Steven Horsford is a tireless champion for environmental justice and previously served as the congressional representative from Nevada’s 4th district.
As Nevada Senate Majority Leader, Horsford authored the Clean Energy Jobs Initiative, which funded jobs in clean energy and energy efficiency. He also helped to pass a bill that will increase Nevada’s renewable energy standards to 25% by 2025. In Congress, Horsford advocated for clean energy tax incentives and served as a member of the Committee on Natural Resources, where he introduced and cosponsored several bills to expand public land designations and create jobs in Nevada. He helped secure the 48,000-acres Wovoka Wilderness Area designation, establish the Tule Spring National Monument, and build support for protections for Gold Butte.
As a representative, Horsford will advocate to for clean energy and environmental protections and continue to be a leader in preserving our public lands.
Horsford returns to the U.S. House to fill the seat of retiring Representative Ruben Kihuen, who earned a 97% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In his own words:
“We must stop Donald Trump and Cresent Hardy from rolling back protections on the air we breathe and the water we drink, taking us backwards on climate change, and selling out our parks and public lands to the highest bidder. Hardy’s extreme record of voting against clean energy, funding for parks, and public health protections does not represent our values or best interests.”
Source: LCVAF Press Release.