House Democrats are ready to hit the ground running next week when they officially take control of the lower chamber in the new session, and they’re starting with a new and novel Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The committee will be led by Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL), presently a member of the House Energy Committee, and will focus on “reducing pollution, growing green jobs, and expanding climate-related national security concerns.” Nancy Pelosi explained, “The American people have demanded action to combat the climate crisis, which threatens our public health, our economy, our national security and the whole of God’s creation.” In what may be a momentary instance of brilliance, socialist-elect Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) retorted that the panel “sounds about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.” That May be a bit too generous.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
WASHINGTON — House Democrats are preparing to take control of the lower chamber next week by forming a new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis — but some members of the caucus aren’t happy.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the caucus’ choice for the next speaker of the House, today announced the appointment of Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, to lead the select panel.
“She will bring great experience, energy and urgency to the existential threat of the climate crisis,” Pelosi said in a statement. “This committee will be critical to the entire Congress’s mission to respond to the urgency of this threat, while creating the good-paying, green jobs of the future.”
She called Castor, who has served in Congress since 2007, “a proven champion for public health and green infrastructure, who deeply understands the scope and seriousness of this threat.”