Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus co-Chairs Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Ted Deutch (FL-22) welcomed ten new Members of Congress to the Caucus, increasing the total membership to 34 members evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans.
The newest members of the Caucus are Reps. Darrell Issa (CA-49), Juan Vargas (CA-51), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), John Faso (NY-19), Thomas Suozzi (NY-03), Pete King (NY-02), Dan Lipinski (IL-03), Tom Reed (NY-23), and Anna Eshoo (CA-18).
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.
"The interest our caucus has gained in the first few months of this new Congress shows there is a growing, bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress ready to find real solutions to climate change issues," Curbelo said. "This caucus has such a diverse group of members and each brings unique perspectives to the table. We have a responsibility to our constituents and future generations to have productive discussions about market-based 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, and I look forward to our work together."
"Americans from across the political spectrum are demanding that Congress put politics aside to act on climate change," said Deutch. "The remarkable growth and diversity of this Caucus sends a clear signal to the White House and the American people that Congressional Democrats and Republicans are ready to work together on paramount issues like climate change. I look forward to working with my Caucus colleagues to explore bipartisan legislative initiatives to address the growing challenges of climate change."
"As a supporter of an 'all of the above' energy approach, this caucus will help foster a beneficial, bipartisan conversation on the climate issues we face. We will work to find a sensible path forward regarding clean energy sources," Reed said.