The Climate Solutions Caucus Relaunches!

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The Climate Solutions Caucus has officially relaunched for the 116th Congress! The Climate Solutions Caucus was initially formed in February 2016 by former Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26) and Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL-22)

21c6f4e5361e3cb0892baafe76168978-huge-deThe Climate Solutions Caucus has officially relaunched for the 116th Congress! The Climate Solutions Caucus was initially formed in February 2016 by former Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26) and Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL-22). It has already played an important role in climate change discussions and the introduction of bipartisan legislation. In this Congress, the group is co-chaired by Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) and Ted Deutch (D-FL-22).

When they join the Climate Solutions Caucus, members of Congress are committing to meet regularly, discuss issues and work together on solutions relating to climate change. The Climate Solutions Caucus is place to help Republicans and Democrats understand each other and find common ground on climate issues. Mark Reynolds, CCL's executive director, put it like this: "The caucus serves as a judgment-free zone where members of both parties can come together and have a productive dialogue about reducing the risk of climate change."

The caucus also welcomes two new Republican members who were not in the group last Congress: David Schweikert from Arizona’s 6th District and Rob Woodall from Georgia’s 7th District. Now that the Climate Solutions Caucus is officially active in this Congress and is accepting new membership, you can ask your own member to join. Of course, your primary ask and first priority should be to grow support and cosponsors for the Energy Innovation Act (H.R. 763), but if your member isn't quite there yet, the caucus provides a valuable secondary ask. If you have any questions about this, head to the "Lobby Congress" forum to ask our D.C. team.

For more information about the background of the Climate Solutions Caucus, visit Community's Support the Climate Solutions Caucus training page.

To learn more (including the full current membership list), check out the press release CCL sent out to members of the media.

Posted by Brett Cease on Jun 28, 2019 10:25 AM America/Los_Angeles

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