Maloney Joins House Democrats to Pass H.R. 9: The Climate Action Now Act

May 2, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 9: The Climate Action Now Act, bold legislation to confront the climate crisis.

“Climate change is one of the most dangerous threats we face today. We must act, and we must act now. I was proud to join with my colleagues today to pass this bill, an important first step as we work to combat this crisis. This bill is a meaningful step forward to protect public health, and clean air and clean water for our children; advance our economy and global preeminence in green technology; defend our national security; and honor our moral responsibility to pass on a healthy and sustainable future for our children.”

Additional Background on H.R. 9

The Climate Action Now Act prohibits any federal funds from being used to take any action to advance the withdrawal of the U.S. from the landmark Paris Agreement.  It also calls on the President to develop and make public a plan for how the United States will meet our commitment to reduce pollution and ensure our preeminence in green technology and the good-paying jobs it creates for American workers.

Passage of the Climate Action Now Act follows the establishment of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which Rep. Maloney voted to create on January 9, 2019.  The Select Committee is tasked with developing creative, effective solutions to prevent and reverse the climate crisis while providing strong, urgently-needed oversight and investigatory actions.