Representative Nick LaLota of New York’s First Congressional District has joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, a group comprising an equal number of Republicans and Democrats.
The caucus is a working group dedicated to educating members on “economically viable options to reduce climate risk and explore bipartisan policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges” of a changing climate, according to its co-founder, former Representative Ted Deutch of Florida.
“We need to work in a serious and bipartisan manner to tackle pollution and mitigate mankind’s negative effect on our environment,” Mr. LaLota said in a statement issued last week. “I joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus to do just that. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the caucus to come up with new ideas to improve our planet for future generations.”
The House caucus is chaired by Representatives Andrew Garbarino of New York’s Second District, a Republican, and Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania’s Sixth District, a Democrat. A Senate caucus was founded in 2019 by Senator Mike Braun, Republican of Indiana, and Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware.