Climate Caucus Special Order on Wednesday, April 17

April 22, 2013

Mr. Speaker, the American people know that Democrats and scientists agree that climate change is a danger to us all, but where are the Republicans? 

To view the floor speech, click HERE.

A week ago, I joined my colleagues in the Safe Climate Caucus to challenge the Republican members of the Energy and Commerce Committee to debate the nation’s response to climate change on the House floor.  

We received no response. Nothing.  Just silence. 

It is time for a real debate on the House floor about the dangers of climate change.   

We are already seeing the powerful effects of climate change. 

We are witnessing the predictions of our premier scientists come true, and they are alarming.  We’ve seen catastrophic storms, record heat waves, droughts, and wildfires.

The top scientists in the U.S. and around the world tell us that impacts like these will get even worse as climate change continues. 

There is no debate about the science.  Climate change is happening now, it is caused by humans, and the impacts are dangerously real. 

But this reality is met only by silence from House Republicans. 

Mr. Speaker, it is time for a debate on how to solve climate change.


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