Press Release ● Energy and the Environment
For Immediate Release: 
March 27, 2019
Contact Info: 
Annaliese Davis 202-225-4131
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on House Democrats' introduction of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act: 

“Today, House Democrats are introducing H.R. 9, legislation to prohibit the Trump Administration from withdrawing from the global climate agreement and embrace the goals set out previously by the United States to promote a cleaner environment, technological innovation, and twenty-first century economic leadership. While the President and Republicans continue to deny that our climate is changing and that human activity is responsible, Democrats refuse to sit on the sidelines.  Our bill would restore America’s standing in the global fight against climate change and address the threats to public health and our economy posed by rising sea levels, wildfires, and a greater frequency of deadly storms. 

“I am proud to stand with my colleagues in introducing this bill today.  I thank Rep. Kathy Castor for her leadership as Chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and as this bill’s lead sponsor, as well as Chairman Pallone, Chairman Engel, Chairwoman Johnson, and Chairman Grijalva for their continued leadership in combatting climate change.”