Climate Change

Additional Information on the Federal Legislative Agenda, 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Climate Change

Green New Deal – YES

H.Res.109 which was introduced to the House by Representative Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and is cosponsored by almost all of the Massachusetts Representatives, is also known as the Green New Deal. This resolution is an ambitious resolution to tackle climate change. S.Res.59 is the Senate’s version and was introduced by Massachusetts Senator Markey and is cosponsored by Senator Warren. Here is Sen. Markey’s press release on the Resolution. 

Some additional information on climate change and the Green New Deal:

Climate Change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help

Defense Department emits more carbon dioxide than many countries” by Kate Yoder 

“10 ways to accelerate progress against climate change” by Eliza Barclay and Umair Irfan

“What Is the Green New Deal? A Climate Proposal, Explained” by Lisa Friedman

Here is a link to regular updates on the legislative status and cosponsorship of these bills.