Rep. Grijalva Joins Bicameral Congressional Delegation to Madrid for COP25 on Climate Change

December 2, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Grijalva joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a bicameral Congressional Delegation to Madrid, Spain for the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP25.

“I am proud to join this bicameral Congressional Delegation and demonstrate the commitment of the vast majority of Americans that support urgent action on climate change” said Rep. Grijalva. “There should be no climate change discrimination. There shouldn’t be a misery index where some people get to suffer more as a consequence of not everyone doing their full part to deal with the issue of climate change. I am here today to learn, to listen and to help take immediate and urgent action on climate change.”

“It is a privilege to accompany a high-level Congressional delegation to Spain to combat the existential threat of our time: the climate crisis,” said Speaker Pelosi.  “On behalf of the United States Congress, I extend my gratitude to the Spanish government for hosting this critical meeting, and for elevating the priority of the climate crisis to the forefront of the international conversation.”

“Taking action to protect our planet is a public health decision for clean air and clean water for our children, an economic decision for creating the green, good-paying jobs of the future, a national security decision to address resource competition and climate migration and also a moral decision to be good stewards of God’s creation and pass a sustainable, healthy planet to the next generation,” Speaker Pelosi continued. “On behalf of the U.S. Congress, I am proud to travel to COP25 to reaffirm the commitment of the American people to combating the climate crisis.”

The Members of the Congressional Delegation are:

  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
  • Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Committee on Natural Resources                 
  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) 
  • Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Committee on Science, Space, Technology
  • Chairwoman Kathy Castor (D-FL), Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
  • Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN)   
  • Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)  
  • Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA)  
  • Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA)       
  • Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA)            
  • Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) 
  • Congressman Mike Levin (D-CA)    
  • Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL)   
  • Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) 

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