U.S. Sens. Mike
Braun, R-Ind., and Chris Coons, D-Del., are launching a bipartisan Climate
Solutions Caucus, the first of its kind in the U.S. Senate.
“The caucus will
bring together an equal number of Republicans and Democrats to find common
ground on solutions to address climate change while strengthening American
competitiveness and creating opportunities for U.S. workers,” according to a
statement released this week.
“As a life-long
conservationist, I am proud to launch the bipartisan Climate Solutions
Caucus with Senator Chris Coons,” said Senator Braun. “For too long,
Washington has been paralyzed by partisan gamesmanship, unable to have
productive conversations about our changing climate. Through this caucus we
can have real conversations about protecting our environment, securing
American’s energy future and protecting American manufacturing jobs.”
The Senate Climate
Solutions Caucus will meet regularly and convene experts from across the
political spectrum to craft bipartisan solutions. The caucus will operate by
the principle of unanimous consent, acting only when each member agrees.