Rep. Cisneros Votes in Support of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted in support of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. In addition, two bipartisan amendments Rep. Cisneros cosponsored were accepted into the final bill package.
This first amendment offered by Rep. Norma Torres (CA-35) would prevent the President from using this plan to prevent states, like California, that want to set more ambitious goals to address greenhouse gas emissions. The second amendment offered by Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) would include in the findings section that the Paris Agreement addresses the importance of climate justice, especially in relation to human rights, where communities of color are disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards and environmental health burdens.
“I am proud to cast my vote in favor of the Climate Action Now Act, a bill that takes the necessary steps to combat climate change and protect future generations,” said Rep. Cisneros. “To ignore this pressing challenge would prevent our nation from being front and center in the international commitment to develop innovative clean technology, create green jobs, and protect our natural resources. The United States must be a global leader when it comes to protecting our climate and the Paris Climate Agreement is beneficial to the health, national security, and prosperity of all Americans and families around the world. The passage of this legislation, the first of its kind in a decade, represents our commitment to finding solutions to rapidly address the threat of climate change and securing a better, cleaner future for our children.”
Rep. Cisneros is an original cosponsor of H.R. 9 and the bill will now be referred to the Senate.