Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) took to the House floor to speak on the important climate change resolution she has introduced with sixteen of her House Republican colleagues. Below is a transcript of her remarks, or for video, click here.

Mr. Speaker, my district is the proud home to the Adirondack Park, an environmental treasure.

We understand in the North Country that protecting our environment plays an important role in promoting economic growth and opportunity.

Along with 16 of my colleagues, I am proud to introduce a resolution calling on the House of Representatives to commit to working on economically viable solutions that address the threat of climate change.

Clean energy innovation is critical, and this resolution brings together the priority of addressing the risks of climate change with the importance of protecting and creating American jobs.

This resolution calls on “American ingenuity, innovation, and exceptionalism,” also citing that it is a “conservative principle to protect, conserve, and be good stewards of our environment.”

No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, we all have a significant responsibility to protect our environment from avoidable damage.

I ask my colleagues to join in this commitment and support this important resolution.

I yield back.