In full transparency, the following is a media release from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s office. She was elected by voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve the state in Washington DC in the US Senate. She is a Democrat.
WASHINGTON DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement following the Department of Treasury’s response to an earlier letter in which Senators Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) urged John Morton – the first Climate Counselor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s new Climate Hub – to take swift and aggressive action to tackle the climate crisis.
“I’m glad that the Climate Hub is working to integrate climate action into the Treasury’s work and to implement President Biden’s recent Executive Order on climate-related financial risk, but there’s no time to nibble around the edges: Counselor Morton must use all of his tools to align our banking and financial regulators on a bold agenda to confront the threat climate change poses to our financial system, economy, and environment. I look forward to working with Counselor Morton in order to ensure that the Climate Hub is doing everything it can to fight the climate crisis,” Senator Warren said.