The House Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group dedicated to exploring climate policy options founded by Florida Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R) and Ted Deutch (D), added three more lawmakers, Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Mia Love (R-UT). Their addition brings the total caucus membership to 18 and restores party balance after retirements left the numbers of Democrats and Republicans uneven.

Curbelo said he looks forward to having “serious conversations about what we can do to protect our environment without hurting our economy,” a message echoed by Stefanik, who added “protecting our environment plays an important role in promoting economic growth and opportunity.” Fitzpatrick called for depoliticization of the issue and for both sides of the aisle to “take serious and reasonable steps to protect our planet.”