Kathy Castor

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Kathy Castor

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Cosponsor HR 9 – The Climate Action Now Act

Current cosponsors:  Castor, Pelosi, Hoyer, Pallone, Brownley, Levin, Huffman, McEachin, Neguse, Engel, Bonamici, Grijalva, Neal, Nadler, Casten, Lujan, Hastings, Schneider, Beyer, Lowenthal, Porter, Bobby Scott, Soto, Gaellgo,
Maloney, Malinowski, Cisneros, Crist, Holmes Norton, Matsui, Rouda, Mucarsel-Powell, Kennedy, Cohen, Panetta, Valezquez, Courtney, Frankel, Cummings, Barragan, Van Drew, Higgins, Tonko, Clyburn, Carbajal, Thompson, Jeffries, Kilmer, Spanberger, Blunt Rochester,
Rose, Schakowsky, Davis, Boyle, Larsen, McNerney, Dean, Y. Clarke, A. Levin, Trahan, DeFazio, Lynch, Haaland, Blumenauer, Chu, Ruppersberger, DeGette, Schrier, Kuster, Smith, Pingree, Hayes, Keating, Sarbanes, Dingell, Rice, O’Halleran, Hill, Yarmouth, Pappas,
Vargas, Delgado, Connolly, B. Thompson, Golden, Heck, Shalala, Bera, Quigley, Raskin, Espaillat, Kelly, Doyle, Eshoo, Scanlon, Veasey, Garamendi, Peters, Brown, Schrader, Krishnamoorthi, Omar, Green, Cicilline, Titus, Watson Coleman, Roybal-Allard, Lewis,
DeLauro, Demings, Meng, K. Clark, Cardenas, Murphy, Sewell, Torres, Rush, and Wild

Dear Colleague,

Please join me in sponsoring HR 9, the Climate Action Now Act

The bill demands that the United States remain in the historic Paris Climate Agreement and requires the President to develop and adhere to a plan for the United States to meet our commitment to future generations.  In the
face of rising temperatures, surging seas and devastating floods, fires, storms and public health crises hammering our communities and threatening our security, this crucial legislation represents the first step by House Democrats to force climate action from
the administration and ensure the United States does not retreat from our leadership on climate.

Retaining our commitment to the Paris Agreement isn’t just good foreign policy. Addressing climate change can create millions of good-paying clean energy jobs, revitalize advanced manufacturing, and create new opportunities for the agricultural industry
to sequester carbon in our soils. It can also advance economic justice by dramatically reducing home energy and heating costs for people living on low or fixed incomes and reduce pollution at front-line communities.

Importantly, the Paris agreement ensures that our leadership in addressing climate change is matched by other countries. In Paris, on December 12, 2015, the nations of the world reached a landmark agreement to tackle the accelerating climate crisis by intensifying
the actions and investments necessary for a low carbon future and limit global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius. Each nation put forward their best efforts at emission reduction through submitting nationally determined contributions to the United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Climate Action Now Act will force climate action by requiring the administration to develop a public plan for how the United States will meet its nationally determined contributions in the Paris Agreement
and achieve an economy-wide target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels in 2025. The Climate Action Now Act also prohibits the use of funds to take any action that would advance the withdrawal of the United States from
that agreement.

President Trump’s reckless decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement represents an abdication of American leadership. An overwhelming majority of Americans believe in taking strong action to protect our climate and communities
with the Paris Agreement. There is far-reaching support for the Paris Agreement from state, local, and tribal elected officials, business leaders, consumer, health and labor organizations, and more.
More than 2,000 businesses and investors, 280 cities and counties and 10 states have independently pledged to meet our commitment under the Paris climate agreement.

We look forward to ensuring the voices of experts, advocates and entrepreneurs are heard as we work with cities, states and our global partners to uphold our obligations to future generations and our commitments in the Paris Agreement. For our Caucus, combatting
climate change is not just another environmental issue – it is a moral imperative to address an ongoing crisis for which millions of our friends and neighbors are demanding action. Let’s take strong action to ensure a healthier, safer and more sustainable
future. And let’s show the world the United States is still in this fight.

Please join me in cosponsoring HR 9 – the Climate Action Now Act.  Please contact Kenzie Landa at to cosponsor.


Kathy Castor

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Energy, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Number: 9
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