She is just gonna be a rookie Democratic House member come next week…
Her thoughts of coming in a taking over the House for Democrats is NOT gonna happen…
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) will chair the new Select Committee on Climate Change, House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi said today in a statement.
The pick comes after weeks of wrangling among Democrats over the power, purpose and membership of the panel that has been a top priority for some of the party’s newly elected progressive members, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“Congresswoman Castor is a proven champion for public health and green infrastructure, who deeply understands the scope and seriousness of this threat,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Her decades of experience in this fight, both in Florida and in the Congress, where she has been an outstanding leader on the Energy and Commerce Committee and on the House Democratic Environmental Message Team, will be vital.”
House Democratic leadership has battled with some members of the caucus’ progressive wing over the scope and authority that panel would have.
Ocasio-Cortez had proposed a resolution to establish a select committee on a Green New Deal to work to wean the country off fossil fuels through a massive stimulus. The resolution stipulated that no members of the committee receive contributions from fossil fuel interests.
The panel Pelosi is erecting will not deal specifically with crafting a Green New Deal proposal….