Before leaving D.C. for the trip, Pelosi said that "The climate crisis is the existential threat of our time, and America must continue to bring our boldest ambitions to the table to meet and beat our climate action goals."
"Together with this outstanding, experienced and diverse delegation including committee chairs, members of the House Select Committee on Climate Crisis and respected members of Congress, I am honored to once again return to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to convey the strong commitment of the US Congress in addressing this crisis and doing so in a way that puts justice and equity – particularly for indigenous communities – first," she said.
At the summit, Pelosi talked about President Biden's promises to address climate change and the role women will play. She took a moment to point to what she said were the Administration's achievements so far.
"We're here to report on what we have done," Pelosi said, going on to refer to "a nearly trillion-dollar investment in Build Back Better and bipartisan infrastructure framework" that "recognizes the interconnectedness of climate change and gender justice and enables women and girls to lead a just transition to clean energy economy of the future."
Pelosi went on to speak about the Administration's "mission to decarbonize and realign every sector of the economy … to scale the solutions necessary for achieving net-zero pollution globally," which is reflected in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that Congress has already passed. She then referred to multiple "bills," indicating that she was also pointing to the social spending bill that has not yet passed.
"It also is an investment in our care economy — child care, family medical leave; it's about home health care, it's about universal pre-K, all of the things that liberate women to play a more important role in our economy," she said.
When asked why she listed these agenda items in a discussion of "what we have done," Pelosi's office pointed to House members' progress on the bill.
"We've passed the rule on the Build Back Better Act so the legislation has been advanced beyond the extensive committee process," Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, told Fox News.
The House has not held a vote to pass the bill itself yet, and nearly every Democrat will be required to do so as they hold a thin majority in the chamber. Should they achieve this, the Senate would still have to support it — something that would take some work given the resistance from moderate Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.