Protecting the environment is vital to protect the health of all Americans, particularly our children. I will continue to fight for cleaner air, cleaner water, and preservation of our natural resources, understanding that what we do today has an impact on future generations of Americans. We must stand up for fair policies that protect America's environment while allowing for economic opportunity--priorities that can work together.
That is why I was proud to vote in favor of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act. This important comprehensive energy legislation will increase our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil and preserve our planet by reducing the pollution that causes global warming.