“Combating climate change is not only about defending the beauty of our oceans for generations to come, but protecting our economy, environment and national security today. Even for those states and nations that do not border the sea, the benefits of a clean, thriving ocean touch us all. We must unite nationwide to care for our water and the wildlife that calls it home.”
Leadership: Representative Joe Kennedy III is a young, upcoming progressive leader, and a rising star in the Democratic Party. He knows the importance of protecting and conserving the environment because he understands that every issue is connected and affects us in some way.
As a member of the Energy & Commerce Committee, he believes that a comprehensive energy policy should make optimal use of existing energy sources while investing in technologies that promote the research and development of renewable energy – without compromising conservation or environmental protection. Serving his third term and running for his fourth, he has and continues to support legislative efforts today that reflect these priorities and repeatedly stands up against attempts to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to enforce essential environmental regulations.
Representative Kennedy III has VOTED FAVORABLY ON EVERY VOTE RELATED TO national ocean policy, offshore oil drilling, climate, monuments, fracking, clean energy and clean water.