Press Releases

Dec 14, 2020 Press Release
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will return for the 117th Congress and that Chair Kathy Castor of Florida will be reappointed to lead the committee.
Dec 10, 2020 Press Release
"Under the leadership of President-elect Joe Biden, the United States is ready to renew its pledge to the Paris Agreement and declare its strong commitment to solving the climate crisis," said Chair Castor.
Dec 1, 2020 Press Release
In a letter, Members urged the administration to stop eleventh-hour regulatory actions that will threaten vulnerable families and communities.
Nov 25, 2020 Press Release
Chairs Also Seek Information on Civil Service Jobs Being Reclassified Under Harmful New Trump Executive Order
Today, House Committee Chairs sent a letter to 61 federal agencies requesting information on conversions of political appointees to civil service positions during the Trump Administration.
Nov 10, 2020 Press Release
Today, Committee Chairs across the House of Representatives sent letters directing the White House and more than 50 federal agencies within their jurisdictions to comply with federal record-keeping laws and preserve information responsive to congressional subpoenas and investigations.
Oct 20, 2020 Press Release
Bold Climate Action In Sunshine State Could Prevent More Than 100,000 Deaths And 40,000 Emergency Room Visits And Hospitalizations Over Next 50 Years, According To New Oversight Report
Bold Climate Action In Sunshine State Could Prevent More Than 100,000 Deaths And 40,000 Emergency Room Visits And Hospitalizations Over Next 50 Years, According To New Oversight Report
Oct 14, 2020 Press Release
As Americans continue to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, the House Democratic Caucus and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will host a discussion on how the worsening climate and environmental racism are contributing to inequality in health outcomes in Latino and Hispanic communities, as evidenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 24, 2020 Press Release
"Today's bipartisan legislative package addresses more than 50 recommendations in the Climate Crisis Action Plan we released this summer, including energy innovation and technology transfer, building efficiency, clean electricity and transportation, industrial decarbonization, environmental justice, workforce development and labor protections, and scientific integrity," said Chair Castor.
Sep 15, 2020 Press Release
As Wildfires And Floods Threaten Millions, GOP Leader McCarthy Offers Nothing On Climate If Republicans Regain Majority
"House Republicans remain completely unprepared and unwilling to solve the worsening climate crisis. Even as the West Coast is engulfed in smoke caused by climate-fueled wildfires, and as the Gulf Coast prepares for more historic flooding with Hurricane Sally, House Republicans refuse to even acknowledge the climate crisis in their policy agenda," said Chair Castor.
Aug 31, 2020 Press Release
Trump's EPA Refuses To Bolster Clean Air Protections As It Continues To Side With Polluters
"We know that air pollution is making the coronavirus crisis worse. Which is why the EPA must do a lot more to protect our air quality. Keeping the current ozone standard will fail to protect families in Florida and across the nation. The current standard has already made the air dangerous to breathe in communities across the country, including in my own home district," Chair Castor testified.

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