WASHINGTON, D.C. [07/16/19]—Tomorrow, July 17, Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) will take part in the inaugural hearing of the Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis—on which she serves—to discuss the role the federal government can and should play in helping cities achieve clean energy goals and fight climate change. Sen. Smith will be joined by St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, as well as other mayors from cities across the country.
You can access a live video of the hearing here.
“The ones closest to the work often know best what will work, and that certainly holds true when it comes to making our cities more resilient and fighting climate change,” said Sen. Smith. “I’m glad that Mayor Carter of St. Paul will be here with me in Washington this week to share the work that’s underway in Minnesota. It’s going to take state and federal partners working together to make America lead with bold clean energy goals, and kicking off our Special Committee on the Climate Crisis this way illustrates we’re ready to get to work.”
In addition to Sen. Smith, members include Chairman Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.).
• Mayor Melvin Carter – Saint Paul, MN
• Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms – Atlanta, GA
• Mayor Kirk Caldwell – Honolulu, HI
• Mayor William Peduto – Pittsburgh, PA
• Mayor Ted Wheeler – Portland, OR
*Witness list subject to change.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
1:00 p.m. ET
The hearing is open to the public. Please enter through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and check in at one of the Senate Appointment Desks.
Members of the media interested in attending should RSVP to Michael_Inacay@schatz.senate.gov. Witness testimony and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.democrats.senate.gov/climate.