Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows by six members

Rebecca Beitsch reports on the news that six new members will be joining the Climate Solutions Caucus in her article, “Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows by six members“. Three republican representatives, an independent, and two democrats have joined the bipartisan caucus which was created by  Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.). Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the recently added members, commented “I believe climate change is real. I also believe that we as Americans have the ability to come up with climate change solutions that can benefit our economy and our way of life. The United States has long been a leader in innovation. Addressing climate change is an opportunity to put our knowledge and can-do spirit to work to protect the environment for our benefit today and for future generations.”

As a census grows between political leaders about the reality of climate change, more conservative leaders are advocating for reducing green-house gasses. As a result, this caucus hopes to create a more decisive manner in how congress deals with climate change related issues. The group has already met with different CEOs discuss different federal policies and advocated their caucus on publicly on “CBS This Morning”. The group’s underlying goal is to create “legislation that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions using market-based approaches that are durable, equitable, and supportive of the American economy.”

To read Rebecca Beitsch’s article in The Hill, click here: “Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows by six members