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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 Washington 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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Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray represent Washington as senators. Both are supporters of efforts to address climate change.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the future of the economy in Washington state and the country. Pacific Northwest scientists say climate change will negatively affect Washington’s agricultural products, harm salmon habitats, leave forests more vulnerable to fire and pine beetles, and hurt shellfish production among other serious detriments. Additionally, the impact of climate change on the world’s oceans could be just as threatening. - Maria Cantwell
District 1: Suzan DelBene represents district 1 in Washington. She is a supporter of climate change prevention efforts.
If President Trump withdraws from the Paris Climate Accord, it would endanger our children’s health, their futures and the planet. This reckless decision would also harm the reputation of our country, jeopardizing our role as a global leader on combating climate change. - Suzan DelBene
District 2: Rick Larsen represents district 2. He includes fighting climate change as an issue on his website, along with supporting renewable energy and green jobs.
District 3: Jaime Herrera Beutler represents district 3. She has been against efforts by government to address the causes of climate change. She voted to cancel the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. In a 2020 debate, she acknowledged climate change but voiced opposition to a carbon tax.
District 4: Dan Newhouse represents district 4 in WA. He usually votes against the environment, and voted to cancel the EPA's Clean Power Plan, the EPA's first attempt to regulate greenhouse gas pollution.
District 5: Cathy McMorris Rodgers represents district 5. She has questioned climate science, which might have helped her find her place in the Trump administration. She applauded Trump's decision to exit the Paris agreement on climate and signed a 2012 pledge that she would oppose any climate-related tax or revenue generating legislation.
Scientific reports are inconclusive at best on human culpability of global warming. - Cathy McMorris Rodgers
We all want to protect our environment and ensure we leave a better community for the next generation. The problem with the Paris Agreement is how it was done — without the approval of the American people or their elected representatives through a ratified treaty. I agree with this decision and look forward to future conversations about how we can have a stronger environment and a stronger economy. - Cathy McMorris Rodgers, on leaving the Paris climate agreement, 2017
District 6: Derek Kilmer represents district 6. He has a good record on climate change and criticized Trump's decision to exit the Paris agreement.
Climate change is not only settled fact, it is a complex problem that requires global coordination. - Derek Kilmer
District 7: Pramila Jayapal represents district 7. She has shown strong leadership on the environment and climate change.
For too long, progress on climate change has been blocked by the largest fossil fuel companies and climate deniers. To take on those interests that profit from carbon emissions, we must build a stronger and more diverse movement that has the power to move public policy forward. - Pramila Jayapal
District 8: Kim Schrier won this seat in 2018. It was formerly represented by Dave Reichert, who voted to cancel the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Dave Reichert joined a Climate Caucus as a Republican, meaning he was willing to acknowledge climate science, but he did not support legislation intended to reduce emissions. Kim Schrier supports action on climate.
Climate change is real and we need to take immediate action. Dramatic, destructive weather systems and forest fires have grabbed the attention of our nation and the world, while the impacts of climate change run exponentially wider than that. - Dr. Kim Schrier website
District 9: Adam Smith represents district 9 in Washington. He has a decent record on the environment, and he supports efforts to address climate change.
Protecting our planet is one of our greatest challenges. Climate change continues to result in unpredictable and extreme temperatures, rising sea levels, and extreme weather, all of which threaten our environment and future generations. - Adam Smith
District 10: Marilyn Strickland won district 10 in 2020. She is a supporter of efforts to address climate change. Denny Heck previously represented district 10. He had a strong record on the environment.
Climate change is one of the most serious long-term threats to our nation and the world. As Mayor, Marilyn committed Tacoma to the Paris Climate Accord and supported the creation of an Environmental Action Plan. - Marilyn Strickland website

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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