Chair Grijalva on Continuation of Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in 117th Congress: "The Whole Country Will Benefit From Seeing Their Work Continue"

Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) released the following statement on the recent announcement that the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will continue its work in the 117th Congress under Chairwoman Kathy Castor (D-Fla.). Chair Grijalva recently published an op-ed in Politico Magazine – available online at https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/12/08/biden-climate-unity-grijalva-443650 – titled “Biden Needs to Go Big on the Climate.”

“The Select Committee pushed national climate policy in the right direction throughout this Congress, and the whole country will benefit from seeing their work continue. Seriously addressing climate change is an across-the-board effort that will touch every aspect of our lives, and if the Biden administration is going to be successful, it needs Chair Castor and her team conducting the necessary oversight and drawing on all the best available ideas. Climate change and environmental justice are the Natural Resources Committee’s priorities from day one in the next Congress, and we look forward to continuing close collaboration with the Select Committee.”

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