Chairwoman Johnson Joins Congressional Delegation to United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2021
(Washington, DC) — This week, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland on behalf of the United States House of Representatives. In Glasgow, the delegation is participating in bilateral meetings, panel discussions, and other engagements with global leaders on top climate priorities. The Chairwoman is joined by House Science, Space, and Technology Members Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), and Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL).
“Scientists have been sounding the alarm on climate for years,” said Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). “This past year we received some of the strongest warnings yet, like the IPCC’s Code Red for Humanity. As Chairwoman of the House Science Committee, I am committed to ensuring our policy is backed by science. Here, at COP26, we are all united together with a common goal in mind, climate action now. Inaction is not an option. My Congressional colleagues and I have made this clear in the good policy we put forth in the House of Representatives. We are working towards environmental equity and justice. We are working to offer robust federal support for our nation’s top scientists and engineers as they work on innovative ways to address climate change. We are working to build a clean energy future while creating high quality jobs, and so much more. It is an honor to be here with my colleagues and I thank Speaker Pelosi for leading this Delegation. I look forward to discussing our priorities with the leaders here this week and how the U.S. is addressing the climate crisis with science at the forefront.”
Chairwoman Johnson delivered remarks with Speaker Pelosi at the U.S. Congressional Delegation to COP26 Glasgow Press Conference. See her remarks below.