Chairman Crowley Statement After House Republicans Rejected His Climate Change Study Amendment

June 8, 2018
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement after his amendment to the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which would have barred Republicans from using federal funds to stop the study of climate change, was rejected by Republicans in the House:

“Republicans continue to hide from the reality of climate change. Instead of trying to find solutions, they attempt to block all study and debate. These efforts won’t erase the facts – climate change is a real threat to our planet and our national security. Democrats will continue to  push for action on climate change, and I hope Republicans will eventually take their heads out of the sand and join us.”