Climate Power’s Executive Director Applauds House Democratic Leadership Elections

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to House Democratic leadership elections, Lori Lodes, Executive Director of Climate Power, released the following statement: 

“Today we celebrate the historic election of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as Leader of the House Democratic caucus, along with Rep. Katherine Clark as Minority Whip, and Rep. Pete Aguilar as House Democratic Chair. These leaders have been tried and true climate champions throughout their careers—from advocating for clean air and water for their communities, to playing instrumental roles in passing the Inflation Reduction Act—and we look forward to seeing the next generation of Democratic leaders acting on climate. 

“Voters made it clear this midterm cycle that they overwhelmingly support clean energy investments that will create millions of jobs and lower costs for families. We have full faith in our new Democratic leaders in Congress to fight against Big Oil’s campaign to undo the progress we’ve made these past two years, and look forward to working with them to build a more just and equitable clean energy future.”