A lifelong resident of Chester County, Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06) grew up walking the trails of Valley Forge Park and enjoying summer days with his family at the Susquehanna Water Basin. Like many Pennsylvanians, Rep. Costello cherishes the historic value these locations add to our national heritage and has made their preservation for future generations a legislative priority. While Costello is only serving in his second term in Congress, he has emerged as an leader on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, working tirelessly to advance commonsense energy reforms that strengthen the local economy and protect the natural environment.
Costello is a conservative that all Americans can look to for the clean energy leadership they want and expect from federal office holders. In fact, according to a recent CRES poll, three out of four people are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports the diversification and growth of renewable energy sources.
Due to his understanding of the public’s stance on clean energy and climate policy, Rep. Costello has encouraged active Republican participation in these important conversations. Just last week, Costello partnered with Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) and Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) to lead a group of more than a dozen House Republicans in introducing a climate change resolution calling for increased innovation to improve environmental stewardship and the creation of good paying jobs. Upon introducing the resolution, Congressman Costello said, “The preservation of the environment and our natural resources for future generations should be a priority for us all. We should leverage conservative principles to develop innovative, economically viable ways to achieve this goal, including through clean energy technology. I hope to see the Republican Climate Resolution gain momentum and be part of the solutions we advance this Congress.”
Additionally, Costello found to successfully reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which secures critical funding for public land and clean water initiatives. Since its inception, the LWCF has protected five million acres of land in more than 41,000 projects across the country, including federal projects in Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District such as Paoli Battlefield, Brandywine Battlefield, Valley Forge National Military Park, and the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge.
Time and time again, Congressman Ryan Costello has proved himself to be a pragmatic leader who is willing to reach across the aisle to advance legislation that benefits his constituents in Pennsylvania and, more broadly, all Americans. Thanks to his work promoting conservative, clean energy solutions, innovative policies are in place to ensure future generations will enjoy our nation’s historic lands and a strong economy for years to come.