Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) is joining a Congressional Delegation – led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi – to Madrid, Spain for the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as COP25.
On the visit, Dingell said: “Look around us: devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, melting glaciers and rising sea levels. This week, countries from every corner of the globe are coming together in Madrid for the United Nations Climate Conference. It’s an honor to join Speaker Pelosi and our strong Congressional Delegation in this important mission. The Trump Administration is sadly moving to formally withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and refuses to acknowledge the science or urgency to act. Participants at COP25 will lay out crucial steps and implement guidelines to reduce greenhouse gases – it’s critical our nation be represented at the coalition. American leadership is at the center of rising to the moment to protect our planet for future generations.” According to a Saturday press release from the office of Debbie Dingell.
November 30, 2019
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Pelosi Leads Bicameral Congressional Delegation to Madrid for COP25
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a bicameral Congressional Delegation to Madrid, Spain for the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP25.
“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.” This according to Saturday's Press release.
The Members of the Congressional Delegation are: