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House Republicans Plan to Ax Democrats’ Climate Crisis Committee

  • Graves says Republicans to kill House climate crisis group
  • Pelosi-backed committee exposed climate risks, solutions
Garret Graves listens to House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Kathy Castor on June 14 in Washington, DC. 

Garret Graves listens to House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Kathy Castor on June 14 in Washington, DC. 

Photographer: Nathan Howard/Getty Images

Republicans plan to kill a special committee focused on climate change when they take control of the House next year, the top GOP member of the panel said Thursday.

“The climate crisis committee will not exist,” Louisiana Representative Garret Graves, the top GOP member of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, said in an interview. “I don’t think that’s really consistent with what we are going to be focused on.”