Upton & Schakowsky to Join Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus
Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, announced they are to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus.
“When it comes to climate change we must take an economically realistic and pragmatic approach,” said Upton. “Joining the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus is a tremendous opportunity to work across the aisle towards those goals. Pursuing an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy that protects our environment, preserves our Great Lakes, and ensures energy stays affordable for Michigan families has always been a focus. We’ve also been doing solid work at the Energy and Commerce Committee. We’ve taken legislative action to lower emissions, keep electricity and energy prices low, and supported renewable hydropower and natural gas projects. We must continue to promote climate strategies that champion conservation, innovation, and competition.”
“Climate change is a real and growing threat. Around the country and across the globe, communities have already started to feel the ravaging effects of an increasingly more extreme climate,” said Schakowsky. “The United States has a duty to face this problem head-on, taking bold action to combat what I see as one of the most crucial issues of our time. That’s why I’m so pleased today to announce that I will be joining the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, where I will continue my work to protect our environment and keep our Great Lakes clean.”
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