Climate Heroes in the U.S. Senate

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
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
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
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
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
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

Climate Heroes running for the U.S. Senate

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
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
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

Climate Heroes in the U.S. House

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
McEachin, DonaldVirginia4DIn a 2018 press release acknowledging Earth Day, the Congressman stated, "We must fight every day against the steady attacks on environmental progress. Time is running out as we fight to mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change, such as the deteriorating Great Barrier reefs, the melting ice caps, and the sea-level rise we experience in my district. We have more than enough proof to know that the environment is the issue of the 21st Century." 100100Congressman McEachin has demonstrated leadership on climate change through co-founding the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Congressional Task Force. In a press release announcing its founding he stated, "I also want to do everything I can to proactively mitigate the human impact of climate change and the unhealthy exposure to waste and pollution that marginalized communities have long-endured.” The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a press release supporting the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "We have a moral obligation to our children and our children’s children to leave behind a healthy, sustainable planet. The Paris Agreement is an essential step in that direction. We need to limit the increase in global temperatures and combat sea level rise by promoting renewable energies and supporting innovative efforts that produce green jobs." Rep. McEachin makes climate change a priority issue as well. In defense of the Clean Power Plan and in opposition to its reversal, Congressman McEachin stated in a press release that, "An administration that actually cared about upholding the EPA’s mission would not reverse a lifesaving plan that prioritizes public’s health and a sustainable future. The Clean Power Plan was written to limit the carbon pollution emitted into the air that we breathe."100Congressman McEachin introduced The Pollution Transparency Act (H.R. 3981) that would work, "to ensure that federal agencies calculate a per-unit, dollar-value cost of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide emissions, and make those figures a part of cost-benefit analyses of proposed policy actions." Congressman McEachin voted against a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. McEachin 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://mceachin.house.gov/media/press-releases/mceachin-statement-earth-day-2018 https://mceachin.house.gov/media/press-releases/mceachin-barrag-n-jayapal-announced-united-climate-and-environmental-justice https://mceachin.house.gov/media/press-releases/mceachin-statement-expected-withdrawal-paris-climate-agreement https://mceachin.house.gov/media/press-releases/mceachin-statement-clean-power-plan-reversal https://mceachin.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-mceachin-introduces-bicameral-pollution-transparency-act https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 N/AN/APro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Beyer, DonVirginia8DOn the Congressman's climate change and the environment page, he states, "Stopping the harmful consequences of global climate change is the existential crisis of our generation. We cannot continue pumping pollutants into our air at no economic cost. Fourteen of the fifteen hottest years on record have been in this century. Global temperature changes are causing prolonged droughts, extreme weather events, and rising sea levels.100100Congressman Beyer has demonstrated leadership on climate change through supporting President Obama's Clean Power Plan. In a press release voicing his support, he stated, "Global climate change is the existential crisis of our time. I am proud to see President Obama’s pledge that the United States will take a leading role on the international stage to protect our environment. Reducing carbon emissions is the best way to fight and reverse the threat human-fueled climate change poses around the world." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In an opinion piece posted on his site talking about 50 years of progress on climate change, the Congressman wrote, "This generation has altered the composition of the atmosphere on a global scale through radioactive materials and a steady increase in carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels.” Rep. Beyer makes climate change a priority issue as well. He is the co-chair oft the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus. 100In his opinion piece on climate change, the Congressman stated, "I ran for Congress last year urging voters to join me in the fight for pro-climate policies like a national carbon tax. Just five weeks into this new Congress, I voted against construction of the Keystone pipeline and will join my colleague from across the (increasingly clean!) river, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, as a primary cosponsor of his thoughtful bill to enact a national carbon tax." The bill is the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act (H.R. 4889). Congressman Beyer 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. Beyer 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. The Congressperson co-sp100100https://beyer.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=15199 https://beyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=76 https://beyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=35 https://beyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=805 https://beyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=735 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 ClimateN/A
Jayapal, PramillaWashington7DOn her campaign's energy and the environment page, it states, "Pramila is standing up to climate change deniers in Congress and fighting for immediate action on climate change — pushing to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. and around the world. She is a proud co-sponsor of the "100 by 50" Act, which lays out a roadmap to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, including a just transition for workers in the fossil fuel industry. Pramila understands the dire consequences any further delay will have on our environment, public health, and local fishing and tourism industries."100100Congresswoman Jayapal has demonstrated leadership on climate change through combatting President Trump's decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan, stating, “This executive order represents more political posturing from a president unwilling to recognize scientific facts. It rolls back progress we made under President Obama, puts the climate and public health at risk, all while bailing out the president’s friends in the coal industry. Donald Trump has taken his climate change denying rhetoric straight from the campaign trail to the White House, and is looking to do real damage to our efforts to combat global warming and protect our planet." The Congresswoman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. She sent out two tweets defending climate science. In a September, 2017 tweet she stated, "We ignore climate change at our peril. I joined the #CleanandFair Economy Summit because moving to clean energy will benefit all," and in a December, 2017 tweet she wrote, "It. Just. Isn't. Hard. Science is real. Climate change is real and we have a moral obligation to address it--not to mention an existential one." Rep. Jayapal makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release on the President's decision to abandon the Paris Agreement, she stated, "This decision, based on falsehoods and the denial of climate change, would be a complete disaster for our cities, Washington state, our country and the entire world. It’s not a hoax – the science is clear on climate 100In a federal questionnaire, when asked what her top three priorities would be if elected, her second response was, "Climate justice: primarily focusing on a carbon tax and clean energy alternatives." Congresswoman Jayapal 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. Jayapal 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.100100 https://jayapal.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-jayapal-statement-trump-s-anti-environment-executive-order https://twitter.com/RepJayapal/status/908796614654935040 https://twitter.com/repjayapal/status/946623746839789568 https://jayapal.house.gov/media/press-releases/jayapal-responds-president-trump-abandoning-paris-climate-accord-holds https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/46dems/pages/70/attachments/original/1463639899/CD7_PramilaJayapal.pdf?1463639899 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Pro ClimatePro ClimatePro ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Smith, AdamWashington9DOn his energy and environment page, the Congressman states that, "The harmful impacts of our dependence on oil contributes significantly to climate change and disproportionately impact people and communities of color, particularly those living in poverty, in a number of ways. In addition to environmental and structural damages inflicted by extreme climate events, people with lower incomes often experience more negative health effects than other groups, making climate change a public health crisis."100100Congressman Smith has demonstrated leadership on climate change through his support for the Clean Power Plan. In a press release opposing President Trump's executive action rolling back the Clean Power Plan, he stated, "Dismantling the Clean Power Plan is a direct attack on the health of Americans and the future of our climate. As the very real impacts of climate change continue to devastate vulnerable communities both at home and abroad, the United States cannot ignore our responsibility to defend the environment against the harmful effects of pollution." The Congressman also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a tweet opposing President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "Withdrawal from the #ParisAgreement is a disastrous move that undermines the most significant global #climatechange agreement to date." Rep. Smith makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release supporting the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, “The fight to prevent a changing climate does not stop today. In response to the Trump Administration’s failure to lead, we must support the actions of our local leaders as they implement policies that prioritize improvements to public health and investments in programs that mitigate the growing dangers of climate change. I am proud to represent a district that prioritizes a sustainable relationship with nature, and I take my commitment to protecting our environment seriously. I will continue t100Congressman Smith 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. Smith 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://adamsmith.house.gov/issues/environment http://www.electadamsmith.com/2017/10/16/congressman-smith-statement-rollback-clean-power-plan/ https://twitter.com/RepAdamSmith/status/870373246654451713 https://adamsmith.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/smith-statement-on-trump-administration-decision-to-withdraw-from-the http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/adam-smith-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
Holmes Norton, EleanorDistrict of Columbia1DIn a press release on the increasing frequency on natural disasters, Delegate Holmes Norton stated, "Climate change has exposed to country to the increasingly numerous and severe natural disasters that are occurring in areas never previously recorded. We have a moral and civic obligation to be upfront with the American people about federal, state, and local unpreparedness for new and unanticipated disasters. Both the funding and thinking in Congress is locked somewhere in the 20th century, failing to take into account what climate science already shows is occurring on an annual basis.”1000Delegate Holmes Norton has demonstrated leadership on climate change through advocating for pre climate disaster funding. In a press release, she stated, "As climate change increases the severity and frequency of natural disasters, our nation, starting with Congress, must start asking harder questions on how we prepare for storms and mitigate their destructive costs. I am looking closely at ideas for possible legislation.” The Delegate also makes prominent public statements on the issue. In a tweet on climate change she stated, "Combating #climate change has long been one of my top priorities. Even w/ Trump pulling the U.S. out of Paris Climate Accord, we’re still working on bipartisan solutions in Congress, and businesses and states are implementing strategies to save the planet. #ClimateSolutionsCaucus." Eleanor Holmes Norton makes climate change a priority issue as well. In a press release supporting President Obama's rejection of the Keystone Pipeline, she stated, "The President’s decision today to reject the permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline just a few weeks before the Paris summit on climate change reflects emerging economic and environmental realities."100The Delegate co-sponsored the America Wins Act (H.R. 4209) which would place a tax on carbon pollution to raise money for infrastructure projects.100100https://norton.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/norton-presses-importance-of-pre-disaster-funding-at-committee-hearing https://norton.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/norton-presses-importance-of-pre-disaster-funding-at-committee-hearing https://twitter.com/EleanorNorton/status/971481103000395776 https://norton.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/norton-says-president-s-rejection-of-the-keystone-xl-pipeline-asserts https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4209/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22John+Larson%22%5D%7DN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Climate Heroes Running for the U.S. House

NameStateDistrictPartyPositionPosition ScoreCarbon FeeCarbon Fee ScoreOverall ScoreSources
Rodriguez, JuniusIllinois18DIn an interview with the Chicago Tribune, when asked about what steps should the U.S. government should take to curb carbon emissions, U.S. House candidate Junius Rodriguez stated, "I do believe that global warming is a real phenomenon that must be of concern to public policy makers at all levels of government — local, state, and federal. Both man-made (anthropogenic) and natural causes are responsible for the rapid pace at which climate change has occurred within the past three decades, but the preponderance of evidence clearly shows that anthropogenic causes — particularly our reliance upon carbon-based fossil fuels — have contributed significantly to the changes that have occurred... We have made great strides in moving toward creating less of a carbon footprint, but work remains to be done. In this regard, it is vitally important to have state and federal policy makers speaking with a unified voice when it comes to sustained efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We cannot risk sending mixed messages."100In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, the U.S. House candidate stated, "Policy makers have generally suggested two different ways that governments can work effectively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: these include the market-based "cap and trade" solution and the fiscal alternative of creating a carbon tax. Of these two policies, my preference is to use the carbon tax model because I believe that it incentivizes industry to make the necessary changes to protect the environment because it is in their own best interest to do so. I have recently read where a carbon tax of $15 per ton would, over the course of a decade, recover the revenues lost by the tax cut legislation of 2017 while at the same time provide a degree of equity between the red state-blue state imbalance that was built into that measure."100100http://elections.chicagotribune.com/candidates/responses/junius-rodriguez.html
Watson, LizIndiana9DOn U.S. House candidate Liz Watson's energy and environment page, it states, "Today, climate change is the greatest threat to future generations. Our Hoosier tradition of stewardship should be the foundation of our response. Unless we can limit the increase from global warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, we face rising sea levels, lethal heatwaves, superstorms, and drought. There is no time to waste."100The U.S. House candidate also states on her energy and environment page, that, "I support a carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions, which would create the proper incentives for companies to invest in a clean-energy future. It would also raise over a billion dollars to help develop green technology and infrastructure, reinvest in communities harmed by environmental damage, and control the cost of electricity during the transition to a zero-emissions future. Energy independence is a moral, environmental, and national-security imperative. A carbon tax is our best chance to achieve it."100100https://lizforindiana.com/energy-and-the-environment/
Brown, DavidNorth Carolina10DOn U.S. House candidate David Brown's environment page, it states, "Our very existence on this planet is threatened by policies that amount to blatant ignorance of the facts of climate change. Our EPA secretary is a climate change denier. One of the first things Donald Trump did when he took office was to roll back the clean power plan...This past year, our Western counties experienced historic wildfires due to drought conditions, droughts that can be linked to climate change."100It also states on the U.S. House candidate's environment page that, "When elected to office, I will push for Carbon Fee & Dividend as a solution to climate change, and will join the Climate Solutions Caucus."100100https://dwb4congress.com/issue/environment/
Eastman, KaraNebraska2DOn U.S. House candidate Kara Eastman's website it states, "We are the only nation in the world that is not a part of the Paris Climate Accords. We must rejoin the agreement and work together for a healthier future. We must continue to move away from fossil fuel dependence and invest in wind and solar power. We should look to states like California that have set goals for renewable energy and have enacted a cap-and-trade program." The candidate also tweeted, "Climate change is the number one moral issue facing our children today. We cannot continue to allow this administration to roll back policies designed to protect the environment."100According to the Omaha World Herald, during a debate, the U.S. House candidate, "Eastman called climate change the top moral issue facing American children. There is no time to wait for solutions, she said. That’s why she said she backed cap and trade or carbon fee and dividend programs to encourage better energy use by making polluting more costly. Her goal: 100 percent of American electricity from renewable sources."100100https://twitter.com/karaforcongress/status/1015955455716331520 http://eastmanforcongress.com/issues/ https://www.omaha.com/news/politics/don-bacon-kara-eastman-face-off-on-issues-of-immigration/article_85b1af23-d9fa-5b2e-a6a7-fd05e12bce67.html
Wallace, ScottPennsylvania1DOn U.S. House candidate Scott Wallace's climate change page it states, "Donald Trump is so desperate to ignore science that he’s banned parts of the government from using words like “climate change,” and he’s perpetuated the dangerous lie that climate change is a hoax by the Chinese. Climate change is real, it is dangerous, and we ignore it at our own peril. For the past fifteen years, the charitable organization Christy and I have run has become a leader in the fight against climate change. We’ve worked to empower grassroots movements to raise awareness and fight climate change, and to hasten the transition to a prosperous clean-energy future, with jobs, economic opportunity, and a healthier planet for all. Instead of leaders like Trump who say that climate change is a “con job,” we need representatives who will embrace the clean-energy future."100According to The Intell, the U.S. House candidate indicated his support for a fee on carbon in a debate where he said the carbon fee in legislation introduced by his opponent was not enough. 100100https://www.scottwallacepa.com/issue/climate-change/ http://www.theintell.com/news/20181025/fitzpatrick-wallace-make-closing-arguments-in-final-debate
Scott, GeorgePennsylvania10DOn U.S. House candidate George Scott's environment page it states, "I accept the scientific consensus that climate change is real, is caused by humans, and represents a major and growing threat. Furthermore, I accept that it will be my responsibility as a member of Congress to help to address this threat. In Congress, I will work for the people of Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District and not jeopardize their interests in order to serve fossil fuel industry. As a member of Congress, I will support policies that empower communities to create environmental safeguards and strengthen the EPA, while also developing incentives to shift our economy toward renewable energy resources." 100Also on the U.S. House candidate's environment page, it states, "Many elected officials have claimed that we must choose between our economy and our environment. This is a false choice. We can have both, but we need the right policies and the right leaders to implement them. For example, I support a Carbon Fee & Dividend policy that places a carbon fee on fossil fuels early in the supply chain and then pays the money that is collected back out to taxpayers as a dividend. This policy would combat climate change, improve public health, and ultimately grow the economy. Professional calculations estimate that, after 10 years, this policy would decrease carbon emissions by 33%, reduce pollution-related deaths by 13,000 persons annually, and lead to a net increase of 2.1 million jobs."100100https://georgescott4congress.com/our-issues-html/environment/
Enderlin, ChuckGeorgia3DOn U.S. House candidate Chuck Enderlin's website it states, "Earth’s changing environment. Regardless of the various terminology used, the reality is that our planet faces uncertainty from the disruption to Earth’s long-term climate. We must address this immediately. Economically, changing agriculture patterns will alter population centers and global trade. As once abundant resources dwindle, conflicts will break out in previously peaceful areas. Infrastructure will have to be rebuilt to accommodate changing temperatures, sea states, and energy needs. At present, the United States military is making plans for the future abandonment of Naval Station Norfolk due to rising sea levels."100On the U.S. House candidate's website it also states that, "The United States must maintain a carbon tax, hold to the promises we made in the Paris Agreement, and move towards more sustainable energy sources. We cannot afford to fail in this effort, but only unity will bring us success."100100https://chuckenderlin.com/issues/ https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1246622/issue-position-environment#.W6FPBNJKjIU
Morse, JessicaCalifornia4DIn a YouTube video, U.S. House candidate Jessica Morse when discussing climate change, states, "What about the working families here in Tahoe who depend on a five billion dollar a year ski industry as the largest employer in our district and it doesn't fly if it's a 34 degree average low temperature like it was last year we need to solve this urgently we are living on the front lines of climate change whether it is the 120 million bark beetle trees that are dead in our Sierras right now or the you know or drought or forest fire coming in and encroaching on us."100On the U.S. House candidate's environmental protection page, it states, "Instead of subsidizing fossil fuels as we do now, we should put a price on carbon that brings its cost in line with its true cost to society: the costs of increasing hurricanes and fires, of a reduced snowpack, of tree-killing insect infestations. There is bipartisan support for this idea, and as a member of Congress I would work with both parties to build majority support for a mechanism, such as fee and dividend or cap and trade, that can quickly control our emissions and move us past our dependence on dirty fuels."100100https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-hUkS_xgbY https://www.morse4congress.com/environmental-protection/
Mejia, Kenneth California 34GPOn U.S. House candidate Kenneth Mejia's environment page, it states, "The climate crisis is a serious threat to the survival of humanity and life on Earth. To prevent catastrophe, we need a WWII-scale mobilization to transition to a sustainable economy with 100% clean renewable energy, public transit, sustainable agriculture, and conservation by 2030. That’s why we are calling for a Green New Deal to create 20 million jobs by investing in renewables such as wind, solar, tidal and geothermal, as well as public transit, sustainable agriculture, conservation and energy efficiency. Already tens of millions of people have been turned into climate refugees, and hundreds of thousands die annually from air pollution, heat waves, drought-based food shortages, epidemics, storms and other lethal impacts of climate change and fossil fuels. Scientists report that sea levels are rising much faster than predicted, and could overwhelm coastal areas within decades. And as global climate change worsens, wars fought over access to food, water and land could become commonplace."100It also states on the U.S. House candidate's environment page that, "WE will pass legislation targeting carbon emissions and the polluters responsible for them. We will partner together with the Climate Solutions caucus. WE will advocate for a national, revenue-neutral carbon fee-and-dividend system, which would place a predictable, steadily rising price on carbon. All fees collected would be returned to households as a monthly energy dividend. This policy could reduce carbon emissions to 50% of 1990 levels, while creating nearly 3 million jobs in green energy and transportation."100100https://www.mejia4congress.com/environment
Peacock, JuliaCalifornia42DOn U.S. House candidate Julia Peacock's environment page, it states, "America should be leading the fight against climate change. Richard Nixon, a Republican, founded the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970, and it paved the way for other countries to pass crucial environmental protection laws. 97% of climate scientists and our own military leaders agree that climate change is happening right now. This must be dealt with by establishing real programs that protect the environment, by increasing clean energy production, and by guaranteeing we are leaving the planet better than we found it for future generations and their right to drink clean water and to breathe clean air. Clean energy creates jobs. There are currently almost half a million jobs in the related clean energy sector with half of those jobs in Southern California. Clean energy provides long-term, environmentally-friendly solutions to our environmental challenges. We must renew our commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement and to policies that protect our environment for generations to come."100It also states on the U.S. House candidates environment page that, "Carbon pricing, or Cap and Trade, holds polluters responsible. The average American must pay a fee to disposal companies to remove their waste. Why not businesses? Why are businesses exempt from contributing to the care of the planet when they are responsible for helping to pollute it? Droughts, floods, and other extreme weather; loss of agricultural livelihoods; and a lack of fresh drinking water sources are all part of the outcome of putting financial interests ahead of the health and safety of our planet, and ultimately ahead of our citizens." 100100http://peacockforcongress.com/issues/#Environment
Levin, MikeCalifornia49DOn U.S. House candidate Mike Levin's website it states, "I believe strongly in the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is driven by human activity. I will be an outspoken opponent of any and all efforts by the Trump Administration to undermine our global leadership on climate and sustainable energy policy issues. I already have been greatly disturbed by Trump’s efforts to undermine environmental protections to aid the fossil fuel industry."100It also states on the U.S. House candidate's website that, "In order to reduce carbon emissions, I believe we must consider several ideas, including a “revenue-neutral carbon tax” that would impose a price on carbon dioxide, which would be matched dollar for dollar with corresponding cuts of existing taxes. We must also continue to explore cap-and-trade policies to reduce emissions, which have been proven to be largely effective when implemented in California and at the federal level."100100https://mikelevin.org/priorities/
Williams, KathleenMontana1DOn U.S. House candidate Kathleen William's website it states, "Montana’s new reality is hotter, drier, longer summers, earlier runoff, and more intense wildfire seasons. We are also experiencing aggravated forest health issues and longer and more intense fire seasons. Last year’s historic wildfires burned nearly 1,000,000 acres in Montana, cost the state $53.7 million in direct expenditures and $300 million total. Two firefighters lost their lives.... Kathleen worked to advance alternative energy legislation and projects in the state Legislature. She is personally committed to moving away from fossil fuels, having installed solar panels on her home. She drives a plug-in hybrid. These personal choices matter, but national action is still needed. In Congress, Kathleen will consider any reasonable proposal that reduces our greenhouse gas emissions in an efficient, cost-effective way."100It also states on her website that the U.S. House candidate would, "Consider a carbon tax or fee system that internalizes the environmental costs of fossil fuels."100100https://kathleenformontana.com/issues/
Carrigan, SeanSouth Carolina2DIn an interview with Millennial Politics, U.S. House candidate Sean Carrigan stated, "I am all for anything that will help us divorce ourselves from the harmful fossil fuel industry. We must address climate change immediately."100On the U.S. House candidate's energy freedom page, it states that he would implement, "A carbon fee that pays out dividends to renewable energy households."100100https://millennialpolitics.co/sean-carrigan-south-carolina/ http://www.carriganforcongress.com/issue/energy-freedom/
Neguse, JoeColorado2DOn U.S. House candidate Joe Neguse's website, it states, "The right to breathe clean air and drink clean water, which means combatting climate change by significantly increasing investments in renewable energy and supporting the incredible Federal research labs throughout our district, as well as drastically reducing our carbon emissions by eliminating subsidies for fossil-fuel companies, supporting the Keep It In The Ground Act (which would ban fracking on all Federal public lands), fighting for local control so that communities can regulate or outright ban oil and gas development in their communities, and repealing the Federal “Halliburton-loophole” which exempts drilling from the Clean Water Act."100According to EastAfro.com, The U.S. House candidate, "Calls climate change an “existential issue,” particularly for an expecting father. He supports a fee-and-dividend program to reduce carbon emissions, which boils down to a tax on carbon-based fuels and using the collected money to pay for transition to a green economy."100100https://www.joeneguseforcongress.com/issues/ http://www.eastafro.com/2018/06/13/eritrean-us-congressional-candidate-joe-neguse-wants-to-impeach-trump-and-medicare-for-all/
Spaulding, Stephany Colorado5DOn U.S. House candidate Stephany Spaulding's website, it states, "We need a viable, coordinated, popular and immediate response to runaway climate change, which threatens agriculture, coastal cities, human health, biodiversity and global security. We must take back the public conversation and control from those who place record-breaking profits for their fossil fuel donors over the lives of the people they are elected to represent."100It also states on the U.S. House candidate's website that, "Solving this problem [climate change] starts with working across the aisle on a Carbon Dividends Plan developed by self-identified conservative Republicans. I will support this plan to place gradually increasing fees on carbon emissions and return all proceeds to the American people as a regular dividend. Something like this has worked in Alaska for the past 35 years. This market-friendly, small government policy option also opens a path to help conservatives understand the science."100100https://www.stephanyroseforcongress.com/issues
Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria New York14DOn U.S. House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's website, its states, "In order to address runaway global climate change, Alexandria strongly supports transitioning the United States to a carbon-free, 100% renewable energy system and a fully modernized electrical grid by 2035. She believes renewable fuels must be produced in a way that achieves our environmental and energy security goals, so we can move beyond oil responsibly in the fight against climate change. By encouraging the electrification of vehicles, sustainable home heating, distributed rooftop solar generation, and the conversion of the power grid to zero-emissions energy sources, Alexandria believes we can be 100% free of fossil fuels by 2035."100In an interview on Trevor Noah's The Daily Show, when asked about solutions to transitioning to 100% renewable energy, the U.S. House candidate stated, "If we implement a carbon tax on top of that so we can transition and financially incentivize people away from fossil fuels... that's an additional amount of a large amount of revenue that we can have."100100https://ocasio2018.com/issues https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/07/27/daily_show_host_trevor_noah_to_alexandria_ocasio-cortez_how_will_you_pay_for_your_agenda.html
Balter, DanaNew York24DAccording to Auburnpub.com U.S. House candidate Dana Balter stated, "When we make smart investments in renewable energy, it helps us get off of fossil fuels." An excerpt from the article also stated, "Balter views the Paris climate pact, which sought to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit increases in the global average temperature, as an important move to "reaffirm our connections to our allies around the world.""100On the U.S. House candidate's environmental page, it states that she would, "Institute a carbon tax. By putting a price on carbon emissions, we will reduce demand. The market will then move to invest heavily in renewable energy."100100https://electdanabalter.com/issues/#environment https://auburnpub.com/blogs/eye_on_ny/democratic-primary-for-congress-balter-hopes-to-lead-movement-against/article_81f86560-f4d9-53db-8b8e-04498c509653.html
Kanew, JustinTennessee7DOn U.S. House candidate Justin Kanew's environment page, it states, "I'm disturbed by the decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement - an agreement every other country in the world is on board for except Nicaragua (who didn't think it went far enough) and Syria. Every other country understands acknowledging and resisting the damage we're doing to this planet is a common obligation of humanity.'100Also on the U.S. House candidate's environment page, it states, "There's a bipartisan idea swirling around the halls of Congress as we speak: Carbon dividends - recycling revenues from a carbon tax would be given back to the American people as dividend checks. Energy companies would be incentivized to limit their output, and Americans would be on the receiving end for once."100100https://www.kanewforcongress.com/our_environment
Albro, CathyMichigan3DAccording to U.S. House candidate Cathy Albro's website, it states, "Climate change is real and we must work diligently to bring our carbon emissions under control. We are experiencing the effects of severe weather events which include drought, flooding, hurricanes, wild fires, and extreme heat and cold. People with the fewest resources are already paying a higher cost of the burden. This will only get worse."100It also states on the U.S. House candidates website, that, "I support the work of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby and their plan for a Carbon Fee and Dividend. This bi-partisan plan is a revenue-neutral carbon tax with 100% of the net revenue returned directly to households. It is projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 52% below 1990 levels within 20 years while growing the economy and saving lives. It’s long past time to recognize the hidden costs of pollution and hold the responsible accountable for their actions."100100https://cathyalbroforcongress.com/the-issues/
Bizon, KimberlyMichigan10DIn a You Tube video U.S. House candidate Kimberly Bizon, stated, "I am pro earth, I am pro snow, I am pro clean water, and I am pro clean air. I am very concerned about the future and whete we will leave the future for others... I don't need to know science to know we are in a climate crises. The sea is rising, the air is polluted, species are dying off... I want to be a part of the solution not the problem... Divesting from fossil fuels is not a choice, it is mandatory. 100According to the Times Herald, U.S. House candidate, "Bizon said she has experience as a leader in the Climate Reality Project. She said she works networking for sustainable communities and acting as a citizen’s climate lobbyist, traveling to Washington D.C. “trying to build the political will” for carbon fees and dividends legislation."100100https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgKyYSSEL8U https://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/2018/03/26/2-democrats-running-take-mitchell/448871002/
Craig, AngieMinnesota2DOn U.S. House candidate Angie Craig's website, it states, "There’s no denying it – climate change is happening and we have to address it now. In Minnesota, we’ve already seen milder winters, heat waves, droughts, and floods. Climate change is a threat to our environment and the health and safety of all Americans."100Also on the U.S. House candidate's website, it states, "I look forward to working on a bi-partisan basis to pass common sense initiatives, like instituting a carbon fee and dividend program to reduce our nation’s reliance on fossil fuels through market-based solutions."100100https://www.angiecraig.com/issues/#environment
Phillips, DeanMinnesota3DOn U.S. House candidate Dean Phillip's climate change page, it states, "We didn’t leave the Stone Age because we ran out of rocks; rather, we developed better ways of doing things. In the 21st century, it’s time to accelerate our transition to a clean-energy economy, reduce our carbon footprint, and preserve our planet for future generations.”100Also on the U.S. House candidate's climate change page, it states, "Monetizing greenhouse gas emissions allows the free market to figure out the best solutions to addressing the threat posed by global climate change. Dean supports an approach like the Carbon Fee and Dividend Plan advocated by the Climate Leadership Council, which is revenue-neutral and will benefit every American."100100https://www.phillipsforcongress.org/priorities/climate-change/
Patel, SanjayFlorida8DOn U.S. House candidate Sanjay Patel's website it states, that he supports, "A Green New Deal that would put millions of Americans to work sustainably rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and converting our economy to 100% renewable energy; preparing our coastline for sea level rise... Making policy and infrastructure investments based on science, including the overwhelming evidence that humans are the main cause of climate change."100Also on the U.S. House candidate's website, it states that he supports, "A carbon tax to compensate for the true cost of fossil fuels."100100https://www.votesanjaypatel.com/issues/
Kosper, JosephTexas21DOn U.S. House candidate Joseph Kosper's climate & energy page, it states, "Climate change is real and scientists globally accept that emission of carbon dioxide through human consumption of fossil fuels is its principal contributing cause. A stable climate is a critical underpinning of quality of life and sustaining that stability—while exploring leadership solutions for a less stable climate—are at the core of my energy policies. Climate change is not only real and impacted by human behavior, but the negative consequences to billions of people staggeringly outweigh the incidental benefits to fossil fuel companies. Climate change is a proven threat multiplier, leading to increased conflict over resource scarcity. This is the existential threat of our time."100Also on the U.S. House candidate's climate & energy page, it states, "I support a gradually increasing fee on carbon dioxide emissions, along the lines proposed by the Brookings Institute. This fee should be implemented at the first point of entry of fossil fuels into the economy, i.e., the mine, well, or port. Consistently, studies have shown that a carbon tax is the most efficient and effective way to reduce carbon emissions."100100https://kopserforcongress.com/my-values/climate-energy/
Oliver, JulieTexas25DOn U.S. House candidate Julie Oliver's climate page, it states, "We need a fundamental shift in our governing philosophy at the federal and state level in Texas so we can aggressively address global climate change as the threat to our lives and national security it is. I strongly support transitioning this country to carbon-free, 100% renewable energy. I'm also in favor of a fully modernized electrical grid -- and of setting a goal of achieving it by 2035."100It also states on the U.S. House candidate's climate page that, "I also plan to support efforts under way to impose a carbon-fee-and-dividend, so that we can significantly reduce CO2 emissions and, according to a REMI study detailing the effects of this dividend, add millions of jobs to the economy."100100https://www.oliver2018.com/issues/climate

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