Source: United States House of Representatives – Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Conservative Climate Caucus, led by Rep. John Curtis (UT-03), announced updated leadership positions for the 118th Congress. Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05), who joined the caucus early last year, was selected to serve as a vice chairwoman. Additional vice chair positions will be held by Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-01), Buddy Carter (GA-01), Jen Kiggans (VA-02), Greg Murphy (NC-03), and Tim Walberg (MI-05).
“Oregon plays a leading role in producing clean energy, and I’m honored to be a part of the Conservative Climate Caucus’ leadership team to bring Oregonians’ voices to the table,” Chavez-DeRemer said. “As we transition toward a clean energy future, I’ll continue working with my colleagues on policies that protect our environment without overregulating or restricting domestic energy production. We must embrace an all-of-the-above approach to lower costs for families and small businesses.”
“If you would have asked me when I first started this caucus, that less than three years later we would have more than 80 members, traveled to three international climate conferences, and shifted the narrative on conservative voices on climate, I probably would not have believed you,” said Curtis. “I am incredibly excited of the success we have experienced, the engagement of our members, including our six vice chairs, and look forward to continued success.”
The Conservative Climate Caucus helps educate House Republicans on climate and energy issues. The caucus recognizes that private-sector innovation and significant investments in research and development have helped propel the U.S. to be a global leader in reducing emissions. To that end, the caucus works to ensure other countries, including China, are doing their part to reduce emissions.
Last year, Chavez-DeRemer worked with her colleagues in Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho in urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve a key natural gas project. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, she also led an effort in the House-passed FAA reauthorization bill to help the aviation industry transition to sustainable fuels, including hydrogen fuels. Additionally, Chavez-DeRemer fought to secure the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Hub as one of several new hydrogen-production hubs that are going to be built across the country.
Learn more about the Conservative Climate Caucus HERE.