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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 Missouri 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 Missouri

Senator Roy Blunt from Missouri has stood against proposals in Congress that attempt to address the causes of climate change. Missouri's other Senate representative is Josh Hawley, who defeated Claire McCaskill in 2018. Josh Hawley accepts that humans are causing climate change, but he has stood against proposals in Congress to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
"There isn't any real science to say we are altering the climate path of the earth." - past statement by Senator Roy Blunt from Missouri
The Paris Agreement seeks to eliminate the use of coal, an affordable energy source that Missourians have historically relied on to power more than 80% of our electricity. Getting rid of coal means higher energy prices. It amounts to a new energy tax on anyone who flips a light switch, buys groceries or harvests a crop. - Roy Blunt, 2021, opinion to SBJ
Claire McCaskill, who lost the seat in 2018, accepted that climate change is real but she was not supportive of legislation intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

U.S. House of Representatives for Missouri

Last District Updates 2021

District 1: Cori Bush won this seat in 2020 with a stance favoring action on climate change.
District 2: Ann Wagner represents district 2. She has, in the past, questioned the conclusions of climate science, and she has stood against proposals in Congress to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change.
"Our policy response to this dilemma should not be based on inconsistent and unsound science..." - past statement, Ann Wagner, Missouri
District 3: Blaine Luetkemeyer represents this district with a position that landed him on the BarackObama.com list of members of Congress who had been questioning climate change. Luetkemeyer has been standing against efforts to pass legislation designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
District 4: Vicky Hartzler is the Republican incumbent, and she displays considerable ignorance about climate change.
"Enjoying another beautiful global warming day in Missouri! Rep. Skelton and the UN Summit need to quit their dist. of wealth for a hoax." - Vicky Hartzler, Missouri
The climate is changing (& has for millennia). Debate over man's role, if any. I think when God destroys the earth, we'll know it and it won't be a long process of melting ice caps. - Vicky Hartzler, on Twitter, 2019
District 5: Emanuel Cleaver represents this district with a positive stance on fixing climate change.
"Climate change does not have to be a partisan issue. It is about people. If we continue down the road we are on without taking action on climate change, people will suffer. There can be a path to protect people from the negative effects of climate change, if we come together to achieve it." - Emanuel Cleaver on Facebook
District 6: Sam Graves represents this district. He has introduced legislation designed to stop the EPA from taking action to prevent climate change.
District 7: Billy Long is the Republican representative for this district, and he has been fighting against proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He voted to cancel the Clean Power Plan, which was designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He seems to acknowledge that climate change is real.
We must address the changing climate, but do so in sensible ways. My Republican colleagues and I are committed to reducing carbon emissions by encouraging technological innovations in renewable energy that create jobs and prosperity for Americans. If signed into law, the Green New Deal would do the exact opposite. - Billy Long, House website, 2019
District 8: Jason Smith represents this district. He has stood against the EPA and efforts in Congress to address the causes of climate change.

Disclaimer: The statements and comments about representatives positions are the opinion of the writer. We try to include accurate information and base the representative and candidate positions on a variety of reliable sources. Sources include reputable reporting on candidates' past statements, campaign websites, press coverage of campaigns and representatives, votes in Congress on issues, and party affiliation. If you feel we are missing something, let us know. Please contact us to suggest a correction or request an update. Individual representatives and districts are updated periodically, but may at times become outdated. These statements are opinions related to how the U.S. Congress is responding to a national security and public health issue, but should be treated as opinions.

See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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