CLIMATE CHANGE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 122
(House of Representatives - July 19, 2018)

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                             CLIMATE CHANGE

  (Ms. LEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H. Con. Res. 
119, which is a shameful denial of the clear evidence of climate change 
and its impact on our planet.
  Let me be clear. There is no greater threat to the future of this 
planet than climate change. But instead of offering solutions, 
Republicans are burying their heads in the sand once again.
  Here are the facts. Climate change is real, it is manmade, and every 
day that Congress fails to act, we are making the problem worse. The 
cost of inaction is astronomical. If we do nothing it is our 
grandchildren who will be left with the price tag.
  The truth is, Mr. Speaker, that we can pass policies that 
dramatically reduce greenhouse gases and build our economy. California, 
my home State, is 4 years ahead of schedule on our greenhouse gas 
emission reduction goals and green jobs have grown exponentially. We 
have over 300,000 people working in the green job industry, by far the 
most in the country.
  So, no, Mr. Speaker, this carbon tax fear-mongering won't work 
because Americans understand that the true threat to our economy is 
from climate change, which is already wreaking havoc on our planet.
  I urge my colleagues to reject this resolution and, instead, get to 
the real work of addressing climate change.

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