The House Climate Solutions Caucus continues to expand with the announcement of four new members. The bipartisan caucus institutes a “Noah’s Ark” rule that one member from each party joins at the same time. In this most recent expansion, Republicans Rep. David Reichert (WA-8) and Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2) joined with two Democratic colleagues.
“This was a promise I made to constituents of my district and I keep my promises,” Bacon said in a statement released today. “Climate change is a serious issue that could prove to be devastating not only to our environment but also to our economy,” Reichert said. In the past, he’s also cosponsored the so-called Gibson climate change resolution and earlier today tweeted:
Proud to join the bipartisan #ClimateSolutionsCaucus to work towards economically-viable options to reduce climate change.
— Dave Reichert (@davereichert) February 9, 2017
The Caucus now has 24 members.