US House, WA-07

Pramila Jayapal


  • Co-sponsor of “100 by ‘50’” Act
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned 98% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard


  • Co-Chair of Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force
  • Holding this seat in Washington will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

Candidate Background

Representative Pramila Jayapal is running for a fifth term to represent Washington’s 7th Congressional District. Jayapal previously served in the state Senate and founded the immigration advocacy organization OneAmerica. During her first term in Congress, she helped co-found and co-chair the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force. She is a proud co-sponsor of the "100 by '50" Act, which lays out a road map to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, including a just transition for workers in the fossil fuel industry. Jayapal is pushing for a clean energy economy that invests in alternative energies, like solar and wind power, and put an end to toxic fracking and deep water drilling that threatens our environment. She supports research and development of next-generation technologies that curb greenhouse gas emissions and improve our health while promoting economic growth and protecting our most vulnerable communities. In Congress, Jayapal will continue to address issues of environmental justice, climate change, and offshore drilling. Representative Jayapal has earned a 98% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Representative Jayapal is endorsed by LCV Action Fund and NRDC Action Fund.

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