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McCollum Joins Congressional Delegation to United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow

November 8, 2021
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) joins a delegation led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or “COP26,” in Glasgow, Scotland on behalf of the United States House of Representatives. In Glasgow, the delegation will participate in bilateral meetings, panel discussions and other engagements with global leaders on top climate priorities, including the recent IPCC report, gender equity and public-private sector coordination on climate action.

“The climate crisis is the existential threat of our time, and America must continue to bring our boldest ambitions to the table to meet and beat our climate action goals,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Together with this outstanding, experienced and diverse delegation including Committee Chairs, Members of the House Select Committee on Climate Crisis and respected Members of Congress, I am honored to once again return to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to convey the strong commitment of the U.S. Congress in addressing this crisis and doing so in a way that puts justice and equity – particularly for indigenous communities – first.”

“As the world faces ‘Code Red for Humanity’ because of the climate crisis, America has the great responsibility and opportunity to meet this moment. Led by President Biden and the Democratic Congress, we will do just that: advancing clean air and clean water for public health, creating good-paying green jobs and advancing our pre-eminence in green technologies, protecting our national security and leaving our children and grandchildren a healthier planet and a better future.”

The Members of the delegation are:

  • Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Chair, House Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Chair, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
  • Chairman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chair, House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources
  • Chairwoman Kathy Castor (D-FL), Chair, House Select Committee on Climate Crisis
  • Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN), House Committee on Appropriations
  • Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), House Committee on Appropriations, House Agriculture Committee
  • Congressman Bill Keating (D-MA), House Foreign Affairs Committee,
  • Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House Select Committee on Climate Crisis
  • Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Select Committee on Climate Crisis
  • Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA), House Select Committee on Climate Crisis, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chair, United States Joint Economic Committee, House Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology  
  • Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA), House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), House Committee on Appropriations
  • Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL), House Select Committee on Climate Crisis, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
  • Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D-TX), House Select Committee on Climate Crisis
  • Congressman Mike Levin (D-CA), House Select Committee on Climate Crisis, House Committee on Natural Resources
  • Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO), House Select Committee on Climate Crisis, House Committee on Natural Resources
  • Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), House Committee of Oversight and Reform, House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth

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