Deutch to Co-Chair First Bipartisan Task Force on Climate Change
Today, Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) announced the creation of the Climate Solutions Caucus - the first bipartisan task force on climate change established in the U.S. House of Representatives. As co-chairs of the Climate Solutions Caucus, Reps. Deutch and Curbelo will hold events aimed at educating members on the threats that climate change poses to our economy, security, environment, and infrastructure and exploring bipartisan, economically-viable solutions to these challenges.
"In recent years, conversations about climate change have stalled amid a partisan climate in Washington, and Congressman Curbelo and I agree it's time to turn the page," said Rep. Deutch. "The launch of the Climate Solutions Caucus sends a powerful message not just to our colleagues in the House but to the American people that a bipartisan dialogue on climate change is actually possible. I believe there's a real appetite in Congress for bipartisan solutions on climate change, and I look forward to working with Congressman Curbelo to bring more members from across the country and across the aisle on board."
“I am proud to serve as a Co-Chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus, the first bipartisan caucus to address climate change in the U.S. House of Representatives," said Rep. Curbelo. "By exploring policy options that address the impacts of a changing climate we can effectively mitigate the inevitable effects it will have on our environment, as well as our economy. I commend my fellow Co-Chair, Congressman Ted Deutch for his unrelenting commitment to environmental stewardship. I look forward to working with him to ensure the protection of Florida’s communities and our nation as a whole.”