January 20, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Issues Statement on President Biden's Executive Order to Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement

Washington D.C.—Congressman Joe Neguse, today, issued a statement in response to President Joe Biden’s action to return the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement. As the only member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis representing the Rocky Mountain West, Congressman Joe Neguse has been a consistent vocal support for rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement. He traveled to Madrid, Spain with Speaker Pelosi for COP25 in 2019 to reassure the world of the United States commitment to acting on climate change. He helped introduce and pass H.R. 9 out of the House calling for the rejoining of the Agreement, and in December introduced a resolution calling for a national biodiversity strategy, including the U.S. playing a leadership role in international climate agreements. 

“A new era for climate action is here. As one of his first acts, President Biden has chosen to take action to combat the climate crisis and reassure our global allies of America’s leadership role by rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement. In Colorado, we have experienced the impacts of climate change tangibly through devastating wildfires, increased flooding and climate-related weather events. Our communities are ready for bold leadership and bold action to tackle the existential threat of climate change. In President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, we once again have leaders in the White House who will trust the scientists, and will work to invest in clean energy jobs, and climate solutions.”

“Through my role on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, I have introduced countless proposals to preserve our public lands, expand clean energy, and safeguard science, and our Committee released a comprehensive roadmap last summer on the legislative path forward to solve these issues. I look forward to working with the new Administration on many of these proposals to protect our environment, our planet and ensure a bright future for the next generation.”