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Members of Congress to Celebrate First 'Green' Building on Capitol Hill

Contact: Maureen Brookes, Friends Committee on National Legislation, 202-903-2530,


WASHINGTON, July 12 /Standard Newswire/ -- A broad bi-partisan coalition from both chambers of Congress will join together today to celebrate the first "green" building on Capitol Hill and talk about legislative efforts to advance green building construction in the United States.


To date, 28 Members of Congress have confirmed they plan to attend, including Senators Bingaman (NM), Boxer (CA), Klobuchar (MN), Lautenberg (NJ), and Sanders (VT). Also attending are Representatives Roscoe Bartlett (MD), Judy Biggert (IL), Earl Blumenauer (OR), Henry Brown (SC), Lois Capps (CA), John Dingell (MI), Mike Doyle (PA), Wayne Gilchrest (MD), Ralph Hall (TX), Maurice Hinchey (NY), Rush Holt (NJ), Darlene Hooley (OR), Jay Inslee (WA), Ed Markey (MA), Jim McDermott (WA), Charlie Melancon (LA), Bill Pascrell (NJ), Ed Perlmutter (CO), Linda Sanchez (CA), Jim Saxton (NJ), Jan Schakowsky (IL), Hilda Solis (CA), Albert Wynn (MD).


Members of Congress will make remarks on measures to cut U.S. energy consumption during a time of unprecedented urgency around the globe to curb the harmful effects of climate change, which most recently culminated in international Live Earth concert simulcasts calling for leadership action to effect real change.


Event Details ---


What: Bi-partisan Congressional Delegation Celebrates FCNL "Green" Building

When: Thursday, July 12 from 5-7 p.m.


Where: FCNL Headquarters (across the street from Hart Senate Office Building)

245 Second Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002


Buildings in the United States account for nearly 50 percent of U.S. energy consumption and 40 percent of CO2 emissions. Interviews, photos opportunities, and tours are available for members of the media. For additional information and a virtual tour of the building, please visit FCNL's website.


The Friends Committee on National Legislation, the oldest registered religious lobby in Washington, is a non-partisan Quaker lobby in the public interest. FCNL works with a nationwide network of tens of thousands of people from every state in the U.S. to advocate for social and economic justice, peace, and good government. For more information: