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LCV Statement on House Republican Speaker

Oct 25, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In response to today’s House floor vote on the next Speaker of the House, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“MAGA Mike Johnson has an appalling LCV lifetime score of just 2% and has already taken hundreds of thousands from the oil and gas industry during his career in the House. According to, no one has given more money to Johnson than the oil and gas industry. Johnson has led attacks on our elections, denied that climate change is a result of fossil fuels and polluters, and appears poised  to continue to cater to Big Oil and Gas allies as Speaker. The last three weeks of chaos caused by extremist House Republicans is just another demonstration of how willing they are to grind the country and economy to a halt instead of moving  towards a more equitable and just democracy and clean energy future.”