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We Asked Every Member of the House Climate Crisis Committee if They’d Support AOC’s Climate Emergency Resolution

July 11, 2019
In The News

On Tuesday, Representative Earl Blumenauer introduced a resolution in the House calling for a climate emergency. The legislation itself is symbolic in nature but sets out a series of organizing principles for why climate change is an emergency and why Congress should treat it as such.

 

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez immediately threw her support behind it. On the press call announcing the resolution, she and Blumenauer said they would be reaching out to Republicans to ask them to join in sponsoring or otherwise supporting the resolution. With that in mind, Earther wanted to see how climate-engaged members of Congress felt about the resolution and reached out to members of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, a group that includes nine Democrats and six Republicans.

As of Thursday morning, the 39 co-sponsors of the resolution include two members of the select committee, representatives Suzanne Bonamici and Joe Neguse. Earther reached out to the offices of the remaining committee members to gauge their interest in sponsoring or otherwise supporting the resolution. Below are their responses. First person responses are from representatives while third person are from their office spokespeople.