Michigan’s Rep. Fred Upton, the former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined the House Climate Solutions Caucus. “When it comes to climate change we must take an economically realistic and pragmatic approach,” Upton said in a statement, adding that the caucus provides a “tremendous opportunity” to work bipartisanly. Pointing to his work on the energy committee to “lower emissions, keep electricity and energy prices low” he cited the need to continue to “promote climate strategies that champion conservation, innovation, and competition.”

He and his democratic partner, Illinois’s Rep. Jan Schakowsky, bring the group’s total membership up to 68.