U.S. House Passes Climate Solution Legislation with H.R. 9

Today, for the first time in 10 years, the U.S. House of Representatives acted to combat climate change by passing H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. This is an important step.

This Act calls on the federal government to honor its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement and ensure that the United States is a leader on climate change solutions. It was great to see so many members from the midwest vote for this legislation and we should thank them for stepping up now.

The House bill moves America forward in honoring our Paris Climate Agreement commitment, and it lays the groundwork for further climate solution actions. We know that this legislation will be difficult to pass in the current U.S. Senate, but today’s vote is a welcome step in the right direction for a better future.

The science is clear: Climate change threatens the Great Lakes. Our recent report, coordinated by 18 Great Lakes scientists, demonstrates how the shifting global climate impacts the unique Great Lakes region. ELPC is advocating and advancing policy solutions that make a difference for a healthier and safer future for all.The United States should live up to our commitments in the Paris Climate Agreement. That will show our global leadership in advancing climate solutions and position American clean energy innovations to lead the global transition to cleaner, safer sources of energy.

Midwestern Leaders Committed to Climate Action

Michigan

Dingell (D), Kildee (D), Lawrence (D), Levin (D), Slotkin (D), Stevens (D), Tlaib (D)

Iowa

Axne (R), Finkenauer (D), Loebsack (D)

Indiana

Carson (D), Visclosky (D)

Ohio

Beatty (D), Kaptur (R), Ryan (D)

Illinois

Bustos (D), Casten (D), Danny Davis (D), Foster (D), Garcia (D), Kelly (D), Krishnamoorthi (D), Lipinski (D), Quigley (D), Rush (D), Schakowsky (D), Schneider (D), Underwood (D)

Minnesota

Craig (D), McCollum (D), Omar (D), Peterson (D), Phillips (D)

Wisconsin

Kind (D), Moore (D), Pocan (D)

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