(Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)
Something unusual happened in the halls of Congress April 20: a group of Republicans sat down with a group of Democrats to talk about potential solutions to climate change.
They met for the first time as members of the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, founded by Florida Reps. Ted Deutch (D) and Carlos Curbelo (R). The caucus currently has 10 members—five Republicans and five Democrats.
Though the vast majority of the House Republican caucus denies that human activity causes climate change, a small group of lawmakers are breaking with their party and seeking to discuss potential solutions to the problem.
Here’s what some of the attendees said at the first meeting:
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.): “What we want to do is have a sober, honest, sincere conversation about how we move forward. We think there are better alternatives than the regulations we’ve seen, although we understand something has to be done so certainly understand why some people are supportive of those actions. Our residents, our constituents want solutions.”
Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.): “There are two issues that folks are not going to want to be on the wrong side of history… One is debt and the second is climate. This is something that is very constituent driven.”
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.): “It’s no longer a debate topic—the science is real and what is happening in our area [South Florida] will have serious detrimental impacts on our economy… This is about protecting property, protecting lives, creating jobs and making sure there’s a good future for our children…I think we’re going to pave the way for so many others who may be a little reluctant, because I know—I was there in the reluctant caucus—and we’ll help them along be part of our caucus.”
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)