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Republican Leaders Call for Hearings on Green New Deal

Mar 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Committee Leaders today sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging her to direct the Democratic Chairmen of the committees of jurisdiction to schedule hearings on the Green New Deal.

“We urge you to direct the Chairmen of the committees of jurisdiction to hold hearings on H. Res. 109, Recognizing the Duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal. This proposal’s mandates are sweeping and will impact nearly every aspect of American life. Its stated and much-publicized goal of zero-emission energy production within ten years is just a fraction of the legislation’s full scope. It also includes programs such as federal job guarantees, free college, and government-run healthcare,” the Republican Leaders wrote.

They continued, “Taken together, we fear the Green New Deal would hurt Americans struggling to make ends meet – the very people it purports to help. Worst of all, it could permanently put the American Dream out of reach for millions of Americans. As the committees to which it has been referred, we have a responsibility to fully understand how the Green New Deal will affect the cost of living and economic mobility of hardworking Americans. We need to get to the facts, the American people deserve answers.”

The signers included:

  • Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR)
  • Natural Resources Committee Republican Leader Rob Bishop (R-UT)
  • Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX)
  • Judiciary Committee Republican Leader Doug Collins (R-GA)
  • Agriculture Committee Republican Leader K. Michael Conaway (R-TX)
  • Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republican Leader Sam Graves (R-MO)
  • Oversight and Reform Committee Republican Leader Jim Jordan (R-OH)
  • Science, Space, and Technology Republican Leader Frank Lucas (R-OK)
  • Foreign Affairs Committee Republican Leader Michael McCaul (R-TX)
  • Financial Services Committee Republican Leader Patrick McHenry (R-NC)

Click here to read the full letter.

116th Congress