Congressional delegation goes to Madrid for climate change conference
The Madric climate change conference, COP25, began today and will last till Dec. 13. Per the U.N. website, the conference “is designed to take the next crucial steps in the U.N. climate change process” which includes making plans for 2020 climate action plans in areas such as finance, forests and agriculture, technology, capacity building, indigenous peoples, cities, oceans, and gender.
President Trump is not expected to attend the COP25. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Saturday that she will lead a bicameral Congressional Delegation to Madrid. Her delegation, according to a press release from her office, will “reaffirm the commitment of the American people to combating the climate crisis.”
Accompanying her will be Dems from both legislative houses, including Sen. Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Reps. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Mike Levin (D-Calif.), Sean Casten (D-Ill.), and Joseph Neguse (D-Col.).