Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), a longtime proponent of climate change, is doing a victory lap after she and U.S. House Representatives delivered $9.7 million to Florida International University (FIU) for their mission to monitor the rise in sea levels and to prevent damages along the coast.
“Thanks to the $9.7M I helped deliver with @TheDemocrats, @FIU can monitor sea level rise changes to help Floridians better plan and avoid damage to coastal construction projects,” tweeted Rep. Wasserman Schultz.
Thanks to the $9.7M I helped deliver with @TheDemocrats, @FIU can monitor sea level rise changes to help Floridians better plan and avoid damage to coastal construction projects. pic.twitter.com/bDW8Lb03Ej
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) January 25, 2023
Moreover, in April of 2021, 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats (including Wasserman Schultz), co-sponsored the Florida Coastal Protection Act. However, that bill did not make it out of the House of Representatives.
Every representative that co-sponsored it was from Florida except for one (Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-AZ).
Wasserman Schultz believes that it is her “fundamental responsibility” to protect Florida’s water ecologies and ecosystems.
“Protecting South Florida’s ecosystems, from our internationally renowned beaches to the Everglades, is a fundamental responsibility that I do not take lightly. We must continue to work to make certain we have proper safeguards to protect the environment—using, not ignoring, settled science—to protect our people and our planet,” writes Wasserman Schultz on her Congressional website.
She would go on to mention that “Big environmental issues like climate change are affecting us here and now. Our children and grandchildren did not create these problems. We cannot in good conscience leave it up to them to solve on their own.”
In the past, Wasserman Schultz has served on the Energy, Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, as well as well as the Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.