FIRST HEARING OF THE SENATE DEMOCRATS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS WHERE MAYORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY DISCUSS CLIMATE ACTION AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chair of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, is convening a hearing titled “A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level” today, Wednesday, July 17 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The committee, a special committee affiliated with the DPCC, will hear from mayors of five U.S. cities. The mayors will discuss their cities’ efforts to cut carbon pollution and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. They will also discuss the role the federal government can and should play in helping cities achieve their clean energy goals and fight climate change.

“This hearing is about what cities across the country are doing to fight climate change,” Chairman Schatz said. “By bringing together our country’s mayors, we can understand how our cities are taking action against climate change and how the federal government can help.”

EVENT:
Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis Hearing: A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level

WHEN:
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET

WHERE:
U.S. Capitol

Senate Visitors Center (SVC)
Room 208 

WHO:
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Hearing Chair - Prepared Opening Statement

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta, GA – Prepared Testimony
Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Honolulu, HI – Prepared Testimony
Mayor Melvin Carter, Saint Paul, MN – Prepared Testimony
Mayor William Peduto, Pittsburgh, PA – Prepared Testimony
Mayor Ted Wheeler, Portland, OR – Prepared Testimony

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