Rooney Won't Seek Re-election
Last weekend, Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL), co-leader of the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus and avid supporter of carbon pricing legislation, announced that he would not seek re-election in 2020.
All of us at Citizens' Climate Lobby are grateful for Rooney's leadership on climate and environmental issues. As a sponsor of multiple carbon pricing bills, Rooney has led his party forward and advanced the national conversation about climate solutions in important ways. Not only has he put forth viable climate solutions, but he is doing a lot of crucial work to build a bridge between the parties on the climate issue.
Thankfully, other Republicans in the House and in the Senate are beginning to follow his example and reach across the aisle on climate change. When Rooney leaves office in January 2021, he will do so knowing that his efforts have encouraged others in Congress to make climate change a bridge issue and work together on this big issue facing Americans.
CCL Senior Director of Government Affairs Andres Jimenez was quoted in this Grist story about Rooney’s impending departure.
Please tweet your thanks to Rooney for his climate leadership.