Curbelo, Deutch Welcome 50 Members to Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus

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Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017 | Joanna Rodriguez (202-225-2778) | comments

Today, Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22) celebrated a milestone of 50 members with the addition of Rep. Steve Knight (CA- 25) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9). The Caucus’ significant membership expansion showcases the growing bipartisan support for action against the effects of climate change.

 “Now 50 Members strong, the Climate Solutions Caucus is evidence that there is a growing, diverse, and bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress ready to put petty politics aside and find meaningful solutions to the challenges posed by sea level rise and climate change,” Curbelo said. “We have a responsibility to our constituents and future generations to present a united front to combat anti-climate policies and to have a productive, fact-based dialogue about market-oriented solutions, investments, and innovations that could mitigate the effects of climate change and make our nation more resilient. I’m thankful to these new Members for joining our efforts. Together we are showing the American people that Members of Congress can work across party lines to improve quality of life in our communities and strengthen our great nation."

“This surge of support for action on climate change is unprecedented and inspiring,” said Deutch. “Carlos and I started this Caucus knowing that we had colleagues who similarly felt the need to act on climate change. From coastal Virginia to the farmlands of Nebraska, worsening climate change effects are already having dramatic impacts on regions and communities across the country. Now that 50 Members have signed their name to this bipartisan climate banner, I look forward to translating our shared concerns into actions.”

“I am pleased to join this bipartisan effort to tackle the challenges facing our planet because our Great Lakes region knows better than anyone that the changing climate can have an inordinate impact on our precious natural resources,” said Kaptur. “This group’s commitment to consensus building is a good antidote to the inaction we see from Congress. We can protect our environment and create clean energy jobs in wind, in solar and in energy efficient vehicles when we work together.” “Climate change is a growing issue in our international community," Knight said. "I am happy to join this bipartisan caucus to protect our environment and security. Constituents of California’s 25th district are proud of our vast valleys and natural resources so I am honored to represent their concerns on this caucus. I look forward to working with my colleagues for common sense, bipartisan legislation regarding climate change.”

The mission of the Climate Solutions Caucus 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. As determined by the Co-Chairs, the Caucus membership will consist of equal representation by Democrats and Republicans.

Below is the full membership list of the Climate Solutions Caucus in the 115th Congress as of July 25, 2017:

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL)
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA)
Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA)
Rep. John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA)
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)
Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA)
Rep. Mia Love (R-UT)
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT)
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA)
Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL)
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)
Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA)
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)
Rep. Jerry McNerny (D-CA)\
Rep. John Faso (R-NY)
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA)
Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL)
Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE)
Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-NY)
Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY)
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL)
Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
Rep. Anne McLane Kuster (D-NH)
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA)
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI)
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY)
Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI)
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)
Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN)
Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA)
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)
Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA)
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Rep. Stephen Knight (R-CA)
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