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Congressmen Moulton, Dold Join Bipartisan Task Force on Climate Change

April 22nd, 2016

 

Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus to explore 21st century solutions to climate change

Salem, MA – Today as we celebrate Earth Day, Congressmen Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Robert Dold (R-IL) announced that they joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. The Climate Solutions Caucus is the first bipartisan task force to address climate change in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I came to Congress hoping to find bipartisan solutions to address some of the big challenges we face as a country. One of the most pressing issues that we have to tackle as a generation—and a planet—is climate change,” said Moulton. “We need to seek out areas for common ground to protect our environment for generations to come, and the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus is doing just that. As a member who represents coastal communities that are particularly sensitive to warming temperatures, I see both the environmental and economic effects of climate change on a regular basis. I am excited to join a group that is committed to working on this issue in a bipartisan way – it’s the only way we are going to make real progress.”

“As an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster for many years, I know firsthand why we must all work to strengthen conservation programs and other policies that promote public health, protect our environment and keep our air clean,” said Dold. “Climate change is occurring and human contributions to this change are important to acknowledge and understand. Protecting the environment is not a partisan issue, which is why we must work together to find a sensible path forward that improves our planet for future generations.”

Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) formed the caucus in February. The caucus holds events aimed at educating members on the threats that climate change poses to our economy, security, environment, and infrastructure. It seeks to find bipartisan and economically-viable solutions to these challenges.

“I am pleased that on Earth Day, we can proudly announce the addition of two Members of the House of Representatives to the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus,” said Curbelo. “We warmly welcome Rep. Dold and Rep. Moulton, and look forward to hearing their thoughts and feedback. As our newly formed caucus continues to grow, I am confident that both parties will be able to collaborate on ideas through constructive dialogue and an ardent passion for helping our environment.”

“I look forward to bringing two more voices to the important bipartisan discussions we are having in the Climate Solutions Caucus, particularly as we mark Earth Day today” said Deutch. “Climate change is real, and it’s time to show the American people that Congress’s willingness to develop climate solutions is just as real.”

To learn more about Congressman Seth Moulton visit https://moulton.house.gov or find the Congressman on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

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