Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Rep. Serrano, NOAA Host Roundtable on Addressing Climate Change and Resiliency in New York

Jun 19, 2019
Press Release

The Bronx –  Today, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY), Chairman of the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, co-hosted a roundtable with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), local environmental advocacy groups, and other stakeholders on addressing climate change in New York City. As a longtime member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Chairman of the CJS Subcommittee, Congressman Serrano has been instrumental in securing funding for climate change research at NASA and NOAA, environmental restoration and resiliency work in the Bronx and New York City, and creation of green jobs in the Bronx and the rest of the country.

During the meeting, representatives from Congressman Serrano’s office reiterated the Congressman’s commitment to addressing climate change, particularly through increased funding for key initiatives at NOAA and NASA. Representatives from other Congressional offices, the Mayor’s office, other relevant federal agencies, and New York academic institutions also participated in the first meeting of its kind in the Bronx.

“Throughout more than 30 years in Congress, I have consistently made it a priority fighting for environmental justice, preservation and sustainability in the Bronx and beyond. Thanks to these efforts, we’ve witnessed the transformation and restoration of the Bronx River, the expansion of green spaces in Bronx neighborhoods, and the creation of educational centers to prepare New Yorkers to be able to obtain the jobs of the future. As Chairman of the Commerce, Justice and Science subcommittee, I have also secured robust funding for scientific research to better understand and address climate change. Today’s roundtable discussion served as an opportunity to discuss how we can join efforts at the local and federal level to help curb climate change, which is already having an impact in our communities and we simply can’t wait to address,” said Congressman Serrano.

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Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990.