Press Releases

Sep 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (September 5, 2019) - The U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis today launched a formal request for information as it drafts policy recommendations for Congress. The committee’s questions for stakeholders are posted at

Sep 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (September 4, 2019) - The U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has hired Samantha Medlock as senior counsel to focus on climate adaptation and resilience. 

Jul 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 26, 2019) – House Democrats today recapped climate policies they’ve worked on in Congress’s first 200 days.

“This is just the start of climate action in this Congress,” said Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. “Americans overwhelmingly support climate action and we’re going to deliver.”

Jul 23, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON (July 23, 2019) – Reps. Frank Pallone, Paul Tonko and Bobby Rush announced plans to dramatically cut carbon pollution to net-zero by 2050 today. Below is a statement from Rep. Kathy Castor, chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis:
Jul 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2019) - Earlier today, more than 70 environmental justice advocates and national environmental organizations released the Equitable and Just National Climate Platform, a shared vision for securing “economic, racial, climate, and environmental justice to improve the public health and well-being of all communi


Opinion Pieces

Aug 9, 2021 Opinion Piece
"We’ve known for years that we are in a race against time. We’ve run out of time. Now, every bit of pollution — and every fraction of a degree — counts," writes Chair Castor in the New York Times.
Apr 20, 2021 Opinion Piece
Just as past presidents led our allies through major global crises, President Biden is poised to build a new era of American leadership to guide the rest of the world into a clean energy future, with good-paying jobs and technological innovation.
Apr 12, 2021 Opinion Piece
It’s time we make the right investments that will power our 21st century economy, putting Americans to work and helping us reach net zero as fast as the science requires.