The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced this week the endorsement of Diana DeGette for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado’s 1st Congressional District.
“Representative Diana DeGette has been a powerful voice for cutting carbon pollution and growing our clean energy economy in order to combat the climate crisis and create good-paying jobs,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are proud to support her campaign for reelection because we know she will continue to lead efforts to conserve Colorado’s natural treasurers and fight for climate, clean energy, justice, and democracy.”
“Representative Diana DeGette has a long track record of supporting public lands and protecting our state from the worst impacts of climate change,” said Kelly Nordini, CEO of Conservation Colorado. “LCV Action Fund has endorsed her campaign for reelection because we know she will continue to fight for a clean and healthy future for all communities in Colorado.”
“I am proud to work alongside LCV Action Fund in the fight to protect our public lands, reverse climate change, and work toward environmental justice,” said Representative Diana DeGette. “I am honored to have their support and endorsement.”
Representative Diana DeGette has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997 and previously served in the Colorado State House. In Congress, Rep. DeGette sits on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce where she is the Chairwoman on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation and a member of the committee on the Environment and Climate Change and the Subcommittee on Energy. In her committee leadership role, Rep. DeGette has spearheaded the Clean Energy Innovation and Deployment Act. This bill aims to create a clean energy standard that would require the country’s worst polluters to eliminate carbon emissions by 2037. Rep. DeGette also co-sponsored the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act (FRAC Act), and last year, introduced the Methane Waste Prevention Act. She is also a strong advocate for protecting our democracy and has cosponsored the For the People Act (H.R. 1), the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4), and the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51). Rep. DeGette has earned a 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
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