Senator Kirk Makes A Stand For The Least of These

Evangelical Environmental Network

New Freedom, PA (July 10, 2015) – Putting statesmanship ahead of partisanship, Senate Republicans Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Susan Collins (R-ME) joined their Democratic colleagues in an important Senate Appropriations subcommittee vote yesterday to allow our nation to play our part in helping the poor in poor countries adapt to climate impacts and grow their economies with clean energy.  The amendment they voted for, offered by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), effectively permits the United States to keep its commitments to the Green Climate Fund.

“Yesterday’s vote provides hope that our elected leaders are hearing the moral and biblical call to care for ‘the least of these,’” said the Rev. Mitch Hescox.  “America has always offered our heart and support to those in need, and yesterday’s vote allows United States to maintain her moral leadership in mitigating and adapting to our changing climate.”

This vote aligns with the Evangelical Climate Initiative

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