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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

Environment

Congresswoman Jayapal is committed to environmental justice. She believes climate change is real and dangerous and in respecting indigenous rights. She believes in a just transition for energy industry workers - that environmental and economic justice go hand in hand.

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October 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan:

August 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Representatives A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) issued this joint statement opposing President Trump’s Infrastructure Executive Order:

July 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) unveiled climate legislation that would transition the United States to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050.  

The “100 by ’50 Act” is the first bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that fully envisions a complete transition off of fossil fuels for the United States.

June 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), along with her fellow co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) and A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) introduced a package of Environmental Justice bills to fight the impact of climate change on frontline communities.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal held a roundtable with local officials and advocates to discuss the threats to environmental protection as well as the latest reports of President Trump’s move to remove the United States from participation in the Paris climate accord.

 

May 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, along with her fellow co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Reps. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) and A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) wrote a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt urging him to strengthen and build on the successes of the agency’s Environmental Justice Program.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Vice Ranking member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s latest budget proposal:

“There is only one way to describe the Trump budget – cruel. It pulls the rug out from under people who are already struggling to make ends meet.

March 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Vice Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order rolling back Obama era regulations aimed at reversing the effects of climate change:

“This executive order represents more political posturing from a president unwilling to recognize scientific facts. It rolls back progress we made under President Obama, puts the climate and public health at risk, all while bailing out the president’s friends in the coal industry.

January 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal issued the following statement on Tuesday after President Trump signed executive orders to advance the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines:

January 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal blasted President Trump for reinstating the Global Gag Rule, blocking the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from granting funds to any overseas organization providing family planning services, health care and other critical services to women in some of the poorest regions of the world.