March 26, 2019

Harris Statement on the Green New Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) released a statement on Tuesday after the United States Senate defeated a stunt effort by Republicans who deny the threat of climate change. Harris is a supporter and original co-sponsor of the original Green New Deal resolution offered by U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA):

“Climate change is an existential threat, and confronting it requires bold action. I’m a proud cosponsor of Senator Markey’s Green New Deal resolution,” said Harris. “Political stunts won’t get us anywhere. Combatting this crisis first requires the Republican majority to stop denying science and finally admit that climate change is real and humans are the dominant cause. Then we can get serious about taking action to tackle the climate crisis at the scale of the problem.”