A bipartisan delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives left Washington, D. C. on Wednesday night bound for Copenhagen and the UN Climate Change Summit. Led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.), the Congressional delegation will take part in the last two days of the two-week summit.
“The House of Representatives has taken historic action to address the climate crisis and transition our country to a clean energy economy," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"We are going to send a message of support for the Obama Administration’s efforts and we bring with us the strong commitment of the Congress to take action, as the House of Representatives did in June,” Pelosi added.
Well, maybe strong commitment to take action from some; but also strong commitment to block action from others.
Here’s the list of the Congressional delegation to Copenhagen that left Wednesday night:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) top Republican on the energy committee
Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), who is the ranking GOP member of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), chairman of the Education and Labor Committee
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.), chairman of the Science and Technology Committee
Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.)
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.)
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)
Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.)
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.)
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)
Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.)
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.)
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)