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Ruppersberger: Give Climate Committee More Teeth

Jan 11, 2019
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) today issued a statement on the announced select committee to explore climate change policy:

“I applaud Speaker Pelosi in agreeing to form a select House committee on climate change. As I stated earlier, we need to work harder and faster to become a carbon-neutral nation and world. The consequences of waiting any longer are too great, not just for our environment, but our economy and security.

If we are going to have a select committee, we should do it right. I am disappointed the select committee wasn’t given the teeth it needs to address one of the most pressing issues of our time. This includes subpoena and legislative powers, which are granted to all other select committees and are needed to expose information that may be suppressed by our current Administration.

I respectfully urge House leadership to reconsider the terms of this new committee.”