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Step-by-step, Reps. Curbelo and Deutch raising awareness of climate change

Add two new members to “Climate Solutions Caucus”
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Published Sep. 25, 2017

WASHINGTON - A Florida-led effort on climate change gained new momentum on Monday with the addition of two more House members.

Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Winter Park, joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus along with Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich., bringing to 58 the number of members in the group.

“Climate change poses a threat to Florida’s economy and our way of life, but it also presents an opportunity for the state to step up and lead on this issue,” said Murphy. “Clean air and water shouldn’t be a partisan issue, which is why I’m proud to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. By working together across party lines, we’re leading the fight to reduce our carbon footprint, create well-paying clean energy jobs, and support research that addresses the threat to our communities.”

The caucus was formed by Reps. Carlos Curbelo, R-Miami, and Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, “to push commonsense solutions that address the root causes of climate change and mitigate its threats.“