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Background Green New Deal Resolution Introduced in Congress 

On February 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) and Sen. Ed Markey (MA) released their resolution, “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.” While a “Green New Deal” has meant many different things to different people, this is the first time the idea has been formally introduced in Congress and fleshed out.

Letter Interfaith Leaders Urge Immediate, Bipartisan Work to Protect Creation  

On February 6, FCNL joined 25 other national religious organizations, representing nearly 50 million people of faith, in sending a letter to Congress on the climate crisis. The letter urged members of Congress to set aside their political differences and work to address climate change.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

February 2019

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Legislative Ask Pass a Carbon Pricing Bill  

The science is clear: climate change is real, is worsened by human activity, and will continue to harm our communities without significant action. Congress has a moral obligation to protect vulnerable communities and seriously address climate change in a bipartisan fashion.

Background Bill Analysis: The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 

The reintroduction of the EICDA (H.R. 763) is an exciting advancement of bipartisan Congressional efforts to price carbon emissions and reduce greenhouse gases.

Background The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 

Bill Analysis of H.R. 763

On Jan. 24, Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), Francis Rooney (R-FL-19), Charlie Crist (D-FL-13), Judy Chu (D-CA-27), Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18), Scott Peters (D-CA-52), and Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03) introduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (EICDA).

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

January 2019

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Update New Congress Brings New Opportunities for Climate Agenda 

The 116th Congress will have new opportunities to advance climate solutions. As we begin a new year, I’m reflecting on the biggest climate developments in 2018 and thinking about what comes next as we work toward an earth restored.

Update Grassroots Action Pushes Green Deal to the Forefront  

As Washington, D.C. prepares to welcome a new Congress in January, there has been much conversation and activism surrounding a bold new climate change agenda called a Green New Deal. FCNL is excited by the momentum and elevation of the need for ambitious climate policy. We also remain committed to building up bipartisan support for climate action in the 116th Congress.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

December 2018

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

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