Climate Zeros 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
Fischer, Deb1NebraskaRAccording to the Lincoln Journal Star, Jessica Clowser, a legislative aide for Senator Fischer stated that the Senator acknowledges that the climate is changing but believes its due to natural cycles. Senator Fischer has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Senator does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority. 000Senator Fischer signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by Americans for Prosperity (AFP). The pledge indicates that signers will oppose any legislation relating to climate change that increases government revenue. This would include a fee on carbon. She voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). She voted for an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).00https://journalstar.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/local-view-climate-change-has-arrived-in-nebraska/article_106e6038-d5e8-5f26-8808-866ef29c0371.html http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/fischer-kerrey-show-stark-differences-in-senate-debate/article_e76d8368-2b37-599e-8942-29fac0dc24c4.html http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollution http://www.ontheissues.org/Notebook/Note_10-AFP.htmAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cruz, Ted1TexasRIn 2015 the Washington Post quoted Senator Cruz stating, "Many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up. In particular, satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there’s been zero warming.”Senator Cruz demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by combatting climate science. According to the New York Magazine, Senator Cruz joined four other Senators in calling for an investigation into the National Science Foundation over a program that educated meteorologists on climate change. The Senator also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. During an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the Senator stated, "You and I are both old enough to remember 30, 40 years ago, when, at the time, we were being told by liberal politicians and some scientists that the problem was global cooling... That we were facing the threat of an incoming ice age. And their solution to this problem is that we needed massive government control of the economy, the energy sector and every aspect of our lives. But then, as you noted, the data didn't back that up. So then, many of those same liberal politicians and a number of those same scientists switched their theory to global warming."000Senator Cruz voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted for an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution). Cruz has expressed explicit opposition to a carbon fee in any form.00https://www.senate.gov/legislative/votes.htm https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/03/26/ted-cruzs-claim-that-there-has-been-zero-global-warming-in-17-years/?utm_term=.22a75334c751 http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/gop-senators-climate-change-education-program-is-propaganda.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/federal-eye/wp/2015/01/21/climate-change-skeptics-cruz-and-rubio-now-help-oversee-nations-climate-science/?utm_term=.d43fb2a908fb https://www.npr.org/2015/12/09/459026242/scientific-evidence-doesn-t-support-global-warming-sen-ted-cruz-says https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-30/trump-finds-common-ground-with-cruz-in-opposition-to-carbon-tax https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Barrasso, John2Wyoming RAccording to The Hill, when asked about human induced climate change Senator Barrasso responded, "The climate is constantly changing. The role human activity plays is not known.”Senator Barrasso demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's rollback of the Clean Power Plan. In an interview with PBS, Senator Barrasso, stated, "Well, I think it was a bold and decisive action by Donald Trump. I think is going to be helpful to energy independence for America, energy security for our country, and certainly for jobs. That, to me, is the key driver." The Senator also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an op-ed published on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Senator supported the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement writing, "The international climate deal was negotiated badly and signed out of desperation. In fact, there was enough bipartisan opposition to the pact that Mr. Obama bypassed sending it to the Senate for ratification as a treaty. The agreement rests on little more than the former president’s handshake. The Paris deal imposed on the United States unrealistic targets for reducing our carbon emissions. It set America’s standards higher than for much of the world, while giving countries like China a free pass for years to come."000Senator Barrasso voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted for an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).00http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/208431-gop-leader-climate-change-science-not-known https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/barrasso-trump-climate-rollback-helps-u-s-energy-superpower https://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2017/3/barrasso-op-ed-toward-a-better-climate-sans-paris https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Wiker, Roger2MississippiRIn a press release, Senator Wicker, states that, “[Climate] Science shows that there is an increase of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. But it has not been compellingly proven that mankind is responsible for the rise in atmospheric CO2, nor is it clear what impact CO2 has on Earth's temperatures."Senator Wicker demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting climate denying scientists. According to the Clarion Ledger he stated, "I agree with the more than 31,000 American scientists who do not believe the science on this matter is settled. Scientific research is advanced by asking questions and allowing for multiple viewpoints. With so much at stake — our economy, our livelihoods, and our environment — we should be tolerant of differences of opinion." The Senator does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 000In a press release Senator Wicker announced his opposition to a fee on carbon stating, “A carbon dioxide tax would negatively impact every single American. The Obama administration’s energy and climate change policies rely on new taxes and regulations that would have damaging effects on the economy of Mississippi and the entire country.  A carbon tax would be prohibitively costly to the nation.” He voted against an amendment by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which would have created an explicit fee for carbon dioxide emissions (S. Amdt. 646 to S. Con. Res. 8, 113th Congress 2013-2014). He voted for an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt that would have prohibited congress from passing a fee on carbon (S. Con. Res. 8, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution).00https://www.wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/weekly-report?ID=7e3e0cae-fa4b-f8e7-68fc-295c843ad29a https://www.clarionledger.com/story/dailyledes/2015/01/22/wicker-no-vote-climate-change-not-a-hoax/22156433/ https://www.wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=8BCF3117-BF43-43A1-9143-0D7AF7548F6B http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/roger-f-wicker https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s58 http://scorecard.lcv.org/roll-call-vote/2013-59-pricing-carbon-pollutionAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate

Climate Zeros Running for the U.S. Senate

NameStatePartyPositionPosition ScoreCarbon FeeCarbon Fee ScoreOverall ScoreSources
Barletta, LouPennsylvaniaRAccording to the Citizen Voice, Congressman Barletta stated in reference to climate change that, "There's arguments on both sides. I'm not convinced that there's scientific evidence that proves that. I believe there's some that can also argue the opposite."0Congressman Barletta did not vote on a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Barletta voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/despite-varying-views-kanjorski-barletta-agree-a-lot-on-energy-issues-1.1050145 https://barletta.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/barletta-statement-regarding-us-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-agreement https://barletta.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/barletta-statement-regarding-another-obama-overreach-on-energy http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call
Blackburn, MarshaTennesseeRAccording to Vanity Fair, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, stated, "Science around [climate change] is not a settled science.”0Congresswoman Blackburn voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Congresswoman Blackburn voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H.Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Rep.Blackburn did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9186/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://www.ontheissues.org/Notebook/Note_10-AFP.htm
Hutchinson, SusanWashington RIn a tweet, U.S. Senate candidate Susan Hutchinson, wrote that, "Cantwell says the devastating smoke from wildfires is a result of global warming, but the experts will tell you it's mismanagement of our forests. We need science-based resource mgmt policies, not a Senator beholden to extreme environmental special interests. Watch & RT to share!" 0On the U.S. Senate candidate's website, it states, "Republicans believe that people know better than the government how to spend their hard-earned money. That’s why I’ve been on the front lines fighting against a state income tax on working families, the carbon tax on mobility, and the job destroying “head tax” in Seattle."00https://twitter.com/Susan4Senate/status/1031931507731050501 https://www.susan4senate.com/18-reasons.html

Climate Zeros 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
Byrne, BradleyAlabama1RCongressman Byrne on multiple occasions referred to President Obama's policies to curb climate change as radical. In a 2014 press release he stated, "In fact, since the election, the President has only moved further to the extremes, pushing his radical climate change agenda and new regulations on the Internet." And in a 2016 press release stated, "Unfortunately, in his budget proposal this year, President Obama recommended that the money be taken away from the Gulf States and instead be spread around the country to implement his radical climate agenda." In the same press releases he claimed that climate projects are, "politically-driven." 00Congressman Byrne has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by proposing a 2015 amendment that would cut funding from the energy and water appropriations bill from the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) program, which works to develop and research carbon free energy technologies as indicated by a 2015 press release. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page, the Congressman advocates for offshore energy development, stating, "We should continue to responsibly grow and expand offshore energy production in the Gulf. A strong energy strategy leads to smaller energy bills for families and more jobs for Americans." 0Congressman Byrne voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Congressman Byrne was not in office to vote on the 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H.Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Rep. Byrne did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://byrne.house.gov/media-center/columns/it-s-time-to-get-to-work https://byrne.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/byrne-amendment-protects-gulf-coast-energy-revenue https://byrne.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/byrne-offers-amendment-to-cut-over-1-billion-in-spending https://byrne.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Roby, MarthaAlabama2RIn a press release responding to a 2014 assessment on climate change a spokesperson for Congresswoman Roby stated, "As is too often the case, global warming policy here is ahead of the science. Rep. Roby supports an 'all-of-the-above' approach to energy that would boost domestic production, decrease reliance on foreign energy, and develop clean and renewable sources that can power future generations. We can do all that without overly-burdensome environmental policies that raise energy prices and stifle economic growth." 00Congresswoman Roby has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Paris Agreement. She was also quoted in the Alabama Reporter speaking out against the Paris Agreement stating, "President Obama is in Paris this week for a multinational discussion of energy policies and climate change. In addition to a lot of pomp and circumstance, we can probably expect the President to call for heavy restrictions and more government mandates to reduce carbon emissions, while painting a bleak picture of our energy outlook.” Rep. Roby does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority. According to the Alabama Reporter, Rep. Roby, responded to Administrator Pruitt rolling back the Clean Power Plan by emailing her constituents stating, "The war on coal is over...Great news! This morning Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt announced that the Trump Administration is formally withdrawing the so-called 'clean power plant' rule that sought to force states into unrealistic carbon emission standards.”0Congresswoman Roby voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Congresswoman Roby voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H.Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Rep. Roby signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://roby.house.gov/roby-news/al-representatives-voice-opinions-new-climate-assessment http://www.alreporter.com/2015/12/01/roby-says-american-energy-revolution-not-government-mandates-is-responsible-for-dropping-emissions/ http://www.alreporter.com/2017/10/12/roby-declares-war-coal/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9186/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rogers, MikeAlabama3RIn response to the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment which reported that heat waves and more intense storms would be exacerbated by global warming, the Congressman was quoted In a press release found on Rep. Roby's page, which stated that, "President Obama and his Administration will stop at nothing to push his radical environmental policies onto our economy. This report is another chapter of the EPA's War on Coal, and lays the groundwork for yet another regulatory end run around Congress. These policies, if not stopped, will cost American families in higher electricity rates and hurt good paying jobs." 00Congressman Rogers has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by actively speaking out against the U.N.'s work to tackle global climate change, stating in a press release, "To name a few, these initiatives include actions like the Law of the Sea Treaty, which would subject our country to internationally-based environmental mandates, costing American businesses more money, or the U.N.’s work to re-establish an international regulation regime on global warming which would heavily target our fossil fuels." This is according to a 2015 press release found on the Congressman's page. Rep. Rodgers does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman Rogers voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Rogers also voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). The Congressman signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://roby.house.gov/roby-news/al-representatives-voice-opinions-new-climate-assessment https://mikerogers.house.gov/press-release/report-washington-restoring-and-protecting-american-sovereignty https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/michael-rogers-0 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Aderholt, RobertAlabama 4RIn a 2010 op-ed in The Daily Mountain Eagle, the Congressman flouted the science that underpins climate change blaming current warming on natural cycles, writing, "I fall into the second group of people who believe, as do many very credible scientists, that the earth is currently in a natural warming cycle rather than a man-made climate change. Many scientists believe that natural cycles of warming and cooling have existed since the beginning of Earth. If we take the current models of climate prediction and apply those same models to what actually happened in the last thirty years, the models are shown to be very flawed. In addition, what knowledge we do have of a warming period in the Middle Ages cannot be explained by current models which are focused on greenhouse gas reductions." 00Congressman Aderholt has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by referring to climate research as, "bad science," according to the Los Angeles Times. The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a 2013 tweet quoting himself, he wrote, "Aderholt: ‘The Only Climate We Should be Talking About Today is this Country’s stalled Economic and Jobs Climate’." 0Congressman Aderholt voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Congressman Aderholt also voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Rep. Aderholt did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://aderholt.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/controversy-about-climate-change http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-what-causes-climate-change-denial-20150410-column.html http://www.climatepolitics.info/wiki/Robert_Aderholt http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/robert-aderholt-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Brooks, MoAlabama 5RCongressman Brooks was quoted on climate change by the Montgomery Advertiser that there is, "No hard scientific factual data at this point.. plant life does better because of the enriched environment on which they can live... Most of our temperature data dates from 1960s and 1970s; that’s about as good as our good scientific data goes...to try to base long-term climate change prognostications on 40 or 50 years of data is absurd." 00Congressman Brooks has not demonstrated leadership on climate change as seen by quotes like this posted by Organizers For America. "I'm also old enough to remember when the same left-wing part of our society was creating a global cooling scare in order to generate funds for their pet projects. So 30-some years ago the big scare was global cooling, and once they drained that, they shifted to global warming." Rep. Brooks does not make, prominent public statements on climate change nor has he made it a priority issue. According to CNN during a hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, the Congressman belittled climate science stating, "What about erosion? Every time you have that soil or rock, whatever it is, that is deposited into the seas, that forces the sea levels to rise because now you've got less space in those oceans because the bottom is moving up."0Congressman Brooks voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Brooks voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Congressman Brooks did sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/politics/southunionstreet/2017/07/14/alabama-senate-race-climate-change-impacts-loom-but-candidates-divide/479731001/ https://monroe.ofa.us/climate-change-deniers/mo-brooks-alabama/ https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/17/politics/mo-brooks-nasa-climate-change/index.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/mo-brooks https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Palmer, GaryAlabama6RIn a letter responding to news outlet, Weld, Congressman Palmer mades the following statement on whether he believed climate change existed. "Disagreements arise not over whether the climate is changing, but why these changes are happening. While many have asserted that human activity is the driving force behind climate change, this is far from “settled science." Historic fluctuations in climate have been similar to or greater than what we have observed in the last 50 years, and the climate models used to justify government action have routinely failed to reproduce observed results or accurately predict future changes." 00Congressman Palmer demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by attempting to pass the Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2015 (H.R. 3880) that would have inhibited the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating global warming causing greenhouse gas emissions. In a press release he sated “While the bill is focused on greenhouse gas regulations, the real crux of this bill is EPA and other agencies have given themselves too much power.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to AL.com the Congressman claimed that arctic sea ice was expanding during a time of record lows. 0Congressman Palmer voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Palmer was not in Congress and did not vote for the 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). The Congressman did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://weldbham.com/blog/2015/05/27/gary-palmer-speaks-on-climate-change/# https://palmer.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/gop-pushes-bill-rein-epas-global-warming-agenda http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/gary_palmer_arctic_sea_ice_is.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Young, DonAlaska1ROn Congressman Young's global warming page he says. "Alaska is the focal point in the global warming debate. I do not challenge that climate change is occurring, but the central question awaiting an answer is to what extent man-made emissions are responsible for this change. Contrary to popular opinion, that question remains unanswered."00Congressman Young demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by going on the YouTube Channel Juneau Empire and disagreeing with the science behind climate change, stating, "because I studied the geological structure of this globe and you see this happen all around the world one place is warm and one place is cold we get in snow in Fairbanks...Why well it's climate change well maybe it is but was it caused by man?" The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. This is seen by a statement made on KTVA in an interview with Matt Feeling, where he said that climate change is, "The biggest scam since the teapot dome scandal."0Congressman Young voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep Young did not vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Rep. Young did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://donyoung.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=5006 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGyYxcKzmQE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKcmjBBtxrs https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/house/2013Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gosar, Paul A.Arizona4RCongressman Gosar wrote an op-ed for the news source Town Hall, where he boycotted the Pope's address on climate change stating, "The earth's climate has been changing since God created it, with or without man. On that, we should all agree… If the Pope wants to devote his life to fighting climate change then he can do so in his personal time. But to promote questionable science as Catholic dogma is ridiculous."00Congressman Gosar demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating against the Paris Agreement. In a press release he stated that, "This unconstitutional treaty is nothing more than an extension of the Obama Administration’s ideological war on affordable energy." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Goasr in a 2014 press release a condemned President Obama's Clean Power Plan saying, "The Obama Environmental Protection Agency’s unnatural fixation with destroying the coal industry, killing jobs and driving up energy prices for consumers continues today." 0Congressman Gosar did not vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). The Congressman voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Rep. Gosar signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://townhall.com/columnists/congressmanpaulgosar/2015/09/17/why-i-am-boycotting-pope-francis-address-to-congress-n2053596 https://gosar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1480 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/paul-gosar https://gosar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1902 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Biggs, AndyArizona5RCongressman Biggs stated in a candidate survey with the Arizona Republic that, “I do not believe climate change is occurring... I do not think that humans have a significant impact on climate. The federal government should stop regulating and stomping on our economy and freedoms in the name of a discredited theory.” 00Congressman Biggs demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by belittling the science behind climate change. According to the Arizona Central, when asked about climate change by a constituent the Congressman stated, "There are credible scientists who say climate change exists; we aren’t sure why. ... There are credible scientists who say it doesn’t.”. As a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology the Congressman spoke against the Clean Power Plan stating, "We simply must eliminate costly, unjustifiable regulations. For example, President Obama’s climate change actions, such as the Clean Power Plan, have been estimated to cost billions annually, while having a negligible impact on the environment." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. When being shouted down at a town hall on his climate change position he compared himself to Albert Einstein saying, “The same attitude you take is the exact same attitude that Einstein faced over physics. That’s exactly what happened to him. They shouted him down until he was able to demonstrate.”0According to The Guardian, When addressing a price on carbon pollution Congressman Biggs stated, "It is simply not right for Americans to be bearing the brunt of costs when the majority of benefits will be conferred away from home." Congressman Biggs voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). The Congressman was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Rep. Biggs did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/house-science-panel-adds-climate-denying-members/ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2017/04/12/andy-biggs-town-hall-arizona/100124436/ https://www.axios.com/house-republican-introduces-measure-to-defund-key-climate-research-1513305154-736cf113-739c-4e5e-801c-0933df46c80a.html https://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/HHRG-115-SY-WState-B001302-20170329.pdf https://newrepublic.com/minutes/142035/climate-denying-congressman-compared-einstein-constituents-booed-him https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/mar/01/republican-hearing-calls-for-a-lower-carbon-pollution-price-it-should-be-much-higher https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Schweikert, DavidArizona6ROn the show Hill Heat, when asked his thoughts on climate change Congressman Schweikert responded, "Well I don't see the data now...I have not sat there with pages and pages of data but think about the complexity of a worldwide system and the amount of data you would have to capture and then how do you adjust for a sunspot, do you adjust for hurricane this and that? I think it's incredibly arrogant for you know the Al Gores of the world to stand up and say the world is coming to an end because as a kid I remember the flip side when they were telling me we're going into an ice age in the 1970's." 00Congressman Schweikert demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by co-sponsoring an amendment to the Electricity Security and Affordability Act that would limit the EPA's ability to curb greenhouse gasses (H.Amdt.576 to H.R. 3826). The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a 2014 press release opposing the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "This Administration has been consistently steeped in political rhetoric and today's announcement is no different. Our energy industry deserves measurements and goals that promote the reduction of emissions without crippling an entire industry's growth and sending jobs outside of the United States."0Congressman Schweikert voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Schweikert voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO6QCQ30f24 https://schweikert.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-schweikert-co-sponsors-amendment-curb-epa-overreach-power-plant https://schweikert.house.gov/issues/energy-environment https://schweikert.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-schweikert-clean-power-plan-proposal-1000-pages-overregulation https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/david-schweikert https://www.congress.gov/amendment/113th-congress/house-amendment/576Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Lesko, DebbieArizona8RAccording to AZ Central, Congresswoman Lesko, when asked about climate change stated, "Is some of it, maybe, human-caused? Possibly. But certainly not the majority of it. I think it just goes through cycles and it has to do a lot with the sun. So no, I'm not a global warming proponent."00Congresswoman Lesko demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Clean Power Plan. In an interview with E&E News, she stated, "I'm totally in disagreement with the EPA's proposed rules, and if I didn't sign onto that letter I should have signed onto that letter. They're going to damage the economy of our state drastically. In fact, one of our major power utility companies, SRP, Salt River Project, said it's impossible to do what they have proposed to do in the timeline they have proposed to do it, which is basically eliminate all coal-fired power plants by 2020. They can't do it. It's impossible." The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority. 0Congresswoman Lesko voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Lesko was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). She did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2018/01/30/west-valley-congressional-candidates-climate-change/1067821001/ https://www.eenews.net/tv/videos/2001/transcript http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Crawford, RickArkansas1RCongressman Crawford does not believe in the science underpinning climate change as shown from this statement found on the news source Talk, Business & Politics. "There's not sound science to support some of the initiatives that the President, I think, is committed to. We know that some of the research was faulty and it drove a lot of the agenda for a long time, and then it turned out there were some questions about the validity of that research. I don't see a lot of the green initiatives that are being talked about being supported by scientific data, but more supported by political agendas."00Congressman Crawford demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by speaking out against President Obama's efforts to reduce coal emissions, writing in his 2013 weekly column that "Today, roughly 50% of Arkansas homes are powered by coal energy. This is a power source that provides affordable heating and power for Arkansans, especially those in rural parts of the state. By propagating new regulations like the one President Obama announced on Friday, he misunderstands who will truly bear the heavy burden of his actions." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On KUAF Morning Edition the Congressman when asked about the Paris Agreement stated, "President Obama did not have the authority to commit the United States to the Paris Accord... If this is a non-binding agreement what's the point of being apart of it...Other nations want us to do everything to fix the environment and don't want to participate at the same level that we do." 0Congressman Crawford voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Crawford voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scaise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://talkbusiness.net/2013/01/cong-crawford-wants-permanent-spending-controls/ https://crawford.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=350654 http://kuaf.com/post/crawford-talks-comey-hearings-cuba-climate-change#stream/0 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/rick-a-crawford http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Womack, SteveArkansas3RAccording to Talk Business & Politics, Congressman Womack was quoted stating, "I’m not sold on the philosophy that man is the sole contributor of climate change- but we have to be careful that the United States doesn’t take a disproportionate amount of responsibility and monetary commitment for this issue,” 00Congressman Womack demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by working to persuade President Obama to approve the Keystone Pipeline. In a 2015 press release he stated, "Today’s passage of S. 1 not only supports jobs creation and an all-of-the-above energy policy critical to America’s success by finally approving the Keystone XL, but it also marks the turning of a page towards smart, bipartisan workings with the newly-led Senate. President Obama has no more excuses, and I urge him to work with us and sign this commonsense, bipartisan bill into law.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He opposed President Obama's Clean Power Plan in a press release stating, “Today, President Obama announced plans to expand his oppressive energy agenda, establishing even more restrictions, pushing new backdoor energy taxes, and delaying solutions – like the Keystone pipeline – that will address our rising energy costs...” 0Congressman Womack voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Womack voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://talkbusiness.net/2017/06/arkansas-congressional-delegation-applauds-trumps-withdrawal-from-climate-treaty/ https://womack.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398483 https://womack.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=340529 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/steve-womack https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Lamalfa, DougCalifornia1RGrist reported Congressman Lamalfa taking a position against the science underpinning climate change. "It's 'bad science.' It's 'Al Gore.' It's a 'naturally occurring cycle.' You should 'look at the numbers.'" He was also been reported by the Daily Kos stating that, “The climate of the globe has been fluctuating since God created it.”00Congressman Lamalfa demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by claiming that he "doesn't buy," man made climate change at a Town Hall according to the Los Angeles Times. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Lamalfa opposed the Clean Power Plan stating in a press release that, "The Clean Power Plan has a nice sounding name, but in reality, it’s a prime example of burdensome and unnecessary regulation on America’s energy industry. The Obama Administration repeatedly overstepped its authority and ignored the longstanding limits to Executive power, and now we must right the ship...I applaud Administrator Pruitt and the EPA for proposing to repeal this rule before it takes effect, and I look forward to a rule making process that is transparent and takes into account the needs and input of states before imposing heavy-handed regulations that leave American workers and energy production out in the cold.” 0Congressman Lamalfa voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Lamalfa voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. On top of this Congressman Lamalfa called a carbon fee a, “job-killing scheme,” in a brief sponsored by the Center for American Progress. 00https://grist.org/politics/doug-lamalfa-is-the-archetypal-climate-denying-idio/ http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-northern-california-congressman-doug-1502129596-htmlstory.html https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/9/15/1421547/-The-educational-inferno https://mullin.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=738 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/doug-lamalfa https://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/28144132/CarbonPriceFiscal-brief.pdfAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McClintock, TomCalifornia4RCongressman McClintock in a speech at a Heartland Institute conference in 2009 stated, "First, if global warming is caused by your SUV, why is it that we're seeing global warming on every other body in the solar system? For the last decade or so, the Martian south polar ice cap has conspicuously receded. Pluto is warming – about two degrees Celsius over the past 14 years. Jupiter is showing dramatic climate change by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Even Neptune's moon, Triton, has warmed five percent on the absolute temperature scale—the equivalent of a 22 degrees Fahrenheit increase on Earth – from 1989 to 1998. If you have any doubt, just Google "Pluto Warming" or "Mars Warming" or whatever your favorite planet or former planet might be."00Congressman McClintock demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by agreeing with President Trumps decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement in a press release stating, "The Paris Climate Accord would condemn our nation to Obama-era economic stagnation, sky-rocketing energy prices, lower wages and lost jobs. President Trump has stood behind America's taxpayers and workers by stopping this folly." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On Facebook he criticized the Clean Power Plan saying, "This #CostlyEnergyPlan will impose an irresponsible, massive burden on job creation and economic growth for absolutely no benefits. Rather, we should stop this national energy tax and take real steps to lower electricity costs for all Americans."0In a 2009 speech on the Laffer Curve the Congressman claimed that a carbon tax would impact families. "The other tax will directly hammer families with higher energy and consumer prices through a $656 billion carbon tax." Congressman McClintock voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. McClintock voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://mcclintock.house.gov/newsroom/speeches/inconvenient-questions https://mcclintock.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/statement-on-president-trumps-decision-to-withdraw-from-the-paris-climate https://www.facebook.com/jointom/posts/10152939531111861 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/tom-mcclintock Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Nunes, DevinCalifornia22RAccording to Motherboard Vice, the Congressman stated, "As we evaluate this issue carefully, it is important to remember the scientific limitations which impact our understanding. Countless studies have been published - many of them contradicting - related to global warming. The fact of the matter is that there are aspects of climate science that are proven, and there are other aspects that have significantly less certainty. Scientists have documented that the Earth's temperature is rising. However, scientists admit that they cannot be sure whether the Earth's temperature is rising due to cyclical warming and cooling processes, or whether and how much humans are influencing it."00Congressman Nunes demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by belittling climate change's impact on the California drought. According to the New York Times, the Congressman states, "Global warming is nonsense...There was plenty of water. This has nothing to do with drought. They can blame global warming all they want, but this is about mathematics and engineering.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to his blog titled, "Defying the global warming alarmists," he is a, "long-time advocate," of offshore drilling and refers to those that are strong on climate action as, "alarmists," and, "global warming prophets of doom." 0Congressman Nunes voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Nunes also voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d7yekv/climate-deniers-congress-california https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/15/us/politics/obama-to-announce-aid-for-drought-racked-california.html https://nunes.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398688 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9160/print Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McCarthy, KevinCalifornia23RAccording to the Wall Street Journal, the Congressman stated, "I think there are changes in the environment. There are a lot of items to contribute to it."00Congressman McCarthy demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement stating in a press release that, "The previous Administration refused to recognize that private innovation and American natural gas have achieved more than government mandates and misguided international agreements—and that naiveté led President Obama to sign a climate deal that will impose great costs with little gain. President Trump made the right call in leaving a deal that would have put an unnecessary burden on the United States." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman advocated in a press release for the repeal of methane emission rules, stating, "The Obama administration moved at the 11th hour to limit the oil-and-gas industry through a new methane regulation. It could cost up to $1 billion by 2025, the American Petroleum Institute estimates...The additional regulation would force small and struggling operations—in the West in particular—to close up shop, which is why it will be one of the first to go."0Congressman McCarthy voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. McCarthy voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2014/06/13/5-things-to-know-about-rep-kevin-mccarthys-energy-policies/ https://www.majorityleader.gov/2017/06/01/paris-climate-deal/ https://www.majorityleader.gov/2017/01/25/leader-mccarthy-wsj-house-will-roll-back-washingtons-rule-bureaucrat/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9146/printAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rohrabacher, DanaCalifornia48ROn the Congressman's global warming page it reads, "In 2001, over 17,000 scientists signed a petition asking the United States government to not agree to the Kyoto treaty. These distinguished researchers said: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate." 00Congressman Rohrabacher demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by publishing a blog post in the Washington Post ridiculing President Obama's green agenda and stating, "Mr. President, we both know I have referred to the theory of man-made global warming as a “hoax,” and, yes, I once used to the phrase “dinosaur flatulence” as a soft jab at what I considered to be climate alarmism." At a House Science Committee hearing the Congressman felt it inappropriate to use the term denier to refer to people who reject climate change stating, "Yet we have just a few weeks ago an offshoot of President Obama’s reelection campaign listed ‘climate deniers.’ The only other... use of that term is Holocaust denier. Do you use the term denier for those people who disagree with you on climate science and do you think that term is appropriate in engaging in a civil discourse over a scientific issue?” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman posted on his site a letter from 16 scientists declaring that there's no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to 'decarbonize' the world's economy. 0Congressman Rohrabacher voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Rohrabacher voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Despite this he did not the sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00 https://rohrabacher.house.gov/issues/global-warming https://rohrabacher.house.gov/media-center/blog/rohrabacher-presidential-snow-job-on-global-warming https://rohrabacher.house.gov/republican-slams-pro-obama-group-listing-%E2%80%98climate-deniers%E2%80%99 https://rohrabacher.house.gov/no-need-panic-about-global-warming-theres-no-compelling-scientific-argument-drastic-action https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/dana-t-rohrabacher-1 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hunter, Duncan D.California50RAs reported by East County Magazine, during a community legislative forum in San Diego, the Congressman when asked about global warming stated, “Nobody really knows the cause...The earth cools, the earth warms…It could be caused by carbon dioxide or methane. Maybe we should kill the cows to stop the methane, or stop breathing to stop the CO2…Thousands of people die every year of cold, so if we had global warming it would save lives…We ought to look out for people. The earth can take care of itself.”00Congressman Hunter demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by speaking up against the Paris Agreement in an interview on One America News Networks, the Daily Ledger, stating, "Yeah because in Congress we aren't going to pass laws that hurt the American economy so the president can say that he did climate change stuff in Europe. So we're not going to pass any laws so the only thing that he can do is rewrite regulations change some rules give the EPA more more power than it already has and frankly he's been doing this for the last seven years this is nothing new. I mean we've been fighting the Obama the environmental attack on American business since I've been in Congress." The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to the San Diego Times, during a debate with challenger James Kimber, Congressman Hunter stated on climate change that, "There is climate change...Is there human-caused climate change? I don’t buy that.” 0Congressman Hunter voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Hunter voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). Despite this he did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/politics-paradise-filner-hunter-clash-healthcare-budget-climate-change-more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnmtPw6pqxs https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2014/09/26/hunter-kimber-spar-50th-district-debate/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/duncan-d-hunter-0 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Tipton, ScottColorado3RIn an interview with Think Progress, the Congressman responded to a question on climate change stating, "Is there climate change? I live in the shadow of some of the greatest climate change the world has ever seen. It’s called the Rocky Mountains. When the glaciers went back." In a follow up question also about climate change the Rep. Tipton responded, "I think we need to be very cautious in trying again to divide America. You’re either for or against. Let’s do things responsibly. Let’s make sure we’ve got great technology now that we’re able to take advantage of. Do we have cycles that we’ve gone through? The rings on the trees tell us so. That does not absolve us of the responsibility of just being responsible and making good, common-sense decisions. Here in the state of Colorado as our tree rings demonstrate, we’ve had droughts long before there were very many people here."00Congressman Tipton demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change advocating against the Paris Agreement. According to Our Community Now, in a survey provided by Colorado Public Radio, in which he states, "I do not support the Paris climate deal or any other executive order that puts our economy at a competitive disadvantage to our peers, forcing Americans to shoulder the cost for a climate deal that does nothing tangible to limit the world’s biggest polluters like China, India and Mexico.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his issues page, under energy and environment he states his support of clean coal a main contributor to man made climate change. In a press release he also spoke out against President Obama's climate action plan discussing its negative impacts on coal, stating, "the President’s Climate Action plan will effectively shut down coal as an energy resource, force the premature retirement of a significant portion of our nation’s electricity generating capacity, and result in the loss of many more jobs in industries that rely on coal as an affordable source of energy." 0Congressman Tipton voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Tipton voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/gop-rep-tipton-wont-acknowledge-human-caused-climate-change-because-it-would-divide-america-760f4b00100a/ https://colorado.ourcommunitynow.com/2017/06/05/16941/ https://tipton.house.gov/issues https://tipton.house.gov/press-release/tipton-subcommittee-exposes-devastating-economic-effects-presidents-climate-action https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/scott-tipton Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Buck, KenColorado4RIn an article by Think Progress, the Congressman was quoted sanctioning the theory that climate change is a hoax, stating, "Sen. Inhofe was the first person to stand up and say this global warming is the greatest hoax that has been perpetrated. The evidence just keeps supporting his view, and more and more people’s view, of what’s going on."00Congressman Buck demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. In a Denver Post article he was quoted stating that, "When we distract our military with a radical climate change agenda, we detract from their main purpose of defending America from enemies like ISIS.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Buck voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). After the vote the Congressman stated in a press release that, “It’s not OK to implement a radical green energy agenda on the backs of the American people.” Rep. Buck was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. In a quote found on Vote Smart the Congressman stated, "I oppose legislation that places costly rules or tax schemes on coal, because unnecessary regulations drive up energy prices and cost jobs." 00https://thinkprogress.org/ken-buck-embraces-inhofe-global-warming-is-the-greatest-hoax-54418f0b9dac/ https://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/13/fact-check-ken-bucks-climate-change-agenda-statement/ https://buck.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/ken-buck-supports-american-families-who-rely-affordable-energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/house/2013Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateN/A
Lamborn, DougColorado5RIn a Colorado Public Radio questionnaire the Congressman stated when asked, 'What should the federal government do about climate change?' The Congressman answered, "The federal government should not cripple our economy and burgeoning domestic energy industry with more onerous fees and regulations designed to curb the possibility of climate change hundreds of years in the future." 00Congressman Lamborn demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the President in his withdrawal from the Paris agreement, stating in a press release that, "The Paris Climate Agreement, which was never ratified by the Senate, is a non-binding agreement that has proven expensive to taxpayers without improving environmental practices. I support the sovereignty of the United States on environmental issues, and I believe that we can chart our own course with an all-of-the above energy strategy that includes renewables for responsible energy development.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman led efforts to kill progress on cap and trade, sending a letter along with fellow members to then Secretary of State Clinton stating, "No matter how well intentioned, the fact is that global warming is an extremely controversial topic in the United States. It does not advance our national interest for the Administration or individual negotiators to make promises that cannot be kept. While Presidents indeed play an important role in proposing energy or any other legislation, it is ultimately up to Congress to pass legislation."0Congressman Lamborn voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Lamborn voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.cpr.org/news/story/colorado-congressional-district-5-race-doug-lamborn-irv-halter-issues https://lamborn.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2013 https://lamborn.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=404 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/doug-lamborn https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Neal, DunnFlorida2RIn a Panama City News Herald article Congressman Neal was quoted stating, "I am sure human activity plays some role, but I don’t think the science is clear on how much is man-made and how much is natural. What I do know is that the United States should not follow the path of the global warming alarmists like the Obama administration who wants us to unilaterally handicap... industry with over-burdensome EPA regulations. That will only further empower China, who is actually the largest polluter in the world.”00Congressman Dunn demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by referring to climate advocates as, "alarmists," according to Scientific American. The Congressman also supported President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement stating, “The Paris agreement breaks faith with the Americans we were elected to represent. The pact demanded that America meet stricter emissions standards than it did for China, Russia or India. It also compelled American taxpayers to fork over billions of dollars to other countries in a wealth redistribution scheme?" The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Climate change is not on his issues page. 0Congressman Dunn voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Dunn was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. Even so, we could not find statements by the Congressman publicly advocating for a fee on carbon.00http://www.newsherald.com/news/20160416/local-political-figures-cautious-about-sea-level-rise https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/house-science-panel-adds-climate-denying-members/ https://dunn.house.gov/issues https://dunn.house.gov/2017/6/dr-dunn-s-statement-paris-climate-accord https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Yoho, TedFlorida3RIn an interview reported by Think Progress, the Congressman when asked whether he believed in man made climate change stated, "I think there’s an agenda-driven science. I can read stuff that says that the information was skewed. It’s not right. I’m a guy that’s worked out in the weather since I was 16. I can tell there’s climate change. The cause? I’m not smart enough for that."00Congressman Yoho demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating against the Paris Agreement. In a press release against the agreement he stated, “Right now, leaders from around the world are meeting in Paris to discuss further restrictions that will affect energy producers here at home. As Americans, we do not bow to foreign pressure or influence. Especially when it is from foreign countries that are responsible for more than a fifty percent of the world’s carbon emissions and does little if anything to stop it." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman praised President Trump's rollback of the Clean Power Plan stating, "The previous administration’s Clean Power Plan crushed the coal industry and will increase electricity prices in 41 States by at least ten percent, according to NERA Economic Consulting. The plan itself was temporarily blocked by the Supreme Court last year. I am committed to voting for the reversal and repeal of burdensome regulations that hurt jobs; especially those that drive up the cost of energy.” He is also for an all of the above energy strategy according to his energy page.0Congressman Yoho voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Yoho voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/congressman-denies-manmade-climate-change-calls-it-an-agenda-driven-science-b88088559833/ https://yoho.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/ted-yoho-making-sure-obama-runs-his-climate-change-policy-past-congress https://yoho.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/yoho-statement-on-energy-executive-order https://yoho.house.gov/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/ted-s-yoho-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rutherford, JohnFlorida4RAccording to E&E Congressman Rutherford stated that, "Climate was changing before we had carbon emissions... I need to be convinced how much of that is man and how much of it is just the global climate conditions."00Congressman Rutherford demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by voting against climate action. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Climate change is not mentioned on his site. 0Congressman Rutherford voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Rutherford was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060045897/print https://rutherford.house.gov/issues https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Posey, BillFlorida8RIn a 2014 Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing questioning then White House Science Advisor, John Holdren, the Congressman stated, "Obviously we've had global warming for a long time… So that is a natural phenomenon. [Global cooling] was the fear before Gore invented the internet."00Congressman Posey demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by introducing legislation (H.R. 3502) that was, "designed to bar federal regulators from forcing companies to better disclose their climate-related risks to their shareholders," according to the International Business Times. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He was opposed to the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Bill, which would have reduced carbon emissions nationally, stating on his site that, "The net effect of this plan would be a negligible effect on the global environment since carbon emissions from the U.S. competitors in China, India and the rest of the developing world are exempt from these caps and far surpass those of the United States. In fact, carbon emissions in the U.S. have declined while those in China have continued to grow rapidly." Rep. Posey is also for an all of the above energy strategy that depends on natural gas and oil. 0Congressman Posey voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Posey voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gv53kq/climate-deniers-congress-florida https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EHY_uMWYds http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/despite-irma-florida-congressman-aims-let-companies-hide-climate-change-risks https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3502/actions?r=6 https://posey.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=4604 https://posey.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=5031 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/bill-posey https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 N/AN/AN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Webster, DanielFlorida11RAccording to The Verge, in a hearing the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a heated hearing that discussed the scientific method, the Congressman asked whether we know what caused the ice ages in an attempt to belittle the science underpinning climate change. 00Congressman Webster demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline, stating in a press release that, "By preventing this project from moving forward, [President Obama] said ‘No’ to 42,100 construction and manufacturing jobs…’No’ to cheaper prices for goods and services…‘No’ to reduced dependence on foreign oil…benefits that this generation could pass on to the generations to come.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. There is no mention of climate change under the Hurricane Irma tab on his site. 0Congressman Webster voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Webster voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.theverge.com/2017/3/29/15109876/climate-change-science-committee-hearing-republicans-consensus https://webster.house.gov/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/daniel-webster https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Ross, DennisFlorida15RIn an interview with Think Progress, Congressman Ross stated, “I think we are contributing to some climate change, but I am not accepting all the theories that are out there that say climate change is what it is because of us."00Congressman Ross demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by backing coal interests over climate action. In a letter to constituents, the Congressman bashed the Clean Power Plan in support of coal, stating, "Not only have many of the EPA’s rules and regulations proven to be costly and burdensome to energy producers, citizens and job creators, but the President’s Clean Power plan includes shutting down coal-fired power plants in Florida designated as primary warm-water refuges for manatees, without which will cause these endangered animals severe health problems and possibly even death." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an interview on CSPAN Rep. Ross denied the existence of global warming, stating, "There has been global warming since the beginning of time. There has been climate change since the beginning of time. If you look at the history of Florida, we had tremendous storms in the first of the 20th century that we had not seen the magnitude of until now. That really is not an issue of mine at this point."0Congressman Ross voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Ross voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/florida-congressman-questions-theories-that-humans-contribute-to-climate-change-a89146f31ec5/ https://dennisross.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=I53GTFOVMXI2QENEZUNZGD545U https://www.c-span.org/video/?433724-102/representative-dennis-ross-hurricane-irma http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/dennis-ross https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 N/AN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Carter, BuddyGeorgia1RAccording to Think Progress, Congressman Carter was quoted stating, "Certainly we have to pay attention to [climate change]. There’s no doubt about that. But I do have reservations about how real it is.”00Congressman Carter demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting coal and opposing the Clean Power Plan. In a press release on the Supreme Court's decision to halt the Clean Power Plan, stating, "The Supreme Court’s decision to halt this assault on coal is a win for working American families. The so-called ‘Clean Power Plan’ sets unrealistic standards on energy generators and forces them to rely on technology that does not even exist. The Obama Administration’s unrealistic attempt to further its own climate agenda at the expense of jobs and our economy is completely unacceptable." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Carter supported the Keystone Pipeline, stating in a press release that, "The Obama Administration’s decision to reject the Keystone Pipeline is a direct attack on American jobs and our national security. The Pipeline would create thousands of jobs and offset the oil we import from often hostile countries with oil from one of our longest-standing allies without a dime from the taxpayers."0Congressman Carter voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Carter was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/the-anti-science-climate-denier-caucus-732ec3a2a4d4/#.twa1iokj7 https://buddycarter.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=844 https://buddycarter.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=631 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Woodall, RobertGeorgia7RIn a press release opposing the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "Rather than seeking a change in law from Congress, the EPA simply decided to dramatically reinterpret laws that have been well-understood for more than 40 years. This radical reinterpretation is based neither on science nor need, but is simply part of a political agenda, and it is certain to hinder economic growth, drive up the cost of energy, and reduce the quality of life for the American people."00Congressman Woodall demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing President Obama's rejection of the Keystone Pipeline. In a press release he stated, "Republicans and Democrats alike came together and found a way to say “yes,” but sadly the President chose not to join us. America’s new Congress is committed to getting things done on behalf of the American people, and while I do not know whether the Senate has enough votes to override the President’s misguided veto, I hope that it will try in the near future.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page he advocates for the continued development of climate change causing energy sources. He also calls for energy exploration off the Gulf of Mexico and in Alaska. 0Congressman Woodall voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Woodall voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://woodall.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/woodall-reacts-president-obama-s-veto-keystone-xl-authorization https://woodall.house.gov/taxonomy/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/rob-woodall http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Scott, AustinGeorgia8RIn an interview with NPR, when asked if he denied the scientific consensus that climate change is human caused, the Congressman responded, "Absolutely." 00Congressman Scott demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating for the development of clean coal. On his energy page, he states, "That is why I believe in an energy policy that includes increased domestic oil exploration, increased refining capacity within the United States and increased production of domestic oil, natural gas and clean coal." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He votes against climate action.0Congressman Scott voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Scott voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.npr.org/2013/09/05/219177442/rep-scott-tired-of-the-u-s-getting-involved-in-others-disputes https://austinscott.house.gov/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/austin-scott http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hice, JodyGeorgia10ROn Congressman Hice's campaign site he states, "The Radical Environmental Movement with former Vice President Al Gore as its poster boy has propagandized the theory of impending environmental disaster due to “Global Warming."... The theory is that so-called global warming is caused by greenhouse gases caused by carbon-based fuels. About 85% of American energy is from oil, natural gas, and coal – all carbon-based fuels."00Congressman Hice demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's executive order stream lining the Keystone Pipeline. On his energy & natural resources page it states, "Congressman Hice strongly supports President Trump’s reauthorization of the Keystone XL pipeline, which will bring an additional 830,000 barrels of oil into the country every day." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to the Alliance to Save Energy, Congressman Hice, "Has denied existence of climate change." 0Congressman Hice voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Hice was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://web.archive.org/web/20100715104711/http:/www.jodyhice.com/issues/tax_kill.html https://hice.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=15062 http://www.ase.org/sites/ase.org/files/resources/Media%20browser/new_members_in_house_114th_final.pdf http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Loudermilk, BarryGeorgia11RAccording to Politically Georgia the Congressman was quoted stating, "I believe that climate change is a function of nature; the climate has been changing as long as the Earth has existed."00Congressman Loudermilk demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by tweeting in support of the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "President Trump is making the right decision withdrawing from the #ParisAgreement on climate change, and I fully support his decision." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Along with fellow House republicans, Rep. Loudermilk submitted an amicus briefing to the Supreme Court opposing the Clean Power Plan. In a press release he stated, "The EPA’s regulations on new and existing power plants would be devastating to our economy if they are implemented. In my home state of Georgia alone, electricity prices would be expected to increase by 12 percent; and, with the average American household already spending $15,000 a year on hidden regulatory taxes, the Clean Power Plan is simply unworkable."0Congressman Loudermilk voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Loudermilk was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://politics.myajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/politicians-cool-global-warming/r6EaMO72xM6UqCofVLvp3H/#72baa97e.3525323.735599 https://twitter.com/reploudermilk/status/870378067528744965 https://loudermilk.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=547 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call N/AN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Allen, RickGeorgia12RIn a 2014 election debate, when asked if he believed in man made climate change the Congressman said, "No." 00Congressman Allen demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by denying the science underpinning it. According to Politically Georgia, "Allen vehemently rejected the idea that warming is an established fact. “The science if definitely NOT settled,” he said in an email. “Limiting debate to one side is not the same as being conclusive. … “I am not convinced and I am certainly not ready to destroy jobs and whole industry sectors in order to tax industries liberals don’t like and send the money to sectors that they do like.”" The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Allen opposed the Clean Power Plan, stating in a press release that, "The Administration’s national energy tax will result in higher electricity bills in Georgia while failing to make any meaningful impact on reducing global emissions."0Congressman Allen voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Allen was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D56lBsT9WHk https://politics.myajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/politicians-cool-global-warming/r6EaMO72xM6UqCofVLvp3H/ https://allen.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=137 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Roskam, Peter J.Illinois6RIn 2006 according to the College of Dupage Student Newspaper, during a debate with now Senator Tammy Duckworth, the paper reported that, "Interestingly, when expressing his views on the environment, Roskam drew the ire of the crowd by calling global warming junk science."00Congressman Roskam demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change advocating for the Keystone Pipeline. In a press release criticizing President Obama's rejection of the pipeline, he stated, "Today, the President of the United States said no to American jobs, no to North American energy independence, and no to America’s national security interests. Years of rigorous scrutiny by independent experts and his own State Department have concluded that building Keystone XL will not have a significant negative environmental impact. Nevertheless, President Obama has chosen to pander to a small group of radical environmentalists, rather than move forward with constructing a major infrastructure project to boost our economy." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He does not mention climate change in his issues or on his energy page. 0Congressman Roskam voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Roskam voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://web.archive.org/web/20070928001803/http:/www.cod.edu/courier/10.20.06/NEWS_10.20.06.pdf https://roskam.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/roskam-president-s-keystone-rejection-dead-wrong https://roskam.house.gov/issues https://roskam.house.gov/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/peter-j-roskam-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Bost, MikeIllinois12RIn an interview with St. Louis Public Radio, when the Congressman was asked if he believed in man made climate change, he stated, "I don’t. I don’t know that I do; no... Some scientists do; some scientists don’t."00Congressman Bost demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the roll back of the Clean Power Plan. In a press release, he stated, "The impact of such a serious hit to the coal industry led to unpredictable home energy prices for hardworking families already struggling to get ahead. I applaud the administration’s decision to secure the reliability and resiliency of America’s electrical grid.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release on the Supreme Court's decision to halt the Clean Power Plan, Rep. Bost stated, "The President’s climate agenda would kill jobs, increase costs, and decrease the reliability of our energy supply. If the Administration’s rule War on Coal is successful, it will have devastating consequences for families across Southern Illinois – not just for those who work in the industry, but also for low income families who rely upon affordable sources of energy." 0Congressman Bost voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Bost was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-12th-district-contenders-highlight-differences#stream/0 https://bost.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/bost-applauds-decision-roll-back-obama-power-plant-regulations http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Davis, RodneyIllinois13RIn a 2012 interview with Illinois Public Media the Congressman stated, ""Global warming has stopped 16 years ago." 00Congressman Davis demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the President's executive orders advancing the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines. In a press release he stated, "For the last eight years, politics have been put before people when it comes to these projects and the jobs they will create. We have an opportunity to bring back energy and manufacturing jobs that have historically provided a better life for middle class Americans and their families. I look forward to working with the administration to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release opposing regulations on climate change inducing coal, he stated, "“Another day, another anti-coal regulation from this administration. Today’s move was about nothing more than furthering this president’s legacy and climate change agenda, which will result in increased energy costs and job losses for millions of Americans. Just this week, the House voted to stop yet another anti-coal regulation that by the administration’s own estimates will kill 7,000 jobs in the coal industry.”0Congressman Davis voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Davis voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://will.illinois.edu/index.php/focus/program/talk-to-the-candidate-rodney-davis-r-13th-illinois-congressional-district https://rodneydavis.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399232 https://rodneydavis.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398908 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/rodney-davis http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hultgren, RandyIllinois14RIn a 2009 interview with the Illinois Review, the Congressman stated, "The greatest impact on our climate clearly is the sun, and we have very little impact on the sun and how much energy and temperature the sun is sending to the earth. We have seen clearly over thousands of years that at different times more energy has come through and different times less energy has come through, and that variation has impacted climate change. Over the thousands of years that's been recorded we've had both colder times and warmer times. It happens to be that we've recently come out of a warmer time and now actually we're headed into a little bit of a colder time, the impact of the sun is much different than impact that we could have had. So, I don’t believe we have a significant impact on climate change." 00Congressman Hultgren demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release, he stated, "This agreement should have required Senate ratification. I look forward to the President continuing to negotiate foreign policy that puts America first and brings treaties before Congress." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to the Congressman's energy page he supports the Keystone Pipeline, stating, "In Congress, I am working to expand domestic energy production to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This includes support for the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would create thousands of good jobs and help grow our economy at the same time."0Congressman Hultgren voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Hultgren voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2009/12/on-the-issues-14th-congressional-district-randy-hultgren.html https://hultgren.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/hultgren-statement-on-withdrawal-from-paris-climate-agreement https://hultgren.house.gov/issues/energy-and-environment http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/randy-hultgren http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Shimkus, JohnIllinois15RAccording to Politico the Congressman was quoted stating, "I do believe in the Bible as the final word of God. And I do believe that God said the Earth would not be destroyed by a flood. Now, do I believe in climate change? In my trip to Greenland, the answer is yes. The climate is changing,” he added. “The question is more about the costs and benefits and trying to spend taxpayer dollars on something that you cannot stop versus the changes that have been occurring forever. That's the real debate."00Congressman Shimkus demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by denying the science surrounding climate change. In a 2009 speech in the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, he stated, "today we have about 388 parts per million in the atmosphere I think in the areas of the dinosaurs where we had most flora and fauna we were probably at 4,000 parts per million there is a theological debate that this is a carbon starved planet not too much." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an op-ed for The Southern Illinoisan, he offers his opposition to the Paris Agreement, stating, "Like much of the previous administration’s climate legacy, the Paris Agreement never had the support it would need to become the law of the land. Neither executive agreements nor executive actions are a substitute for legislation or treaties, and neither the deal itself nor the Obama Administration’s policies stemming from it were supported by the majority of Congress."0Congressman Shimkus voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Shimkus voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.politico.com/story/2010/11/shimkus-cites-genesis-on-climate-044958 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7h08RDYA5E http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/editorial/guest/guest-view-say-adieu-to-the-paris-agreement/article_d22ab082-b4de-5ebf-84b5-4a859b51da0f.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/john-m-shimkus-1 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Walorski, JackieIndiana2RIn an interview on Tea Party Radio Congresswoman Walorski stated that, "no I don’t believe in global warming....The earth is cyclical.... I think the entire global warming thing is hyped up and made up."00Congresswoman Walorski demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Clean Power Plan. In a press release she stated, “However, no agency has been more overreaching as the EPA and the Clean Power Plan will only hurt Hoosiers’ ability to keep energy costs low, create jobs, and expand the economy. I am committed to holding the Obama administration accountable to stop their ‘regulatory spree’ and protect what matters most – Hoosier jobs and energy.” The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release supporting an executive order signed by President Trump announcing roll backs of climate protections, she stated, "We can be good stewards of both the environment and the economy, but the Obama administration’s excessive regulations on energy development stifled innovation, drove up costs, destroyed jobs, and held our economy back,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “President Trump’s executive order is an important step toward restoring the balance we need to grow our economy." On her issues page, under her energy tab she also advocates for the dismantling of environmental protections stating, "We need to repeal excessive regulations that increase the cost of energy while doing nothing to actually protect the environment."0Congresswoman Walorski voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Walorski voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). She did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYfXXlKAEkY https://walorski.house.gov/walorski-statement-on-clean-power-plan/ https://www.climatepolitics.info/wiki/Jackie_Walorski https://walorski.house.gov/issues/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jackie-walorskiAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Banks, JimIndiana3RThe Journal Gazette quoted Congressman Banks stating, "I believe there is some evidence and some scientific research that might support that, and other research that doesn’t." He was also quoted saying by the Gazette that climate change, "is largely leftist propaganda to change the way Americans live and create more government obstruction and intrusion in our lives."00Congressman Banks demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a tweet that, "I am glad @POTUS is following through on his campaign promise and pulling the United States out of the flawed Paris agreement." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release the Congressman backed President Trump's executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, stating, "This executive order is an important step toward decreasing our dependence on foreign oil and creating more jobs for hard-working Americans. I am pleased to see a proactive repeal of the Obama Administration’s misguided energy regulations that stifle economic growth and limit domestic energy production. Dismantling the Clean Power Plan will be a major boost for manufacturers in northeast Indiana.”0Congressman Banks voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Nor was Rep. Banks in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). As an Indiana State Senator he signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/indiana/Banks-unsure-of-climate-change-18039245 https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/06/02/indiana-politicians-react-climate-agreement-withdrawal/364345001/ https://banks.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=68 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Bucshon, LarryIndiana8RIn a House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing on President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the Congressman stated, “Over the last few years, we’ve gone from global warming to climate change since the temperature hasn’t changed in many, many years. The temperature or the earth has been changing for centuries. I fully believe that the temperature is changing. But of course now supporters of this new regulation are saying ‘Well, it’s changing now at an unusual pace compared to the past, because now the American public is getting it that the temperature of the earth has been changing for centuries.” According to a press release on President Obama's war on coal, it states that, "Only 20 percent of CO2 emissions are produced in the United States. Bucshon stressed that while he does believe the Earth’s climate is changing, he believes it is minimally affected by human CO2 production and is a normal temperature variation consistent with past periods of climate changes. In fact, studies have shown a recent stagnation in warming temperatures." 00Congressman Bucshon demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by being an avid supporter of coal, a main contributor to anthropogenic climate change. In a press release he stated, "At a time when many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, our priority should be providing relief at the gas pump and expanding our affordable energy options, not restricting them. Calling for a war on coal, as the President’s climate advisor has, and pursing a radical, ideological agenda will only do the opposite.” The Congressman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release supporting President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, he stated, "While we can all agree that we should continually work to minimize our impact on the environment through innovation and technology, this flawed deal is unfair to American workers and puts our country at an economic disadvantage to the benefit of countries like China, Iran, and India. Estimates show the agreement could cost 6.5 million American jobs and devastate areas like Southern Indiana where families rely on the coal industry. Not to mention, we were committed to this agreement – what should be considered a treaty – unilaterally by President Obama, without the advice and consent of the Senate.”0Congressman Bucshon voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Bucshon voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/congressman-dont-trust-climate-scientists-they-re-in-it-for-the-money-4280ba3bf981/ https://bucshon.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=481 https://bucshon.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=225 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/larry-bucshon https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Blum, RodIowa1RIn an interview with Iowa Public Radio, Congressman Blum states, "Well, it's interesting. I can see why the average citizen is skeptical about this [climate change]. I guess you can put me in that camp. I'm skeptical… We go from that, to now global warming, and that's been changed to climate change. I'm not a scientist, and I know most scientists' paychecks come from the federal government, and so right away that makes me a bit skeptical." 00Congressman Blum demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is good news for our country’s economy, workers, and taxpayers. By 2035, the regulations related to the agreement would reduce our GDP by $2.5 trillion, cause a shortfall of nearly 400,000 American jobs, increase household electricity costs by 13 - 20%, and reduce incomes by more than $20,000 for the average American family of four." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to the Telegraph Herald, the Congressman when fielding questions on climate change, stated that the, "planet has been a lot warmer than this and has been a lot cooler than this” and that Americans “underestimate the planet’s ability to cool itself.”0Congressman Blum voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Blum was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://iowapublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-rod-blum#stream/0 https://blum.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=499 http://www.telegraphherald.com/news/politics/article_d44a23bb-028d-566f-a9fb-11c9a5e93690.html https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Marshall, RogerKansas1RIn an interview with KSN the Congressman when asked about climate change, stated, "I'm not sure that there is even climate change. I think it's something that we should continue to study and make sure our ecology continues to improve."00Congressman Marshall demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by doubting anthropogenic climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In the interview with KSN, he doubted the validity of a NASA study on climate change, stating, "It seems like every other week I see something new causing cancer and finding out later that it's not true, so I've learned that you can never focus on just one study."0Congressman Marshall voted for a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Marshall was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.ksn.com/news/marshall-isnt-convinced-of-climate-change/898602113 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Yoder, KevinKansas3RKansas City Star reporter, Steve Rose, asked the Congressman for his views on climate change, and received this response from him. "Global warming is a concern that should be debated, but most proposals require huge amount of American sacrifice with little effect on global temperatures, and we should oppose those at every turn." 00Congressman Yoder demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating against climate action. In a press release he came out against the Clean Power Plan stating, "The Obama Administration’s so-called Clean Power Plan was the single most expensive regulation in history, set to cost our economy $480 billion and increase Kansans’ electric bills by 20 percent. Worst of all, the spike in the cost of electricity would have hit low-income Americans struggling to get ahead the most. All the while, the Obama EPA admitted it would only affect global temperatures by a negligible one one-hundredth of a degree over the next century." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to the Kansas Star Rep. Yoder urged the President to withdraw from the Paris Agreement calling it a, "big government," solution. 0Congressman Yoder voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Yoder voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-rose/article31129835.html https://yoder.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/yoder-statement-on-epa-clean-power-plan-announcement http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article153919654.html http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/kevin-yoder https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Comer, James Kentucky1RAccording to WFPL, Congressman Comer stated on climate change that, “I do not believe in global warming. I’m the one person whose business and livelihood depends on Mother Nature, so I understand weather patterns... We’ve had a very severe winter this year with 12-inch snows, so there is no global warming.”00Congressman Comer demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by backing the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a statement, found on WKMS, the Congressman was quoted saying, “I support President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Accord. It’s something that was holding America back. The deal was not a good one for the United States, and with this move, President Trump continues to look out for working Kentuckians in coal country.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his campaign's energy page it states, "For far too long, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has been waging a war on coal... First, they attempted to set regulations on new power plants, which essentially required zero carbon emissions on power plants. The only technology that can meet zero carbon emissions is not proven, so this regulation essentially prohibits coal fired electricity, on which so many Kentucky businesses rely."0Congressman Comer voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Comer voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://wfpl.org/a-look-at-kentucky-gubernatorial-candidate-comers-climate-change-remarks-and-agriculture/ http://wkms.org/post/congressman-comer-speaks-paris-climate-accord-decision http://jamescomer.com/issues/energy/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Massie, ThomasKentucky4RIn an article in the Washington Times, Congressman Massie, was quoted saying, “I would challenge him [President Obama] to show us the linkage — the undeniable linkage — between droughts and the change of weather, and some kind of human activity.”00Congressman Massie demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release, the Congressman stated, "There is no way to meet the level of CO2 emissions that President Obama signed up for in the Paris Climate Accord without drastically raising the price of energy on every consumer in the United States and hurting our economy. Pulling out of this agreement was the smart thing to do and I applaud President Trump on his decision." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an article in The Liberty Conservative, the Congressman was quoted making this statement on climate change. "I took a trip once to one of the inland glaciers in the Canadian Rockies, and there were stakes in the ground showing how much it had receded since the 1800s. And it was obvious to me that it had been melting since preindustrial times… Most of the public is still debating whether the earth is heating up. But I think the real question is by how much? I’m still looking for an answer I can hold onto… I think the jury is still out on the contribution of our activities to the change in the earth’s climate."0Congressman Massie voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Massie voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not the sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/jan/22/rep-massie-mit-grad-questions-obamas-global-warmin/ https://massie.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/congressman-massies-statement-on-president-trumps-decision-to-pull-out-of https://www.thelibertyconservative.com/rep-thomas-massie-considered-science-advisor-president-trump/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/thomas-massie?alignment=with&issue=&form_build_id=form-1b283fade96d99a67b34fdec47db47cf&form_id=keyvotes_legislator_keyvotes_filters_form https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Scalise, SteveLouisiana1RIn a quote published by The Times Picayune, the Congressman stated on climate change that, "While their global warming agenda continues to lose support, it's ironic that radical environmentalists are at it again, less than a month after NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), announced the Great Lakes had the most widespread ice coverage in over 35 years... Thirty years ago liberals were using global cooling to push new radical regulations. Then they shifted their focus to global warming in an effort to prop up wave after wave of job-killing regulations that are leading to skyrocketing food and energy costs." 00Congressman Scalise demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by doubting the scientific consensus on man-made climate change. In a contentious back and forth with Vice President Al Gore in a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing the Congressman stated, "Well, you must not have been listening to our testimony that we've had for the last few days, with dozens of experts that have come in, who have given completely different views... So, I would -- I would encourage you to go back and look at the testimony that this committee's heard." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to the The Times Picayune, the Congressman supported President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating, "The radical United Nations Paris Accord on global warming is more about wealth redistribution than protecting the environment. It's a plan to allow the U.N. to take control of America's purse strings and take billions of dollars a year away from the United States and send it to other countries under the veil of a misguided global warming agenda, and I applaud President Trump for pulling out of this disastrous agreement." In a press release on the Paris Agreement, the Congressman stated, "The Obama Administration needs to finally abandon their radical climate change agenda that is killing jobs and increasing costs for American families.”0In 2013, Rep. Scalise proposed an amendment that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). In a press release he stated, "President Obama’s plan to impose a tax on carbon would cause household electricity rates to skyrocket while destroying millions of American jobs. The House sent a strong bipartisan message to President Obama that a tax on carbon would devastate our economy and he needs to drop any idea of imposing this kind of radical regulation." He also proposed a resolution in 2018 that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). In a press release supporting that resolution, he stated, ""I think the case is very clear by anybody who's looked objectively at what a carbon tax would do to the economy. It would be devastating to our manufacturing base, it would kill jobs, and I think most devastating, Mr. Speaker, it would rise in increased cos00http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/un_global_warming_report_says.html https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4502085/steve-scalise-challenges-al-gore-climate-change http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/06/steve_scalise_paris_climate.html https://www.majoritywhip.gov/news/press_releases_newsroom_scalise-responds-to-reports-of-president-obamas-name-and-shame-climate-agreement/ https://scalise.house.gov/press-release/scalise-anti-carbon-tax-amendment-passed-house https://scalise.house.gov/press-release/scalise-carbon-tax-costly-burden-american-families https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/house/2013 N/AN/AN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Higgins, ClayLouisiana3RIn an interview with PBS News Hour, the Congressman Higgins stated, "I certainly do not disagree with the fact that climate change happens, but I do think it is reasonable to question very carefully the science that has used models, which has sometimes come under fire for having been sort of fraudulently manipulated in order to produce a result... Climate change has existed for well before human history. So the question is not whether or not our climate changes across the planet, nor is it really a question that the human race does have some sort of impact upon climate change..." 00Congressman Higgins demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by ignoring the true causes of coastal erosion. On his campaign page, instead of correctly blaming sea level rise and oil spills, he claimed that coastal erosion was caused by decreased sediment, stating, "Throughout history, the Louisiana marshland was replenished by river sediments – land-building deposits derived from the Mississippi River overflowing its banks. But in the early 1900s, a decision was made to levee the river as we know it today. So for the last 80 or 90 years, south Louisiana has been lacking that natural re-building process." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy and environment page he touts the benefits of fossil fuels, stating, "Even with the fluctuations in oil prices, Louisiana’s fossil fuels industry remains a bright spot and major contributor to our state and national economy."0In an interview on PBS News Hour the Congressman stated, "When we talk about spending the people's treasure, and the very concept that we can fix climate change with some sort of a tax, is something that I certainly take very seriously with regards to having an intelligent debate about." Congressman Higgins voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Higgins was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/watch-louisiana-rep-clay-higgins-skepticism-human-caused-climate-change http://captainhiggins.com/issues/ https://clayhiggins.house.gov/issues/energy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Johnson, MikeLouisiana4RUSA Today posted a video of a town hall featuring the Congressman, in which he stated, "I am not a big proponent of climate change data because I have seen data on the other side... The climate is changing. But the question is, is the climate changing because of natural cycles in the atmosphere... or is it changing because we drive SUV's."00Congressman Johnson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In an op-ed in the Shreveport Times he stated, "President Donald Trump did us all a service this month by removing our country from the lopsided Paris climate agreement... Fourth, and very importantly, the Paris agreement accomplished almost nothing in exchange for all those extraordinary costs. Even the most optimistic studies projected that if all its conditions were met, the agreement would reduce global temperatures by only 0.2 degree Celsius. That’s a far cry from “saving the planet.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Congressman Johnson is a supporter of oil and gas exploration, stating in a press release, that, "The Trump administration’s decision to allow enhanced exploration, leasing and development within the Outer Continental Shelf, previously closed to such activities, prioritizes home-grown energy production and puts the United States one step closer to achieving energy dominance."0Congressman Johnson voted for a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Johnson was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2017/05/31/u.s.-rep.-mike-johnson-and-climate-change/102355868/ https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/opinion/2017/06/08/rep-johnson-paris-climate-deal-bad-u-s/381772001/ https://mikejohnson.house.gov/media/press-releases/johnson-statement-trump-administration-s-proposed-oil-and-gas-leasing-program https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Harris, AndyMaryland1RAccording to the Washington Post, at a 2017 Town Hall, Congressman Harris, Faced some of the harshest reaction when he expressed doubt on whether human activity and carbon dioxide emissions are the leading cause of climate change. 00Congressman Harris demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by saying that President Obama's climate agenda is based on junk science. In a press release he stated, "This hearing exposes how the EPA is willing to use junk science to promote unnecessary fear about the safety of hydrofracking in an attempt to carry out the President’s climate change agenda.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Harris opposed the Paris Agreement, stating, "Under the Paris Accord, the United States would pay trillions of dollars in economic costs and lose millions of jobs, while China is permitted to increase its emissions through 2030. President Obama made a bad deal, and President Trump can do better." 0Congressman Harris voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Harris voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/marylands-only-republican-congressman-faces-harsh-crowd-in-town-hall/2017/03/31/1ca72aac-166b-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.aa269d3b18f3 https://harris.house.gov/press-release/rep-harris-questions-junk-science-regarding-hydrofracking http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/andy-harris https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Huizenga, BillMichigan2RAccording to Michigan Live on the Congressman's campaign page it stated, "Today’s global warming doomsayers simply lack the scientific evidence to support their claims. A host of leaders in the scientific community have recognized that the argument for drastic anthropogenic global warming is no longer based on science, but is being driven by irrational fanaticism. Clearheadedness and a moderate temperament are the best antidotes to this kind of rhetoric.” the campaign page can no longer be found. 00Congressman Huizenga demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by tweeting, "Wow... Just, wow," in reaction to President Obama making climate change a national security priority. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman votes against climate action.0Congressman Huizenga voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Huizenga voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.mlive.com/opinion/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/05/letters_huizenga_on_climate_ch.html https://twitter.com/billhuizenga/status/779068164525072385 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/bill-huizenga http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Amash, JustinMichigan3RDuring a 2017 town hall the Congressman was asked about climate change and responded stating, "I believe the climate changes. The question is, what do you do about it? The data set we're dealing with is very small."00Congressman Amash demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by muddying the waters surrounding climate science, stating in an interview on WGVU that, "I think humans do, and can impact the climate. The question then is to what extent and what do we do about it?” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Also during his interview with WGVU the Congressman stated his opposition to the Paris Agreement saying, "So I don’t agree with President Obama who said he would just sign it and we’d be a party to it. I do think that it is responsible to bring it back to the Senate and have a debate about it and debate the future of our country and what we’re going to do with respect to the climate. So, I think the responsible thing for the Trump administration to do would be just bring it back to the Senate and have that debate so we can all have this discussion.”0Congressman Amash voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Amash voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060053137 http://wgvunews.org/post/us-rep-amash-talks-trump-withdrawal-paris-climate-change-accord http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9008/print http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Walberg, TimMichigan7RAccording to Time Magazine, during a town hall when asked his stance on climate change, the Congressman stated, "“I believe there’s climate change. I believe there’s been climate change since the beginning of time. Do I think man has some impact? Yeah, of course. Can man change the entire universe? No... Why do I believe that? Well, as a Christian, I believe that there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us. And I’m confident that, if there’s a real problem, he can take care of it.”00Congressman Walberg has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman Walberg voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Walberg voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://time.com/4800000/tim-walberg-god-climate-change/ https://walberg.house.gov/issues/energy-gas-prices https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/timothy-walberg http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Lewis, JasonMinnesota2RIn a 2011 op-ed for the Star Tribune, the Congressman stated, "Not long ago, the Heartland Institute asserted that NASA had "been artificially inflating U.S. temperatures by 0.15 degrees Celsius since the year 2000" and as a result erroneously reported that readings over the last decade "were warmer than the 1930s, when in fact the opposite was true." Eventually, agency officials did recant 1998 as the hottest on U.S. record when the data were reanalyzed showing the pre-greenhouse-gas era year of 1934 to be slightly warmer. Across the globe, the last few winters have been exceedingly harsh... In 1975, Newsweek cited the scientific consensus (heard that one before?) about the coming danger of global cooling.Temperatures had been declining since 1940 even as carbon dioxide levels rose. Regardless of who is correct, we would do well to remember that cold is far more calamitous for mankind than the purported 0.6 degrees Celsius rise in the last century."00Congressman Lewis demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating, "Unfortunately, the process by which the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted entirely avoided the input of the American people. According to the separation of powers doctrine in our Constitution, treaties--especially ones that cost a trillion-dollars--must be ratified 'with the Consent of the Senate'. Unfortunately, President Obama ignored the legislative branch when he entered into the Paris Agreement. Perhaps because the Kyoto Accord received such little support in the Senate--even from Democrats." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, Rep. Lewis stated, "And just as crucial to Minnesota’s second district — which is home to the state’s largest refinery, providing good jobs and nearly all of Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport’s aviation fuel needs — was the reversal of the so-called Clean Power Plan. The energy costs of the plan, according to a recent study by NERA Economic Consulting, would likely be more than $40 billion annually."0Congressman Lewis was not in Congress to vote on a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Nor was Rep. Lewsi in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.startribune.com/jason-lewis-climate-change-is-natural-and-we-don-t-have-the-data-to-predict-it/118270544/ https://www.facebook.com/RepJasonLewis/posts/1911192635788416 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rep-jason-lewis-congress-is-getting-government-out-of-your-way http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Emmer, TomMinnesota6RIn 2007 during a House floor speech, the Congressman stated, "Biodiversity, diversity to me means you’ve got to look at both sides. You know what, the empirical evidence does not support this and the other reps that have talked. There is another side. Just because we make these chambers available to Will Steger and the crowd that wants to rely on Al Gore’s climate porn doesn’t mean that that’s the way it is. There is another side to the story, one that we tried to present a couple of months ago, but apparently it’s frowned upon by the folks that are in control so it doesn’t get the same play in this room. Folks, there is another side."00Congressman Emmerr demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trumps decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan, stating, "I applaud the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back the overreaching Clean Power Plan, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress and the Trump Administration towards an all-of-the-above energy plan so that we can maintain a prosperous economy and healthy environment that generations to come can enjoy.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman supports the advancement of the Keystone Pipeline, stating, "With the advancement of projects such as a the Keystone XL pipeline, new energy technology, and the evolution of traditional energy sources American must strive to be a world leader in energy production and exports." 0Congressman Emmer voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Emmer was not in Congress for a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx9y_jc0sN4 https://emmer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/emmer-applauds-administrations-actions-clean-power-plan https://emmer.house.gov/issues/energy http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 http://congress.freedomworks.org/bills/house-bill-hr-367?keyvote=10697&tab=roll-call Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Palazzo, StevenMississippi 4RIn a Newsletter posted on his Congressional site, the Congressman reflected on the 2017 year stating, "Additionally, he [The President] blocked the Clean Power Plan that, I believe, was another piece of a misguided climate-change puzzle. This plan was a direct attack on coal miners that increased the price of energy production, therefore directly increasing the cost of energy bills. This plan was stifling job creation while also driving prices of energy production up. While there was not sufficient evidence to back up this "science", businesses felt the wave of impact all across the U.S."00Congressman Palazzo demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Paris Agreement. In his newsletter reflecting on the 2017 year he stated, "The president withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. The agreement is between countries to reduce carbon emissions where countries set voluntary non-binding commitments for themselves, there is no uniform standard. America should not be the only leader responsible to carry the weight of environmental choices made by the rest of the world." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page he advocates for coal usage stating, "An energy independent United States of America is one of my top priorities in Congress. Our country must cut back on its reliance on foreign oil, and to do this, we must increase the domestic production of energy, including oil, natural gas, and clean coal."0Congressman Palazzo voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Palazzo voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://palazzo.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=FOJHSX4KCJQDY3DENUEIMFXDYA https://palazzo.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=102437 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/steven-palazzo http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Wagner, AnnMissouri2RAccording to the Riverfront Times, the Congresswoman wrote, "The field of climate science is in its relative infancy and it appears that some within the public policy world have made dubious assessments of scientific information in order to further their own political agenda. Our policy response to this dilemma should not be based on inconsistent and unsound science or driven by the fear of a supposed catastrophe. Our policy response to this dilemma should not be based on inconsistent and unsound science or driven by the fear of a supposed catastrophe."00Congresswoman Wagner demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating for offshore drilling. On her energy page, she stated, "I believe we must fully cultivate our oil resources by ending drilling moratoriums, increasing onshore and offhore production, and approving permits that would assist in transporting oil from North Dakota's Bakken." The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority. In a press release supporting the Supreme Court's decision to halt the Clean Power Plan, the Rep. Wagner stated, "For a state like Missouri, which generates more than 80 percent of its electricity from coal and has some of the lowest rates in the country, President Obama’s EPA rule would take money away from our hardworking families and small businesses through radically higher electricity rates."0Congresswoman Wagner voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Wagner voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). She also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2013/05/29/is-congresswoman-ann-wagner-a-climate-change-denier-warns-of-unsound-science https://wagner.house.gov/issues/energy https://wagner.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/wagner-on-supreme-court-decision-to-halt-obama-s-clean-power-plan http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/ann-wagner http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Luetkemeyer, BlaineMissouri3RIn response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on climate change, the Congressman stated, "Folks in Missouri and across the country are tired of this never-ending spending spree, and my goal is to deliver some of our people's hard-earned money back into their pocketbooks instead of spending it on international junk science." This was reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 00Congressman Luetkemeyer demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "The Paris Agreement was just another example of the Obama Administration circumventing Congress to push a politically driven agenda at the expense of American workers and taxpayers." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release supporting the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, he stated, "Not only did this rule kill jobs by shuttering power plants, it was also estimated to cost American consumers approximately $40 billion in new cost each year. It is my hope the Trump Administration will continue rolling back regulations that have made everyday life practically unaffordable for many families and stifled growth in nearly every part of our economy.”0Congressman Luetkemeyer did not vote on a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Luetkemeyer voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/luetkemeyer-aims-at-un-junk-science/article_8f530d46-8dd3-570b-a4ff-024cd75354fa.html https://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398907 https://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398964 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/blaine-luetkemeyer http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Hartzler, VickyMissouri4RIn a tweet reported on by the Washington Post, the Congresswoman stated, "Global warming strikes America! Brrrr!"00Congresswoman Hartzler demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by advocating for coal production. On her energy and environment page she states, "The ‘War on Coal’ is a travesty. Over 80% of Missouri’s energy comes from coal. It is abundant and affordable and can be burned cleanly. The federal regulations targeting the coal industry hurt Missouri families who will see their electricity bills skyrocket." The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does she make the issue a priority. She does not mention climate change as an issue and votes against climate action. 0Congresswoman Hartzler voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Hartzler voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). She also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/11/18/congresswoman-vicky-hartzler-wonders-why-its-so-cold-if-global-warming-exists-heres-the-answer/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6230b6f7a56c https://hartzler.house.gov/taxonomy/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/vicky-hartzler http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Smith, JasonMissouri8RIn an amendment proposed by the Congressman (H. Amdt 1292 to H.R. 5538) it states that, "The EPA uses the Air, Climate and Energy, ACE, program to advance research and regulations that are geared toward a climate change agenda."00Congressman Smith demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the roll backs of the Clean Power Plan. In a press release he stated, “The so called ‘Clean Power Plan’ is just the latest in a long list of regulations that show how unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats do not understand southeast and south central Missouri. After President Trump was elected, his team asked me to help identify regulations hurting rural America, and I immediately thought of the folks back home who told me that their utility bills were going to triple in cost after the Obama Administration and the EPA rolled out this ridiculous rule.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. He does not list climate change as an issue. 0Congressman Smith voted in favor of a 2016 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Smith voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.congress.gov/amendment/114th-congress/house-amendment/1292/text https://jasonsmith.house.gov/newsroom/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=451 https://jasonsmith.house.gov/issues/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jason-t-smith-0 http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Smith, AdrianNebraska3RAccording to the Center for American Progress Action Fund's, " Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus," page, it states, "In an interview with Nebraska Citizen, Rep. Smith was asked if he believes in global warming, to which he responded “No!” The reporter said that Rep. Smith believes many of the “facts” about global warming are in dispute. [Nebraska Citizen, November 22, 2005]"00Congressman Smith demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing climate action. In a profile of Congressman Smith compiled by the Lincoln Start Journal, he was quoted stating, "Unfortunately, the Obama administration has issued unilateral climate change regulations that threaten economic growth. Earlier this year, I voted to block these very climate change regulations, and will continue to oppose efforts to force Nebraskans to suffer higher energy costs for negligible results." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release he announced his support of President Trump's executive order beginning the repeal process of the Clean Power plan, stating, "“President Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’ threatened to force hundreds of coal-fired power plants to shut their doors, driving up energy costs across America... I was pleased to see President Trump issue an executive order earlier this year requiring the EPA to re-evaluate these regulations, and by signing this proposed repeal, Administrator Pruitt is following through on his commitment to rein in the EPA’s red tape factory and empowering states to pursue responsible energy development.” He was also a proponent of the Keystone Pipeline, stating in an op-ed on The Hill, that, "We can either continue to reject sound science and single out this pipeline from the more than 2.4 million miles of pipe already transporting energy in th0Congressman Smith voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Smith voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Nebraska-FINAL.pdf http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/adrian-smith/article_f5222bfa-971e-5fd4-b2ad-78a96d852f0e.html https://adriansmith.house.gov/press-release/smith-statement-clean-power-plan-repeal https://adriansmith.house.gov/press-release/icymi-rep-smith-op-ed-hill-after-years-review-it%E2%80%99s-time-move-forward-keystone-xl http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/adrian-smith https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2016/h295 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Jones, Walter B.North Carolina3RAccording to Think Progress, via Crystal Coast Tea Party, the Congressman made this statement on climate change. "However, there is substantial disagreement regarding the extent of this warming, whether it’s caused by human activity or simply nature taking its course, and what solutions, if any, should be implemented. The bottom line is that the scientific community does not speak with one voice on this issue."00Congressman Jones demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by co-writing a letter opposing U.S. tax payer dollars to be used for the UN Green Climate fund. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to his agriculture page, the Congressman co-sponsored the Stopping EPA Overreach Act (H.R. 637), which would, "Declare that the regulation of climate change or global warming is not authorized by law."0Congressman Jones did not vote on a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Jones voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/the-anti-science-climate-denier-caucus-732ec3a2a4d4/#.t9547u8sz https://jones.house.gov/sites/jones.house.gov/files/UN%20Green%20Climate%20Fund%20Approps%20Letter%20Final.pdf https://jones.house.gov/issue/aAgriculture http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/walter-beaman-jones-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateN/A
Foxx, VirginiaNorth Carolina5RAccording to the Huffington Post, Virginia Foxx made the following reference on environmentalists while on the House floor. "[environmentalists] think that we, human beings, have more impact on the climate and the world than God does.”00Congresswoman Foxx demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Clean Power Plan. In a press release the Congresswoman stated, "The EPA is out of touch with the energy needs of Americans, and its unelected bureaucrats too often make decisions without consideration for how those choices will affect people's daily lives. The ‘Clean Power Plan’ rule is yet another example of the EPA’s regulatory overreach.” The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Foxx was a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline, which increases America's dependence on fossil fuels.0Congresswoman Foxx voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Foxx voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). She also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/07/climate-change-facts-myths_n_846255.html https://foxx.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398625 https://foxx.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=106726 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/virginia-foxx-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Walker, MarkNorth Carolina6ROn the Congressman's 2015 campaign website, it states on climate changes that, "We can be green without being extreme. Much of the “so-called” science of climate change is contested though it’s made a few politicians quite wealthy. I believe that God provided the earth to us and we have a responsibility to conserve and respect the environment. When companies damage or abuse our environment, they should be held accountable."00Congressman Walker demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's roll backs of the Clean Power Plan, stating in a press release that, "North Carolinians are facing increases in their energy bills and their groceries because of an out-of-control regulatory system that disregards any unintended consequences their rule-making has on low and middle-income families. I want to protect America's natural treasures for generations to come; however, that doesn’t mean disregarding common sense and facts. I applaud President Trump for striking these burdensome rules and supporting an all-of-the-above energy approach that promotes innovation." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman has supported exploiting public lands to extract climate causing fossil fuels, stating, "We must take immediate advantage of our natural resources by reducing and/or legally bypassing EPA regulations. Our land has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources. We must allow each state more protection from job-reducing regulations. It’s time to impose a temporary ‘restraining order’ on the federal government. This measure will produce immediate jobs for our local economies.” This is according to the Alliance to Save Energy.0Congressman Walker voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Walker was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://web.archive.org/web/20150929064333/http://walker4nc.com/content/page/issues#environment https://walker.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/walker-praises-presidents-action-energy-independence http://www.ase.org/sites/ase.org/files/resources/Media%20browser/new_members_in_house_114th_final.pdf https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Rouzer, DavidNorth Carolina7RIn the posted transcript on PBS for the film, "Climate of Doubt," Congressman Rouzer, states on climate change that, "Well, you know, I don't necessarily listen to any one person. And I can't, you know, tick off a whole list of scientists that are pro-sea level rise and a whole list of scientists that aren't. I'm just coming at it from a common sense standpoint. The earth has been warming and cooling since day one. And you know, the effect on sea level change, what do we know about it?"00Congressman Rouzer demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting, "legislation to prohibit state agencies from using “worst-case scenario” projections of sea-level rise when drafting coastal development policies," when he was a North Carolina State Senator, according to Star News Online. The Congressman stated, the legislation, "would go quick." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman supported executive actions by President Trump, which fast tracked the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines, stating in a press release that, "He is wasting no time in getting down to business and acting on his promises to Make America Great Again. Already, President Trump has made it clear that he will put America first by clearing the path for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline, both of which will create good paying jobs, increase our access to affordable energy and make America an even more dominate energy supplier for the world." 0Congressman Rouzer voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Rouzer was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/climate-of-doubt/transcript/ http://watchdogs.blogs.starnewsonline.com/20365/rouzer-on-sea-level-rise-bill-it-will-go-quick/ https://rouzer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rouzer-statement-trump-executive-actions https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Hudson, RichardNorth Carolina8RAccording to Think Progress, "When asked if human activity is contributing to climate change, Hudson responded no."00Congressman Hudson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting offshore drilling. In a press release he stated, "“I’ve been advocating for environmentally-sound offshore exploration and energy jobs in the Atlantic for years. I’m thrilled we finally have a president who shares my desire to responsibly open North Carolina to energy exploration and energy jobs while protecting our beautiful coastal waters.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page Rep. Hudson supported, "clean coal," stating, "A balanced and responsible approach is the solution. This means developing more of America's own energy resources, including wind, solar, clean coal, hydropower, biofuels, nuclear energy, as well as oil and natural gas, which will reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil and create thousands of jobs here at home." Coal is one of the main contributors to climate change. 0Congressman Hudson voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Hudson voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/the-anti-science-climate-denier-caucus-732ec3a2a4d4/ https://hudson.house.gov/energy/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/richard-hudson https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McHenry, Patrick T.North Carolina10RAccording to Citizen Times, the Congressman made the following statement on climate change. "I’ll let others debate science, but the practical reality for me as a policymaker is… I want to make consumers in my district and across the country have every possible option so they can use with their pocketbooks that enormous power to reward those that are doing good in their view and those that are not."00Congressman McHenry demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline. Stating in a press release, that, "Approval of the Keystone pipeline is long overdue. The project has been approved by various federal and state agencies including John Kerry’s State Department. It is supported by a majority of Americans and enjoys bipartisan support in both the House and Senate." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Despite this the Congressman has been a supporter of renewable energy, stating on his energy page, that, "One day, America will be powered by alternative energy – and Congressman McHenry is working to make that happen – but until then, we must drill for American oil and natural gas to power the American economy and bring down energy costs for American families."0According to the Citizen Times, the Congressman said he considers a carbon tax, "a very complex proposal," and a, "massive undertaking" to put in place." Congressman McHenry voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. McHenry voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/10/03/hoax-threat-climate-change-sets-candidates-apart/91438518/ https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/08/09/residents-challenge-mchenry-trump-guns-climate/88487362/ https://mchenry.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=397711 https://mchenry.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=1616 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/patrick-t-mchenry-1 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Meadows, MarkNorth Carolina11RAccording to Right Wing Watch, Congressman Meadows criticized the concern of climate change on national security, stating, "How ridiculous is that when you have our fighting men and women, they get up and they say, ‘man it’s a little chilly, maybe today is the day that we’ve got to worry about climate change.’ It’s just ridiculous.”00Congressman Meadows demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "The American people are tired of watching our government hamstring the economy and burden U.S. businesses in a fruitless pursuit of climate change goals that are both ineffective and unenforceable globally.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release criticizing past environmental regulations and pacts, the Congressman stated, "We should really focus on an American First agenda, and these climate pacts and climate regulations have been designed to not necessarily give American workers and the American environment a head start. It really gives our competition a greater ability to compete internationally and disadvantage American companies. I look forward to a reset that still emphasizes clean air and clean water.” 0Congressman Meadows voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Meadows voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/values-voter-summit-common-core-not-climate-change-threatens-security/ https://meadows.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=425 https://meadows.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=68 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/mark-meadows https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Chabot, SteveOhio1RAccording to The Enquirer, the Congressman was quoted making this statement on climate change. "Despite claims to the contrary, the evidence concerning man-made climate change is far from conclusive. However, what is conclusive is the damage some of the more extreme proposals intended to address climate change, like cap-and-trade, will have on our economy."00Congressman Chabot demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by denying climate science. In a blog post on his campaign page, The Congressman wrote, "Well it turned out it wasn’t bad enough that the leftist climate change warriors were suppressing contrary views, they DUMPED all of the original temperature data that their dire warnings of impending doom were based on, allegedly to save space! Right. That means that it’s now impossible to go back and check basic calculations upon which much of the global warming/climate change predictions are based. With this in mind, I did a double take when a headline on the inside of the Enquirer caught my attention “Emails Don’t Negate Data. "The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page the Congressman calls for the continued development of carbon intensive energy sources, stating, "I am a supporter of an “all of the above” approach to energy production, including fully developing our own sources of energy and making sure that we don’t slow down the development of new energy production with needless regulation."0Congressman Chabot voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Chabot voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2014/10/11/climate-can-debate-forever/17137787/ http://stevechabot.com/blog/climate-scientists-behaving-badly/ https://chabot.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=106688 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/steven-j-chabot-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Wenstrup, BradOhio2ROn his energy page, the Congressman stated his opposition to the EPA regulating carbon, saying, "I also believe the EPA’s unilateral pursuit of regulatory action without congressional oversight, including the unaccountable attempt to regulate carbon, has created tremendous uncertainty for businesses and consumers at a time when we can least afford it." 00Congressman Wenstrup demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline. On his energy page he stated, "I support policies that will expand access to all forms of American-made energy, including the Keystone XL pipeline, which will create jobs and provide increased energy supplies, and increased American energy exploration on private and federal lands." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to a press release, the Congressman in a radio address, criticized, "Obama for his stand on net neutrality, for his deal with the Chinese government on global warming, and other Obama environmental policies."0Congressman Wenstrup voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Wenstrup voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://wenstrup.house.gov/priorities/issue/default.aspx?IssueID=126808 https://wenstrup.house.gov/updates/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398542 http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/10632/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Johnson, BillOhio6RThe Congressman has an entire page dedicated to the benefits of coal, one of the main contributors to climate change. He states on the page, "Coal is the cheapest, most reliable source of energy on the planet. Right now, Ohio gets over 70% of its energy from coal-fired power plants, and America gets nearly 50% of its power from coal nationwide. There is no doubt in my mind that the coal industry is not only critical to fulfilling America’s residential and infrastructure energy needs, but critical to powering businesses and putting Americans back to work." 00Congressman Johnson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release, he stated, "Under the Paris Climate Agreement, communities and industries in Eastern and Southeastern that depend on fossil fuels would have been disproportionately harmed. Meanwhile, under the same agreement, other countries like China and India are allowed to increase their coal consumption, while here at home we would have handcuffed ourselves for no economic benefit. This non-binding pact represented an ‘America second’ strategy, and I'm glad President Trump withdrew the United States from this agreement.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page, he discusses the development of climate inducing fossil fuels, stating, "I support a true “all of the above” approach to energy development. This approach starts with going after America's own natural resources, including the vast oil and natural gas reserves in America – onshore, offshore, and in shale plays across America like the Marcellus and Utica Shales. Such an "all of the above" vision includes continuing to harvest America's vast coal reserves - coal is the cheapest, most reliable form of energy on the planet and we have enough coal in America to fuel our energy needs for generations to come."0Congressman Johnson voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Johnson voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://billjohnson.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=58024 https://billjohnson.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=31187 https://billjohnson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399196 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/bill-johnson https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gibbs, BobOhio7RAccording to the League of Women Voters, the Congressman made the following statement on climate change. "With the recent reports that the data used regarding climate change that data was based on faulty, biased and unsubstantiated science, it is clear that science has not been able to document what is happening and if human activity is causing a problem or not. Many scientists are on both sides of this issue and the proponents of climate change have not substantiated their findings based on sound science."00Congressman Gibbs demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting an executive order by President Trump, rolling back the Clean Power Plan. In a press release, he stated, "The so-called “Clean Power Plan” raised serious constitutional concerns regarding the scope of EPA’s authority with potentially disastrous consequences to the coal industry, leading the US Supreme Court to halt the plan until these questions were addressed by the courts." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release supporting the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, the Congressman stated, "I am a proud cosponsor of this legislation that prohibits the Administrator of the EPA from disregarding congressional intent and pursing a radical, anti-business agenda to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The EPA should not be allowed to expand its regulatory reach on its own initiative, especially when Congress has refused to grant the EPA such authority." 0Congressman Gibbs voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Gibbs voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.seorf.ohiou.edu/~voters/2010primary/VoterGuide-2010.pdf https://gibbs.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/gibbs-statement-president-trump-s-energy-executive-order https://gibbs.house.gov/press-release/congressman-bob-gibbs-votes-block-epas-harmful-regulatory-regime http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/bob-gibbs https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Davidson, WarrenOhio8RIn a town hall reported on by the Journal-News, the Congressman was quoted on climate change, stating, "And while I’m not indifferent to climate change, I’m not saying it’s a total falsity and I’m not saying it’s a certainty." The Journal News also reported that the Congressman said that the, “real science” behind climate change, is “in dispute.” 00Congressman Davidson has demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Davidson voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Davidson was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.journal-news.com/news/davidson-isis-more-threat-than-climate-change/gSD89FAxoXGtDUu20ThJAK/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/A
Stivers, SteveOhio15RIn an article in the Logan Daily News, when discussing acting on climate change, the Congressman stated, “Even if the science would work on cutting back CO2 emissions, it depends on 300 countries around the globe doing exactly the same thing, at the same time, when every individual country has every incentive to cheat.”00Congressman Stivers demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline. According to an article in The Columbus Dispatch, the Congressman was quoted stating that President Obama, "Has consistently sided with radical extremists and against jobs and lower energy prices for the American people.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release condemning new EPA rules, the Congressman stated, "The new EPA rule will destroy hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs, force power plants to shut down and worse yet, cause already high electricity bills to skyrocket. A better course would be for the President to work with Congress to develop a comprehensive energy policy which includes a clean coal plan that uses our nation’s abundant coal reserves to generate low cost, reliable electricity with lower emissions - not policies that raise electricity costs and destroy jobs." 0Congressman Stivers voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Stivers voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://stivers.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394471 https://stivers.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398840 https://stivers.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=383315 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/steve-stivers https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Mullin, MarkwayneOklahoma2RIn an interview with ThinkProgress, the Congressman made the following statement on climate change. "I haven’t seen the reports that would get me to believe that anything’s different than the patterns that we had that we’ve gone through through the time of records. All of our records we’ve hit in heat waves, look at them. They’re in the 1930s. Dust bowl happened way before your and I’s time. And the cycles we had, we had cold winters growing up and we’ve had mild winters growing up."00Congressman Mullin demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing President Obama's climate change policies. In a press release reacting to a speech President Obama gave at Georgetown, the Congressman stated, "These climate change proposals will burden hardworking Americans with new regulations and increased energy costs. Increased regulation will inhibit not only job creation, but also our nation’s entrepreneurial spirit overall. The ambition of entrepreneurs will be stifled through the cost of red tape, which will in turn force employees and consumers to pick up the tab." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release criticizing inappropriate spending at the EPA, it stated, "Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has been leading an effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to ensure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not inappropriately spend U.S. taxpayer dollars to enforce a non-binding global climate agreement." 0Congressman Mullin voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Mullin voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/video-congressman-from-state-battered-by-extreme-weather-denies-existence-of-climate-change-b38e479ca3f7/ https://mullin.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=266 https://mullin.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=71 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/markwayne-mullin https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Lucas, FrankOklahoma3RIn an article in the Huffington Post, the Congressman was quoted making this statement on regulating carbon dioxide emissions. "Most telling of the EPA's irrational regulatory approach is how the EPA has concluded that the breath that we exhale, the gas that livestock expels, are dangerous pollutants and should be regulated by the Clean Air Act."00Congressman Lucas demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Paris Agreement and the EPA's involvement in enforcing it. In a press release, he stated, "It will be fascinating to see how the EPA responds to this concept of sending U.S. employees out to enforce agreements that the Senate has not yet approved.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0In an interview with E&E, the Congressman made the following statement on using a tax to lower carbon emissions. "Let's drive people towards making the investments to reduce their emissions, not using the baseball bat of government regulations and tax to force them to change their style." Congressman Lucas voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Lucas voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 00https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/26/house-science-committee-c_n_5533992.html https://lucas.house.gov/press-release/lucas-questions-epa%E2%80%99s-role-international-climate-agreement https://www.eenews.net/tv/videos/1152/transcript http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9132/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Russell, SteveOklahoma5RResponding in a press release to President Obama's State of the Union, which referred to climate change as a threat to the United States, the Congressman belittled that sentiment downplaying the threat of climate change. 00Congressman Russell demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the Keystone Pipeline. On his energy page, it states, "By removing federal impediments on LNG exporting, hydraulic fracturing, and building the Keystone XL pipeline, North America would offer an alternative to countries relying on Middle Eastern and Russian energy. I will oppose unnecessary, burdensome regulations that drive up the cost of energy and impede foreign markets." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Russell voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Russell was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00 https://russell.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=14888 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Kelly, MikePennsylvania16RIn a press release responding to a 2013 speech made by President Obama on climate change, the Congressman stated, "When it comes to the issues that Americans are deeply concerned about, this administration continues to display a tone deafness that is beyond frustrating. With so many Americans still out of work, in poverty, and still waiting for the economic recovery they’ve been promised for so long, it is sad but not surprising to see the president take time to champion not new jobs but new laws that would kill jobs and make energy more expensive for families nationwide. In spite of serious, ongoing crises in trouble spots around the world, President Obama recently flew abroad to name climate change, of all things, the ‘global threat of our time." 00Congressman Kelly demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "I have complete confidence in our country’s ability to protect both our economy and our environment at the same time, and I applaud President Trump’s strong commitment to this goal. Moving forward, both the executive and legislative branches must work together to ensure that every international commitment that we follow primarily serves the interests of American citizens above all else. As elected leaders, the laws and policies we craft must reflect the needs of our constituents, not the demands of a global ideological trend. As the president admirably stated, he was ‘elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.’ I thank him for keeping this major promise and putting our country first.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On the Congressman's energy page it states his support for the Keystone Pipeline and the coal industry. 0Congressman Kelly voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Kelly voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://kelly.house.gov/press-release/rep-kelly-responds-president-obama%E2%80%99s-climate-change-speech https://kelly.house.gov/press-release/rep-kelly-applauds-president-trump%E2%80%99s-announcement-paris-agreement https://kelly.house.gov/issue/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/mike-kelly https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Rothfus, KeithPennsylvania17RThe Congressman introduced the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act of 2013 (H.R. 1119). In a press release he stated, "Coal is an important part of our electricity-generation base and our economic future. Technological advancements have allowed certain power plants in Western Pennsylvania and across our nation to turn coal refuse into cheap, domestic energy while restoring our environment back to its natural state. Unfortunately, EPA regulations will soon force such facilities to close. The SENSE Act, which I introduced today, is a common-sense solution that keeps these plants open, saves jobs, preserves important domestic electricity-generating capacity, and cleans the environment.” Coal is a main contributor to man made climate change. 00Congressman Roothfus demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump in his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In a press release he stated, "The Paris Climate Agreement was never a legitimate deal. It was never submitted to the Senate for ratification because the Senate would never have ratified it. The Paris Agreement is not about climate. It is about control. It certainly is not about growth; it is about redistribution. We have a moral responsibility to create a much healthier economy that will increase jobs and increase wages. Only by building a stronger economy will we be able to generate the revenues we need to meet the commitments we have made to our seniors and veterans." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his energy page, the Congressman iterated his support of the Keystone Pipeline, stating, "We must also take steps to expedite the construction of the Keystone Pipeline, increase safe and responsible exploration and development of energy sources on federal lands, and reform trade rules to make it easier to export natural gas to our allies around the world."0Congressman Roothfus voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). In a press release supporting the resolution, he stated, "As the Republican Congress presents the American people with a forward-looking agenda of economic opportunity, we must also continue to defend families and communities from the negative effects of these proposed job killing tax increases. These taxes would make it harder for everyday Americans to have a good quality of life and for businesses to create jobs.” Rep. Roothfus voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://rothfus.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rothfus-introduces-sense-act-save-coal-jobs-and-clean-environment https://rothfus.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rothfus-statement-paris-climate-agreement https://rothfus.house.gov/issues/energy https://rothfus.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rothfus-votes-block-job-killing-rules http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/10618/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Smucker, LloydPennsylvania11ROn WGAL 8's website they posted the positions of Congressman Smucker and opponent Christine Hartman on each issue including climate change. Congressman Smucker's climate position is as followed. "Climate change is too often politicized to advance the agendas of special interests and centralize power within the federal government, this should not be the objective. We must utilize science and be prudent to remain good stewards of our environment by working to achieve measurable environmental and health benefits. I support an “All-of-the-Above” energy policy. We need a combination of shale, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, etc. to best position our country to not rely on foreign sources of energy."00Congressman Smucker demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change through his support of pipelines. In a debate reported on by State Impact, the Congressman was quoted saying, "If the process has been followed, if landowners have been adequately compensated, then I would support that project.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congressman Smucker voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Nor was Rep. Smucker in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.wgal.com/article/lloyd-smucker-vs-christine-hartman-see-where-the-candidates-in-the-16th-congressional-district-stand-on-the-issues/8050280 https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2016/10/11/congressional-candidates-weigh-in-on-pipeline/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Wilson, JoeSouth Carolina2RIn a Vote Smart poll, asking Congress members whether they believe human contribute to climate change, Congressman Wilson responded, "No."00Congressman Wilson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. According to an article in The Post and Courier, it states, "Second District U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, a Lexington Republican, on Thursday also made it clear he believed the Paris accord would have hindered economic development and job creation." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Wilson is also a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline, stating on his energy page that, "A key energy project which would directly support our desire to wean ourselves of foreign oil while at the same time adding hundreds of thousands jobs here at home is the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Obama Administration has continuously delays the Keystone XL Pipeline, a project that would transport crude oil from Canadian oil sands to refineries along the Gulf Coast."0Congressman Wilson voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Wilson voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/3985/joe-wilson-sr/#.WuHWW8hG0Wp https://www.postandcourier.com/news/a-mixed-south-carolina-reaction-to-u-s-withdrawal-from/article_45c8682c-46f6-11e7-bacc-6bfd0b1dc9bc.html https://joewilson.house.gov/issues/energy http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/addison-g-wilson-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Duncan, JeffSouth Carolina3RAccording to Think Progrss, the Congressman made the following statement on funding climate science. "There are events after events going on around the world that are true threats to the United states, folks who want to do great harm to Christians, want to do great harm to others... They want to come to this country and end the American way of life, and for whatever reason, we’re now spending our hard-earned dollars on climate science and the belief that this is one of the biggest threats to national security."00Congressman Duncan demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change in his response to President Obama's 2013 State of the Union, stating in a press release that, "Tonight we heard the President say he wants to focus on jobs. Unfortunately, the President's record doesn't match his rhetoric. When the President says he wants to focus on jobs, I’m afraid he really means that he's going to focus on undermining gun rights, raising taxes, climate change, more government regulations, and higher levels of government spending.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. On his campaign page the Congressman stated, "In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began its process of regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emission under the Clean Air Act because of CO2's contribution to global warming. The problem with the agency's finding is that it relies on questionable science and ignores vigorous dissention among the scientific community. Even if we set aside the abundance of scientific dissention when it comes to the EPA's endangerment findings or the supposed effects of CO2 on climate, the EPA's regulations will not reduce CO2 enough to have any meaningful effect."0Congressman Duncan voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Duncan voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/congressman-stop-worrying-about-climate-change-focus-on-crimes-against-christians-e079ae500d6a/ https://jeffduncan.house.gov/press-release/congressman-jeff-duncan-reacts-state-union-address http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jeff-duncan https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Roe, PhilTennessee1RAccording to Vote Smart, the Congressman's 2011 issue page, stated, "Many believe greenhouse gas emissions are contributing to the gradual warming of our planet and changing of our climate. While there are many questions surrounding the science of the issue, it seems to me like we could develop a solution that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions without inflicting catastrophic damage on our economy."00Congressman Roe demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Paris Agreement. In a statement on his energy page, the Congressman stated, "The Paris Agreement was a seriously flawed plan that puts the United States at a competitive disadvantage with other countries, like China, that will not abide by the agreements, and also will further destroy good-paying traditional energy sector jobs in our region." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Also on his energy page the Congressman made clear his displeasure with the Clean Power Plan, stating, "I am adamantly opposed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which proposes existing coal-powered plants reduce carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030. This approach to curbing emissions is so unpopular with Congress and the American people that the president couldn’t get a Democrat-controlled House and Senate to pass a similar plan back in 2009 – the so-called “Cap and Tax Plan,” which I voted against." 0Congressman Roe voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). The Congressman was also a co-sponsor of an earlier version of this amendment, stating in a press release, that, "Because the current tax system needs work, I have cosponsored several pieces of legislation that would get our fiscal house back in order and reject certain proposed tax increases. For example, I am a proud cosponsor of (H.Con.Res. 24), a resolution introduced by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) that states a carbon tax—like the Cap and Tax proposal rejected in 2009—would be detrimental to the economy." Rep. Roe voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://votesmart.org/public-statement/549174/#.WuIK-shG0Wp https://roe.house.gov/issues/energy/ https://roe.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=331386 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/phil-p-roe https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Fleischmann, ChuckTennessee3RWhen asked his position on global warming by the Times Free Press during a debate, the Congressman quipped, "I think we ought to take Al Gore, put him on an iceberg, and put him way out there." 00Congressman Fleischmann demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change through his support of the Keystone Pipeline. In a press release, the Congressman stated, "Today, President Obama put politics above jobs and energy security by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline had bipartisan support and had been proven environmentally safe by the State Department. With this decision President Obama is not only snubbing our largest trading partner and energy supplier but he is also turning his back on at least 40,000 good paying jobs.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman Fleischmann voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Fleischmann voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/opinion/times/story/2012/jul/07/put-who-on-an-iceberg-chattanooga-times/81964/ https://fleischmann.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-fleischmann-s-statement-president-s-keystone-xl-rejection http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/chuck-fleischmann https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Gohmert, LouieTexas1RSpeaking in reference to a Democrat talk-a-thon on climate change, the Congressman responded saying, “By the way, on climate change, I applaud the Democrats spending all that time. And if any of my colleagues here don’t believe in climate change, you need to start. It’s real; it’s a fact. Most places it happens four times a year and I think we need to acknowledge that.”00Congressman Gohmert demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by belittling the issue. In an interview with WND, the Congressman stated, "Apparently this climate change was global freezing back in the 1970s. “Then global warming and then, when it quit warming, now it’s climate change.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an interview Washington News Observer, when asked about Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi flying out for the Copenhagen meetings, he stated, "Well I think that's wonderful I think because it we are finding out that the world is actually either staying the same or maybe cooling then it's a good thing for her to fly over in a big airplane and contribute to the carbon emissions so that we can try to warm this up we're on top of the capital and it is freezing up here very cold my ears about to fall off and so I would appreciate all the efforts that she Al Gore as he keeps his suburbans, plural running as he makes speeches so he can be warm or cool... that's all adding to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."0Congressman Gohmert voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Gohmert voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.dailysignal.com/2014/03/24/louie-gohmert-climate-change-real/ https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/8/louie-gohmert-todays-climate-change-was-1970s-glob/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7qMnuob5P4 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/louis-b-gohmert-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Culberson, JohnTexas7RIn an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the Congressman stated on climate science that, "At this point, we don't have accurate data, and the data's in conflict and obviously the Earth's climate has varied widely over the planet's lifetime. Even really in the last several million years you've had wildly different sea levels and different temperatures in the atmosphere. There have been times in our history where we've been frozen solid and other times when sea levels have been far higher and virtually all the ice on Earth was gone. It's been far hotter and far colder in the past. We just need accurate data. And then we can begin to figure out why those patterns are emerging the way they are...I'm confident humans have had some effect on the climate. We just don't have enough data or accurate data to say with certainty what that effect has been. For example, I have great faith in the constellation of Earth-observing satellites NASA has launched, many of them being used by NOAA."00Congressman Culberson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by his denial of the science underpinning it. In a 2009 op-ed by the Congressman on TownHall.com, the Congressman wrote, "While this blatant power grab is disappointing, the truly alarming part is that the scientific evidence the EPA used to support its conclusion comes directly from United Nations (U.N.) climate data – the same data that were recently found to have been deliberately manipulated to support the global warming movement. When EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the proposed endangerment finding in April, she readily admitted that the agency, “relied heavily upon the major findings and conclusions from recent assessments of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."" The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman is also a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline, stating on his energy page, that, "One of the most important things that the government can do is approve the Keystone XL Energy Pipeline. Keystone XL will create over 20,000 jobs while battling the high price of gas.The Keystone pipeline had been planned for years, is supported by Republicans, Democrats, and labor unions, but President Obama vetoed it."0In a press release on the 2014 budget, the Congressman listed his victories, with one being, "Prohibiting the EPA from regulating lead as a pollutant when it is in ammunition or fishing tackle, plus the bill contained by amendment eliminating Obama’s hidden carbon tax." Congressman Culberson voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Culberson voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-inside-gop-science-climate-change-20150304-column.html http://web.archive.org/web/20121109175440/http://culberson.house.gov/hold-your-breath-texas/ https://culberson.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=109035 https://culberson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398167 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/john-a-culberson-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Brady, KevinTexas8RIn an article in One News Now, the Congressman was quoted stating, "No matter what you call it, climate change or global warming, it's not the most important thing for American families."00Congressman Brady demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the signing of the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "Once again President Obama shoved his liberal climate agenda on the backs of hardworking Americans. This deal will raise energy prices and increase monthly bills for people already struggling thanks to this White House’s failed policies. Let me be clear – we don’t want this agreement and that is why I signed H.Con.Res 97 and will work to block funding for it.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Brady was also a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline, stating on his energy and environment page that, "I also support the Keystone XL Pipeline, which many have called the largest shovel-ready project in North America. The President was wrong to deny the permit and the good paying energy jobs it would have created."0In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, the Congressman stated on a carbon tax that, "[I] Don't support it... Very little public support for it. Certainly very little legislative support." Congressman Brady voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Brady voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://kevinbrady.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=396048 https://kevinbrady.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=400506 https://kevinbrady.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=126801 https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/texanomics/article/Oil-companies-are-coming-around-to-a-carbon-tax-9205523.php http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9023/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McCaul, Michael T.Texas10R In a 2010 budget hearing on the Science and Technology Committee the Congressman stated, “I’m concerned about the human space flight mission being completely cut out of this budget, the Constellation program going away and an increase in funding toward something I don’t consider a core mission of NASA and that is climate change and weather observation." 00Congressman McCaul demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing President Obama's budget proposal that allocated monies to thw Department of Homeland Security to combat climate change. According to a press release from the House Committee on Homeland Security the Congressman stated, “President Obama sounds alarm bells about climate change and in the meantime short-changes those responsible for tackling real threats to our national security. Incredibly, the President’s proposed budget allocates more money for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to combat global warming than to counter violent extremism." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a tweet opposing the Paris Agreement, the Congressman wrote that, "The Paris climate agreement destroys American jobs." 0Congressman McCaul voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. McCaul voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://homeland.house.gov/press/chairman-mccaul-don-t-busy-dhs-climate-politics/ https://twitter.com/McCaulforTexas/status/870324065122242560 https://mccaul.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/mccaul-grills-nasa-on-future-of-constellation-jobs http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/michael-t-mccaul-1 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Thornberry, MacTexas13RIn a blog post on his site about climate change, the Congressman concluded stating, "So, despite the conventional wisdom, there is a lot we do not understand about exactly what is happening to our climate, and even more, we do not understand the reason it is happening."00Congressman Thornberry demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by penning an op-ed for USA Today belittling climate science. In the op-ed he stated, "Any decisions we make should be based on sound science rather than political, social or personal profit agendas. No computer model yet has correctly predicted the Earth's actual temperatures. We simply do not understand enough about the causes and effects related to our weather. Yet, some in Washington continue to push for new regulations and added taxes based upon those flawed models." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0In a Facebook post the Congressman stated on the possibility of a carbon tax, that, "President Obama’s climate change/carbon tax crusade is misguided. We do not need more regulations or restrictions on domestic energy. They drive up costs and drive down supply..." Congressman Thornberry voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Thornberry voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thornberry.house.gov/emailarchive/26.htm http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2011-08-10-drought-cap-and-trade-texas_n.htm https://www.facebook.com/repmacthornberry/posts/10151762568825628 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/william-m-thornberry-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Weber, RandyTexas14RAccording to the Huffington Post, in a Science Committee hearing with White House science advisor John Holdren, Congressman Weber stated, "I may want to get your cell phone, because if we go through cycles of global warming and then back to global cooling, I need to know when to buy my long coat on sale. I just don’t know how y’all prove those hypotheses going back fifty, hundred, what you might say is thousands if not millions of years, and then postulate those forward.”00Congressman weber demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by speaking against climate action on the House floor, stating, "I rise today to condemn the president's actions to regulate our power plants and his efforts to commit the United States to such onerous regulations through the United Nations... this administration is obsessed with climate change and he refuses to admit the radical Islam is our enemy why it makes me wonder that if he thinks that Syed Farook in English means global warming." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority.0Congressman Weber voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Weber voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/26/house-science-committee-c_n_5533992.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOiSAqkezgo http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/randy-k-weber-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Arrington, JodeyTexas19RAccording to an article in the Abilene Reporter News, it states, "Mr. Arrington believes industry and environmental proponents could achieve balance in their objectives. He said science and facts should drive policy, not personal agendas. Global warming has become a political thunderstorm. Mr. Arrington said the facts fall both ways, so he's not yet convinced."00Congressman Arrington demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, stating in an interview with KFYO Lubbock that, "I'm glad that the Trump made the decision that he made because I mean we all want our environment to be safe and healthy for our families but there are ways to get at that in their ways that I think would set us back and I think the best afford would set us back." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In the same interview he questioned the science underpinning climate change, stating that, "They're people that have reached the conclusion that that not not just that the earth surfaces is warming but that it's caused by carbon emissions is that it's man-made and that we're going to have an apocalyptic outcome if we don't do something but that that's been talked about in the in the late 19th century about ice age we've had cooling's we've had we've had fears of polar ice melted this is not new."0Congressman Arrington voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Nor was Rep. Arrington in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://archive.reporternews.com/opinion/editorials/our-opinion-19th-congressional-district-329205db-ad86-1fe4-e053-0100007f1a8f-379533991.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mh5ncG_GSw https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Olson, PeteTexas22RIn an interview with E&E TV, the Congressman stated on climate change that, "I mean, I've said over and over our climate is changing, that's been a fact since God created the Earth. The problem is right now we don't know how much man is making that change happen. So let's take a deep breath and do some studies, and then do some studies about water, because right now all the studies are on land around cities. Let's diversify, actually see what's happening to our planet, see what we can control and not control. Again, I am not this—well, let's just say I disagree with the president's attack on people who just question his motives, because this is not so much for the world, this is politics."00Congressman Olson demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release, that, "Houston is an energy city, and the simple fact is that President Trump has concluded that the greatest impact of the Paris Agreement would be to lock us into an uncompetitive agreement, which would hamper our global competitiveness and energy economy." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. When asked about climate change's effect on tropical storm Harvey on C-SPAN, the Congressman responded stating, " Kimberly, that is just politics...We just went through a two hour tornado warning that ended 15 minutes ago. The worst is yet to come. We can talk about climate change at some other time." 0Congressman Olson voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Olson voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.eenews.net/tv/videos/2077/transcript https://olson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/olson-statement-on-president-trumps-decision-to-withdraw-from-paris https://www.c-span.org/video/?433093-103/washington-journal-representative-pete-olson-tropical-storm-harvey&start=159 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/pete-olson https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Williams, RogerTexas25RIn a press release commenting on President Obama's rejection of the Keystone Pipeline citing climate change, the Congressman stated, "The reality is that, today, oil is the cheapest and most effective form of energy, and it will be purchased and used whether or not the White House wants to take a fabricated moral high ground.” 00Congressman Williams demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the advancement of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines. In a press release, Rep. Williams stated, "For years, President Obama ignored the fact that these domestic pipelines would have created direct and indirect American jobs, helped provide energy security and transported oil in the safest way possible. Instead of facing these realities, our former president politically cowered to a group of far left wing environmentalists who would rather see us energy dependent on other nations." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release on the Supreme Court putting a hold on the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, "I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to block a costly rule that would ultimately raise energy prices for American families. While President Obama naively believes ‘China is now looking at getting serious about its emissions,’ he also incorrectly thinks that his administration, alone, can make the laws and force unreliable technologies into a free market." 0Congressman Williams voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Williams voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://williams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/roger-williams-statement-on-keystone-pipeline https://williams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-williams-statement-on-trump-advancing-pipelines https://williams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-williams-statement-on-supreme-court-power-plant-ruling http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/roger-williams https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AAnti Climate
Carter, JohnTexas31RIn an op-ed titled, "The Return of the Warmers," he states, "They were thoroughly discredited just last year in the international "Climategate" scandal. The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and their pals from the East Anglia Climatic Research Unit in Great Britain were caught red-handed, through their own email communications, to have intentionally falsified the scientific data on which they claim that human activity is a leading cause of global warming. Further, they were found to have hidden their own research results that showed world temperature not rising, but actually falling over the past several years. The truth they tried to conceal from the world is that global temperature fluctuations are a normal earth cycle. We may or may not even be in a warming cycle. Even if we are, scientific evidence does not conclude that activity by man plays any significant role. The reason for the lies is because the goal of these people is not to protect the environment, it is to implement a socialistic one-world government that has dictatorial control over every human activity, led by tyrannical liberal elites."00Congresswoman Carter demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. In a press release, he stated, "At the same time, this agreement does nothing to improve our climate. The United States is already a leader in reducing CO2 emissions, and producing clean energy. While we will continue to pursue energy policies that are reasonable and responsible while reducing our carbon footprint, the Paris Accord is not the solution to global climate challenges.” In a press release the Congressman supported President Trump's executive order's which rolled back the Clean Power Plan and streamlined the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines, stating, "President Trump, to his credit, isn’t afraid to take matters into his own hands. Via Executive Orders, he’s rolling back Obama’s war on coal and the EPA’s overreach into state waters. Recognizing that our energy needs are tremendous, Trump has paved the way for the Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines to break ground. By stopping the most devastating regulations on our energy industry, President Trump’s actions will create jobs, boost our economy and lead us towards energy independence."0Congressman Carter voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Carter voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://carter.house.gov/opeds/the-return-of-the-warmers/ https://carter.house.gov/press-releases/carter-applauds-withdraw-from-paris-climate-accord2/ https://carter.house.gov/opeds/resurgence-through-lower-regulation-limited-government/ http://congress.freedomworks.org/node/9036/print https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateN/A
Bishop, RobUtah1RIn a 2009 press release criticizing EPA overreach, the Congressman stated on climate change that, "Despite the fact that scientific data underlying the studies of global warming appear to have been manipulated to produce an intended outcome, EPA officials disregarded the contaminated science, calling it little more than a 'blip on the history of this process.' It is becoming increasingly obvious that the EPA is more interested in grabbing power over our entire country than in getting the science and the answer right."00Congressman Bishop demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by asking Congress members to tamp down on their climate rhetoric. According to the Washington Examiner, Rep. Bishop stated, "Let me ask all members here, we have a long time between now and the end of the year in the lame-duck session, just to make sure you self regulate what you say, and the comments you make vis a vis anyone else here in the room — mellow them out," after Congressman Jared Huffman called Republican's climate deniers. The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a House Committee on Natural Resources, Congressman made the following statement on the Paris Agreement. "The Paris Agreement has always been a political sideshow to America's energy renaissance and its contributions to reducing emissions through innovation. We should not be taking any form of energy off the table, we should be innovating. We should be finding new ways to harness our energy potential to create an even more abundant, affordable, efficient and diverse supply. That is how America has led and will continue to lead the world to greater prosperity.”0Congressman Bishop voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Bishop voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://robbishop.house.gov/media/in-the-news/bishop-blasts-epa-action?DocumentID=159376 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rob-bishop-asks-lawmakers-to-mellow-out-on-climate-change https://naturalresources.house.gov/newsroom/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=402067 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/rob-bishop-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Stewart, ChrisUtah2RIn an op-ed for the Salt Lake Tribune, the Congressman stated, "First, there is no doubt that climate change is real. But it has always been real. The earth's climate is always in flux, with long-standing patterns of warming and cooling. There is no ideal temperature the earth is trying to achieve. Second, the science regarding climate change is anything but settled. Indeed, there is wide recognition among climate scientists that none of the 20 primary models used to forecast climate change have proven to be reliable."00Congressman Stewart demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by downplaying the immediate dangers of climate change. In a Salt Lake Tribune article, he was quoted stating, "I'm not as convinced as a lot of people are that man-made climate change is the threat they think it is. I think it is probably not as immediate as some people do." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release criticizing the Clean Power Plan, the Congressman stated, " Our nation is blessed with an abundance of affordable and reliable energy, yet the president has chosen to abandon these resources to appease a small group of radical environmentalists with American families footing the bill.”0Congressman Stewart voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Stewart voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=56130738&itype=CMSID http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=56029666&itype=CMSID https://stewart.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/environment-subcommittee-chairman-responds-to-president-s-climate-change http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/chris-stewart https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Wittman, Robert J.Virginia1RIn a 2010 interview with the Richmond Times Dispatch, the Congressman stated, "As a scientist myself, I recognize that the earth’s climate is changing. We must recognize that these climactic cycles of heating and cooling have been going on well before man appeared on earth. Humans across the globe contribute greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. The questions then become, how much does man affect carbon levels in the atmosphere and to what extent does this affect climate change. We need to examine and take into account all factors, both those induced by humans and those occurring naturally, that contribute to the level of carbon in the atmosphere."00Congressman Wittman has demonstrated leadership on climate change through introducing the The Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act, which according to a press release would, "Create a Working Waterfront Task Force at the Department of the Interior. The task force would identify and prioritize critical working waterfront needs with respect to their cultural and economic importance, climate change and other environmental threats, and market conditions for water-dependent businesses." Despite this the Congressman has not prioritized climate change, and has voted against climate action. 0In an interview with the Richmond Times Dispatch, when asked about a carbon tax, the Congressman stated, "I do not believe a cap and trade or carbon tax approach would solve our environmental or energy challenges. These approaches would increase the cost of energy, significantly extend federal regulation and push American jobs overseas." Congressman Wittman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Wittman voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://www.richmond.com/business/congressmen-and-governor-state-positions-on-climate-change/article_c99f5f98-f5f0-5f0b-8ccc-7b2cce7a8a72.html https://wittman.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1044 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/rob-j-wittman http://noclimatetax.com/pledge-takers/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Brat, DaveVirginia7RAccording to NPRS's Community Ideas Station, the Congressman was quoted stating, "The climate changes, I think there’s consensus on that, there’s not much debate on that, just look at the data ..it is what it is ..and then how much of it is man made and what’s the cost to fix it and who’s going to pay for it. The world, he said, has given China a ten year break and the US remains the largest payer. For me, too much of this is political, everyone is hitting each other over the head with this issue as a club instead of just looking at the data and trying to have some fair outcome."00Congressman Brat demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "The Obama-negotiated Accord creates unrealistic compliance requirements on the United States while giving other countries like China and India a free pass. In fact, China is allowed to increase emissions for the next 13 years. In contrast, the United States had led with action. Before the Paris Accord was ever in place, the innovation and technology from private American companies enabled America to dramatically reduced our carbon footprint by 18 percent between 2000 and 2014." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. According to the Alliance to Save Energy the Congressman made the following statement, "“They said we're going to run out of food 200 years ago, that we're goin' to have an ice age. Now we're heating up… Every rich country – what happens to your environment as you become richer? It becomes cleaner, right? That’s fact. Of course we care for the environment, but we're not mad people. Over time, rich countries solve their problems. We get it right. It's not all perfect, but we get it right.”0Congressman Brat voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Brat was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00http://ideastations.org/radio/news/7th-district-congressman-dave-brat-climate-change https://brat.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=452 http://www.ase.org/sites/ase.org/files/resources/Media%20browser/new_members_in_house_114th_final.pdf https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Griffith, MorganVirginia9RIn his energy newsletter the Congressman made the following statement on climate change, "Last year, climate change was responsible for Rep. Schakowsky having to explain to her grandchildren what a snowy winter is like. This year, it’s responsible for Chicago getting the most snow it has seen since 1951-1952. Folks, you just can’t make this stuff up!"00Congressman Griffith demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change through his opposition to the Paris Agreement, stating in a press release that, "The United States is ALREADY a clean energy and fossil fuel energy leader; we can reduce our emissions and continue to produce American energy without the Paris Accord. America has already reduced its carbon-dioxide emissions dramatically, beginning before the Accord.” The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a statement during a House Committee Energy and Commerce Hearing, he stated, "Has anybody studied what the temperatures were do we know what the temperatures were during the period in history known as the great optimum which would led to the rise of the Mesopotamian Egyptian cultures that was a time in history of global warming we know that but how warm did it get and obviously those were things that led to the rise of our earlier civilizations." 0Congressman Griffith voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Griffith voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://morgangriffith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=370116 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1MUMKQlLtM https://morgangriffith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398741 http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/h-morgan-griffith-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
McMorris Rodgers, CathyWashington5RAccording to The Guardian, "She [Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers] has also expressed skepticism about climate change, consistently opposing Obama’s measures to combat it, and once arguing that former vice-president Al Gore, a longtime advocate for steps to combat global warming, deserves an “F” in science and an “A” in creative writing." 00Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by supporting the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Congresswoman stated, "We all want to protect our environment and ensure we leave a better community for the next generation. The problem with the Paris Agreement is how it was done -- without the approval of the American people or their elected representatives through a ratified treaty." The Congresswoman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. 0Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. McMorris Rodgers voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). She also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/09/cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-department-interior-trump https://www.seattlepi.com/local/politics/article/Connelly-McMorris-Rodgers-praises-Trump-s-Paris-11191632.php http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-0 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Mooney, AlexWest Virginia2RAccording to a 2014 Think Progress article covering Congressman Mooney's campaign stated, "Mooney said that he didn’t believe that scientists had yet come to a consensus around the issue, but said the debate belongs “in the climate change community.”00Congressman Mooney demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by it stating on his energy and mining page that, "Congressman Mooney cosponsored H. Con. Res 105 that expresses the sense of Congress that the international climate change agreement in Paris should not go into effect until the world agrees to comply with the same standards as the United States. Congressman Mooney is also working to ensure that federal tax dollars do not go towards funding international projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. The Congressman supported the reversal of the Clean Power Plan stating in a press release that, "President Donald Trump continues to keep his promises to West Virginia by rolling back this Obama-era extreme environmental regulation. The so-called Clean Power Plan was a nightmare for the West Virginia coal industry and would increase home energy prices for American consumers."0Congressman Mooney voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Mooney was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://thinkprogress.org/in-west-virginia-congressional-race-both-candidates-think-climate-change-is-not-our-problem-a1759b9e2df5/ https://mooney.house.gov/issues/energy-and-mining https://mooney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-alex-x-mooney-wv-02-praises-clean-power-plan-reversal https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Sensenbrenner, F. JamesWisconsin5RAccording to Think Progress, Congressman Sensenbrenner was quoted during an interview with radio host Jay Weber, stating on climate change that, "I think that the science is inconclusive on this. What I do say very emphatically with these massive increases in utility costs through the cap and tax scheme, we shouldn’t be doing this as long as the science is inconclusive."00Congressman Sensenbrenner demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by opposing the Paris Agreement, citing coal as a reason. He stated in a press release that , “Further, it hurts Wisconsin. Coal provides more than half of our state’s net electricity generation, and our manufacturers already pay more for electricity than most of our neighboring states. This means higher electricity costs to Wisconsin’s consumers, a less competitive state, and stunted economic growth." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. Rep. Sensenbrenner also criticized President Obama's Clean Power Plan, stating, "Energy prices are guaranteed to increase under the Clean Power Plan, and the United States Chamber of Commerce estimates that the initiative will cost American taxpayers $51 billion. That means much higher energy prices for the people of Southeastern Wisconsin. When you consider that our national debt is already at a crippling $18 trillion, the President’s plan unnecessarily puts additional financial burdens on hardworking middle class families and businesses – burdens that have increasingly become too heavy to bear – burdens that hit Wisconsin families harder than most due to the state’s reliance on coal."0Congressman Sensenbrenner voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). He also stated in a press release supporting the resolution that, "Under President Obama, the American economic outlook is precarious at best. Rather than find solutions to the real problems citizens face each day, the President and his EPA want to create a carbon tax that would increase energy prices, force hardworking families to pay more for necessities, such as food, gasoline, and electricity, and lead to additional job losses." Rep. Sensenbrenner voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge. 00https://thinkprogress.org/know-your-zombies-sensenbrenner-picked-to-lead-house-attack-on-climate-science-says-i-personally-a3bc437a0f92/ https://sensenbrenner.house.gov/2017/6/sensenbrenner-on-climate-accord-president-trump-is-keeping-his-promise-to-put-america-first https://sensenbrenner.house.gov/jims-columns?ContentRecord_id=20D5BB70-DF9B-437C-9009-75A6C7AF1712 https://sensenbrenner.house.gov/2016/6/sensenbrenner-stands-up-for-middle-class-families-by-rejecting-carbon-tax http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/jim-sensenbrenner https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Grothman, GlennWisconsin6RIn a town hall when discussing climate change, the Congressman stated, "I'm old enough to remember the 1970s they talked about global cooling... I remember a lot of people wanted to do drastic things in the 70s and drastic things weren't done by remember reading scary stories about oh you know we wouldn't be able to grow wheat be more in Canada."00Congressman Grothman demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by denying the science underpinning climate change and the benefits emission reductions will have on the economy. As reported by the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, the Congressman stated when asked about reducing emissions that, "You are going to harm Wisconsin's economy... I think some of this is based on global warming concerns, and we really haven't had any global warming in this country for I believe about 15 years now. So as a result, I think part of it is addressing a problem we may find out is not a problem at all." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an interview with RWW news, he stated, "Global warming is not man-made and there is barely any global warming at all. There's been no global warming for the last twelve or thirteen years. I see a shortage of Republicans stepping up to the plate and saying, 'look, this global warming stuff is not going on.' It's ridiculous for the United States, of all the countries in the world, to be putting extra regulations on our business while the Chinese, the Indians, whatever are building new factories all the time. And our factories are stuck saying, 'you can't do this, you can't do this,' because you've got to reign in this global warming which doesn't exist anyway."0Congressman Grothman voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Grothman was not in Congress to vote on a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He also signed the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQvROtxsOWw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEDiN_CNTCs http://archive.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/grothman-harris-spar-over-taxes-global-warming-b99376766z1-280191042.html/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363 Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/A
Duffy, Sean P.Wisconsin7RIn a press release condemning EPA climate regulations, the Congressman stated, "While the President was touting his global warming campaign this winter, Wisconsinites were experiencing record low temperatures coupled with record high heating costs — often up to four times their normal bill with no guarantee of supplies. Today's announcement is one more hit on the already battered middle class. Not only do we not want these new regulations, we simple can't afford them." 00Congressman Duffy demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by sending a tweet that downplayed the fact that 2014 was the hottest year on record, stating, "POTUS says 2014 warmest year on record...please tell that to the Wisconsinites with empty propane tanks. #AlwaysSunnyOnTheGolfCourse." The Congressman also does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In a press release supporting the Keystone Pipeline, he stated, “Wisconsinites and the American people want the pipeline and they want the new American Congress to lead. We will not allow the President’s veto threat to stand in the way of more than 40,000 jobs and American energy independence. The President is the only person standing in the way of this project, it’s time for him to move - its time to build.”0Congressman Duffy voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89). Rep. Duffy voted in favor of a 2013 amendment by Rep. Scalise that would have required Congress's approval before passing a carbon tax (H. Amdt. 448 to H.R. 367). He did not sign the Americans for Prosperity “No Climate Tax” pledge.00https://duffy.house.gov/press-release/president-is-out-to-lunch https://twitter.com/repseanduffy/status/557734814569480193 https://duffy.house.gov/press-release/duffy-on-keystone-xl-president-is-out-of-excuses-timetobuild http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/sean-duffy https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti Climate
Cheney, LizWyoming1RAccording to KOWB, during an interview the Congeresswoman made the following statement on climate science, "I think that [the federal government's] assertions about climate change are based on junk science. But even if you agree with what they are saying, the administration itself admits that the steps it's taking to kill our coal industry will have little or no impact overall on global temperatures."00Congresswoman Cheney demonstrated a lack of leadership on climate change by refusing to acknowledge climate change as a national security issue, stating according to the WyoFile, that, "We have heard testimony in front of this committee consistently about the array of imminent threats we face… the Russians, Chinese, ISIS, al Qaeda, Iran, North Korea.… There is simply no way that you can argue that climate change is one of those threats. Not even close. There is no evidence that climate change causes war." The Congresswoman does not make prominent public statements on climate action, nor does he make the issue a priority. In an interview with Politico, when asked about what the Republican party should do about climate change, the Congresswoman stated, "Nothing. I mean look, I think that what’s happening now with respect to this president and this EPA and using something like climate change as an excuse to kill the coal industry nationwide — and that’s exactly what they’re doing. They’ve been open about it. They even admit that the emissions from coal aren’t actually causing any kind of a heating of the planet. But this is an opportunity to go in, and they’re killing coal. You know, Wyoming is the leading coal-producing state in the nation. But you don’t have to be from Wyoming to understand that your electricity is gonna be directly affected by that. It is bad policy. It’s bad science. We’re seeing increasingly that it’s bad science."0Congresswoman Cheney voted in favor of a 2018 resolution by Rep. Steve Scalise that would have expressed the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 119). Rep. Cheney 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.00http://kowb1290.com/cheney-climate-change-assertions-based-on-junk-science/ https://www.wyofile.com/cheney-chooses-climate-politics-military-preparedness/ https://grist.org/politics/liz-cheney-scorns-climate-action-just-as-much-as-her-dad/ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/h363Anti ClimateAnti ClimateAnti ClimateN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Climate Zeros Running for U.S. House

NameStateDistrictPartyPositionPosition ScoreCarbon FeeCarbon Fee ScoreOverall ScoreSources
Jones, ArthurIllinois3RThe U.S. House candidate Arthur Jones, who was disavowed by the GOP for being a Nazi, does not have a stance on climate change and whether humans contribute to it.0The U.S. House candidate openly questions the holocaust and does not have a position on a carbon fee.00https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/20/us/politics/arthur-jones-illinois.html http://artjonesforcongressman.com/issues-congress-2016/ http://artjonesforcongressman.com/holocaust/
Leyva, MarkIndiana1ROn U.S. House candidate Mark Layva's agriculture, energy, and environment page it states that, "Government should not play favorites among energy producers. The taxpayers will not soon forget the current Administration’s subsidies to companies that went bankrupt without producing a kilowatt of energy. The same Administration now requires the Department of Defense, operating with slashed budgets during a time of expanding conflict, to use its scarce resources to generate 25 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2025. Climate change is far from this nation’s most pressing national security issue. This is the triumph of extremism over common sense, and Congress must stop it."0On the U.S. House candidate's agriculture, energy, and environment page it states, "We oppose any carbon tax. It would increase energy prices across the board, hitting hardest at the families who are already struggling to pay their bills in the Democrats’ no-growth economy. We urge the private sector to focus its resources on the development of carbon capture and sequestration technology still in its early stages here and overseas."00http://markleyva.com/americas-natural-resources-agriculture-energy-and-the-environment/
Fitzgerald, JohnCalifornia11ROn U.S. House candidate John Fitzgerald's global warming page it states, "Our climate changes all the time. Grapes were grown as far north as Scotland and Newfoundland (the vikings named it “Vinland“) during the Medieval Warm Period (950AD to 1250AD), while London’s Thames River froze solid in the 1680s. The sun goes through activity cycles which effect the temperature on all the planets. Carbon dioxide is a trace gas with a negligible effect on global temperature. And what Al Gore’s famous hockey stick graph didn’t tell you is that carbon dioxide levels rise *after* temperatures rise. The colder it is, the fewer plants and animals are around to produce CO2. Advocates of the man made global warming theory were caught manipulating data to “hide the decline” in the Climategate emails. The science is *not* in, and we certainly should not be setting global policy on bad science, let alone pay global carbon taxes to the banks for producing an essential, life giving gas. It is not a toxic gas, as the EPA has ruled."0It also states on the U.S. House candidate's global warming page that, "I will resist all attempts to impose a carbon tax on the American people."00http://johnfitzgeraldforcongress.com/platform/#globalwarming
Holbrook, MarkMaine1ROn U.S. House candidate Mark Holbrook's global warming page, it states, "Our climate has always and will always be changng. It warmed in the Middle Ages bringing wealth and enabling the great cathedrals of Europe. It cooled during the five modern Ice Ages. All this, well before the Industrial Revolution and the internal combustion engine. If you do your homework, you discover we are actually coming out of a mini ice age right now. The temperatures and ice caps we think of as "normal" are actually on the cool side of our planet's history. Any warming now would, in fact, represent a return to some sort of average... Global warming is not “settled science”. Science doesn’t work by “consensus”. Scientists don’t vote to prove an hypothesis, they scrutinize verifiable and replicable evidence. There are many respected scientists who disagree with man-made Global Warming."0Also on the U.S. House candidate's global warming page, it states, "Politicians and others discovered that "Global Warming" provides a powerful point of leverage to impose new taxes and control: carbon tax schemes, crony, and wasteful "investments" in “green” industries - like Solyndra. People driving around in electric vehicles are actually running 40% on coal."00https://www.holbrook4me.org/globalwarming.html
Brumbles, JosephWashington10RAccording to a WPSR candidate survey, when asked on how to mitigate the health consequences of climate change, U.S. House candidate Joseph Brumbles answered, "We should continue to monitor , and and we should have a committee with our best people regarding. We should react accordingly, and utilize realistic and measurable solutions. However not at the expense of the people, not at a sacrifice to Liberty. Not with outrageous taxes and costs to the people."0On the U.S. House candidate's website it states, "I believe and will strive for clean energy, however it also needs to be affordable energy. I am standing for Liberty and in that, for a higher quality of life. We cannot add tax to fossil fuels and penalize people with triple cost energy bills. Energy must be affordable. We can do this by utilizing technology and the free market, among other thing."00https://www.wpsr.org/candidate-survey/ https://josephbrumbles.com/
Hagedorn, JimMinnesota1ROn U.S. House candidate Jim Hagedorn's website it states, "Democrats aren’t even faking their socialist beliefs anymore, and that includes our opponent for Congress, Dan Feehan. Feehan mimics Ellison’s call to resist President Trump and impose radical policies of open borders, socialized medicine, gun control, extremist EPA (global warming) regulations, late-term abortion, repeating."0In a blog post on his website the U.S. House candidate stated, "The liberal Democrat/extremist environmentalist agenda of anti-energy EPA regulations, cap and trade, a carbon tax and other big government schemes place U.S. agriculture, small businesses, manufacturers, American workers and consumers at a severe global disadvantage." 00http://www.jimhagedorn.org/hagedorn_mid_july_update http://www.jimhagedorn.org/pr_hagedorn_supports_u_s_energy_independence_withdrawal_from_paris_climate_accord
Crenshaw, DanTexas2RIn a Q & A posted on his website U.S. House candidate Dan Crenshaw stated that, "When we are recovering from something like Harvey, which a lot of people claimed had something to do with climate change, there is zero evidence for that lets just get that out there right now... There is no evidence that a warming ocean allowed for three days of rain over one exact spot... We need to have a very well reasoned discussion and debate on what is causing climate change and why hasn't the earth warmed since 1997... We can't start off the debate saying the science is settled." 0When discussing a carbon tax and dividend in a Q & A on his website, the U.S. House candidate stated, "I am always going to be reluctant to put undue economic burdens on our people."00https://crenshawforcongress.com/sunday-june-24-qa/
Benno, AmeerNew York4RIn a blog post on his website, U.S. House candidate Ameer Benno wrote, "Africa is sitting on TENS OF BILLIONS OF TONS OF COAL, which western liberals prefer they keep in the ground. As the author pointedly asks, “how can anyone compare alleged climate problems with very real, immediate, lethal Third World problems caused and perpetuated by being forced to continue relying on wood, charcoal and dung?”0In a blog post on his website, the U.S. House candidate wrote, "For most people, it does not require explaining, but a carbon tax is foolish posturing based on flimsy science, which allows politicians and academics to pat themselves on the back for being morally superior, all the while doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO SAVE THE PLANET! In other words, a carbon tax would place a job-killing burden on families and small businesses throughout our District."00https://www.benno4congress.com/blog/rice-supports-job-killing-tax-on-working-class-families-and-small-businesses-in-nassau-county/

Climate Zeros

Climate Zeros are candidates that deny man made climate change, vote against climate friendly policies, actively work against climate action, and oppose a fee on carbon emissions.