December 17, 2009
Sensenbrenner Arrives in Copenhagen
‘Here to Make Sure Any Deal Struck is Good Deal for U.S.’
Washington, D.C.– Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Wis, ranking Republican on the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark today as a member of the Congressional delegation there to observe the climate talks.
“I look forward to seeing these negotiations progress and will pay close attention to make sure any deal struck is a good deal for the United States,” said Sensenbrenner, who led the 1997 Congressional delegation to the Kyoto, Japan climate negotiations. “We should not repeat the mistakes made in Kyoto.”
Sensenbrenner said issues he will closely follow include the developing world’s demands for wealth transfers, the levels of commitment from developing countries, the feasibility of greenhouse gas reduction targets and the protection of intellectual property rights.
Journalists in Copenhagen interested in speaking with Rep. Sensenbrenner should contact either Tom Schreibel, Chief of Staff, Tom.Schreibel@mail.house.gov, at (202) 225 9873 or Bart Forsyth, Select Committee Minority Staff Director, Bart.Forsyth@mail.house.gov at (202) 870-1252.
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