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Joe Garcia

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Joe Garcia
First Name: Joe
Last Name: Garcia
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Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Garcia
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State: Florida
Office: House
House District: 26
Party: Democratic
Incumbent or Challenger: Challenger
House Official Site:
Senate Official Site:
Campaign Site: http://www.joegarciaforfl.com/
Official Facebook:
Campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joegarciaforcongress/
Official Twitter:
Campaign Twitter: https://twitter.com/joegarcia

Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

In 2013, Joe Garcia voted against making it harder for Congress to put a price on carbon by voting against a point of order opposing a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions (1). In 2014, he voted for a House amendment calling on Congress to recognize that man-made carbon pollution contributes to climate change and that climate change has a wide range of negative effects (2). In 2014, he wrote, “Among the world’s many pressing issues, climate change is perhaps the greatest threat to long-term peace and prosperity…It has become a sort of tradition at this point in articles about climate change to assert that there is widespread scientific consensus that the earth is warming, that man-made carbon pollution is the cause of this warming, and that to say otherwise is silly. I make that assertion now. The reason why this disclaimer must be issued is that there is a small but powerful faction that has for years sought to block and delay action by sowing confusion about the reality and sources of climate change…I represent South Miami and the Florida Keys, including the unique and treasured Everglades, in Congress…I spend my days working on the issues people are concerned about: jobs, immigration, education, etc. But increasingly my staff and I work on trying to resolve the real problems caused by rising sea levels and salt water intrusion. Seawater threatens wastewater treatment plants, high tides and rain storms are threaten to overwhelm drainage systems, high temperatures and flooding are harming crops and wildlife, and disaster insurance premium hikes are undermining local economies. South Floridians are stepping up to the challenge of climate change because we have no choice: It is literally at our doorstep. For us, this is not just a debate, it is a new realty we are obligated to deal with. I have taken countless votes to ensure the EPA has the funding and legal ability to research and mitigate the effects of Climate Change” (3).

1. “Final Vote Results for Roll Call 445”, Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, 2013-08-02. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll445.xml

2. “Final Vote Results for Roll Call 103”, 2014-03-06. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll103.xml

3. “Climate Change Gets Real”, on Huffington Post, by Joe Garcia, 2014-10-08. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-garcia/climate-change-gets-real_b_5955910.html

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1. What are the individual's views on whether climate change is real and caused by human activity?

In 2014, Joe Garcia wrote, “Climate change is perhaps the greatest threat to long-term peace and prosperity…It has become a sort of tradition at this point in articles about climate change to assert that there is widespread scientific consensus that the earth is warming, that man-made carbon pollution is the cause of this warming, and that to say otherwise is silly. I make that assertion now. The reason why this disclaimer must be issued is that there is a small but powerful faction that has for years sought to block and delay action by sowing confusion about the reality and sources of climate change”. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-garcia/climate-change-gets-real_b_5955910.html

2. What votes, actions, and governmental/organizational activities on climate change and clean energy has the individual led/supported/opposed?

In 2013, Joe Garcia voted against making it harder for Congress to put a price on carbon by voting against a point of order opposing a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll445.xml

In 2014, he voted for a House amendment calling on Congress to recognize that man-made carbon pollution contributes to climate change and that climate change has a wide range of negative effects. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll103.xml

3. What has the individual said about local and regional climate-related impacts and activities?

In 2014, he wrote “I represent South Miami and the Florida Keys, including the unique and treasured Everglades, in Congress. It is a beautiful district. I spend my days working on the issues people are concerned about: jobs, immigration, education, etc. But increasingly my staff and I work on trying to resolve the real problems caused by rising sea levels and salt water intrusion. Seawater threatens wastewater treatment plants, high tides and rain storms are threaten to overwhelm drainage systems, high temperatures and flooding are harming crops and wildlife, and disaster insurance premium hikes are undermining local economies. South Floridians are stepping up to the challenge of climate change because we have no choice: It is literally at our doorstep. For us, this is not just a debate, it is a new realty we are obligated to deal with. I have taken countless votes to ensure the EPA has the funding and legal ability to research and mitigate the effects of Climate Change”. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-garcia/climate-change-gets-real_b_5955910.html


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