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Environmental Leadership from Congressional Caucuses of Color

The 2019 and 2020 National Environmental Scorecards revealed that the new pro-environment majority in the U.S. House of Representatives hit the ground running by passing bills to protect our air, water, lands and wildlife and to combat the climate crisis. Many of these bills were led and supported by members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), collectively referred to as the Tri-Caucus. What’s more, Tri-Caucus members have been vocal advocates of strong environmental policies, addressing environmental injustice, and spoke up in a record number of congressional hearings on climate change.

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