(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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                          SAFE CLIMATE CAUCUS

  (Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Today, I rise to cite the fact that the 
American people and Democrats and scientists agree that climate change 
is a danger to us all, but where are the Republicans? A week ago, I 
joined my colleagues in the Safe Climate Caucus to challenge the 
Republican members of the Energy and Commerce Committee to debate the 
Nation's response to climate change on the House floor. We received no 
  It is time for a real debate on the House floor about the dangers of 
climate change. We are already seeing the powerful forces and effects 
of nature. We are witnessing the predictions of our premier scientists 
come true, and they are alarming. We've seen catastrophic storms, 
record heat waves, droughts, and wildfires. Top scientists in the U.S. 
and around the world tell us that impacts like these will get even 
worse as climate change continues. There is no debate about the science 
of climate change.
  Madam Speaker, it's time for a debate on how to solve climate change.