Rep. Deutch Urges Climate Caucus Members to Oppose Scalise Anti-Climate Resolution
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), co-founder and co-Chair of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, issued this statement urging his caucus colleagues to vote against a resolution introduced by Congressman Steve Scalise (R-FL), House Majority Whip, which rejects outright carbon dividend proposals as viable options to address the urgent problem of climate change:
"This is an important moment for the Climate Solutions Caucus to show the American people that Democrats and Republicans can stand together against anti-climate efforts. It is the very mission of the caucus to explore all viable options to address the growing threat of climate change. When a climate denier who represents the oil industry tries to squash even a discussion about a possible strategy for curbing emissions, my caucus colleagues must rise above politics and do what's right. Every Member of Congress, especially caucus members, should keep all options available and not preempt an effective strategy before we even have an opportunity to debate it. I urge my colleagues of the Climate Solutions Caucus - Democrats and Republicans - to vote no on this damaging, anti-climate resolution. A 'yes' vote would be sorely disappointing to everyone who believes this caucus can help shape a rational response to climate change."