Congressman Rob Woodall

Representing the 7th District of Georgia

At Climate Change Hearing, Rep. Woodall Seeks to Build Consensus on All-of-the-Above Energy Solutions

June 12, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the House Budget Committee held a hearing to examine the risks climate change poses to the U.S. Economy and Federal Budget. One proposal the Democratic Majority has put forward to address climate change is the Green New Deal. This radical legislation would threaten to upend every sector of the American economy, from energy to transportation to health care. Although this policy proposal is marketed as a solution to climate change, it mainly introduces expensive government-run programs that would impose job-killing tax hikes on low-income and working-class families.

“The Green New Deal isn’t a climate proposal, it’s a political agenda, and both Democrats and Republicans understand that to be the case,” said Congressman Woodall. “That said, there are absolutely things on which we can all agree and partner on today to begin making a difference immediately. We need an all-of-the-above strategy when it comes to addressing climate change and investing in renewables like nuclear energy, hydroelectric power, and biofuels. I am hopeful we can get past ideas that will move America nowhere and begin to take up serious policy ideas that will help us mitigate the effects of climate change.”

Click here or on the image below to watch Congressman Woodall’s questioning with the panel.

Background:

  • The Green New Deal is estimated to cost $93 trillion over the next 10 years. That is over 4.6 times the U.S. Gross Domestic Product in 2018.
  • 80 percent of our nation’s power supply come from fossil fuels and nuclear power, which would be affected by the Green New Deal.
  • Nuclear energy provides over 25% of the energy of in Georgia.  
  • Georgia’s solar power capacity increased more than thirteen-fold between 2013 and 2017.

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes significant portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. He currently serves on the Rules Committee, the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and the Budget Committee.

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