House Clears New Select Committee on Climate Change

Washington, DC (March 8, 2007)- The House approved the creation of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming March 8 on a vote of 269 to 150, with 44 Republicans voting in favor. The Committee will hold hearings and recommend legislation, but will not write legislation. The Committee’s official duties will end with the conclusion of the 110th Congress.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, “Global warming may be the greatest challenge of our time, setting at risk our economy, environment, and national security. With the creation of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming on a strong bipartisan vote, the House is giving these issues the high visibility they deserve.”
The members of the Select Committee are:
Ed Markey (D-MA), Chairman
Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Jay Inslee (D-WA)
John Larson (D-CT)
Hilda Solis (D-CA)
Stephanie Herseth (D-SD)
Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
John Hall (D-NY)
Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Ranking Member
John Shadegg (R-AZ)
Greg Walden (R-OR)
John Sullivan (R-OK)
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Candice Miller (R-MI)
Related Resources:
Office of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
San Francisco Gate