NRDC Action Fund Endorses 22 Candidates for U.S. House

NRDC Action Fund Endorses 22 Candidates for U.S. House

WASHINGTON (March 7, 2022) – The NRDC Action Fund, a national environmental organization, announced today it has endorsed 22 incumbents in their bids for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. All are strong supporters of federal action to address the climate crisis and build a clean energy economy.

“We are proud to support members of Congress who are standing up for their constituents in the fight for our future,” said Manish Bapna, president of the NRDC Action Fund. “They understand that bold climate action will lead to a stronger economy and a better future for our country and our planet, and we need their leadership in the House now more than ever.”

House-passed clean energy and climate legislation this session included the Build Back Better Act, and infrastructure legislation contained funds to build out a national electric vehicle charging network, modernize and electrify ports, upgrade the electric grid, invest in rail transportation, clean up abandoned oil and gas wells, and replace lead water pipes that endanger child development.

“Our House Democratic Majority is leading the charge in Washington to combat the climate crisis: passing in December the biggest, boldest investment in climate action and our clean energy future in history,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.  “It is with great pride that I accept on behalf of House Democrats the endorsement of the NRDC Action Fund, alongside a slate of extraordinary climate leaders.  With the help of the NRDC Action Fund — a relentless partner for progress in this fight — this November we will protect our Majority so that Democrats can carry on the fight to preserve our planet and deliver For The People.”

The newly endorsed House candidates are:

  • Ami Bera (D-Calif.) – CA-6
  • Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) – MA-5
  • Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.) – NY-19
  • Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) – MI-6
  • Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-N.M.) – NM-3
  • Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) – AZ-7
  • Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) – NV-4
  • Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) – CA-2
  • Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) – NY-8
  • Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) – MI-5
  • Andy Kim (D-N.J.) – NJ-3
  • Susie Lee (D-Nev.) – NV-3
  • Mike Levin (D-Calif.) – CA-49
  • Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) – CA-36
  • Elaine Luria (D-Va.) – VA-2
  • Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) – NJ-7
  • Donald McEachin (D-Va.) – VA-4
  • Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.) – AZ-2
  • Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) – CA-11
  • Katie Porter (D-Calif.) – CA-47
  • Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) – VA-7
  • Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.)- IL-14

The NRDC Action Fund is expected to endorse its largest-ever slate of House and Senate candidates this year and will endorse in gubernatorial races for the first time. NRDC Action Votes, an affiliated political action committee, helps to raise millions of dollars for these and other pro-environment candidates through