While one of its founders may no longer be in Congress, the Florida congressmen in charge of the Climate Solutions Caucus intend to continue the group and its efforts on Capitol Hill.
Founded by then U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., back in 2016, the Climate Solutions Caucus’ mission is “to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and to explore bipartisan policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate.”
Deutch and U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney (pictured above), R-Fla., are currently leading the caucus and they weighed in on its role last week.
“Americans want Congress to act on climate change. But we’re not going to get anywhere without bipartisan support,” Deutch said on Thursday. “We have a diverse group of Democrats and Republicans covering many different parts of the country. This caucus reflects our shared belief that to achieve meaningful action on climate change, we must work together, and I look forward to it.”
“The Climate Solutions Caucus is an important, bipartisan venue where members can share ideas and debate the merits of how to best solve the environmental concerns we face as a nation. Sea level rise, carbon emissions, and the overall health of our climate are bipartisan issues and I am encouraged that there are a growing number of people on both sides of the aisle willing to find solutions,” Rooney said.
The caucus has more than 50 members including Florida Democrat U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist and Stephanie Murphy and Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz, Brian Mast and Bill Posey.
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