Heinrich To Participate In "All-Nighter" To Urge Action On Climate Change


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Immediately following votes tonight Monday, March 10 until approximately 9 a.m. ET Tuesday, March 11, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will join Senators from the Senate Climate Action Task Force on the Senate floor to urge action on climate change.  A significant number of Senators are expected to participate throughout the night. 

"Tonight we will illustrate that climate change is not theoretical and cannot be ignored. We will discuss how sound science can be used to better understand and manage climate impacts. And we’ll highlight the moral imperative we have in Congress to implement solutions," said Senator Heinrich. "If we have any hope of reversing the effects of climate change -- and we truly must -- it’s critical that we embrace this challenge now and lead the world in innovation, efficiency, and clean energy."

Senator Heinrich, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, will speak on the Senate floor at approximately 1:15 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 11. Tune in to C-SPAN 2 via live stream. A recording of the speech will be made available to the media. Follow on Twitter using #Up4Climate.

The list of Senators expected to participate includes:

Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
Senator Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Senator Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.
Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.     
Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore.   
Senator Bill Nelson, D-Fla.   
Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.       
Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md. 
Senator Bernard Sanders, I-Vt.           
Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.                   
Senator Mark Udall, D-Colo. 
Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M. 
Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.       
Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. 
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.     
Senator Al Franken, D-Minn. 
Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.         
Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn.     
Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.     
Senator Angus King, I-Maine
Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va.     
Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
Senator Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. 
Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J.