LCV Statements on the Expected Passage of the Climate Action Now Act in the U.S. House

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. – In anticipation of today’s passage of the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) in the U.S. House of Representatives, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statements:

“Today’s vote on the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) – the first pro-climate action legislation to hit the House floor in nearly a decade – is a critical first step,” said Tiernan Sittenfeld, LCV SVP, Government Affairs. “Requiring the Trump administration to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement sends an important message to voters across the country who helped elect a pro-environment majority in the House: Elections have consequences. We applaud Speaker Pelosi, Leader Hoyer, Chairs Kathy Castor, Eliot Engel, and Frank Pallone, and all of the members of Congress who support the Climate Action Now Act for laying the foundation for continued bold action to address the greatest challenge of our generation.”

“We welcome this action from Congress,” said Fernando Cazares, National Chispa Director. “Communities of color and low-income families feel the direct impacts of extreme weather, worsened air pollution, and deadlier hurricanes such as Maria and Harvey that devastate our homes, communities, and livelihoods. It’s time to rejoin the rest of the world in the fight against the climate crisis.”

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