"Today, the House reminded the world that Americans know the urgency of solving the climate crisis. This vote shows a commitment to solving one of the biggest challenges facing the planet.
"Climate change is an urgent threat to our health, our economy, and our national security. It is long past time for bold action to move the United States to 100% clean energy. The best science tells us that by 2050 we must stop polluting the climate – that is, adding no more emissions than we can remove.
"Now that the House has made this important statement, it is time for all those who share the goal of a safer future to work together to develop solutions. The strongest, most durable proposals will have bipartisan support and use the power of our whole economy to reduce pollution. We look forward to joining with members of both parties to work towards that goal."
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