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Climate Solutions Caucus in the 116th Congress

By Emily Wirzba


The Climate Solutions Caucus has officially relaunched in this new Congress! The two co-chairs, Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Rep. Francis Rooney (FL-19), hosted their first members meeting on June 20.

The Climate Solutions Caucus is a bipartisan group of legislators that meets regularly to advance climate solutions. This caucus draws from all political ideologies and is doing important work to foster conversation and action across the aisle to address the impacts, causes, and challenges of climate change.

The caucus follows a “Noah’s Ark” rule, where members must join in bipartisan pairs. This practice will continue in the 116th Congress. However, the caucus currently has uneven numbers because a greater number of Republican members from the last Congress either retired or lost their election.

The caucus will continue to be an important space for member-level conversations, staff briefings, and legislative strategy development. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we continue this work to foster bipartisan action on climate change.

Check below to see if your member is already in the caucus. If not, ask them to join!

Republicans

Democrats
Rep. Francis Rooney (FL-19) – Republican co-chair
Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY-01)
Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-02)
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01)
Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
Rep. Brian Mast (FL-18)
Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02)
Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13)
Rep. Peter King (NY-02)
Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23)
Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08)
Rep. David Joyce (OH-14)
Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-01)
Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06)
Rep. Amata Radewagen (AS-00)
Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (PR-00)
Rep. Bill Posey (FL-08)
Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-02)
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-16)
Rep. Rob Woodall (GA-07)
Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06)
Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22) Democratic co-chair
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)
Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA-02)
Rep. Seth Moulton (MA-06)
Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52)
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)
Rep. Peter Welch (VT-00)
Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04)
Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08)
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)
Rep. Charlie Crist (FL-13)
Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51)
Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09)
Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18)
Rep. Daniel Lipinski (IL-03)
Rep. Thomas Suozzi (NY-03)
Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24)
Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05)
Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20)
Rep. Stacey Plaskett (VI-00)
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06)
Rep. John Larson (CT-01)
Rep. Nydia Velazquez (NY-07)
Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31)
Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27)
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-00)
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07)
Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03)
Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-16)
Rep. Robert Scott (VA-03)
Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-08)
Rep. Ann Kuster (NH-02)
Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08)
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07)
Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05)
Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-03)
Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07)
Rep. Mike Doyle (PA-18)
Legislative Ask Join the Climate Solutions Caucus 

House of Representatives

For too long, partisan conflicts have blocked progress to address climate change. The Climate Solutions Caucus is a bipartisan group of legislators that are committed to advancing climate solutions.

Emily Wirzba

  • Legislative Manager, Sustainable Energy and Environment

Emily Wirzba leads FCNL’s lobbying work to achieve bipartisan recognition of climate change and action in Congress. Emily meets with members of Congress and their staff to promote FCNL's environmental priorities. She also works closely with FCNL's network across the country to organize constituents to lobby, write, and advocate for bipartisan environmental action in Congress. She currently serves as co-chair of the Washington Interreligious Staff Community's Energy and Ecology Working Group.