Climate Solutions Caucus
The Climate Solutions Caucus is a bipartisan United States House of Representatives caucus supported by the Citizens' Climate Lobby whose members work to achieve action addressing the risks from climate change. The caucus was started in February 2016, during the 114th Congress, by Representatives Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL).
|Co-Chairs||Ted Deutch (D)|
Francis Rooney (R)
|Founded||February 8, 2016|
|Seats in House Democratic Caucus|
41 / 235
|Seats in House Republican Caucus|
23 / 197
|Seats in the House|
64 / 435
On November 27, 2018, caucus members Ted Deutch (D-FL), Francis Rooney (R-FL), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and John Delaney (D-MD) introduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR 7173), which would implement a national carbon fee and dividend.
According to Co-Chair Deutch's House website, the mission of the 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."
Members, 116th CongressEdit
Membership of the caucus was previously restricted to consist of equal representation of Republicans and Democrats, but after the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections, this rule was loosened. In the 116th Congress, the 65 members are as follows:
- "The Energy 202: Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus tries to find footing in new political reality". The Washington Post. June 21, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
- "These bipartisan bills provide hope for addressing climate change". The Gainesville Times. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
- "The Climate Solutions Caucus". Citizens' Climate Lobby. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
- "Bipartisan carbon fee bill introduced in House - Citizens' Climate Lobby". citizensclimatelobby.org. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
- "Climate Solutions Caucus". Office of Congressman Ted Deutch. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
- "CCL welcomes relaunch of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus in the House". Citizens' Climate Lobby. 2019-06-20. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
- "The Climate Solutions Caucus". Citizens' Climate Lobby. Retrieved 2019-06-20.