Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the swearing in of Senators Jon Ossoff, Alex Padilla, and Raphael Warnock, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski officially congratulating Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer:
“Today, with the swearing in of Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock to the U.S. Senate, we are thrilled to officially congratulate Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a true climate champion. We also congratulate Alex Padilla and look forward to working with the three newest members of the Senate.
“Elections have consequences, and over the past few months voters took a stand against Mitch McConnell’s failed leadership in the U.S. Senate. Now for the first time since 2010, pro-environment congressional leaders in both chambers have a clear path for transformational climate action.
“Between the new pro-environment majority in the Senate, the pro-environment majority in the House, and the Biden-Harris Administration, there is broad alignment on the solution to the interwoven crises facing our nation. We can’t wait for the new pro-environment trifecta to get to work tackling the climate crisis, racial injustice, the pandemic, and economic inequality and creating a cleaner, more equitable and just future for all.”
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