What They Are Saying: Democrats United In Support of Climate Action

Congressional, State & Local Democrats Speak with One Voice on Climate Action

As Congress prepares to refocus on President Biden’s signature domestic policy legislation, the party is united around ambitious plans to tackle the climate crisis. That plan means passing the Build Back Better Act, which will set the nation on a path to cutting dangerous climate pollution in half by 2030, meeting the President’s goal to address the “code red moment for our nation.”

This week during recess, Members of Congress used their time at home to meet with constituents and discuss what lies ahead for Congress. Climate was a major focus for members representing every corner of the nation, who called for swift passage of the Build Back Better Act’s climate investments in order to avert further catastrophe. In town halls, press interviews, and on social media, the Democratic Party was united in its support for Build Back Better’s investments in climate, clean energy, and environmental justice.

State and local elected officials joined the chorus of support for the climate investments in Build Back Better during a week of action organized by the League of Conservation Voters and its more than 30 state affiliates.

Highlights of what Members of Congress are saying:

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY)

Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA)

Sen. Tom Carper (DE)

Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-05)

Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM)

Sen. Markey (MA)

Sen. Whitehouse (RI)

Sen. Ron Wyden (OR)

Sen. Tina Smith (MN)

Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03)

Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07)

✅ Close the Medicaid coverage gap

✅ Deliver universal pre-K

✅ Expand the Child Tax Cut

✅ And more…For months, I worked with my colleagues to shape this historic legislation and ensure it meets the longstanding needs of Georgians. Our fight isn’t over. We’re going to work to bring back #BuildBackBetter” [Twitter, 1/14/22]

Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06)

Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06)

Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07)

Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34)

Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16)

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)

Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)

Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06)

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)

Rep. Joe Neguse (CO-02)

Highlights from state and local elected officials:

Aftab Pureval, Mayor of Cincinnati (OH)

Sandra Jauregui, Nevada State Assemblywoman, District 41 (NV)

 Join me and @LCVoters & @NVconservation in supporting @SenCortezMasto @SenJackyRosen  #PassTheClimateBill”  [Twitter, 1/26/22]

Jeremy Gragert, Eau Claire City Council member (WI)

Jonathon Hansen, De Pere City Alderman (WI)

Amanda Chu, Brown County Supervisor  (WI)

Ryan Sorenson, Sheboygan Mayor (WI)

Randy Scannell, Green Bay Alderman (WI)

Meeka Owens, Cincinnati City Councilwoman (OH)

Jeffrey J. Mims, Jr., Mayor of Dayton (OH)

Lisa Cano Burkhead, Lieutenant Governor for Nevada (NV)

Brittney Miller,  Assemblywoman in Nevada State Legislature (NV)

Lance Robertson, East Point Councilman (GA)“For Build Back Better, I applaud that administration… I hope we can stay to the core of the benefits for us.” [Twitter, 1/27/22]