All position papers are to be emailed to the Committees email by April 1st.
UNITED STATES SENATE REFORM
head chair: Kene Ochuba
VICE-CHAIR: Eugene Ye
The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the legislature (Congress) of the United States, established in 1789 under the Constitution. They congregate and meet to discuss many issues regarding the USA. The idea of the United States Senate was brought to life by the Founding Fathers in order to counterbalance the power of the House of Representatives. Each state is equally represented in the Senate regardless of size, and since the Seventeenth Amendment, are elected directly by the voters of each state. They are responsible for all of the lawmaking in the US and as stated in the Constitution vote on treaties in order for them to be ratified.
Energy in the United States. as in many other countries, is vital to the economy and to national security. American Political conversation about energy has been restricted to tax breaks for increased production, access to public lands. These are essential conversations, however, do not look to tackle the immense challenge of climate change in the United States. Most of the warming on earth has occurred within the past 35 years, with the five warmest years taking place since 2010. Some of the negative effects of climate change could include longer periods of drought, famines in certain areas, more frequent wildfires and an increase in the intensity of tropical storms.