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SEEC Celebrates One Year of Inflation Reduction Act Wins for America

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The leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), including Co-Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui, Mike Quigley, and Paul Tonko, Vice Chairs Reps. Don Beyer, Matt Cartwright, Sean Casten, Chellie Pingree, and Katie Porter, and Chair Emeritus Rep. Gerry Connolly, released the following statement in celebration of the…

Connolly, McClellan, Beyer, Scott, & Wexton Submit Amicus Brief to Support Legal Challenge to Mountain Valley Pipeline

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Today, Reps. Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Jennifer McClellan (VA-04), Don Beyer (VA-08), Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) submitted an amicus brief in support of the Southern Environmental Law Center and The Wilderness Society’s lawsuit to prevent the automatic approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The Wilderness Society v. United States Forest Services, et…

Connolly Hosts Virtual Town Hall on Historic Climate Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act

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In celebration of Earth Day, Congressman Gerry Connolly hosted a roundtable discussion and town hall on the Inflation Reduction Act and the investments Congress has made in clean energy, environmental justice, and climate change mitigation. Panelists met virtually to address and answer questions on the IRA's effects on Northern Virginia communities. In addition to Connolly, panelists…

Connolly Statement on House Passage of Republican ‘Polluters Over People’ Act

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chair Emeritus of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1, Republican legislation that puts the interests of polluters over the American people: “As we speak, climate change is wreaking havoc across the globe. This bill only adds fuel to the fire. It would repeal key climate…

Connolly Applauds USPS Decision to Electrify Delivery Vehicle Fleet

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after President Biden and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced it would purchase 66,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to replace its aging fleet of gas-powered delivery vehicles. The USPS investment includes electrifying 75% of its new purpose-built Next…

SEEC Leaders pledge to work toward solutions to achieve clean energy future with proper community input

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The leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), including Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui, and Paul Tonko and Vice-Chairs Reps. Matt Cartwright, Alan Lowenthal, A. Donald McEachin, Chellie Pingree, and Mike Quigley, released the following statement following the Senate’s decision to remove permitting language from the…

Connolly Statement on USPS Decision to Accelerate and Increase EV Purchases

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Postal Service's announcement on its electric vehicle fleet. “Today’s USPS announcement that it will accelerate and increase its purchase of electric vehicles for its aging fleet is important progress. Investing in an outdated…

SEEC Leadership decries SCOTUS ruling in West Virginia v. EPA

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The leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), including Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui, and Paul Tonko and Vice-Chairs Reps. Matt Cartwright, Alan Lowenthal, A. Donald McEachin, Chellie Pingree, and Mike Quigley, released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion in West Virginia v.…

SEEC, New Democrat Coalition, Congressional Progressive Caucus Call on President Biden to Reach a Deal on Legislation to Tackle Climate Change, Lower Energy Costs, and Ensure U.S. Energy Independence

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The Co-Chairs of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui, and Paul Tonko, along with the Chair of the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), Rep. Suzan DelBene and the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), Rep. Pramila Jayapal, sent a letter to President Biden urging him to do everything in his power to reach a deal…

SEEC Leadership Statement on Earth Day

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Today, SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Paul Tonko, Doris Matsui and Gerry Connolly and Vice-Chairs Reps A. Donald McEachin, Chellie Pingree, Matt Cartwright, Mike Quigley, and Alan Lowenthal released the following statement in recognition of Earth Day:    “This Earth Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the historic climate and clean energy accomplishments of the 117th…

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