Casey (D-PA) talks food security

[Missed his opening — daughter duty.]

Climate change is driving droughts.

Climate change is contributing to food insecurity and helping to drive higher food prices now.

To do nothing on global warming would in my judgment be immoral.

Opponents keep pointing to gas prices. I have to ask them — frankly it won’t do that, over time it will bring down the cost of gasoline — if they are so concerned about gas prices, why don’t they support measures to provide relief to low-income families, a windfall profits tax. But it seems the other side just wants to talk about bringing gas prices down, but not actually do anything.

The Climate Security Act will reduce emissions.

CORKER REBUTTAL: This bill will cause gasoline prices to continue to rise. All we’re trying to do is cause this bill to be more pure.

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