experienced during Superstorm Sandy. This resolution commits the House of Representatives to working constructively, using our tradition of American ingenuity, innovation, and exceptionalism, to create and support economically viable, and broadly supported private and public solutions to study and address the causes and effects of measured changes to our global and regional climates, including mitigation efforts and efforts to balance human activities that have been found to have an impact." 250Congressman Donovan demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by voting against climate action. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Donovan 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). Rep. Donovan was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://donovan.house.gov/issues/environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Maloney, CarolynNew York12DOn the Congresswoman's 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 through advocating on behalf of women impacted by climate change. In an op-ed written for the Huffington Post, titled, "Address Climate Change by Empowering Women she wrote," she stated, "Women account for 20 million of the 26 million people displaced by climate change — a staggering disparity driven by the fact that women make up over 70 percent of the world’s poor. When access to food, shelter, education, income, land, and health care are already limited, the effects of a natural disaster caused by a changing climate are devastating." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In another op-ed written for 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 priority issue as well. In a press release combating President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, she stated, "The Presid100Congresswoman Maloney 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. Maloney 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 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://maloney.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-carolyn-maloney/women-are-most-affected-b_b_4922128.html https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-carolyn-maloney/climate-change-deniers-ca_b_6901874.html https://maloney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-maloney-statement-on-president-trump-s-decision-to-pull-us-out-of http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-a-environment/242735-climate-change-what-will-it-take-to-wake-up-the-world http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/carolyn-b-maloney-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Espaillat, AdrianoNew York13DOn 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 through his support of the Paris Agreement. In a press release while serving as a State Senator of New York, the Congressman commended the Obama administration on the Paris Agreement, stating, "Increasing greenhouse gas emissions pose a serious risk to our planet, and while we have worked In New York to strengthen our infrastructure, protect our coastlines, and reduce emissions, global action is key to preventing the worst effects of climate change." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release acknowledging Earth Day, the Congressman stated, "As our climate continues to change, we will see more severe cases of respiratory allergies and asthma, and experience an increase in diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and other disease-carrying organisms. Left unchecked, climate change will continue to harm the health and safety of our communities." Rep. Espaillat makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release on Earth Day, he defended the Clean Power Plan, stating, "We each have an active role to play in our efforts to maintain the integrity of our environment, and agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are important to help build awareness of how climate change impacts each of us. However, President Trump’s Executive Order directs the EPA to withdraw and rewrite President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which has been essential in our efforts to100Congressman Espaillat 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. Espaillat was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” ple7593.75https://espaillat.house.gov/issues/energy-environment https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/adriano-espaillat/senator-adriano-espaillat-climate-accord-paris https://espaillat.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-adriano-espaillat-recognizes-earth-day https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Serrano, José E.New York15DIn a press release on a speech made by Congressman Serrano during a Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee hearing, he stated on behalf of supporting NOAA that, "I am hopeful that my colleagues on this subcommittee can come together and spare this agency and its invaluable work once again. We must look at the larger picture here. If we do not get serious about the threat of climate change and work to mitigate it through research, data collection, and collaboration, we will be putting nearly half of the American population – especially those who live along the Nation’s coastlines – at grave risk." 100100Congressman Serrano has demonstrated leadership on climate change through inaugurating the Center for Sustainable Energy’s new home at the Bronx Community College Center’s Snow Hall. According to a press release, "Congressman Serrano helped secure nearly $5 million in funding for the creation and development of the Center for Sustainable Energy." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. Advocating on behalf of NOAA's climate work and FY 18 budget, he stated in a press release that, "A program that I created to support the training and graduation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students from underrepresented communities, the Educational Partnership Program (EPP), will also receive a $1.1 million increase within NOAA. To continue addressing climate change, we successfully fought off Republican efforts to reduce funding for climate research." Rep. Serrano makes climate change a priority issue as well. According to a 2015 press release, "Congressman Serrano joined other members of Congress, community activists, and advocates to call for action on climate change and launch Takesides.org, a new coalition of Latino, Black, and other working class communities and community organizations."100Congressman Serrano 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. Serrano 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://serrano.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/opening-statement-ranking-member-serrano-cjs-hearing-noaa-fy2019-budget https://serrano.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/ranking-member-congressman-serrano-helps-secure-important-funding https://serrano.house.gov/issues/environment https://serrano.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-serrano-helps-inaugurate-new-home-center-sustainable-energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jos-e-serrano-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Engel, EliotNew York16DOn the Congressman's energy page, it states, "Climate change is a global crisis, and in times of crisis the rest of the world has traditionally looked to the United States for leadership. What does it say when the President of the United States not only abdicates that responsibility, but openly chooses to ignore scientific facts and evidence? Whether the president and his administration want to admit it, climate change is real, it is driven by human activity, and it cannot be ignored."100100Congressman Engel has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for climate action. According to a press release, In a hearing before the Energy and Power Subcommittee, he stated, "The science is undeniable and it is time for us to act. Unfortunately we have seen Congress duck this issue time and time again, even going so far as to deny the basic science behind the climate change.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release criticizing the President's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "Climate change is a global crisis that demands American leadership. What does it say when the President of the United States abdicates that responsibility, brazenly ignoring facts and evidence? Whether the President or his Administration want to admit it, climate change is real, driven by human activity, and cannot be ignored." Rep. Engel makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a 2014 press release commenting on the final report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Congressman Engel stated, "The latest and most comprehensive report from the world’s foremost climate scientists makes it abundantly clear, yet again, that humans are behind mounting greenhouse gas emissions that are warming our planet. By ignoring the science that is so clearly and persuasively set forth in this report, we are saddling future generations with unimaginable and possibly irreversi100Congressman Engel 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). Rep. Engel 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75 https://engel.house.gov/latest-news1/engel-its-time-to-act-on-climate-change/ https://engel.house.gov/latest-news1/engel-on-presidents-decision-to-pull-us-out-of-paris-climate-agreement/ https://engel.house.gov/latest-news1/engel-urges-action-on-new-un-report-on-climate-change/ congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/eliot-l-engel-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Lowey, NitaNew York17DOn the Congresswoman's environment page, it states, "Congresswoman Lowey has been a consistent advocate of forceful actions to reduce energy consumption and stop global climate change. That is why she is working to: Invest in alternative energy sources like wind and solar, which will decrease usage of fossil fuels, create millions of green jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil; Reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and Promote weatherization and conservation to protect the environment and help consumers save money on energy bills."100100Congresswoman Lowey has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating on behalf of the Paris Agreement. In a press release, she stated, "Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, scientists, business leaders, and the vast majority of Americans agree: man-made climate change is real, and it poses an existential threat to our planet that must be confronted quickly and seriously. Signed by 195 nations, the Paris Climate Accords are critical to ensuring a unified, global response to combating rising carbon dioxide levels that erode our national security, risk flooding our coastal cities, exacerbate famine and water shortages, and increase the destructive scale of natural disasters." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In an interview with WAMC, she criticized EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, stating, "President Trump named climate change denier Scott Pruitt to be administrator of the EPA. He signed executive orders to gut the Clean Power Plan and other regulations vital to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” Rep. Lowey makes climate change a priority issue as well. She spoke at a news conference at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, in which she stated on climate change that, "We cannot put our heads in the sand and deny the reality as some may want to, that climate change is real and it is already having a dangerous impact. We know and you all know that sea level's are rising... severe droughts threaten the availability of 100Congresswoman Lowey 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. Lowey 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 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://lowey.house.gov/issues/environment https://lowey.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/lowey-statement-president-trump-s-reported-decision-withdraw-paris http://wamc.org/post/ny-congresswoman-stands-scientists-denounce-proposed-budget-cuts http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/video/congresswoman-nita-loweys-press-conference http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/nita-m-lowey-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Maloney, Sean New York18DIn a press release supporting the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "Climate change is a big problem – and it’s going to take a big idea to solve it. America has always been a leader in coming up with these big ideas – we went to the moon, we invented flight, we built the interstate system and invented mass production. We can’t give up on solving this problem because it’s a hard one." 100100Congressman Maloney has demonstrated leadership on climate change through giving people a chance to share their climate stories. On his campaign site, the Congressman dedicated a page for constituents to share their personal stories on climate change. The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a Facebook Post the Congressman stated, "Climate change has had a profound impact on our environment, our economy, and our national security. Folks in the Hudson Valley have experienced the devastating impacts of climate change from Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Irene, so I applaud the President’s initiative to invest and strengthen our roads, bridges and communities to protect them from natural disasters." 100Congressman Maloney 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. Maloney 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Sponsored a bill (H.R.6605) that proposes to amend the IRS code to impose an excise tax based on the carbon content of fuel.100100https://seanmaloney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/maloney-statement-on-us-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-agreement https://action.seanmaloney.com/page/s/climate-change-story/ https://www.facebook.com/repseanmaloney/posts/633411670004992 https://seanmaloney.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/10602/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6605?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22carbon+tax%22%5D%7D&r=1Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Faso, John New York19RIn an interview with The Millbrook Independent, when asked about global warming, the Congressman responded stating, "What can we do about it? We can’t operate in a vacuum. We need international consensus. We didn’t sign the Kyoto agreement but, unlike all the other major nations, we are meeting its targets by becoming more efficient in our use of energy in switching from coal to natural gas, a tend that is continuing. While I accept that human activity is affecting the climate, I don’t buy the apocalyptic vision that some environmental organizations use as scare tactics. I believe in a measured approach. I agree that we have to continue to reduce emissions, without damaging our economic vitality."50100Congressman Faso has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for climate action. In a speech on the House floor, the Congressman stated, "changing weather patterns and extreme weather events threaten nearly every aspect of New York State's economy including our agricultural and outdoor recreational sectors the recreational economy alone generates 42 billion in consumer spending each year while supporting over 300,000 Empire State jobs as we work to address climate change in a bipartisan manner we must employ a variety of techniques that both mitigate impacts and support economic growth." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In support of (H. Res 424) Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservative environmental stewardship, the Congressman stated, "This resolution addresses the real impacts of man-made climate change and emphasizes the need to develop and create jobs with the goal of protecting our environment. It’s critical that we work together to develop smart solutions that will conserve our natural resources and protect our communities and infrastructure for future generations.” Rep. Faso makes climate change a priority issue as well. He is a member of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. Congressman Faso also introduced the Challenges and Prizes for Climate Act of 2018 (H.R. 5031). In its defense he stated in a press release that, "We should do all we can to incentivize progress and assis100Congressman Faso 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). Rep. Faso was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.062.5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUK1BYhtjtw https://faso.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=191 https://stefanik.house.gov/sites/stefanik.house.gov/files/Climate%20Change%20Resolution.pdf https://www.fcnl.org/updates/who-is-in-the-bipartisan-climate-solutions-caucus-772 https://faso.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=874 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5031?r=35 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tonko, Paul D.New York20DIn a press release introducing the Congressional Leadership in Mitigating Administration Threats to the Earth (H.R. 1812) to block the President's executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "Carbon pollution and climate change pose an immediate threat to our communities, public health, national security and the global economy, and the situation is only growing worse. Instead of acknowledging clear science and confronting one of the great and growing challenges of our time, this Administration is playing political games with a radical anti-climate agenda."100100Congressman Tonko has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating action on his website. On his energy and environment page, it states, "In Congress, I fight against the notion that climate deniers support that we must choose between a green environment and a robust economy. It’s a false choice. I will continue to work to give American businesses the resources they need to tap into the “green collar” job markets of the future and make our nation a global leader on protecting the environment and making it more sustainable for generations to come." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2013 speech on the House floor, he stated, "The American people need and deserve a Congress that will work together to address the present and growing threat of climate change and do what is necessary to ensure the resiliency of our roads, bridges, electrical grid, dams, and water systems. Accomplishing this would create jobs and support our communities and our economy." Rep. Tonko makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release announcing his selection for a leadership role on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, he stated, "We have seen tragic effects from failing water systems that continue to deliver unsafe drinking water. And climate change is already having devastating economic effects as food growing seasons shift and extreme storms displace millions of families and destroy critical infrastructure." In an interview100Congressman Tonko 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. Tonko 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://tonko.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=622 https://tonko.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=10177 https://tonko.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=388 https://tonko.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=602 https://www.c-span.org/video/?426441-3/washington-journal-representative-paul-tonko-d-ny&start=34 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/paul-tonko https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Stefanik, EliseNew York21RIn a press release announcing (H. Res 195) Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservative environmental stewardship, the congresswoman stated, "Clean energy innovation is key to addressing the serious issue of climate change. This resolution brings together the priority of addressing the risks of climate change with the importance of protecting and creating American jobs. Innovation and clean energy are key to solving both."10028.57Congresswoman Stefanik has demonstrated leadership on climate change by joining a bipartisan letter to President Trump, urging him to restore climate change to the national security strategy. In a press release on the letter, she stated, “This is a concern I share with many of our nation’s top national defense experts, including Secretary Mattis. As a Member of the Climate Solutions Caucus and the author of the House Republican Climate Resolution, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure the threats posed by climate change are being addressed at the federal level.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the House floor on her proposed climate resolution, she stated, "Along with 16 of my colleagues, I am proud to introduce a resolution calling on the House of Representatives to commit to working on economically viable solutions that address the threat of climate change. Clean energy innovation is critical, and this resolution brings together the priority of addressing the risks of climate change with the importance of protecting and creating American jobs." Rep. Stefanik makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release criticizing President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, she stated, "United States innovation and business leadership have been key drivers to lowering our carbon emissions over the last 20 years, and we should continue to have an influential seat at the table as the rest of 100Congresswoman Stefanik 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). Rep. Stefanik did not vote on 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.057.14https://stefanik.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/republican-climate-change-resolution-introduced-house https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/195 https://stefanik.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/langevin-stefanik-lead-bipartisan-letter-urging-president-restore https://stefanik.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/stefanik-speaks-house-floor-republican-climate-resolution https://stefanik.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/stefanik-president-trump-s-paris-decision-mistake https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Tenney, ClaudiaNew York22RAccording to WRVO Public Media, Congresswoman Tenney stated on climate change, at the SUNY Broome forum that, "The science is not determined. It’s not certain."033.33Congresswoman Tenney demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by voicing opposition to the Clean Power Plan in a Facebook post, stating, "Obama’s Job-Killing Climate Change Agenda: The omnibus does nothing to block Obama from implementing job-killing climate change regulations. The burdensome regulations, which provide nearly no benefit to our environment, will dramatically drive up the cost of energy placing a huge financial burden on many American business who will cut jobs or wages to make up for the costs." The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to Syracuse.com the Congresswoman was also opposed to the Paris Agreement, stating that, "I think it's a good sign of leadership that he agreed to do that. I don't think there are any teeth in the Paris accord... Do we have to be in this agreement to lead in this issue? No. I don't think any country does as much as the United States."0Congresswoman Tenney 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). Rep. Tenney was not in Congress to vote on 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.08.33http://wrvo.org/post/candidates-talk-climate-change-suny-broome-forum https://www.facebook.com/ClaudiaForCongress/posts/474308642742057 http://www.syracuse.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/06/rep_claudia_tenney_trump_showed_leadership_by_exiting_paris_climate_accord.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Reed, TomNew York23RAccording to The Cornell Daily Sun, it mentions that Congressman Reed, "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.”5012.5Congressman Reed has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting (H. Res 195) Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservative environmental stewardship. Despite this the Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to Climate Home News, the Congressman supported America's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "We all care about clean air and water and doing what we can to minimise human impact on the climate – that’s why I joined the Climate Solutions Caucus in the House. However, it’s not fair to put impractical and unrealistic burdens on our farmers and businesses. We have to approach climate change in way that helps preserve our planet while creating jobs and opportunity.” The Congressman is also a member of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. 25Congressman Reed 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). Rep. Reed voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.021.88https://reed.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14891 http://cornellsun.com/2017/04/27/cornell-professors-researchers-chat-climate-change-with-rep-tom-reed/ http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/06/02/republican-climate-caucus-offered-little-support-paris-deal/ https://stefanik.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/republican-climate-change-resolution-introduced-house http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/tom-w-reed https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Katko, JohnNew York24RThe Congressman signed on to (H. Res 195) Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservative environmental stewardship, which states in the text that, "Whereas, 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." According to Syracuse.com, during his 2014 campaign, the Congressman stated, "I don't know if it's a man-made problem or not. It certainly seems like there have been a lot of changes in the climate lately. But it we take unilateral action...you're not doing much. I think efforts would be much better to try to get a global agreement on how to reduce carbon emissions." But in 2016, in an 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."5014.29Congressman Katko demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting 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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Katko voted in favor 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. 119). Rep. Katko was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.016.07https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/195/text http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/race_for_congress_where_republican_john_katko_stands_on_the_issues.html http://www.syracuse.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/06/rep_john_katko_trump_decision_to_exit_paris_climate_accord.html http://wrvo.org/post/katko-says-his-position-climate-change-evolving-recognizes-human-role#stream/0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Higgins, BrianNew York26DIn a speech on the House floor advocating for the Solar Vets Program, the Congressman stated, "The Solar Ready Vets program trains veterans for jobs in the solar industry at ten military bases across the country. We are calling for the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to be one of those sites. This program creates jobs, fights climate change, and provides economic opportunity to our returning veterans." 75100Congressman Higgins has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting in a press release the city of Buffalo's federal grant application for the United States Department Of Transportation’s Beyond Traffic: The SMART City Challenge. The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a tweet supporting the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "For decades, the United States set the world's public policy standard on critical environmental issues. Unfortunately, that tradition ends today. Today's decision to back away from the Paris Climate Accord, a pledge joined by more than 190 countries to reduce emissions toward the goal of cleaner air and a healthy planet does not demonstrate the leadership that is characteristic of America, nor does it protect the health and safety of people today, or those for generations to come. This is a sad moment in the history of American public policy, and one that thoughtful public officials must commit to reverse." In a 2008 press release celebrating Earth Day, the Rep. Higgins, stated, "The 110th Congress has already taken several major steps forward by passing landmark legislation that addresses the global warming crisis while creating new green collar jobs, cutting energy costs and helping end our dependence on foreign oil." Otherwise Rep. Higgins does not make the issue a priority. He does not mention climate change as a priority issue. 75Congressman Higgins 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. Higgins 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7581.25https://higgins.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/higgins-calls-for-support-of-solar-ready-vets-program https://higgins.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/higgins-supports-buffalo-s-application-for-smart-cities-challenge http://www.wben.com/articles/local-leaders-us-pullout-paris-climate-change-pact https://higgins.house.gov/sites/higgins.house.gov/files/archive/newsroom_ARTICLE3116_7733_PG_3.shtml https://higgins.house.gov/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/brian-m-higgins-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro Climate
Collins, ChrisNew York27RIn a 2016 interview on CNN when asked about climate change, the Congressman stated, "We all know human activity has an impact on the environment hence on climate, but it's not the top priority of the United States."500Congressman Collins demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by downplaying the severity of rising temperatures. In a 2017 interview on CNN, the Congressman stated, "There is some level of warming, not a debate. With that we are getting more vegetation, the vegetation in turn is absorbing the C02 at rates that were not expected... The oceans are acting as a heat sink in an unexpected way... the numbers are not going up the way they were predicted. And at some point we have all kinds of climate change issues going out the rotation of the earth and so forth." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman was a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline, which exacerbates are dependence on carbon laden energy sources. 0In a Politico article, Congressman Collins is quoted stating, "I have always been against a carbon tax." Congressman Collins 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). Rep. Collins voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.012.5https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/12/08/chris-collins-climate-change-sot-newday.cnn https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2017/06/02/collins-global-warming-newday-sot.cnn https://chriscollins.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/by-rejecting-the-keystone-xl-pipeline-president-obama-rejects-american https://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-carbon-tax-white-house-236327 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/chris-collins https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Butterfield, G.K.North Carolina1DCongressman Butterfield does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 25100Congressman Butterfield has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action. Rep. Butterfield does vote on behalf of climate action. 50Congressman Butterfield 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. Butterfield 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7562.5http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/george-k-butterfield-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Holding, GeorgeNorth Carolina2RCongressman Holding has no explicit stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Holding demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by voting against climate action. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Climate change is not a listed priority on the Congressman's site. However Rep. Holding did back the Southeast Climate Science Center according to NC State University. 0Congressman Holding 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). Rep. Holding voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://holding.house.gov/ https://news.ncsu.edu/2014/01/climate-center/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/george-holding https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Jones, Walter B.North Carolina3RAccording to Think Progress, via Crystal Coast Tea Party, the Congressman made this statement on climate change. "However, there is substantial disagreement regarding the extent of this warming, whether it’s caused by human activity or simply nature taking its course, and what solutions, if any, should be implemented. The bottom line is that the scientific community does not speak with one voice on this issue."00Congressman Jones demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by co-writing a letter opposing U.S. tax payer dollars to be used for the UN Green Climate fund. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to his agriculture page, the Congressman co-sponsored the Stopping EPA Overreach Act (H.R. 637), which would, "Declare that the regulation of climate change or global warming is not authorized by law."0Congressman Jones 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). Rep. Jones voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/the-anti-science-climate-denier-caucus-732ec3a2a4d4/#.t9547u8sz https://jones.house.gov/sites/jones.house.gov/files/UN%20Green%20Climate%20Fund%20Approps%20Letter%20Final.pdf https://jones.house.gov/issue/aAgriculture http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/walter-beaman-jones-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateN/A
Price, DavidNorth Carolina4DIn a 2008 speech at an Environment North Carolina Press Conference, the Congressman stated according to a press release that, "Greenhouse gas emissions simply don't respect state borders, and that's why we must have a comprehensive federal plan to address climate change. It's a particularly pressing problem for our region, because the Southeast faces significant risks from the impacts of climate change. Current and projected impacts for our region indicate rising sea levels, increasing intensity of hurricanes and storms, enhanced spreading of diseases, and habitat alterations – especially along our coast. Scientists say we need to reduce our carbon emissions by 80% in the next 50 years."100100Congressman Price has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting the Clean Power Plan. In a 2014 press release, the Congressman stated, "The Clean Power Plan will help keep the air we breathe and the water we drink clean, it will protect public health, and it will foster innovations and efficiencies that are good for consumers. After years when Congress has failed to act, I applaud the administration for taking an important step toward addressing climate change and for rejecting the false choice, advanced by some, that we have to decide between growing our economy leaving a cleaner planet to future generations.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a blog post on his site, the Congressman stated his support for President Obama's action on climate. "Strongly support the President’s clean power proposals, which will help reverse the effects of climate change. New incentives for renewable energy will also have huge economic benefits, helping to create thousands of jobs in the energy sector and lowering energy costs for consumers... I strongly believe that climate change is one of the greatest threats we face in the 21st century." Rep. Price makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release celebrating Earth Day, the Congressman stated, "Climate change is resulting in the long-term warming of the planet, and we face increased risks associated with extreme events, such as hurricanes, as well as floods and drought100Congressman Price 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. Price 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://price.house.gov/newsroom/speeches/addressing-climate-change-congress-remarks-environment-north-carolina-press https://price.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/price-comments-epa-efforts-curb-carbon-pollution https://price.house.gov/newsroom/blog/disturbing-news-climate https://price.house.gov/newsroom/speeches/price-floor-remarks-earth-day http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/david-eugene-price-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Foxx, VirginiaNorth Carolina5RAccording to the Huffington Post, Virginia Foxx made the following reference on environmentalists while on the House floor. "[environmentalists] think that we, human beings, have more impact on the climate and the world than God does.”00Congresswoman Foxx demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing 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.” The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Foxx was a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline, which increases America's dependence on fossil fuels.0Congresswoman Foxx 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). Rep. Foxx voted in favor 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). She also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/07/climate-change-facts-myths_n_846255.html https://foxx.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398625 https://foxx.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=106726 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/virginia-foxx-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Walker, MarkNorth Carolina6ROn the Congressman's 2015 campaign website, it states on climate changes that, "We can be green without being extreme. Much of the “so-called” science of climate change is contested though it’s made a few politicians quite wealthy. I believe that God provided the earth to us and we have a responsibility to conserve and respect the environment. When companies damage or abuse our environment, they should be held accountable."00Congressman Walker demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's roll backs of the Clean Power Plan, stating in a press release that, "North Carolinians are facing increases in their energy bills and their groceries because of an out-of-control regulatory system that disregards any unintended consequences their rule-making has on low and middle-income families. I want to protect America's natural treasures for generations to come; however, that doesn’t mean disregarding common sense and facts. I applaud President Trump for striking these burdensome rules and supporting an all-of-the-above energy approach that promotes innovation." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman has supported exploiting public lands to extract climate causing fossil fuels, stating, "We must take immediate advantage of our natural resources by reducing and/or legally bypassing EPA regulations. Our land has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources. We must allow each state more protection from job-reducing regulations. It’s time to impose a temporary ‘restraining order’ on the federal government. This measure will produce immediate jobs for our local economies.” This is according to the Alliance to Save Energy.0Congressman Walker 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). Rep. Walker was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://web.archive.org/web/20150929064333/http://walker4nc.com/content/page/issues#environment https://walker.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/walker-praises-presidents-action-energy-independence http://www.ase.org/sites/ase.org/files/resources/Media%20browser/new_members_in_house_114th_final.pdf https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Rouzer, DavidNorth Carolina7RIn the posted transcript on PBS for the film, "Climate of Doubt," Congressman Rouzer, 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?"00Congressman Rouzer demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting, "legislation to prohibit state agencies from using “worst-case scenario” projections of sea-level rise when drafting coastal development policies," when he was a North Carolina State Senator, according to Star News Online. The Congressman stated, the legislation, "would go quick." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The 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." 0Congressman Rouzer 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). Rep. Rouzer was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/climate-of-doubt/transcript/ http://watchdogs.blogs.starnewsonline.com/20365/rouzer-on-sea-level-rise-bill-it-will-go-quick/ https://rouzer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rouzer-statement-trump-executive-actions https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Hudson, RichardNorth Carolina8RAccording to Think Progress, "When asked if human activity is contributing to climate change, Hudson responded no."00Congressman Hudson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting offshore drilling. In a press release he stated, "“I’ve been advocating for environmentally-sound offshore exploration and energy jobs in the Atlantic for years. I’m thrilled we finally have a president who shares my desire to responsibly open North Carolina to energy exploration and energy jobs while protecting our beautiful coastal waters.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page Rep. Hudson supported, "clean coal," 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." Coal is one of the main contributors to climate change. 0Congressman Hudson 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). Rep. Hudson voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/the-anti-science-climate-denier-caucus-732ec3a2a4d4/ https://hudson.house.gov/energy/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/richard-hudson https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McHenry, Patrick T.North Carolina10RAccording to Citizen Times, the Congressman made the following statement on climate change. "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."00Congressman McHenry demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline. Stating in a press release, that, "Approval of the Keystone pipeline is long overdue. The project has been approved by various federal and state agencies including John Kerry’s State Department. It is supported by a majority of Americans and enjoys bipartisan support in both the House and Senate." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Despite this the Congressman has been a supporter of renewable energy, stating on his energy page, that, "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."0According 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). Rep. McHenry voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/10/03/hoax-threat-climate-change-sets-candidates-apart/91438518/ https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/08/09/residents-challenge-mchenry-trump-guns-climate/88487362/ https://mchenry.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=397711 https://mchenry.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=1616 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/patrick-t-mchenry-1 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Meadows, MarkNorth Carolina11RAccording to Right Wing Watch, Congressman Meadows criticized the concern of climate change on national security, stating, "How ridiculous is that when you have our fighting men and women, they get up and they say, ‘man it’s a little chilly, maybe today is the day that we’ve got to worry about climate change.’ It’s just ridiculous.”00Congressman Meadows demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "The American people are tired of watching our government hamstring the economy and burden U.S. businesses in a fruitless pursuit of climate change goals that are both ineffective and unenforceable globally.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release criticizing past environmental regulations and pacts, the Congressman stated, "We should really focus on an American First agenda, and these climate pacts and climate regulations have been designed to not necessarily give American workers and the American environment a head start. It really gives our competition a greater ability to compete internationally and disadvantage American companies. I look forward to a reset that still emphasizes clean air and clean water.” 0Congressman Meadows 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). Rep. Meadows voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/values-voter-summit-common-core-not-climate-change-threatens-security/ https://meadows.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=425 https://meadows.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=68 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/mark-meadows https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Adams, AlmaNorth Carolina12DOn 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... 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 on climate change through opposing President Trump's executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan. In a press release she stated, "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.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release criticizing the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, she stated, "As the second largest carbon polluter in the world, the United States should be leading efforts to reduce emissions and curtail climate change; instead, President Trump has chosen to jeopardize the more than 75,000 clean energy jobs that employ North Carolinians and do an untold amount of diplomatic damage." Rep. Adams makes climate change a priority issue as well. According to her energy and environment page, she is a memebr of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus. 100Congresswoman Adams 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. Adams was not in Congress to vote on 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.7593.75https://adams.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://adams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/adams-condemns-president-trump-s-executive-order-climate-change https://adams.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/what-withdrawing-paris-climate-agreement-means https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Budd, TedNorth Carolina13RIn an interview with News & Record, the Congressman stated that he does not see, "clear evidence," when it comes to climate change. 00Congressman Budd has demonstrated lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Budd 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). Nor was Rep. Budd in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.5012.5http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/n_and_r_editorials/our-opinion-bruce-davis-in-th/article_10b7bd90-7eb7-52cb-b302-5a699277a59d.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Cramer, KevinNorth Dakota1RIn a New York Times article discussing Congressman Cramer's position on climate change, it states, "It is a view that echoes those expressed by Mr. Cramer, who in the past has said he would support a small carbon tax if the revenue went to research on clean fuel technologies. “There is no downside in reducing emissions from fuel,” said Mr. Cramer, who added that “the climate is clearly changing,” but that he was skeptical about how much humans were contributing to the change and about the regulatory solutions offered by Democrats."250Congressman Cramer demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "From the beginning, President Trump was looking for a deal that would benefit our nation, and it’s clear he thoughtfully weighed all his options over the past several weeks. The Paris Climate Agreement, in current form, would be terrible for America, and I’m glad we have a President who values Americans more than the interests of the rest of the world.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an interview with Real Clear Energy, the Congressman advocated for the rolling back of the Clean Power Plan, stating, "Now we have to pass policies that clearly understand that we can, and must be energy secure by being energy independent. So, rolling back the Clean Power Plan, rolling back Waters of the United States (WOTUS), rolling back the stream buffer-zone rule for coal mining, rolling back those taxes that are punitive for American businesses as it relates to global opportunities." The Congressman has also opposed shifting the U.S. power sector in the name of climate change, stating in an E&E article that, "We're dealing with it in reality, and my concern is more on the solution to it than it is on the climate change issue itself. What I do reject is the notion that somehow the power sector in the United States of Amer0According to E&E the Congressman made the following statement on a carbon tax. "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." Congressman Cramer 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). Rep. Cramer voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/science/donald-trump-global-warming-energy-policy-kevin-cramer.html?_r=0 https://cramer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/cramer-statement-on-president-trump-withdrawing-from-the-paris-climate https://www.realclearenergy.org/video/2016/12/07/trump_energy_advisor_kevin_cramer_talks_with_rce.html https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060019099/print https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060037208 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/kevin-cramer https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Chabot, SteveOhio1RAccording to 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."00Congressman Chabot demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by denying climate science. In a blog post on his campaign page, The Congressman wrote, "Well it turned out it wasn’t bad enough that the leftist climate change warriors were suppressing contrary views, they DUMPED all of the original temperature data that their dire warnings of impending doom were based on, allegedly to save space! Right. That means that it’s now impossible to go back and check basic calculations upon which much of the global warming/climate change predictions are based. With this in mind, I did a double take when a headline on the inside of the Enquirer caught my attention “Emails Don’t Negate Data. "The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page the Congressman calls for the continued development of carbon intensive energy sources, stating, "I am a supporter of an “all of the above” approach to energy production, including fully developing our own sources of energy and making sure that we don’t slow down the development of new energy production with needless regulation."0Congressman Chabot 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). Rep. Chabot voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2014/10/11/climate-can-debate-forever/17137787/ http://stevechabot.com/blog/climate-scientists-behaving-badly/ https://chabot.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=106688 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/steven-j-chabot-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Wenstrup, BradOhio2ROn his energy page, the Congressman stated his opposition to the EPA regulating carbon, saying, "I also believe the EPA’s unilateral pursuit of regulatory action without congressional oversight, including the unaccountable attempt to regulate carbon, has created tremendous uncertainty for businesses and consumers at a time when we can least afford it." 00Congressman Wenstrup demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline. On his energy page he stated, "I support policies that will expand access to all forms of American-made energy, including the Keystone XL pipeline, which will create jobs and provide increased energy supplies, and increased American energy exploration on private and federal lands." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to a press release, the Congressman in a radio address, criticized, "Obama for his stand on net neutrality, for his deal with the Chinese government on global warming, and other Obama environmental policies."0Congressman Wenstrup 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). Rep. Wenstrup voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://wenstrup.house.gov/priorities/issue/default.aspx?IssueID=126808 https://wenstrup.house.gov/updates/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398542 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/10632/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Beatty, JoyceOhio3DIn a tweet calling for action on climate, the Congresswoman stated, "Climate change threatens America’s most precious landmarks. It’s long past time to #ActOnClimate."100100Congresswoman Beatty has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating on behalf of the Paris Agreement. In a 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." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. 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 Beatty does not mention climate change on her energy and environment page. 75Congresswoman Beatty 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. Beatty 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 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.7587.5https://twitter.com/repbeatty/status/471340129978957825?lang=en https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/31/dont-compare-trumps-paris-decision-to-nicaraguas-theyve-embraced-renewable-energy/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3df657a6ceda https://beatty.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/beatty-opposes-seriously-flawed-keystone-xl-legislation https://beatty.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/joyce-beatty https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Jordan, JimOhio4RAccording to a Washington Post article when, "Asked about climate change, he [Congressman Jordan] said he, too, was concerned about the planet’s future but would not bankrupt people with high energy bills."250Congressman Jordan demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the president's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release criticizing the rejection of the Keystone Pipeline, he stated, "With this decision, the President has chosen to side with radical environmentalists over the American people. Those hurt most by his decision are the millions of Americans who need these jobs the most.” 0Congressman Jordan 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). Rep. Jordan voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/in-ohios-trump-country-a-house-conservative-gets-an-earful/2017/02/20/a3d36002-f778-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2ee6f9920a7e https://jordan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398131 https://jordan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=275308 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jim-jordan https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Latta, Robert E.Ohio5RIn 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 demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing EPA emission rules, stating in a press release that, "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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0In a press release opposing a carbon tax, 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. Many people in northwest Ohio drive many miles to and from work every day and will be directly affected by a carbon tax that will drive up the cost of energy. Increased energy costs will also impede our advancement towards domestic energy independence, which has proved to be a major source of job growth throughout Ohio.” Congressman Latta 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). Rep. Latta voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” ple06.25https://latta.house.gov/blog/?postid=157726 https://latta.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398046 https://latta.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=315306 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/robert-e-latta-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Johnson, BillOhio6RThe Congressman has an entire page dedicated to the benefits of coal, one of the main contributors to climate change. He states on the page, "Coal is the cheapest, most reliable source of energy on the planet. Right now, Ohio gets over 70% of its energy from coal-fired power plants, and America gets nearly 50% of its power from coal nationwide. There is no doubt in my mind that the coal industry is not only critical to fulfilling America’s residential and infrastructure energy needs, but critical to powering businesses and putting Americans back to work." 00Congressman Johnson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release, he 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. This non-binding pact represented an ‘America second’ strategy, and I'm glad President Trump withdrew the United States from this agreement.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page, he discusses the development of climate inducing fossil fuels, stating, "I support a true “all of the above” approach to energy development. This approach starts with going after America's own natural resources, including the vast oil and natural gas reserves in America – onshore, offshore, and in shale plays across America like the Marcellus and Utica Shales. Such an "all of the above" vision includes continuing to harvest America's vast coal reserves - coal is the cheapest, most reliable form of energy on the planet and we have enough coal in America to fuel our energy needs for generations to come."0Congressman Johnson 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). Rep. Johnson voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://billjohnson.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=58024 https://billjohnson.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=31187 https://billjohnson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399196 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/bill-johnson https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gibbs, BobOhio7RAccording to the League of Women Voters, the Congressman made the following statement on climate change. "With the recent reports that the data used regarding climate change that data was based on faulty, biased and unsubstantiated science, it is clear that science has not been able to document what is happening and if human activity is causing a problem or not. Many scientists are on both sides of this issue and the proponents of climate change have not substantiated their findings based on sound science."00Congressman Gibbs demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting an executive order by President Trump, rolling back the Clean Power Plan. In a press release, he stated, "The so-called “Clean Power Plan” raised serious constitutional concerns regarding the scope of EPA’s authority with potentially disastrous consequences to the coal industry, leading the US Supreme Court to halt the plan until these questions were addressed by the courts." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release supporting the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, the Congressman stated, "I am a proud cosponsor of this legislation that prohibits the Administrator of the EPA from disregarding congressional intent and pursing a radical, anti-business agenda to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The EPA should not be allowed to expand its regulatory reach on its own initiative, especially when Congress has refused to grant the EPA such authority." 0Congressman Gibbs 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). Rep. Gibbs voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.seorf.ohiou.edu/~voters/2010primary/VoterGuide-2010.pdf https://gibbs.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/gibbs-statement-president-trump-s-energy-executive-order https://gibbs.house.gov/press-release/congressman-bob-gibbs-votes-block-epas-harmful-regulatory-regime http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/bob-gibbs https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Davidson, WarrenOhio8RIn a 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." The Journal News also reported that the Congressman said that the, “real science” behind climate change, is “in dispute.” 00Congressman Davidson has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Davidson 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). Rep. Davidson was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.journal-news.com/news/davidson-isis-more-threat-than-climate-change/gSD89FAxoXGtDUu20ThJAK/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/A
Kaptur, MarcyOhio9DIn a press release condemning the President's roll back of the Clean Power Plan, 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 on climate change through supporting the Paris Agreement. In a press release celebrating the signing of the Paris Accord, she stated, "Ocean levels are rising, more fierce and strange weather events are occurring at an increasing pace, and ?demands on the earth's finite resources continue to expand exponentially to serve growing populations worldwide. This Agreement translates into a Global Call to Action for a sane, and sustainable future for all. Now, let us work to make its goals achievable.” The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. When joining the bipartisan climate solutions caucus, the Congresswoman stated in a press release that, "I am pleased to join this bipartisan effort to tackle the challenges facing our planet because our Great Lakes region knows better than anyone that the changing climate can have an inordinate impact on our precious natural resources.” Congresswoman Kaptur does not mention climate change on her energy or environment page. 75Congresswoman Kaptur 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. Kaptur 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 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.7587.5https://kaptur.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/kaptur-statement-trump-executive-orders-climate-change https://kaptur.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/bipartisan-climate-solutions-caucus-reaches-historic-milestone-fifty https://kaptur.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-kaptur-heralds-historic-paris-climate-agreement http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/marcy-kaptur-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Turner, MichaelOhio10RThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Turner has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Turner 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). Rep. Turner voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Fudge, Marcia L.Ohio11DIn a press release announcing that the U.S. Department of Energy awarded Case Western Reserve University $1.4 million under the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the Congresswoman stated in a press release, that, "As the world looks to preserve our energy resources and combat climate change, these investments will help address our energy challenges. Case Western is among those leading the way. The software it will develop could enable cost-effective audits for smaller commercial buildings and help spur other energy improvements.” 100100Congresswoman Fudge has demonstrated leadership on climate change through calling for climate action on the floor of the Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. In her opening statement in a hearing on watershed infrastructure, she stated, “This program seems even more important as we acknowledge the effects of climate change. Programs that help address flood mitigation and drought for our farmers only become more important with each passing day. These programs make our watersheds more resilient in the face of escalating extreme weather events." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release announcing her vote in support of the he American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454), it stated, "Today, Representative Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) voted to pass landmark clean energy legislation that will create millions of new American jobs, limit the pollution that causes climate change, and reduces our dangerous dependence on foreign oil." The Congresswoman does not list climate change as an issue.75Congresswoman Fudge 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). Rep. Fudge 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 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.7587.5https://fudge.house.gov/press-statements/congresswoman-marcia-l-fudge-announces-14-million-us-department-of-energy-grant-to-case-western-reserve-university/ https://fudge.house.gov/common/popup/popup.cfm?action=item.print&itemID=1860 https://fudge.house.gov/press-statements/representative-marcia-l-fudge-votes-for-landmark-clean-energy-jobs-legislation/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/marcia-fudge https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Ryan, TimOhio13DOn 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."100100Congressman Ryan has demonstrated leadership on climate change through oppsoing President Trump's roll back of the Clean Power Plan, stating in an interview on MSNBC, that, " The real wall Trump's building right now is a wall around those communities preventing them from seeing any opportunity to grow in these new sectors of the economy that are providing good paying jobs." The congressman also stated his concern about climate change in the interview, stating, "I'm very concerned about it I mean if you look at the fact that there's going to be a six degree Celsius increase in our global temperature in the next seventy years that spells disaster." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a tweet combating President Trump's views on climate change, the Congressman stated, "Global #ClimateChange is happening, with life and death implications for untold millions around the world. Tweet all you want, but I’m grateful the international community (and many US cities & states) are working together to provide leadership where the US President has not." Rep. Ryan makes climate change a priority issue as well. On the Congressman's campaign site, it states on his environment page, that, "Scientists agree that global climate change is real, but its impacts are being felt firsthand by Ohio’s farmers, sportsmen, and working families. From the disappearing habitat of the Buckeye Tree to the toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie, things will only get worse if we do no100Congressman Ryan 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. Ryan 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://timryan.house.gov/Environment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyZTpbZn8xk https://twitter.com/RepTimRyan/status/946760985863426049 https://timryanforcongress.com/issues/environment/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/timothy-j-ryan-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Joyce, DavidOhio14ROn 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. 012.5Congressman Joyce has demonstrated partial leadership on climate change by joining the bipartisan climate solutions caucus. Despite this the Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 25Congressman Joyce 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). Rep. Joyce voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.09.38https://joyce.house.gov/energy/ https://citizensclimatelobby.org/climate-solutions-caucus/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/david-p-joyce https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Stivers, SteveOhio15RIn an article in the Logan Daily News, when discussing acting on climate change, the Congressman stated, “Even if the science would work on cutting back CO2 emissions, it depends on 300 countries around the globe doing exactly the same thing, at the same time, when every individual country has every incentive to cheat.”00Congressman Stivers demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline. According to an article in The Columbus Dispatch, the Congressman was quoted stating that President Obama, "Has consistently sided with radical extremists and against jobs and lower energy prices for the American people.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release condemning new EPA rules, the Congressman stated, "The new EPA rule will destroy hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs, force power plants to shut down and worse yet, cause already high electricity bills to skyrocket. A better course would be for the President to work with Congress to develop a comprehensive energy policy which includes a clean coal plan that uses our nation’s abundant coal reserves to generate low cost, reliable electricity with lower emissions - not policies that raise electricity costs and destroy jobs." 0Congressman Stivers 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). Rep. Stivers voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://stivers.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394471 https://stivers.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398840 https://stivers.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=383315 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/steve-stivers https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Mullin, MarkwayneOklahoma2RIn an 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."00Congressman Mullin demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing President Obama's climate change policies. In a press release reacting to a speech President Obama gave at Georgetown, the Congressman stated, "These climate change proposals will burden hardworking Americans with new regulations and increased energy costs. Increased regulation will inhibit not only job creation, but also our nation’s entrepreneurial spirit overall. The ambition of entrepreneurs will be stifled through the cost of red tape, which will in turn force employees and consumers to pick up the tab." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release criticizing inappropriate spending at the EPA, it stated, "Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has been leading an effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to ensure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not inappropriately spend U.S. taxpayer dollars to enforce a non-binding global climate agreement." 0Congressman Mullin 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). Rep. Mullin voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/video-congressman-from-state-battered-by-extreme-weather-denies-existence-of-climate-change-b38e479ca3f7/ https://mullin.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=266 https://mullin.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=71 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/markwayne-mullin https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Lucas, FrankOklahoma3RIn an article in the Huffington Post, the Congressman was quoted making this statement on regulating carbon dioxide emissions. "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."00Congressman Lucas demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Paris Agreement and the EPA's involvement in enforcing it. In a press release, he 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.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0In an interview with E&E, the Congressman made the following statement on using a tax to lower carbon emissions. "Let's drive people towards making the investments to reduce their emissions, not using the baseball bat of government regulations and tax to force them to change their style." 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). Rep. Lucas voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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/tv/videos/1152/transcript http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9132/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cole, TomOklahoma4RIn an article in VOX Media, the Congressman was quoted on his thoughts on funding climate research stating, "There’s a whole variety of areas we want to be well informed about, and you want to know the reality of climate science — then let the debate occur over what’s the appropriate response. [We know] the globe is warming — but what is the best ways to handle it without destroying the economy in the short term? I do find a lot of climate change advocates don’t give much to thought to throwing people in oil and gas out of work. And that about 80 percent of the power we get today is carbon-based. But you have to have good science to begin with. We can debate the policies — and that’s fine — and we quite often find you have ecological impacts. But don’t try to shut off the science because you don’t like what the science is telling you."250Congressman Cole demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting 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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Congressman 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." On the Congressman's energy page, he showed his opposition to the Clean Power Plan, stating, "In recent years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been busy formulating a national plan to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Such drastic changes in energy policy would have damaging consequences for our economy, including a 0Congressman Cole 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). Rep. Cole voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://cole.house.gov/news-stories/vox-trump-wants-cut-health-research-republican-won-t-let-him https://cole.house.gov/press-release/cole-opposes-cuts-critical-intelligence-funding https://cole.house.gov/media-center/weekly-columns/after-paris-climate-accord-america-will-continue-lead http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/tom-cole-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Russell, SteveOklahoma5RResponding in a press release to President Obama's State of the Union, which referred to climate change as a threat to the United States, the Congressman belittled that sentiment downplaying the threat of climate change. 00Congressman Russell demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline. On his energy page, it states, "By removing federal impediments on LNG exporting, hydraulic fracturing, and building the Keystone XL pipeline, North America would offer an alternative to countries relying on Middle Eastern and Russian energy. I will oppose unnecessary, burdensome regulations that drive up the cost of energy and impede foreign markets." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Russell 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). Rep. Russell was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00 https://russell.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14888 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Bonamici, SuzanneOregon1DIn a press release supporting President Obama's plan to address climate change, the Congresswoman stated, "Human caused climate-change is triggering devastating changes to our environment and action is long overdue. Severe weather events have crippled communities across America and around the world. In Oregon, coastal communities are seeing the harmful effects of ocean acidification, and producers of specialty crops are beginning to feel the early impacts of rising temperatures."100100Congresswoman Bonamici has demonstrated leadership on climate change through her opposition to President Trump's executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, stating in a press release that, "Today President Trump turned the clock back, weakened U.S. leadership, and sent us on a path that will exacerbate climate change. That's bad for our country and our planet. The executive order withdrawing the Clean Power Plan is contrary to the mission of the Environmental Protection Agency, and it severely undermines critical efforts to protect clean air and water." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the House floor, the Congresswoman made the following statement, "Addressing climate change is also vital to our nation's economy... and also to national security but really to the health of the planet." Rep. Bonamici makes climate change a priority issue as well. On her energy and environment page, it states, "With oil prices increasing and the effects of global climate change already apparent, it’s more important than ever to develop a comprehensive national energy policy that includes a greater emphasis on renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies."100Congresswoman Bonamici 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. Bonamici 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 did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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.100100https://bonamici.house.gov/press-release/bonamici-applauds-president%E2%80%99s-plan-address-climate-change https://bonamici.house.gov/press-release/bonamici-statement-executive-order-reversing-climate-change-progress https://bonamici.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-4RGF0snvE http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/suzanne-bonamici https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 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 ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Walden, GregOregon2RIn a town hall reported on by Source Weekly, the Congressman made the following statement when asked about mitigating climate change. "The good news is that with the positive development of natural gas we've been able to ratchet down our CO2 emissions. We're using less coal power and that's all to improved infrastructure in distribution lines, power lines, if you will, and investments that are coming. I believe it's (the climate) changing and is getting warmer—the question is what do we do about it. The question is how we deal with this as a country, and so there are smart things we can do that will continue to lower our emissions—more renewables, get a more effective energy grid, distributing (unintelligible), battery technology, battery-operated vehicles, reduce our fleet, solar, hydro, we just are working on in-stream hydro, advances in hydro, we just had hearings on that, geothermal, we have legislation on all those issues." In a 2007 press release announcing his appointment to a climate change panel, he stated, "Global temperatures have risen, no doubt. We have thermometers that can measure these things with accuracy. The challenge we face is to determine exactly the role nature and other countries play, and what we as humans can do about it to positively curtail negative trends. Climate change is a critical and complicated issue with many aspects to it, and I’m eager for this new panel to pursue them in depth.”5012.5Congressman Walden has demonstrated leadership on climate change through a speech he gave on the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming hearing, discussing wildfires and climate change. In his statement he said, "if we're going to deal with carbon emissions if we're going to make our forests healthier if we're going to keep up with the increasing temperatures that are occurring and the Forest Service tells us that is what is happening then for us in the West especially the eastern side my district certainly have got to be managed better if we're going to keep pace and have appropriate fire regimes." Despite this the Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 25Congressman Walden 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). Rep. Walden voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.021.86https://www.bendsource.com/bend/greg-walden-on-the-climate/Content?oid=3107583 https://walden.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/walden-appointed-exclusive-climate-change-panel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVJ6GA1mweM http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/greg-p-walden-1 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Blumenauer, EarlOregon3DOn the Congressman's energy and environment page it states, "The impacts of a changing climate are far-reaching, threatening not only our natural ecosystems but also our national security. In the Pacific Northwest, climate change is having significant impacts on regional temperature and water cycles, resulting in major changes for agriculture, land use, growth and development, recreation, fish and wildlife, and energy generation." 100100Congressman Blumenauer has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his opposition of President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "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." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release responding to President Trump's effort to undermine President Obama climate policies, he stated, "If Donald Trump engages in an anti-science, highly partisan witch hunt to drive out hard working analysts and scientists who understand the risks of climate change, I will fight and do everything I can to protect their rights and voices." Rep. Blumenauer makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release encouraging a deal be struck during the climate meetings in Paris, he stated, "The scientific evidence and the overwhelming consensus it has created is clear – the immediate impacts of record temperatures, erratic and very dangerous weather patterns, ocean acidification, drought, disease, social disruption, and wildfires all have predictable impacts that already cost us dearly with many more severe problems on the horizon."100On his energy issues page, it states that the Congressman highly supports, "A carbon tax on the nation’s largest polluters, in which they would pay a fee for each ton of pollution they release." On the 13th day of his email series, "beyond resistence," he wrote about a carbon fee, stating, "It’s past time for the federal government to put a price on carbon emissions. A carbon tax is a starting point to reduce emissions and support a more rapid transition to a clean energy future in a straightforward, cost-effective manner." 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). Rep. Blumenauer 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. The Congressperson co-s100100https://blumenauer.house.gov/issues/environment https://blumenauer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/blumenauer-statement-reports-donald-trump-pull-out-paris-climate https://blumenauer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/blumenauer-efforts-trump-undermine-obama-climate-change-policy-will-not https://blumenauer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-blumenauer-remarks-climate-change https://blumenauer.house.gov/media-center/enewsletters/beyond-resistance-putting-price-carbon-emissions http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/earl-blumenauer-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
DeFazio, PeterOregon4DOn the climate change page of the Congressman's website, it states, "The science is clear that global warming is happening and that it is caused by human activity. It is long past time for Congress to get serious about climate change, to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and other fossil fuels, and to create jobs by creating a new energy economy."100100Congressman DeFazio has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting the third National Climate Assessment released by the White House, stating in a 2014 press release, that, "Today’s report on climate change should serve as a wake-up call, especially in the Northwest. We are already feeling the consequences of inaction. Droughts are more frequent and wildfires are more devastating. Our coastal lands, forests, and agriculture are at risk." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release, responding to President Obama's 2016 State of the Union, the Congressman stated, "I agree with the President about the urgent need to address climate change. We are already feeling its consequences in Oregon, with prolonged droughts, increased wildfires, ocean acidification that is impacting our fisheries, and more. It’s past time to stop denying the existence of climate change and time to start addressing its very real impact.” Rep. DeFazio makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a speech on the House floor, the Congressman made the following statement. "No surprise, a number of my Republican colleagues who are dyed-in-the-wool climate change deniers and some of the blathering idiots on talk shows said, ‘Whoa, look at this, arctic vortex proves that there’s no climate change, there’s no global warming, it’s all a hoax. I’d like to begin this New Year with a little optimism and hope Congress will take on big challenges — some o100Congressman DeFazio 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. DeFazio 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon. 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.100100https://defazio.house.gov/issues/climate-change https://defazio.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-defazio-statement-on-third-national-climate-assessment https://defazio.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/statement-from-rep-peter-defazio-on-president-obama-s-state-of-the-union https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/peter-defazio-global-warming_n_4562210.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/peter-a-defazio-0 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 ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Schrader, KurtOregon5DOn the Congressman's energy and environment page, it states, "I also believe a strong investment in renewable energy is a key component of reversing global climate change.The key to curbing the effects of global warming is to significantly reduce our carbon emissions. I support significant increases in fuel efficiency standards and strong reduction requirements for carbon emissions." 100100Congressman Schrader has demonstrated leadership on climate change through opposing President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating in a Facebook post, that, "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. In an op-ed in the Seattle Times, the Congressman mentioned how forest owners are helping mitigate climate chan100Congressman Schrader 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. Schrader 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://schrader.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=100080 https://www.facebook.com/repschrader/photos/a.10150104264111696.287300.94978896695/10154644166336696/?type=3&theater https://schrader.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=390935 https://schrader.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=322649 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/kurt-schrader https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Evans, DwightPennsylvania3DOn 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." 100100Congressman Evans has demonstrated leadership on climate change through opposing President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, " 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 makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a tweet criticizing President Trump's decision on the Paris Agreement, he stated, "President Trump says he will withdraw the US out of #ParisAgreement. I will continue to #ActonClimate b/c future generations depend on it!" Rep. Evans makes climate change a priority issue as well. On the Congressman's campaign site, it states, "We’re all products of our environment — and if we want a healthy future for our families and environment, we need to act now. Climate change is here, it’s human-caused, it’s destroying our planet — and we deserve leaders who will listen and consider the facts when making decisions that will impact the future of our families and our environment."100Congressman Evans 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). Nor was Rep. Evans in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.7593.75https://evans.house.gov/issues/environment https://evans.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/i-do-not-support-us-withdrawal-paris-climate-agreement http://www.dwightevans.com/2017/04/22/dwight-evans-protect-our-environment-protect-our-future/ https://twitter.com/RepDwightEvans/status/870366023165386755?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.phillymag.com%2Fnews%2F2017%2F06%2F02%2Fphilly-congressmen-trump-climate-deal%2F http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Kelly, MikePennsylvania16RIn a press release responding to a 2013 speech made by President Obama on climate change, the Congressman stated, "When it comes to the issues that Americans are deeply concerned about, this administration continues to display a tone deafness that is beyond frustrating. With so many Americans still out of work, in poverty, and still waiting for the economic recovery they’ve been promised for so long, it is sad but not surprising to see the president take time to champion not new jobs but new laws that would kill jobs and make energy more expensive for families nationwide. 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." 00Congressman Kelly demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "I have complete confidence in our country’s ability to protect both our economy and our environment at the same time, and I applaud President Trump’s strong commitment to this goal. Moving forward, both the executive and legislative branches must work together to ensure that every international commitment that we follow primarily serves the interests of American citizens above all else. As elected leaders, the laws and policies we craft must reflect the needs of our constituents, not the demands of a global ideological trend. As the president admirably stated, he was ‘elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.’ I thank him for keeping this major promise and putting our country first.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On the Congressman's energy page it states his support for the Keystone Pipeline and the coal industry. 0Congressman Kelly 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). Rep. Kelly voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.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://kelly.house.gov/issue/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/mike-kelly https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Perry, ScottPennsylvania10RThe Congressman does not have an explicit view on climate change and whether it is man made or not. 250Congressman Perry demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by introducing the Energy Sovereignty Act (H.R. 4544), which looked to block the Clean Power Plan. The Congressman stated that, "We all want clean air and a healthy environment. I’ve advocated for removing government barriers to the development of hydropower, which would create thousands of American jobs and provide power to millions of Americans at low cost. It’s 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 also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 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."0Congressman Perry 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). Rep. Perry voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://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/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/scott-perry Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Thompson, Glenn W.Pennsylvania15RAccording to Congressional Record Volume 155, Number 81, the Congressman made the following statement on climate change. "In the debate and most of the debate of the majority party here, it's not so much based on real science as political science or even, to some degree, science fiction... What the experts agree upon, the researchers agree is, human activity is less than 4 percent contributes towards CO2 emissions.” 012.5Congressman Thompson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by questioning the scientific consensus on climate change. In an interview with Voices, the Congressman stated on climate change that, "I don’t see the science is settled. I think the science is settled in terms of climate change. I live in a cut in the Bald Eagle Ridge, formed by glaciers and if I did around enough I have sea shells. So climate changes, we know that. I recently had one of the soil scientists from Penn State came to visit me with their national association and recognizing that climate will change because it always has, I rely on these experts to help us specifically in my role in agriculture making sure we’re preparing for what is coming." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page the Congressman discusses clean coal as an energy solution, stating, "The key to our energy independence rests upon the expansion of nuclear, clean coal, natural gas, and biofuels. The United States has a 250 year supply of coal and I believe that we should do more to increase our clean coal technology."0Congressman Thompson 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). Rep. Thompson voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.03.13https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2009-06-02/html/CREC-2009-06-02-pt1-PgH6063.htm https://thompson.house.gov/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/glenn-thompson https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Fitzpatrick, BrianPennsylvania1RIn a press release on (H. Res 195) Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservative environmental stewardship or 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 speaking on climate action on the House Floor, stating, "Climate change and the irresponsible management of our resources put a strain on the health of our communities and our children clean air and clean water are essential to the health safety and well-being of the next generation of Americans." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release urging President Trump not to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "I urge the Administration to keep the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement. Last month, I joined members of both parties in urging the President to remain in the agreement and to keep our seat at the table, and our words are worth repeating: ‘The world's leading nations must work together... It is imperative that we maintain our seat at the table in global discussions of how to address the threats posed by climate change.'" Rep. Fitzpatrick makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Congressman is a member of the bipartisan climate solutions committee. 100Congressman Fitzpatrick 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). Rep. Fitzpatrick was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Brian Fitzpatrick and Carlos Curbelo, "a Republican duo introduced and co-sponsored the MARKET CHOICE Act (H.R. 6463) that would implement a carbon tax and funnel the proceeds towards improving infrastructure," according to EcoWatch. 100100https://fitzpatrick.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/fitzpatrick-backed-climate-change-resolution-introduced-house https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaBKEfRURRU https://fitzpatrick.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/fitzpatrick-statement-paris-climate-agreement http://www.momscleanairforce.org/interview-brian-fitzpatrick-pa/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call https://www.ecowatch.com/gop-new-carbon-tax-bill-2590411558.html https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6463?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.R.+6463%22%5D%7D&r=1Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Marino, TomPennsylvania12RThe Congressman does not have an explicit stance on climate change and whether it is man made. 250Congressman Marino demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Clean Power Plan in a press release, stating, "Listen, I am all for a clean environment and being good stewards of our lands but in matters of policy it’s imperative we connect the dots between energy production, national security, jobs and business. The President’s EPA claims that climate change is fueled by carbon pollution but fails to get tough with the biggest polluters in the global community like China and Russia. Instead, the Administration turns its sights on the American people and jobs. We had a Sunbury Generation coal power plant Selinsgrove that was shut down due to the regulatory burdens placed on it by the EPA. That was lost jobs." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page, the Congressman discusses developing more carbon intensive energies to meet energy demands, stating, "We cannot let perfectly viable energy options fall by the wayside to promote only “green” energy projects. While we can continue to work towards green energy policies, we must also work towards energy independence with the proven energy sources including natural gas and coal."0Congressman Marino 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). Rep. Marino voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://marino.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-marino-connects-dots-obama https://marino.house.gov/issues/energy-infrastructure https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/thomas-marinoAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rothfus, KeithPennsylvania17RThe Congressman introduced the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act of 2013 (H.R. 1119). In a press release he stated, "Coal is an important part of our electricity-generation base and our economic future. Technological advancements have allowed certain power plants in Western Pennsylvania and across our nation to turn coal refuse into cheap, domestic energy while restoring our environment back to its natural state. Unfortunately, EPA regulations will soon force such facilities to close. The SENSE Act, which I introduced today, is a common-sense solution that keeps these plants open, saves jobs, preserves important domestic electricity-generating capacity, and cleans the environment.” Coal is a main contributor to man made climate change. 00Congressman Roothfus demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump in his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release he stated, "The Paris Climate Agreement was never a legitimate deal. It was never submitted to the Senate for ratification because the Senate would never have ratified it. The Paris Agreement is not about climate. It is about control. It certainly is not about growth; it is about redistribution. We have a moral responsibility to create a much healthier economy that will increase jobs and increase wages. Only by building a stronger economy will we be able to generate the revenues we need to meet the commitments we have made to our seniors and veterans." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page, the Congressman iterated his support of the Keystone Pipeline, stating, "We must also take steps to expedite the construction of the Keystone Pipeline, increase safe and responsible exploration and development of energy sources on federal lands, and reform trade rules to make it easier to export natural gas to our allies around the world."0Congressman Roothfus 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 supporting the resolution, he stated, "As the Republican Congress presents the American people with a forward-looking agenda of economic opportunity, we must also continue to defend families and communities from the negative effects of these proposed job killing tax increases. These taxes would make it harder for everyday Americans to have a good quality of life and for businesses to create jobs.” Rep. Roothfus voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://rothfus.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rothfus-introduces-sense-act-save-coal-jobs-and-clean-environment https://rothfus.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rothfus-statement-paris-climate-agreement https://rothfus.house.gov/issues/energy https://rothfus.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rothfus-votes-block-job-killing-rules http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/10618/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Boyle, BrendanPennsylvania2DIn a 2015 town hall dedicated to climate change the Congressman made the following statement. "I said that climate change is real this is a real problem I would be so happy to be wrong about this unfortunately i don't believe that ninety seven percent of the scientists who have studied this issue are wrong."100100Congressman Boyle has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his criticism of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release, he stated, "I am incredibly disappointed that President Trump is withdrawing our country from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark voluntary agreement between 195 countries to collectively address the growing threat of global climate change. This decision erodes our alliances and international standing, makes us less safe, and puts us at an economic disadvantage as other nations develop the clean energy economy of the future." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release condemning President Trump's roll backs of the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "Today’s Executive Order sends a dangerous signal to the world that the United States does not want to lead in one of the greatest fights of our time: combating global climate change. Just last month, during his first address to a Joint Session of Congress, President Trump promised he would ‘promote clean air and clean water.’ This Executive Order does the opposite. It threatens the environment, health, economic welfare and national security of future generations." Rep. Boyle makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release on the Pope Francis's call to action on climate change, the Congressman stated, "We welcome the Pope’s encyclical on the need for the world to address climate change. 100Congressman Boyle 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. Boyle was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. In a In The News article that covered a town hall hosted by Congressman Boyle, they stated that, "Boyle said, given the political climate in Washington right now, he doesn’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."7593.75https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm2_vJrRpO4 https://boyle.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/boyle-statement-trump-decision-withdraw-paris-climate-accord https://boyle.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/boyle-statement-trump-roll-back-obama-climate-change-actions https://boyle.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-boyle-joins-congressional-delegation-welcoming-pope-s https://boyle.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/boyle-addresses-climate-change-lower-moreland-town-hall https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
Doyle, MikePennsylvania18DIn a press release discussing Pittsburgh's climate change initiatives, the Congressman stated, “Pittsburgh is on the cutting edge of a number of efforts to address climate change. It’s not just a great place to hold a conference; it’s a massive laboratory where dozens of experiments in sustainability and clean energy development are being conducted. The Global Frontier we’re here to talk about is all around you. I encourage you all to spend some time here and see what you can learn.”100100Congressman Doyle has demonstrated leadership on climate change through opposing President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release, the Congressman stated, "Today’s reversal on the Paris Agreement is foolhardy and incredibly disappointing. President Trump clearly doesn’t understand the Paris treaty – and he certainly doesn’t understand my district. By withdrawing from this non-binding agreement, we’re giving up our leadership on the issue and we won’t even have a seat at the table. I will continue to fight for policies that address climate change by creating good jobs for Pittsburghers.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In his support of the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R 2454), the Congressman discussed America being a leader on climate change during an interview with Grist, stating, "Well, we all understand that America’s going to have to lead this; that when we lead, then it gives President Obama and future administrations the leverage they need to say to developing countries, “Join us.”" Rep. Doyle makes climate change a priority issue as well. On his energy and environment page the Congressman states that he would continue to support climate policies despite the 2010 Republican take over of the House, stating, "With the change in control over the House there is little chance that similar legislation will be approved any time soon, but I will continue to support efforts to cur100Congressman Doyle 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. Doyle did not vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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.100100https://doyle.house.gov/press-release/congressman-doyle-highlights-pittsburgh%E2%80%99s-climate-change-initiatives-white-house https://doyle.house.gov/press-release/doyle-attacks-trump%E2%80%99s-climate-decision https://grist.org/article/2009-09-29-pa-rep-doyle-on-getting-blue-collar-support-for-climate-bill/ https://doyle.house.gov/issue/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/michael-f-doyle-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22John+Larson%22%5D%7D Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Smucker, LloydPennsylvania11ROn WGAL 8's website they posted the positions of Congressman Smucker and opponent Christine Hartman on each issue including climate change. Congressman Smucker's climate position is as followed. "Climate change is too often politicized to advance the agendas of special interests and centralize power within the federal government, this should not be the objective. We must utilize science and be prudent to remain good stewards of our environment by working to achieve measurable environmental and health benefits. I support an “All-of-the-Above” energy policy. We need a combination of shale, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, etc. to best position our country to not rely on foreign sources of energy."00Congressman Smucker demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change through his support of pipelines. In a debate reported on by State Impact, the Congressman was quoted saying, "If the process has been followed, if landowners have been adequately compensated, then I would support that project.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Smucker 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). Nor was Rep. Smucker in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.wgal.com/article/lloyd-smucker-vs-christine-hartman-see-where-the-candidates-in-the-16th-congressional-district-stand-on-the-issues/8050280 https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2016/10/11/congressional-candidates-weigh-in-on-pipeline/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Cartwright, MatthewPennsylvania8DIn a 2013 press release, in response to President Obama's climate change speech the Congressman stated, "We’ve reached 400 ppm carbon dioxide pollution and are quickly reaching catastrophic atmospheric tipping points. If we do not slow, stop and reverse climate change, the consequences will be devastating. In fact, we are already seeing the effects of a changing climate in the form of more frequent, more intense, and more deadly storms, damaging and potentially fatal forest fires, heat waves that threaten the very young, the very old, and the very poor, and some of the most damaging droughts in more than 70 years."100100Congressman Cartwright has demonstrated leadership on climate change through introducing the Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment (SAFE) Act (H.R. 4490), which would setup a national approach to extreme weather and other climate change impacts. In a press release he stated, “Climate change poses an immediate and long-term threat to the natural resources and environmental landscape that so many local communities depend on. Preparing for climate change will reduce long-term costs and protect our nation’s natural resources for future generations.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release introducing the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act (H.R. 3782), stating, "Hurricanes Irma and Harvey demonstrated the often tragic results of climate change. But climate change doesn’t only appear as a disastrous storm. Climate change impacts our lives daily – from the air we breathe and to the water we drink. We need to take action. This bill is a significant step towards safeguarding our environment and public health, protecting our communities, and saving in health care costs. I look forward to working with my colleagues to improve our nation’s public health response to climate change.” Rep. Cartwright makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release announcing his joining of the bipartisan climate solutions caucus, he stated, "Climate change is not just a threat to the environment and public health, but 100Congressman Cartwright 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. Cartwright 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://cartwright.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/cartwright-calls-for-swift-action-against-climate-change-pledges-to https://cartwright.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/cartwright-whitehouse-introduce-bill-to-protect-natural-resources-from https://cartwright.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-cartwright-and-sen-markey-introduce-bill-to-prepare-for-health https://cartwright.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-cartwright-joins-bipartisan-caucus-to-advance-climate-solutions https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3782 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/matthew-a-cartwright https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Cicilline, DavidRhode Island1DAfter it was reported that President Trump planned on withdrawing from the Pairs Agreement, the Congressman in a press release, stated, "Rhode Islanders understand the challenges of climate change more than most. Regardless of what President Trump does, I know that folks across our state will continue leading this fight by working to break our country's addiction to foreign oil and develop new, sustainable sources of energy."100100Congressman Cicilline has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for federal funds to be used to help states prepare for climate change. In a press release announcing an award from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to the state of Rhode Island to prepare for climate change, the Congressman stated, "As President Obama emphasized during his Inaugural Address, it is critical that Republicans and Democrats across our country come together to address the very serious threats posed by global climate change – including negative health effects.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release condemning President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "The only thing President Trump will accomplish by this decision is to set the United States and the world back decades in this fight. I have no doubt that future generations are going to wonder what the hell we were thinking today." Rep. Cicilline makes climate change a priority issue as well. On his energy and environment page, he states, "David is standing up for efforts to address climate change, and the undeniable science that tells us carbon pollution is threatening the health of our environment and the public." 100In a press release reintroducing The American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act (H.R. 4926), the Congressman 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.” Congressman Cicilline 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. Cicilline 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Clima100100https://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-paris-climate-change-agreement https://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/ri-delegation-announces-federal-funding-help-state-prepare-effects-climate-change https://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-statement-trump-withdrawing-paris-agreement http://www.cicilline.com/energy-and-environment https://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/whitehouse-schatz-blumenauer-cicilline-introduce-updated-american-opportunity-carbon http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/david-cicilline https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro Climate
Langevin, JimRhode Island2DOn his page, a climate of change, the Congressman states, "After years of warnings from scientists and environmentalists that climate change poses a very real threat, we continue to feel the effects. We are experiencing more frequent and intense storms, global temperature increase, rising sea levels and more."100100Congressman Langevin has demonstrated leadership on climate change through introducing an amendment to ensure that climate change is included as part of the United States national security strategy (H.R. 2810). In a press release, the Congressman stated, “It should come as no surprise that we are discussing climate change as a national security threat during consideration of our annual defense policy bill in the Armed Services Committee. Numerous leaders from our defense and intelligence communities, appointed by both Democratic and Republican administrations, have acknowledged that a volatile climate is a serious threat to our readiness and to our long-term defense posture. This straightforward amendment requires each Service to plan for the future and properly determine which of their assets are most at risk.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release condemning President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "President Trump’s ill-considered decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement puts the future of our entire planet at risk. The withdrawal represents an abandonment of pledges to protect our environment and risks undermining the entire accord, which includes nearly every country on earth. In addition, the President’s action cedes Unites States leadership and means losing a seat at the table to negotiate global agreements in our country’s best interest." Rep. Langevin makes climate ch100Congressman Langevin 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. Langevin did not vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://langevin.house.gov/press-release/langevin-amendment-climate-change-national-security-threat-passes-house-committee https://langevin.house.gov/newsletters/climate-change https://langevin.house.gov/press-release/langevin-statement-president-trump%E2%80%99s-decision-withdraw-paris-climate-agreement https://langevin.house.gov/press-release/langevin-denounces-exclusion-climate-change-trump-national-security-strategy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/james-r-langevin-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Wilson, JoeSouth Carolina2RIn a Vote Smart poll, asking Congress members whether they believe human contribute to climate change, Congressman Wilson responded, "No."00Congressman Wilson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. According to an article in The Post and Courier, it states, "Second District U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, a Lexington Republican, on Thursday also made it clear he believed the Paris accord would have hindered economic development and job creation." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Wilson is also a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline, stating on his energy page that, "A key energy project which would directly support our desire to wean ourselves of foreign oil while at the same time adding hundreds of thousands jobs here at home is the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Obama Administration has continuously delays the Keystone XL Pipeline, a project that would transport crude oil from Canadian oil sands to refineries along the Gulf Coast."0Congressman Wilson 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). Rep. Wilson voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/3985/joe-wilson-sr/#.WuHWW8hG0Wp https://www.postandcourier.com/news/a-mixed-south-carolina-reaction-to-u-s-withdrawal-from/article_45c8682c-46f6-11e7-bacc-6bfd0b1dc9bc.html https://joewilson.house.gov/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/addison-g-wilson-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Duncan, JeffSouth Carolina3RAccording to Think Progrss, the Congressman made the following statement on funding climate science. "There are events after events going on around the world that are true threats to the United states, folks who want to do great harm to Christians, want to do great harm to others... They want to come to this country and end the American way of life, and for whatever reason, we’re now spending our hard-earned dollars on climate science and the belief that this is one of the biggest threats to national security."00Congressman Duncan demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change in his response to President Obama's 2013 State of the Union, stating in a press release that, "Tonight we heard the President say he wants to focus on jobs. Unfortunately, the President's record doesn't match his rhetoric. When the President says he wants to focus on jobs, I’m afraid he really means that he's going to focus on undermining gun rights, raising taxes, climate change, more government regulations, and higher levels of government spending.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his campaign page the Congressman stated, "In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began its process of regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emission under the Clean Air Act because of CO2's contribution to global warming. The problem with the agency's finding is that it relies on questionable science and ignores vigorous dissention among the scientific community. Even if we set aside the abundance of scientific dissention when it comes to the EPA's endangerment findings or the supposed effects of CO2 on climate, the EPA's regulations will not reduce CO2 enough to have any meaningful effect."0Congressman Duncan 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). Rep. Duncan voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/congressman-stop-worrying-about-climate-change-focus-on-crimes-against-christians-e079ae500d6a/ https://jeffduncan.house.gov/press-release/congressman-jeff-duncan-reacts-state-union-address http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jeff-duncan https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Norman, RalphSouth Carolina5RThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Norman demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by introducing a budget amendment, which, According to Inside Climate News, would have included cuts to the EPA budget, "close to the 31 percent reduction sought by President Donald Trump. The House bill does cut more than $530 million from the agency's $8 billion budget, slashing it to less than the agency was spending in 2006." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Norman 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). Rep. Norman was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13092017/house-budget-vote-climate-change-enforcement-epa-methane-trump-social-cost-carbon https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Clyburn, James E.South Carolina6DIn a press release on the EPA Final Clean Power Plan Rule, the Congressman stated, "Today’s rule is the most significant step ever taken by the United States to reduce carbon emissions causing harmful climate change. In the face of overwhelming evidence and extreme weather, we know we must act."100100Congressman Clyburn has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting the Clean Power Plan, in a press release supporting the final rule, the Congressman stated, "I applaud the EPA for allowing states to chart their own course in achieving emissions reductions, and I look forward to working with South Carolina officials to craft a successful state implementation plan that will meet the required targets." Despite this the Congressman does not make climate change a priority. 50Congressman Clyburn 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. Clyburn did not vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7581.25https://clyburn.house.gov/press-release/congressman-clyburn-statement-epa-final-clean-power-plan-rule http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/james-e-clyburn-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363N/AN/APro ClimatePro ClimateN/APro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Rice, TomSouth Carolina7RCongressman Rice does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Rice has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority0Congressman 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). Rep. Rice voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/tom-rice https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Roe, PhilTennessee1RAccording to Vote Smart, the Congressman's 2011 issue page, stated, "Many believe greenhouse gas emissions are contributing to the gradual warming of our planet and changing of our climate. While there are many questions surrounding the science of the issue, it seems to me like we could develop a solution that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions without inflicting catastrophic damage on our economy."00Congressman Roe demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Paris Agreement. In a statement on his energy page, the Congressman stated, "The Paris Agreement was a seriously flawed plan that puts the United States at a competitive disadvantage with other countries, like China, that will not abide by the agreements, and also will further destroy good-paying traditional energy sector jobs in our region." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Also on his energy page the Congressman made clear his displeasure with the Clean Power Plan, stating, "I am adamantly opposed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which proposes existing coal-powered plants reduce carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030. This approach to curbing emissions is so unpopular with Congress and the American people that the president couldn’t get a Democrat-controlled House and Senate to pass a similar plan back in 2009 – the so-called “Cap and Tax Plan,” which I voted against." 0Congressman Roe 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). The Congressman was also a co-sponsor of an earlier version of this amendment, stating in a press release, that, "Because the current tax system needs work, I have cosponsored several pieces of legislation that would get our fiscal house back in order and reject certain proposed tax increases. For example, I am a proud cosponsor of (H.Con.Res. 24), a resolution introduced by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) that states a carbon tax—like the Cap and Tax proposal rejected in 2009—would be detrimental to the economy." Rep. Roe voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://votesmart.org/public-statement/549174/#.WuIK-shG0Wp https://roe.house.gov/issues/energy/ https://roe.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=331386 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/phil-p-roe https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Fleischmann, ChuckTennessee3RWhen asked his position on global warming by the Times Free Press during a debate, the Congressman quipped, "I think we ought to take Al Gore, put him on an iceberg, and put him way out there." 00Congressman Fleischmann demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change through his support of the Keystone Pipeline. In a press release, the Congressman stated, "Today, President Obama put politics above jobs and energy security by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline had bipartisan support and had been proven environmentally safe by the State Department. With this decision President Obama is not only snubbing our largest trading partner and energy supplier but he is also turning his back on at least 40,000 good paying jobs.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman Fleischmann 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). Rep. Fleischmann voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/opinion/times/story/2012/jul/07/put-who-on-an-iceberg-chattanooga-times/81964/ https://fleischmann.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-fleischmann-s-statement-president-s-keystone-xl-rejection http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/chuck-fleischmann https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
DesJarlais, ScottTennessee4RThe Congressman does not have an explicit view on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman DesJarlais demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change through a statement he made in a 2013 press release on the January jobs report, stating, "Rather than focusing on jobs, President Obama believes that restricting our Second Amendment rights is the most important thing for the federal government to address. This president is more concerned about global warming than the $16 trillion debt that is holding back job creation and threatening the future of our children and grandchildren." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman also signed a letter in opposition to sending funds to the International Climate Fund.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). Rep. Desjarlais voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://desjarlais.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-scott-desjarlais-comments-on-labor-department-s-january-jobs https://morgangriffith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398499 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/scott-desjarlais https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cooper, JimTennessee5DIn response to a climate change report, according to the Tennessean, the Congressman stated, "How many tornadoes, floods, droughts and hurricanes does it take to teach Congress about climate change and sea level rise? Almost all of our scientists have been warning us for years, and giant companies like Exxon and Dow are planning on it in their forecasts. Congress has been dragging its feet." 100100Congressman Cooper has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his support for climate action. On his energy and environment page, it sates, "My advocacy of cap-and-trade goes back to 1990, when I helped craft an amendment to the Clean Air Act that dramatically reduced acid rain. Every nation must take drastic measures to reduce pollution and address climate change; it’s time Congress stopped dragging its feet." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a series of tweets the Congressman attacked the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. His tweets stated as followed. "Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is an abdication of U.S. leadership and a moral failure to our kids and grandkids," "Climate change is real. The facts are undeniable https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/," and "Last year was the hottest year on record… for the third year in a row. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/01/18/u-s-scientists-officially-declare-2016-the-hottest-year-on-record-that-makes-three-in-a-row/?utm_term=.7e571dc989a4." Rep. Cooper makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release on President Trump's proposed budget, it states, "There are many problems with the Trump budget. It hurts our standing abroad, assumes climate change is a myth, puts our local art and music programs in jeopardy, and cuts after-school and affordable housing programs that Nashvillians need. It also omits Trump camp100Congressman Cooper 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. Cooper 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/09/climate-report-rough-weather-ahead-tennessee/8917639/ https://cooper.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.nashvillescene.com/news/pith-in-the-wind/article/20863397/cooper-pulling-out-of-paris-agreement-is-a-moral-failure https://cooper.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/cooper-statement-on-trump-budget-proposal http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jim-cooper-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Kustoff, DavidTennessee8RThe Congressman doesn't have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Kustoff demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change through introducing pipeline friendly legislation. According to his energy page, the Congressman introduced, "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." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.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). Rep. Kustoff voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://kustoff.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Cohen, SteveTennessee9DOn 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. Specifically, deforestation and an over dependence on fossil fuels have played a large part in the decline of our atmosphere and the loss of numerous natural resources. The Nature Conservancy reports that deforestation is responsible for 20-25 percent of all carbon emissions. Another 20 percent stem from automobiles and trucks. 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. The report notes unmistakable upward trends in air temperatures from more than 7,000 weather stations all over the world."100100Congressman Cohen has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his support of the Paris Agreement. In a press release criticizing President Trump's decision to withdraw, the Congressman stated, "Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement represents a backslide on U.S. and global climate goals, a neglect for U.S. interests both domestic and abroad, and a neglect of leadership by the Trump Administration. For all of its shortcomings, the Trump Administration ought to have little difficulty grasping the severe economic impact of retreating from the Paris Climate Agreement.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a speech on the House floor, the Congressman stated, "In February in Washington was slammed with record-breaking snowstorms many of my Republican colleagues stood on this very floor and made scientific conclusions that there was not climate change many Republicans even suggested Vice President Gore come back and build an igloo on the White House well the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has released information that says we had the warmest january to april ever the warmest january to april ever since they started collecting data in 1880." Rep. Cohen makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release opposing the roll backs of the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "The Trump Administration’s move to repeal the Clean Power Plan is another representation of a backslide on U.S. and global climate 100Congressman Cohen 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). Rep. Cohen 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 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.100100https://cohen.house.gov/issues/environment https://cohen.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/cohen-s-statement-president-trump-s-decision-withdraw-paris-climate https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=kNOow-BH-Tg https://cohen.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/cohen-s-statement-epa-s-decision-repeal-clean-power-plan http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/steve-cohen 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 ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Gohmert, LouieTexas1RSpeaking in reference to a Democrat talk-a-thon on climate change, the Congressman responded saying, “By the way, on climate change, I applaud the Democrats spending all that time. And 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.”00Congressman Gohmert demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by belittling the issue. In an interview with WND, the Congressman stated, "Apparently this climate change was global freezing back in the 1970s. “Then global warming and then, when it quit warming, now it’s climate change.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an interview Washington News Observer, when asked about Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi flying out for the Copenhagen meetings, he stated, "Well I think that's wonderful I think because it we are finding out that the world is actually either staying the same or maybe cooling then it's a good thing for her to fly over in a big airplane and contribute to the carbon emissions so that we can try to warm this up we're on top of the capital and it is freezing up here very cold my ears about to fall off and so I would appreciate all the efforts that she Al Gore as he keeps his suburbans, plural running as he makes speeches so he can be warm or cool... that's all adding to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."0Congressman Gohmert 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). Rep. Gohmert voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.dailysignal.com/2014/03/24/louie-gohmert-climate-change-real/ https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/8/louie-gohmert-todays-climate-change-was-1970s-glob/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7qMnuob5P4 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/louis-b-gohmert-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Ratcliffe, JohnTexas4RThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Ratcliffe demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline. According to the Alliance to Save Energy, the Congressman stated, "In Congress, I will push to unwind the overreach of the EPA, promote domestic energy exploration and finally approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Creating good paying jobs while increasing the supply of domestic energy is good for both Grayson County and Fannin County.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page, the Congressman takes aim at the Clean Power Plan, stating, "Americans deserve access to reliable, affordable energy, and the Obama administration's war on American energy must stop. I'm committed to doing everything in my power to reduce the overreach of the EPA, and ensure that America's energy portfolio is determined by market forces, not unelected bureaucrats."0Congressman Ratcliffe 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). Rep. Ratcliffe was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25http://www.ase.org/sites/ase.org/files/resources/Media%20browser/new_members_in_house_114th_final.pdf https://ratcliffe.house.gov/issues-consolidated#Energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Culberson, JohnTexas7RIn an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the Congressman stated on climate science that, "At this point, we don't have accurate data, and the data's in conflict and obviously the Earth's climate has varied widely over the planet's lifetime. Even really in the last several million years you've had wildly different sea levels and different temperatures in the atmosphere. There have been times in our history where we've been frozen solid and other times when sea levels have been far higher and virtually all the ice on Earth was gone. It's been far hotter and far colder in the past. We just need accurate data. And then we can begin to figure out why those patterns are emerging the way they are...I'm confident humans have had some effect on the climate. We just don't have enough data or accurate data to say with certainty what that effect has been. For example, I have great faith in the constellation of Earth-observing satellites NASA has launched, many of them being used by NOAA."00Congressman Culberson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by his denial of the science underpinning it. In a 2009 op-ed by the Congressman on TownHall.com, the Congressman wrote, "While this blatant power grab is disappointing, the truly alarming part is that the scientific evidence the EPA used to support its conclusion comes directly from United Nations (U.N.) climate data – the same data that were recently found to have been deliberately manipulated to support the global warming movement. When EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the proposed endangerment finding in April, she readily admitted that the agency, “relied heavily upon the major findings and conclusions from recent assessments of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."" The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman is also a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline, stating on his energy page, that, "One of the most important things that the government can do is approve the Keystone XL Energy Pipeline. Keystone XL will create over 20,000 jobs while battling the high price of gas.The Keystone pipeline had been planned for years, is supported by Republicans, Democrats, and labor unions, but President Obama vetoed it."0In a press release on the 2014 budget, the Congressman listed his victories, with one being, "Prohibiting the EPA from regulating lead as a pollutant when it is in ammunition or fishing tackle, plus the bill contained by amendment eliminating Obama’s hidden carbon tax." Congressman Culberson 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). Rep. Culberson voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-inside-gop-science-climate-change-20150304-column.html http://web.archive.org/web/20121109175440/http://culberson.house.gov/hold-your-breath-texas/ https://culberson.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=109035 https://culberson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398167 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/john-a-culberson-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Brady, KevinTexas8RIn an article in One News Now, the Congressman was quoted stating, "No matter what you call it, climate change or global warming, it's not the most important thing for American families."00Congressman Brady demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the signing of the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "Once again President Obama shoved his liberal climate agenda on the backs of hardworking Americans. This deal will raise energy prices and increase monthly bills for people already struggling thanks to this White House’s failed policies. Let me be clear – we don’t want this agreement and that is why I signed H.Con.Res 97 and will work to block funding for it.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Brady was also a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline, stating on his energy and environment page that, "I also support the Keystone XL Pipeline, which many have called the largest shovel-ready project in North America. The President was wrong to deny the permit and the good paying energy jobs it would have created."0In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, the Congressman stated on a carbon tax that, "[I] Don't support it... Very little public support for it. Certainly very little legislative support." Congressman Brady 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). Rep. Brady voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://kevinbrady.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=396048 https://kevinbrady.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=400506 https://kevinbrady.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=126801 https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/texanomics/article/Oil-companies-are-coming-around-to-a-carbon-tax-9205523.php http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9023/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Green, AlTexas9DCongressman Green does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 25100Congressman Green has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting legislation that takes climate action. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 50Congressman Green 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. Green 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7562.5 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/al-green-0Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/A
McCaul, Michael T.Texas10R In a 2010 budget hearing on the Science and Technology Committee the Congressman stated, “I’m concerned about the human space flight mission being completely cut out of this budget, the Constellation program going away and an increase in funding toward something I don’t consider a core mission of NASA and that is climate change and weather observation." 00Congressman McCaul demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing President Obama's budget proposal that allocated monies to thw Department of Homeland Security to combat climate change. According to a press release from the House Committee on Homeland Security the Congressman stated, “President Obama sounds alarm bells about climate change and in the meantime short-changes those responsible for tackling real threats to our national security. Incredibly, the President’s proposed budget allocates more money for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to combat global warming than to counter violent extremism." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a tweet opposing the Paris Agreement, the Congressman wrote that, "The Paris climate agreement destroys American jobs." 0Congressman McCaul 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). Rep. McCaul voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://homeland.house.gov/press/chairman-mccaul-don-t-busy-dhs-climate-politics/ https://twitter.com/McCaulforTexas/status/870324065122242560 https://mccaul.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/mccaul-grills-nasa-on-future-of-constellation-jobs http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/michael-t-mccaul-1 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Conaway, K. MichaelTexas11RThe Congressman, does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Conaway demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline. In a press release he stated, "In addition to its job-creating potential, the Keystone XL Pipeline has the potential to help free America from unstable energy sources in the Middle East. By blocking construction of the pipeline, the President is harming our own national security interests. I cosponsored this legislation and proudly voted for it because I believe that this project has been delayed long enough. It’s time to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release advocating for coal, a key contributor to climate change, the Congressman stated, “President Obama’s war on American energy is as real as it is dangerous and misguided, and coal is no exception. Today, I proudly supported the passage of H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act to stop this administration’s efforts to eliminate a key part of our domestic energy mix, the American coal industry. Coal provides over 45% of our nation’s electricity and is the primary source of the abundant, inexpensive electric power that makes our people the most productive on earth."0Congressman Conaway 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). Rep. Conaway voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://conaway.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=397908 https://conaway.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=309569 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/k-michael-conaway-1 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Granger, KayTexas12RThe Congresswoman does not have stance on climate change and if humans contribute to it. 250Congresswoman Granger demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the EPA's attempt to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. In an E-Newsletter, she stated, "This proposed rule could have a serious economic impact on Texas. Under the plan, Texas will have three years to cut the carbon footprint of its power plants by 39 percent, which will be a costly process. The rule primarily affects CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants. Texas is the fifth largest producer of coal in the nation and six of Texas’ 10 largest power plants are coal-fired. My concern is that Texas consumers will see their energy prices increase because of this climate change regulation." The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congresswoman was also an advocate for the Keystone Pipeline, stating on her energy and environment page that, "When constructed, the pipeline gives us the ability to transport 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada to the Gulf Coast in Texas. The benefits of this pipeline for Texas would be enormous."0Congresswoman Granger 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). Rep. Granger voted in favor 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). She also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://kaygranger.house.gov/epas-latest-overreach https://kaygranger.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/kay-granger-0Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Thornberry, MacTexas13RIn a blog post on his site about climate change, the Congressman concluded stating, "So, despite the conventional wisdom, there is a lot we do not understand about exactly what is happening to our climate, and even more, we do not understand the reason it is happening."00Congressman Thornberry demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by penning an op-ed for USA Today belittling climate science. In the op-ed he stated, "Any decisions we make should be based on sound science rather than political, social or personal profit agendas. No computer model yet has correctly predicted the Earth's actual temperatures. We simply do not understand enough about the causes and effects related to our weather. Yet, some in Washington continue to push for new regulations and added taxes based upon those flawed models." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0In a Facebook post the Congressman stated on the possibility of a carbon tax, that, "President Obama’s climate change/carbon tax crusade is misguided. We do not need more regulations or restrictions on domestic energy. They drive up costs and drive down supply..." Congressman Thornberry 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). Rep. Thornberry voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thornberry.house.gov/emailarchive/26.htm http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2011-08-10-drought-cap-and-trade-texas_n.htm https://www.facebook.com/repmacthornberry/posts/10151762568825628 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/william-m-thornberry-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Weber, RandyTexas14RAccording to the Huffington Post, in a Science Committee hearing with White House science advisor John Holdren, Congressman Weber stated, "I may want to get your cell phone, because if we go through cycles of global warming and then back to global cooling, I need to know when to buy my long coat on sale. I just don’t know how y’all prove those hypotheses going back fifty, hundred, what you might say is thousands if not millions of years, and then postulate those forward.”00Congressman weber demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by speaking against climate action on the House floor, stating, "I rise today to condemn the president's actions to regulate our power plants and his efforts to commit the United States to such onerous regulations through the United Nations... this administration is obsessed with climate change and he refuses to admit the radical Islam is our enemy why it makes me wonder that if he thinks that Syed Farook in English means global warming." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman Weber 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). Rep. Weber voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/26/house-science-committee-c_n_5533992.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOiSAqkezgo http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/randy-k-weber-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gonzalez, VicenteTexas15DThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 2533.33Congressman Gonzalez has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to his energy page, the Congressman Chairs the Congressional Oil and Gas Caucus and is an advocate for the continued development of climate change inducing energy sources. 0Congressman 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). Rep. Gonzalez was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.014.58https://gonzalez.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Flores, BillTexas17RIn a press release commending the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "While most of us agree that climate change is occurring, there are better solutions than entering into an agreement that allows foreign governments to make decisions for our nation and which would have allowed other nations to cheat at the expense of our economy. I believe that we can address this challenge by having the federal government focus on basic research in the areas of energy storage in order to make renewable power dependable, on advanced nuclear power solutions to produce zero-emissions electricity and on finding ways to reduce emissions from today's conventional fuel sources. Such activities will more effectively allow us to both lower emissions and grow our economy.”500Congressman Flores demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing environmental regulations aimed at curbing climate change. In an article in the Waco Tribune, it states that the Congressman, "A longtime champion of the oil and gas industry who wants to roll back Obama-era environmental regulations, he acknowledged climate change and pledged support for research into renewable sources of energy. The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his campaign page, Rep. Flores stated that, "We all know that if we do not have energy security, we will not have economic opportunity. It is time we stopped putting petty politics based on dubious “agenda-driven, scientific” research ahead of creating more American energy. We literally have hundreds of years of energy resources under our feet and below our waters waiting to be produced with safe, environmentally sound practices – we just need the will of Congress to change so we can begin developing more of our own oil, natural gas, oil shale, clean coal, and geothermal resources."0In a press release criticizing energy taxes, the Congressman stated, "President Obama's proposed carbon tax and $10-a-barrel tax on oil would raise energy prices, cost jobs and weaken our economy. These taxes would harm businesses and hardworking American families who are already struggling with stagnant wages." Congressman Flores 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). Rep. Flores voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.012.5https://flores.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398999 https://flores.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398951 http://web.archive.org/web/20111218171003/http:/www.billfloresforcongress.com/energy https://flores.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398815 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/bill-floresAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Jackson Lee, SheilaTexas18DIn a press release acknowledging Earth Day, the Congresswoman stated, "We cannot afford to deny the reality of climate change, or to roll back our commitment to a sustainable future for all the generations to come. Yet, all too often, our environment has come under direct assault from our Republican colleagues’ toxic political games. We will need to work together if we are to meet the challenge before us."100100Congresswoman Jackson Lee has demonstrated leadership on climate change through her support of the Paris Agreement. In an op-ed in the Huffington Post, she stated that, "Climate change is not a hoax invented by the Chinese and the Paris Agreement is an example of America’s indispensable global leadership. Almost every credible scientific voice tells us human activity has and continues to have a dramatic impact on climate change. Moreover, scientists have warned that inaction by the major industrialized nations of the world could lead to global catastrophe." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a statement reported by Frontpage Magazine, the Congresswoman supported a speech made by President Obama, stating, "[the address] was appealing to the needs of the American people. And, frankly, if the American people are crying out for relief - they’re crying out for unemployment insurance, or climate change or the Affordable Care Act and the president is mandated to do what he can on behalf of the American people – executive orders are legal and they will be addressed by the legal system if they are overreaching.” Rep. Jackson Lee makes climate change a priority issue as well. 100Congresswoman Jackson 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). Rep. Jackson Lee 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 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://jacksonlee.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-sheila-jackson-lee-statement-on-earth-day https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-withdrawal-of-the-us-from-the-paris-climate-agreement-is-a-disaster_us_593076f7e4b0c8b8c430a2b2 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/sheila-jackson-lee-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Arrington, JodeyTexas19RAccording to an article in the Abilene Reporter News, it states, "Mr. Arrington believes industry and environmental proponents could achieve balance in their objectives. He said science and facts should drive policy, not personal agendas. Global warming has become a political thunderstorm. Mr. Arrington said the facts fall both ways, so he's not yet convinced."00Congressman Arrington demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating in an interview with KFYO Lubbock that, "I'm glad that the Trump made the decision that he made because I mean we all want our environment to be safe and healthy for our families but there are ways to get at that in their ways that I think would set us back and I think the best afford would set us back." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In the same interview he questioned the science underpinning climate change, stating that, "They're people that have reached the conclusion that that not not just that the earth surfaces is warming but that it's caused by carbon emissions is that it's man-made and that we're going to have an apocalyptic outcome if we don't do something but that that's been talked about in the in the late 19th century about ice age we've had cooling's we've had we've had fears of polar ice melted this is not new."0Congressman Arrington 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). Nor was Rep. Arrington in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://archive.reporternews.com/opinion/editorials/our-opinion-19th-congressional-district-329205db-ad86-1fe4-e053-0100007f1a8f-379533991.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mh5ncG_GSw https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Castro, JoaquinTexas20DIn a 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 has demonstrated leadership on climate change by opposing President Trump's anti-climate agenda. In a press release responding to President Trump's State of the Union, he stated, "But perhaps most disturbing is what the President left unsaid: Russia’s 2016 interference in our election;... the dangerous pace of climate change and its effect on our national security." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In his press release supporting the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "Leaving the Paris Agreement is an abandonment of U.S. global leadership. With the President’s decision today, the United States joins Syria and Nicaragua as one of only three nations in the world not to participate in the deal." Rep. Castro makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Congressman secured over a million dollars in federal funding, "To develop cost-efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipelines and storage infrastructure. The research will also seek to improve the quantification of the sources, volumes, and rates of methane emissions." 100Congressman Castro 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. Castro 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7593.75https://castro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/castro-statement-president-trump-s-withdrawal-united-states-paris https://castro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/castro-statement-president-s-state-union-address https://castro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/castro-announces-14m-southwest-research-institute-methane-emissions http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/joaquin-castro https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Olson, PeteTexas22RIn an interview with E&E TV, the Congressman stated on climate change that, "I mean, I've said over and over our climate is changing, that's been a fact since God created the Earth. The problem is right now we don't know how much man is making that change happen. So let's take a deep breath and do some studies, and then do some studies about water, because right now all the studies are on land around cities. Let's diversify, actually see what's happening to our planet, see what we can control and not control. Again, I am not this—well, let's just say I disagree with the president's attack on people who just question his motives, because this is not so much for the world, this is politics."00Congressman Olson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release, that, "Houston is an energy city, and the simple fact is that President Trump has concluded that the greatest impact of the Paris Agreement would be to lock us into an uncompetitive agreement, which would hamper our global competitiveness and energy economy." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. When asked about climate change's effect on tropical storm Harvey on C-SPAN, the Congressman responded stating, " Kimberly, that is just politics...We just went through a two hour tornado warning that ended 15 minutes ago. The worst is yet to come. We can talk about climate change at some other time." 0Congressman Olson 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). Rep. Olson voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.eenews.net/tv/videos/2077/transcript https://olson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/olson-statement-on-president-trumps-decision-to-withdraw-from-paris https://www.c-span.org/video/?433093-103/washington-journal-representative-pete-olson-tropical-storm-harvey&start=159 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/pete-olson https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hurd, WillTexas23RIn a town hall covered by In The News, the Congressman was asked about climate change and the bipartisan climate solutions caucus, and stated, "Here’s the deal: Humans are having an impact on the environment. Period. End of story. And so what we do about it is the conversation that we have to have.” 500Congresswoman Hurd has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Hurd 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). Rep. Hurd was not in Congress to vote on 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.012.5https://hurd.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/gop-rep-will-hurd-fights-survival-centrist-trump-era https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Marchant, KennyTexas24RThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 250Congressman Marchant demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by trying to stymie wind production. In an op-ed for the Daily Signal, the Congressman called for an end to tax credits for wind energy, a renewable energy that helps to reduce reliance on climate polluting energy sources. In the op-ed he wrote, "A prime example is the wind energy Production Tax Credit, or PTC. While this wasteful tax credit is currently expired, President Barack Obama wants to revive the PTC and make it a central component of his harmful “Clean Power Plan.” The American people will pay the price for years to come." ). The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an effort to rollback President Obama's Clean Power Plan, the Congressman supported (S.J. Res 23) and (S.J Res 24), which would block it. In a press release he stated, "The president has subverted the legislative process to impose massive regulations on new and existing power plants. These rules will hinder energy production, destroy jobs, and drive up energy costs for American families."0Congressman Marchant 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). Rep. Marchant voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25https://marchant.house.gov/2015/12/09/marchant-op-ed-for-daily-signal-end-wind-welfare/ https://marchant.house.gov/2015/12/01/marchant-votes-to-block-presidents-clean-power-plan/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/kenny-ewell-marchant-2 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Williams, RogerTexas25RIn a press release commenting on President Obama's rejection of the Keystone Pipeline citing climate change, the Congressman stated, "The reality is that, today, oil is the cheapest and most effective form of energy, and it will be purchased and used whether or not the White House wants to take a fabricated moral high ground.” 00Congressman Williams demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the advancement of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines. In a press release, Rep. Williams stated, "For years, President Obama ignored the fact that these domestic pipelines would have created direct and indirect American jobs, helped provide energy security and transported oil in the safest way possible. Instead of facing these realities, our former president politically cowered to a group of far left wing environmentalists who would rather see us energy dependent on other nations." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release on the Supreme Court putting a hold on the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to block a costly rule that would ultimately raise energy prices for American families. While President Obama naively believes ‘China is now looking at getting serious about its emissions,’ he also incorrectly thinks that his administration, alone, can make the laws and force unreliable technologies into a free market." 0Congressman Williams 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). Rep. Williams voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://williams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/roger-williams-statement-on-keystone-pipeline https://williams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-williams-statement-on-trump-advancing-pipelines https://williams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-williams-statement-on-supreme-court-power-plant-ruling http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/roger-williams https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AAnti Climate
Burgess, MichaelTexas26RIn a hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, the Congressman stated in his opening statement that, "My opinion, for what it is worth, is that the science behind global temperature changes is not settled. And the fact that we have this panel of experts in front of us today, who, I suspect at some point, will disagree with each other, is indicative of that."00Congressman Burgess has demonstrated partial leadership on climate change through advocating for climate action. In a press release on climate change and economic growth, he stated, “The United States proves every day that we can walk and chew gum at the same time. In other words, we can do a whole host of things well every day. That should be our approach to climate change. There is no reason that we cannot confront climate change while boosting our economy and promoting energy security at the same time.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a 2007 statement on the Texas state legislature increasing its renewable portfolio standard, the Congressman stated, "I applaud the Texas State legislature... for setting policies that encourage the use of renewable energy. Whether it be global warming, peak oil, high prices, or instability in the Middle East, signs point to a day when we need to have energy sources that are not hydrocarbon-based. And some signs may suggest sooner rather than later." Despite this the Congressman does not make climate change a priority. 50Congressman Burgess 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). Rep. Burgess voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.012.5https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-112hhrg66704/html/CHRG-112hhrg66704.htm https://burgess.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=82077 https://burgess.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=60682 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9030/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cuellar, HenryTexas28RIn an Earth Day press release, the Congressman stated, "According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the burning of fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere and contributes to climate change, but these emissions can be reduced by improving your car’s fuel efficiency while saving money and reducing the nation's dependence on oil. Leaving your car at home twice a week and carpooling, walking, biking or using public transportation can cut greenhouse gas emissions over 1,500 pounds per year." 7525Congressman Cuellar demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by not supporting the Clean Power Plan. According to Bloomberg News, the Congressman was one of 27 Democratic Congressman to not sign on to an amicus brief supporting the Clean Power Plan in a Federal Appeals Court. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to Politico, Rep. Cuellar has also been an advocate of lifting the crude oil export ban, which would encourage the burning of climate inducing fossil fuels. 0Congressman 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). Rep. Cuellar voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.025https://cuellar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=89240 https://cuellar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399949 https://cuellar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399261 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/henry-cuellar-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimatePro ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimatePro Climate
Johnson, Eddie BerniceTexas30DIn an article in The Hill, the Congresswoman was reported making the following comment on climate change. “The current scientific consensus on human-caused climate change is based on thousands of studies conducted by thousands of scientists all around the globe.”100100Congresswoman Eddie Johnson has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for climate action. The Congresswoman hosted a round table on the consequences of climate change with Congressman Donald Beyer. The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release condemning President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, she stated, "Today, I am not proud. I am saddened and embarrassed that this country will not be working in coordination with the international community to address the threat of climate change. In a time when we are watching the Great Barrier Reef die, one of Antarctica’s ice sheets collapse into the sea, and experiencing more severe weather events, it is the height of shortsightedness to pull out of this agreement." Rep. Johnson makes climate change a priority issue as well. Congresswoman Johnson held a panel on climate change at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, titled “A Panel Discussion on Climate Change: How Climate Change Affects Texas and How Texas Can Adapt and Prosper."100Congressman Eddie Johnson 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. Eddie Johnson 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 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.7593.75http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/326336-members-researchers-spar-over-climate-science-at-hearing https://ebjohnson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-eddie-bernice-johnson-responds-to-the-announcement-the http://www.alexandrianews.org/2017/ranking-member-johnson-and-vice-ranking-member-beyer-host-roundtable-on-consequences-of-climate-change-on-national-security/ https://ebjohnson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/ranking-member-johnson-hosts-climate-change-panel-in-dallas https://ebjohnson.house.gov/issues-legislation http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9321/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Carter, JohnTexas31RIn 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."00Congresswoman Carter demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. In a press release, he stated, "At the same time, this agreement does nothing to improve our climate. The United States is already a leader in reducing CO2 emissions, and producing clean energy. While we will continue to pursue energy policies that are reasonable and responsible while reducing our carbon footprint, the Paris Accord is not the solution to global climate challenges.” In a press release the Congressman supported President Trump's executive order's which rolled back the Clean Power Plan and streamlined the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines, stating, "President Trump, to his credit, isn’t afraid to take matters into his own hands. Via Executive Orders, he’s rolling back Obama’s war on coal and the EPA’s overreach into state waters. Recognizing that our energy needs are tremendous, Trump has paved the way for the Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines to break ground. By stopping the most devastating regulations on our energy industry, President Trump’s actions will create jobs, boost our economy and lead us towards energy independence."0Congressman Carter 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). Rep. Carter voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://carter.house.gov/opeds/the-return-of-the-warmers/ https://carter.house.gov/press-releases/carter-applauds-withdraw-from-paris-climate-accord2/ https://carter.house.gov/opeds/resurgence-through-lower-regulation-limited-government/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9036/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateN/A
Sessions, PeteTexas32RIn a Los Angelas Times article the Congressman was reported stating, "I don't deny we have global warming. In fact, the theory always struck me as plausible. And it is the question of how much is happening and what the reaction would be to it."250Congressman Sessions demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by denouncing the Clean Power Plan, stating on his energy page that, "Texas especially would bear an enormous burden, requiring we reduce our power-sector emissions about 40 percent below 2013 levels by 2030, while other states do not need to reduce emissions whatsoever. For states that do not submit a satisfactory plan, the EPA would impose a Federal Plan." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page the Congressman also stated his support for the Keystone Pipeline, stating, "By rejecting this project, the president is putting thousands of American jobs at risk and jeopardizing our access to a safe oil supply. If the U.S. does not move quickly to get Keystone XL built, we risk losing access to this important North American energy resource to other energy-hungry nations like China." 0Congressman Sessions 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). Rep. Sessions voted in favor 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). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.06.25http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-sen-jeff-sessions-says-climate-change-1484084381-htmlstory.html https://sessions.house.gov/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/peter-a-sessions-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Veasey, MarcTexas33DIn a press release supporting the Carbon Capture Improvement Act (H.R. 2011) he stated, “Capturing carbon dioxide improves energy security, boosts domestic energy production, and reduces emissions from power plants and industrial facilities to help keep our air clean. That’s a win-win solution for industry and our environment.”50100Congressman Veasey has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating action by criticizing President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a tweet that, ".@realDonaldTrump’s decision to drop out of #ParisAgreement leaves us isolated from all of our major allies. Every. Single. One." Despite this the Congressman has not made climate change a top priority. 50Congressman Veasey 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. Veasey 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.7568.75https://veasey.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressmen-marc-veasey-carlos-curbelo-introduce-bipartisan-carbon https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Reaction-to-Leaving-Paris-Accord-Splits-Along-Party-Lines--425818224.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/marc-a-veasey https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Vela, FilemonTexas34DThe Congressman does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it. 25100Congressman Vela demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by not signing an amicus briefing, which supported the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan in federal appeals court according to Bloomberg News. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman does not list climate change as an issue of concern on his web site. 25Congressman Vela 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). Despite this Rep. Vela voted in favor 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). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.037.5https://cuellar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399949 https://vela.house.gov/issues/energy-0 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/filemon-vela https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimatePro Climate
Doggett, LloydTexas35DOn the Congressman's protecting our planet page, he states, "We need to accelerate action on climate change, not obstruct it. While the world’s temperature rises, so do the costs to our communities and the environment. As the recipient of the Texas League of Conservation Voters' inaugural Environmental Champion Award and with a lifetime score of 100% from the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, I strongly support efforts to promote alternative energy and protect our National Parks."100100Congressman Doggett has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting the Paris Agreement. On his protect the planet page, he states, "I strongly oppose President Trump’s disastrous choice to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. He abandons American families to the growing harm of climate change and surrenders leadership on renewable energy to foreign competitors, like China and Germany." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements. According to a press release, the Congressman stated at a rally in Austin, Texas, that, "We have a state leadership just like Donald Trump -- that doesn’t believe in evolution, they deny the climate (change), and I’m not real sure where they are on gravity.” Rep. Doggett makes climate change a priority issue as well. The Congressman is a member of the House Sustainable Energy and E