Climate Caucus Co-Chair Wants Members to Prove Green Cred (1)

April 24, 2019, 9:31 AMUpdated: April 24, 2019, 12:12 PM

Leaders of the House’s bipartisan caucus on climate change are considering adding “commitment” criteria to ensure new recruits will vote in line with the group’s pro-environment values, the panel’s Republican co-chair said.

The Climate Solutions Caucus, created in 2016 to bridge the political gap on climate change, has come under fire for accepting members who have questioned the mainstream science on climate change.

Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), who is steering the caucus this year with Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), said he plans to convene a caucus meeting next month, the first step in filling the spots ...

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