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Upton, colleagues announce the formation of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus

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Washington, July 10, 2019 | Josh Paciorek (202-313-2643) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, along with U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Richard Burr (R-NC), and U.S. Reps. Brian Mast (R-FL), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Will Hurd (R-TX), today announced the formation of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus, which will embrace and promote constructive efforts to resolve conservation and environmental problems that align with market-based approaches and promote American ingenuity.

Upton will serve as a House vice-chair of the caucus.

“Preserving and protecting our environment should not be a partisan issue, and the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus demonstrates our commitment to tackling some of the biggest environmental challenges in a bipartisan way,” Upton said. “Growing up on the shorelines of Lake Michigan, this is an issue deeply personal to me. I believe we can protect our environment in a way without threatening jobs or destroying the economy. As we move forward, I’m excited to continue working with my colleagues and doing everything we can to ensure safe drinking water, support our national parks, and preserve our environment for generations to come.”

Watch a replay of the press conference here.



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