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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:07 AM

 

PolitiFact's editor: Was Joe Biden a climate change pioneer in Congress? History says yes

She was fact-checking tonight, though her new tweet links to an article from last May:





Was Joe Biden a climate change pioneer in Congress? History says yes https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/may/08/joe-biden/was-joe-biden-climate-change-pioneer-congress-hist/ Ö via @PolitiFact #DemDebate



https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/may/08/joe-biden/was-joe-biden-climate-change-pioneer-congress-hist/
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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:23 AM

1. Yes. The League of Conservation Voters has kept records of

 

all members of congress since about 1971, a year before Biden entered congress, so his entire voting history is there, though reading a good article will interpret it knowledgeably. They keep records on votes in over a dozen environmental categories, clean air, water, environmental justice, drilling, energy, wildlife and so on, climate change added in later years, and evaluate both lifetime and annual ratings.

These days almost all Democrats have 100% annual ratings, and newer members have 100% lifetime ratings also; most Republicans have 0% annual ratings. The LCV statement said they were "thrilled" when Democrats got control of the house in 2018.

Biden left congress to join Obama around 2007, so his LCV record stops then, but for nearly 35 years he was a good friend of environmental interests in congress, and he continues to this day. AND he has a great deal of expertise on national environmental issues.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 01:02 AM

2. It's disheartening g how progressives seem to underestimate Biden on so many fronts and know

 

so little about his many accomplishments. It also amazes me that many have no respect for the fact that he has more support among potential AA voters than the other candidates. Itís common to chalk that fact up to AA voters being purely pragmatic or say never mind, they will have to
come around for the party like they always have so their supporting him doesnít matter, which to me is another way of discounting them on the political picture.

Anyway, thanks for enlightening us.
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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 10:22 AM

3. What matters is for sensible and honest people to realize.

 

And as time goes on more will.

Agree AA are overall more aware and pragmatic because they've had to be. At 13% of the population, they were 12% of the electorate in 2016. Awesome exercise of strength.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:42 PM

4. Thanks for your response and right you are.

 

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