WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today congratulating former Vice President Al Gore on winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his work combating global warming:
“Former Vice President Gore has performed an invaluable – and perhaps incalculable – service to our nation and to humanity by raising public awareness about global warming and the potentially dire consequences of failing to address this issue without delay. I congratulate Vice President Gore for receiving this richly deserved honor for his very important work.
“We simply cannot ignore an issue of this magnitude – an issue that involves the future of our planet and confronts the entire human race. I strongly believe that the United States can, and must, lead in developing clean technologies that not only preserve our planet for our children and grandchildren but also provide widespread economic benefits to the American people.”