Environment & Energy Report

Democrats See Need for Mix of Newcomers, Veterans on Climate Panel (1)

Jan. 9, 2019, 2:58 PMUpdated: Jan. 9, 2019, 5:14 PM

House Democrats face a choice in filling slots on their resurrected climate committee: fill it with some of the 40 newcomers pushing for faster action on climate change, or mix and match with more seasoned members on energy and climate policy.

House Democrats are still a week or two away from filling rosters not only on the new House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis but also on most other committees. Thus far Democrats have only decided the chairmanship of the climate panel, tapping Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), first elected in 2006.

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