Rep. Sherrill Votes to Affirm U.S. Commitments to Address Climate Change
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted to take credible steps to address climate change by keeping the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement and requiring the Administration to have a specific plan to limit national greenhouse gas emissions. Congresswoman Sherrill co-sponsored H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which requires a plan for the country to meet its agreed upon reductions to greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and fulfill contributions to fight climate change.
“New Jersey residents know all too well the real threat posed by climate change and the 100-year storms that hit our communities with alarming frequency,” said Congresswoman Sherrill. “I’m proud to co-sponsor the effort to affirm our commitment to mitigate climate change and let the world know that the United States is prepared to address this pressing national security threat.”
According to Pew Research Center, a majority of Americans see an impact in their local communities from climate change. In an April 2019 survey from Rutgers-Eagleton, two-thirds of New Jerseyans said they were, “concerned about the effects of climate change on their life, their family members, or the people around them.”