03.20.17

THIS WEEK IN COMMITTEE: Round Two - Infrastructure Projects & GOPs Denial of Climate Change

On Tuesday, Committee Republicans are holding their fourth subcommittee oversight hearing on U.S. infrastructure, suggesting they're laying the groundwork for an infrastructure bill later in the year. Despite the fact that the U.S. is facing growing financial costs as the country’s infrastructure is impacted by the effects of climate change – extreme weather, floods, heat waves, prolonged rains, sea level rise, and more – Committee Republicans refuse to talk about the impacts of climate change on construction plans. Democrats will drive home the point that the longer we wait to take action on climate change, the more severe the impacts on our infrastructure and the greater the ultimate costs to adapt and repair.

COMMITTEE'S SCHEDULE


Tuesday, March 21

Energy and Mineral Resources: "The Importance of Domestically Sourced Raw Materials for Infrastructure Projects" at 10 a.m. in Longworth 1324

Wednesday, March 22

Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs: "The Status of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) Restructuring Support Agreement" at 10 a.m. in Longworth 1324