Retiring Florida Rep. Curt Clawson (R-FL-19), whose district includes hurricane vulnerable parts of South Florida, added his name to a climate change resolution sponsored by Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY-19). The so-called Gibson resolution recognizes climate change is occurring and calls for a balanced approach to respond. While no comment is available at this time, in the past, Clawson said, “All the chatter about is climate change real or not, I’m not sure how that helps my constituents… I’d just like to be prepared for the next hurricane.”

While Gibson is also retiring at the end of the Congress, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has indicated she will reintroduce the resolution in 2017.