Republicans Who Support Climate Action Will Testify Before The Senate Democrats’ Special Committee On The Climate Crisis

July 23, 2019

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chair of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, will convene a hearing titled “The Right Thing To Do: Conservatives for Climate Action” on Thursday, July 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET. The special committee, which is affiliated with the DPCC, will hear from conservatives who are focused on climate action, and learn how they are working to decrease the partisanship surrounding this issue and find a collective path forward.

“Elected Republicans are mostly awful on climate, but it wasn’t always that way, and it doesn’t have to be that way in the future,” said Chairman Schatz. “Conservatives across the country support climate action because of their faith, their commitment to fiscal responsibility, and their conservative values. I’m looking forward to hearing their views at our next hearing.”

In addition to Schatz, members of the committee include U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.).

Witnesses:

Hearing Details:
Thursday, July 25, 2019
11:30 a.m. ET
U.S. Capitol
SVC-212

The hearing is open to the public. Click here to RSVP, you must be on the list to gain entry. Please enter through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and check in at one of the Senate Appointment Desks.

Witness testimony and a live video of the hearing will be available at www.democrats.senate.gov/climate.