Pelosi Names House Democrats to Climate Committee

"House Democrats this morning announced which lawmakers they plan to appoint to a new committee on climate change, a move that underlines the party's intent to make global warming a priority this Congress — at least rhetorically.

The list of nine names includes a mix of veteran legislators and new faces, including freshman Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), who launched his congressional campaign by sending then-incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) a copy of the book "Climate Change for Beginners."

"The American people have spoken, and demanded bold action to take on the climate crisis, which is the existential threat of our time," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a statement that accompanied the announcement."

Mark Matthews reports for Greenwire February 7, 2019.

Source: Greenwire, 02/08/2019