By Ben Rogers
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.,) asserted Monday, Dec. 2, at a United Nations climate summit that the United States is “still in” the climate change agreement while the Trump administration withdrew last month.
“By coming here we want to say to everyone we are still in, the United States is still in,” Pelosi told reporters on the first day of the two-week United Nations climate talks in Spain.
A delegation of 15 U.S. lawmakers, led by Speaker Pelosi, is participating the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Madrid.
“Our delegation is here to send a message that Congress’s commitment to take action on the climate crisis is iron clad,” Pelosi added.
The delegation of Democratic U.S. lawmakers included House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), House Science Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), Climate Crisis Committee Chairwoman Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.). Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and nine other members of Congress..
“This climate action plan will be an extraordinary opportunity to really invest in the clean energy economy,” she said. “We will see in future years this transformation and opportunity.”