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Green New Deal Needs Climate Panel Input, House Leader Says

Jan. 24, 2019, 12:10 PM

Backers of a Green New Deal might consider talking to the House’s new select climate committee before asking the chamber to vote on their ideas to combat climate change, the House’s second-ranking Democrat said Jan. 23.

“Look, we have a select committee,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Bloomberg Environment, as well as a “very bright” new chairman at its helm in Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.).

Castor, tapped to chair a new House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, will be working with other Energy and Commerce Democrats “and I think they will come...

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