CRESponsible Leader: Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

From being an advocate for an any-of-the-above energy strategy around the globe and in her home state of Iowa to chairing the Conservative Climate Caucus (CCC), Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) has made significant strides in promoting clean energy initiatives, making her a clear choice to be our May CRESponsible Leader as well as one of our 2022 CRES Clean Energy Champions. 

Earlier this year, Rep. Miller-Meeks took over as chair of the Conservative Climate Caucus, succeeding CCC Chair Emeritus John Curtis (R-Utah). With 80+ Republican Members of Congress, the CCC has made significant progress in conservative engagement on climate and clean energy issues. Chair Miller-Meeks’ leadership is crucial to growing the Caucus and advancing clean energy policies that champion emissions reduction as well energy reliability and affordability.  

Chair Miller-Meeks understands the importance of getting out of the nation’s capital to see clean energy implementation firsthand. Just last month, Miller-Meeks traveled to Augusta, Georgia, to visit Plant Vogtle, the largest nuclear power plant and clean energy generator in the United States. While on the tour, she discussed the potential of nuclear energy to achieve our clean energy goals without sacrificing reliable, baseload energy sources.  

Rep. Miller-Meeks’ advocacy for American clean energy leadership is recognized on a global stage. For three years in a row, Rep. Miller-Meeks has led a Republican delegation of Members of Congress and staff the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP). This past December at COP28 in the United Arab Emirates, Rep. Miller-Meeks participated in a panel where she highlighted Iowa’s leadership in renewable energy and emphasized the importance of adopting an any-of-the-above energy approach in the United States in order to reduce emissions around the world.  

Rep. Miller-Meeks has actively supported bills that ensure American homegrown energy is cleaner, more reliable and more cost-effective. Bills she supported include: H.R. 1, also known as the Lower Energy Costs Act, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2023, the Rare Earth Magnet Manufacturing Production Tax Credit Act of 2023 and more. She also advocated for reduced restrictions on American clean energy production, strengthened energy supply chains and a streamlined permitting process for clean energy projects.  

Her efforts encourage more conservative engagement on clean energy and climate issues, and we know her work to advance commonsense clean energy solutions will impact the United States’ energy policies for years to come. Thank you, Rep. Miller-Meeks for all your work and for being a CRESponsible Leader! 

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