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Pelosi Leads Bicameral Congressional Delegation to Madrid for COP25

November 30, 2019
Press Release


Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a bicameral Congressional Delegation to Madrid, Spain for the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP25.


“It is a privilege to accompany a high-level Congressional delegation to Spain to combat the existential threat of our time: the climate crisis,” said Speaker Pelosi.  “On behalf of the United States Congress, I extend my gratitude to the Spanish government for hosting this critical meeting, and for elevating the priority of the climate crisis to the forefront of the international conversation.”


“Taking action to protect our planet is a public health decision for clean air and clean water for our children, an economic decision for creating the green, good-paying jobs of the future, a national security decision to address resource competition and climate migration and also a moral decision to be good stewards of God’s creation and pass a sustainable, healthy planet to the next generation,” Speaker Pelosi continued. “On behalf of the U.S. Congress, I am proud to travel to COP25 to reaffirm the commitment of the American people to combating the climate crisis.”


The Members of the Congressional Delegation are:

  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) 
  • Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Committee on Science, Space, Technology
  • Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Committee on Natural Resources                 
  • Chairwoman Kathy Castor (D-FL), Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
  • Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN)   
  • Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)  
  • Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA)  
  • Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA)       
  • Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA)            
  • Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) 
  • Congressman Mike Levin (D-CA)    
  • Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL)   
  • Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) 


“The climate crisis is an existential threat that demands global action,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “I'm honored to be at COP25 with Speaker Pelosi and many of my colleagues on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. We must protect our planet by implementing bold, science-based policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change.


“We stand with world leaders committing to climate action during COP25,” Bonamici continued. “The House passed the Climate Action Now Act to uphold our nation's Paris Agreement commitments. On the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, we are crafting policies to fill the void from the administrations' dismissal of the climate crisis. As Co-Chair of the House Oceans Caucus, I'm excited COP25 is the Blue COP and will focus on ocean climate action. Ocean-centric climate solutions like protecting blue carbon ecosystems, harnessing the power of waves, and electrifying maritime fleets can mitigate the climate crisis.”


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