REPORT: Hoyer blocks Republican from testifying about climate change

MAY 15, 2019

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Former Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida struck back at House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Wednesday for blocking him from testifying about climate change before the Ways and Means Committee.

“His main concern is not solving climate change,” Curbelo told the Washington Examiner. “It’s blocking me from an opportunity he thinks could be beneficial to me in a future run for office that may not even happen. It’s really just short-sighted.”

The article goes on to state the following:

Hoyer last week intervened to pressure Ways and Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., to revoke an invitation Neal offered Curbelo to testify. Curbelo used to serve on the Ways and Means Committee, and is friends with Neal.

“Mr. Hoyer felt it would be inappropriate for Mr. Curbelo to testify given he has been unclear about his 2020 electoral plans and has a long track record of being unable to persuade his Republican colleagues that climate change is real and needs to be addressed,” said Mariel Saez, a spokesperson for Hoyer.

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