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Representative Raúl Grijalva

Natural Resources; Education and the Workforce, Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific Caucus, Progressive Caucus Children’s Environmental Health Caucus ,Congressional Climate Change Global Health Caucus Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency.

“Climate change is undeniably the greatest challenge of our time – the question is not whether our planet is warming but whether we are committed to meeting this threat head-on. Just days before the largest climate demonstration ever amassed, Congressional Republicans are pushing legislation that would do everything from blocking vital EPA protections, to ordering federal agencies to pretend that carbon pollution and climate change do no harm, to exempting the Keystone XL pipeline from all permitting requirements. They couldn’t be more out-of-step with the American people.

“Addressing climate change is about more than slowing the warming of our planet. It’s about recognizing the public health threats posed by pollutants, and about doing right by those who will inherit the earth when we are gone.”


Leadership: As the senior Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, Congressman Grijalva has played a leading role in moving environmentally positive legislation forward, and in opposing anti-environmental legislation. Last year, he was the leader in offering up an ocean-friendly alternative to the anti-ocean Magnuson Steves Act re-authorization. He has also been the leader in building a coalition of 200 Democrats and Republicans in support of his bill to make the Land and Water Conservation Fund permanent. Thanks in part to Grijalva’s leadership, the year-end budget agreement reauthorized the program for three years and doubled its authorized funding level. He continues to work toward permanent reauthorization and an end to the politicization of one of our country’s most successful and popular nature conservation programs.

Click here to view Rep. Grijalva’s latest speech on climate change.

Representative Grijalva sponsored:

  • H.R 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.2017)
  • H.Res. 540 (Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the policies of the United States should support a transition to near zero greenhouse gas emissions, 100 percent clean renewable energy, infrastructure modernization, green jobs, full employment, a sustainable economy, fair wages, affordable energy, expanding the middle class, and ending poverty to promote national economic competitiveness and national security and for the purpose of avoiding adverse impacts of a changing climate.)
  • H.R. 1814 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund)
  • H.R. 3526 (CECIL Act)
  • H.R. 1352 (Lower Colorado River Protection Act)
  • H.R 1350 (Grand Canyon Watersheds Protection Act of 2013)

Representative Grijalva cosponsored:

  • H.R 3314 (To transition away from fossil fuel sources of energy to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050, and for other purposes. 2017)
  • H.R 2261 (Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act 2017)
    H.R 2012 (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2017)
  • H.R 1969 (Safe Hydration is an American Right in Energy Development Act of 2017)
  • H.R 1673 (Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2017)
  • H.R 468 (Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017)
  • H.R 2203 (Coral Reef Sustainability Through Innovation Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 239 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 508 (SUPER Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 774 (Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1027 (Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1278 (Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1321 (Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1460 (Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater runoff through Hydrofracking Environmental Regulation Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1482 (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1548 (BREATHE Act)
  • H.R. 1902 (Protect Our Public Lands Act)
  • H.R. 1961 (Climate Change Education Act)
  • H.R. 1971 (Climate Solutions Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2430 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 2663 (Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 3237 (Zero Waste Development and Expansion Act)
  • H.R. 3632 (Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 4019 (Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 4215 (CLEANER Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 5271 (Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 5283 (Land-Based Marine Debris Reduction Act, 2014)
  • H.R. 373 (Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 996 (Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act)
  • H.R. 1329 (Marine Turtle Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1743 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 2023 (Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act)
  • H.R. 2958 (Clean Ports Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 3574 (End Polluter Welfare Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 4426 (Clean Energy Victory Bond Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 5065 (SAFE Act)