House GOP Members Introduce ‘Climate Change’ Bill

(Costello.House.gov) Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) led a group of House Republican colleagues in introducing a resolution that calls for using American innovation to improve environmental stewardship.

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The lawmakers were joined by fourteen other Members of Congress: Reps. Mark Amodei (NV-02), Don Bacon (NE-02), Barbara Comstock (VA-10), John Faso (NY-19), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), John Katko (NY-24), Mia Love (UT-04), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02), Brian Mast (FL-18), Pat Meehan (PA-07), Tom Reed (NY-23), David Reichert (WA-08), and Mark Sanford (SC-01).

The resolution introduced today calls on the House of Representatives to commit to working on economically viable solutions that address the risks of climate change, calling on “American ingenuity, innovation, and exceptionalism,” and citing the “conservative principle to protect, conserve, and be good stewards of our environment.”

“The preservation of the environment and our natural resources for future generations should be a priority for us all,” said Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06), a member of the Climate Solutions Caucus. “We should leverage conservative principles to develop innovative, economically viable ways to achieve this goal, including through clean energy technologies. I hope to see the Republican Climate Resolution gain momentum and be part of the solutions we advance this Congress.”

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“With forty percent of Florida’s population at risk from sea-level rise, my state is on the front lines of climate change,” said Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), co-chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus. “South Florida residents are already beginning to feel the effects of climate change in their daily lives – from chronic flooding to coral bleaching to threats to our freshwater supply in the Everglades.  We cannot ignore these challenges and every Member of Congress has a responsibility to our constituents and future generations to support market-based solutions, investments, and innovations that could alleviate the effects of climate change and make our nation more resilient. Our goal with this resolution is to shift the debate from whether climate change is real toward the tangible efforts to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate its effects…”

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