Our top scientific institutions, including the U.S. military, NASA, and NOAA all say pollution is causing our planet to get warmer. Still, false information designed to discredit climate science is actively promoted by organizations with ties to coal and oil. Many leaders in Congress are also spreading disinformation about the climate. While fossil fuel companies are generating enormous profits, we ultimately will bear the costs associated with extreme weather and rising sea levels. Representatives for Maryland in the United States Congress have an important role in supporting efforts to solve the issue. Find your representatives and their positions on climate by using the form below.
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United States Senate Representatives for Maryland
Last District Updates 2021
Chris Van Hollen represents Maryland with a strong record of supporting the environment. His campaign includes advocacy for efforts to fight climate change. Maryland's other senator is Benjamin Cardin, also an advocate for addressing climate change.
Climate change is not an abstract problem. Recently, Annapolis has begun experiencing routine tidal flooding. Blue crabs are threatened by increasingly warm waters. Countless Marylanders rely on the Chesapeake Bay for their jobs, for the roofs over their heads. We must fight climate change for them - for our fishermen, our farmers, our families. -
Benjamin L. Cardin
United States House of Representatives, Maryland
District 1: Andy Harris, Republican incumbent representative for Maryland, has in the past, questioned the reality of climate change. Even in recent years, he has used phrases such as different projections, differing analysis, and maybe to downplay or question the reality of scientists conclusions about climate.
I believe the actual science is uncertain. - Andy Harris
District 2: Dutch Ruppersberger, the incumbent in district 2, supports efforts on climate change.
District 3: John Sarbanes is the incumbent, and he advocates for solutions and bi-partisan efforts on climate change.
District 4: Anthony G. Brown represents district 4 with a favorable view towards addressing climate change. His website lists climate change as a priority and he has positive record on voting in favor of protecting the environment.
District 5: Steny Hoyer, representative for district 5 in Maryland, believes climate change is an issue that needs to be addressed now.
The announcement of President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement is a striking abdication of American leadership in the world. It is a dangerous surrender of American strength in foreign affairs, one that empowers other nations and weakens our influence abroad. Already, China and the European Union have said they will step up to take the place of American leadership on climate change. - Steny Hoyer
David Trone is the sitting representative, a proponent of efforts to prevent climate change.
Climate change is real and it's a serious threat to our economy and our way of life.
- David Trone
District 7: Kweisi Mfume represents distric 7, having replaced Elijah Cummings, who was an advocate for efforts to fight climate change. Kweisi Mfume has a positive record on supporting the environment.
District 8: Jamie Raskin, representative for district 8 in Maryland, is a proponent for efforts to fight climate change.
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