Rep. Mike Levin and House Select Committee on the Climate Crises Release Comprehensive Congressional Climate Action Plan

June 30, 2020
Press Release
Levin’s Clean Energy Legislation Featured in Select Committee’s Report

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA), a member of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, released a comprehensive congressional climate action plan with his colleagues on the Select Committee. The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis was formed at the beginning of the 116th Congress to deliver comprehensive policy recommendations to other House committees on how to solve the climate crisis, and their report is the result of more than 17 committee hearings, 700 responses to a public request for information, and over 1,000 Member and staff meetings with experts across multiple sectors of the economy. Their report includes specific proposals that would set the United States on a path to achieve net-zero carbon pollution by at least 2050, save over 60,000 lives per year due to reduced air pollution, and save nearly $8 trillion by 2050.

“The climate crisis is the defining challenge of our time, and if we fail to take aggressive action, our children and grandchildren will suffer the worst consequences,” said Rep. Levin. “With worsening droughts, heat waves, and rising sea levels in California and across the country, we must focus on solutions to the climate crisis. I’m proud to be a member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, offering a comprehensive plan to combat climate change, grow our economy, and protect our planet for future generations. Our report represents the broad consensus among House Democrats and the vast majority of Americans who know that we must act on climate change, and I am proud to be a part of this historic effort.”

The Select Committee’s report includes many pieces of legislation that Rep. Levin introduced, including: