Scott Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Combat Climate Change
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act:
“Today I am proud to stand with my colleagues in the House as we recommit ourselves to our moral obligation to act on climate. Climate change remains one of the greatest threats to our national security. As we pass the Climate Action Now Act today, we stand with our partners around the world as we recommit ourselves to the Paris Climate Accords.
“As a representative from Hampton Roads, I am encouraged by the work that civic and military leaders have done to adapt to rising sea levels. While I am encouraged by the initiative, creativity and commitment of local and state officials in Virginia, it is clear that cooperation is necessary on an international scale to avert disaster and to actually address the climate crisis. By recommitting the United States to the Paris agreement and calling for the necessary planning to meet our nation’s pollution reduction goals, the House of Representatives has taken an important first step. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to mitigate and adapt to climate change and, by doing so, avoid the worst of its consequences.”
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