President Trump announced the United States will begin the withdrawal process from the Paris Climate Accord, leaving the United States as the only nation to abandon the global effort to combat climate change. New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and NDC Climate Change Task Force Co-Chairs Don Beyer (VA-08), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Sean Casten (IL-06), and Susan Wild (PA-07) spoke out on the Administration’s announcement that it would begin the legal process for withdrawal, and stressed the importance of the United States’ recommitment to the agreement and our nation’s role as a global leader in combatting climate change:
This morning, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) voted to pass H.R. 4670, the Simplifying Student Loans Act and H.R. 4327, the Enhancing Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Through Campus Planning Act, through the House Education and Labor Committee. Both bills are included as key components of the College Affordability Act (CAA), a comprehensive overhaul of the higher education system to lower the cost of college for students and families, improve the quality of higher education through stronger accountability, and expand opportunity by providing students the support and flexibility they need to succeed. The CAA also includes pieces of H.R. 4577, the Expanding Disability Access to Higher Education Act, introduced by Wild.
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Susan Wild’s (PA-07) bill, H.R. 4334, the Dignity in Aging Act, unanimously passed the House of Representatives. This bipartisan proposal reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA) and increases funding for vital programs that help seniors live independently and with dignity. The bill included a provision that added “screening for suicide risk” to the definition of “disease prevention and health promotion services,” a provision that Wild championed and unanimously passed the House Committee on Education and Labor last month.