Bipartisan Delegation to Participate in Congressional Hearing on Tuesday, April 2, 11:00 am ET
Washington, D.C.—A bipartisan delegation of mayors holding key leadership positions with The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change on Tuesday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET in a hearing titled “Lessons from Across the Nation: State and Local Action to Combat Climate Change.”
Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, USCM President; Carmel (IN) Mayor James Brainard, Co-Chair of USCM’s Energy Independence and Climate Protection Task Force; and Salt Lake City (UT) Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Chair of USCM’s Alliance for a Sustainable Future will speak to their local efforts to curb carbon emissions. The mayors will discuss the Conference of Mayors Call for Climate Action, which includes urging Congress to refund the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program to support local energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction programs.
In addition to discussing their efforts to reduce harmful emissions, the mayors will also offer perspectives from the frontlines in dealing with a changing climate, including combatting heavy rains, inland flooding, heat waves, drought and wildfires, among other challenges.
Mayors Testify before the House Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change
Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, USCM President
Carmel (IN) Mayor James Brainard, Co-Chair, USCM’s Energy Independence and Climate Protection Task Force
Salt Lake City (UT) Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Chair, USCM’s Alliance for a Sustainable Future
Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m. ET (Note: Mayors are expected to begin their testimony by 11:00 am ET)
2123 Rayburn House Office Building | 45 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20515
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