Below is a list of recent action the Congresswoman has taken on climate.
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The Bronx, NY – Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) will host her monthly town hall for NY-14 constituents on Friday, April 23, at 5:30PM ET. At the virtual event, she will discuss the Green New Deal, which she reintroduced alongside other climate legislation this week. She will also discuss how to get up to $9,000 reimbursed through the FEMA funeral assistance program if you lost a loved one to COVID-19. Additionally, the Congresswoman will take questions from the audience.
Washington, D.C. - Tuesday morning, Senator Ed Markey and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reintroduced the Green New Deal Resolution (GND). The lawmakers announced the reintroduction, alongside co-sponsors and leaders from the labor, environmental justice and climate movements, at a press conference in front of the National Mall, a project whose renovation was funded in part by President Franklin D.
QUEENS, NY - Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) and eight other members of the New York City delegation sent a letter to Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, expressing concerns about NRG Energy’s Astoria Replacement Project. NRG is currently seeking to update the 50-year-old turbine at their Astoria-area power plant with new natural gas-fired power.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Nydia Velázquez and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer led a group of 14 House and Senate Members in calling on FEMA to use its planned $9.6 billion investment in Puerto Rico’s electrical grid to help transition the island to renewable energy. This formal request comes as Texans are facing the devastating consequences of their state’s failure to invest in renewable energy and prepare their infrastructure for climate change.