Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced he had joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. The Caucus was formed to find solutions to the challenges presented by our changing climate, including rising sea levels, saltwater encroachment, warmer winters, and other threats.
“Climate change is a growing threat to our community, our country, and the entire world,” said Thompson. “In our district alone, we’ve seen how increased flooding critically damages farms, homes, and roadways—and that’s just one of many impacts. The President’s withdrawal last week from the Paris Climate Agreement makes it clear we cannot rely on the White House to solve our problems; we must take action ourselves. That’s why I’m proud to join the Climate Solutions Caucus as we work with business leaders, local organizers, leading researchers, and others to protect our environment, economy, and natural resources.”
The Climate Solutions Caucus is currently comprised of 40 Members—20 Democrats and 20 Republicans. It is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, and Members must join with a colleague from across the aisle. Thompson joined with Rep. Claudia Tenney (NY-22).