House delegation heads to Copenhagen, clashing views in tow


“We see Copenhagen as a meeting about job creation – how do we move forward to create millions of clean energy jobs and new technologies to keep America number one. We are going to send a message of support for the Obama Administration’s efforts and we bring with us the strong commitment of the Congress to take action, as the House of Representatives did in June,” she added.

The delegation includes Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), the top Republican on the energy committee who is a leading climate skeptic, as well as Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), who is the ranking GOP member of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

Here’s the rest of the group that departs Wednesday night:

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), chairman of the Education and Labor Committee
Rep. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyDemocrats slam Trump for considering Putin’s ’absurd’ request to question Americans Hillicon Valley: Mueller indicts Russians for DNC hack | US officially lifts ZTE ban | AT&T CEO downplays merger challenge | Microsoft asks for rules on facial recognition technology | Dems want probe into smart TVs Dems push FTC to investigate smart TVs over privacy concerns MORE (D-Mass.), chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.), chairman of the Science and Technology Committee
Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.)
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.)
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Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.)
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) 
Rep. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoSenate GOP attempts to wave Trump off second Putin summit Lots of love: Charity tennis match features lawmakers teaming up across the aisle Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs MORE (R-W.Va.)
Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) 
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Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)
Rep. G.K. ButterfieldGeorge (G.K.) Kenneth ButterfieldOn The Money: Harley-Davidson decision raises trade tensions with Trump | Senate panel to take up tariff legislation | CBO projects grim budget outlook under Trump | White House objects to measure on reinstating ZTE ban Dem lawmakers seek distance from Waters call for confrontation 'Diamond & Silk' offer chance for bipartisan push back on social media censorship MORE (D-N.C.)
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.)
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)

The delegation will “meet with representatives from key countries involved in the negotiations and also with advocacy and business leaders to discuss job creation,” according to Pelosi’s office.

The trip has been expected, but the formal announcement was delayed because the rush to complete key year-end votes had left a shade of doubt about the plans.

The contentious international talks aimed at crafting a preliminary global emissions agreement are scheduled to end Friday, but scores of major issues around emissions targets, finance for developing nations and other areas remain outstanding.