Graves Reappointed as Ranking Member of Climate Committee for 117th Congress

Feb 23, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) released the following statement after his colleagues selected him to serve as Ranking Member on the House Select Climate Committee for the 117th Congress.

“I am honored to be reappointed the Ranking Member on the House Select Climate Committee and will continue standing up for actual facts and real science, so that the polices we put forward leverage American assets, resources, and our world-leading success in reducing global emissions. In the new administration’s first few actions, several misguided executive orders are killing thousands of American jobs and paralyzing America’s energy industry while only helping China. There are areas ripe for bipartisanship and the best way to accomplish our shared goal is by working together to promote realistic, science-based, innovative, and globally effective free-market solutions. I look forward to the continued dialogue with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on how we can work to reduce global emissions while enhancing American competitiveness and national security without increasing the cost of energy,” said Graves.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) commented, “Garret is one of the leading conservatives in our conference on the issue of climate change and energy policy. Coming from a district where energy and conservation are critical issues, he has invaluable expertise and firsthand experience. He leveraged both of these qualities as Ranking Member for this committee last year, developing serious, science-based solutions that prioritize producing affordable, reliable, American energy and exporting it to the rest of the world. If we want to actually solve the issue of global climate change, Congress must embrace more policies like this, and I am confident that Garret is the right person to continue to lead Republicans on this committee.”