The resolution introduced today calls on the
"As Secretary of Defense
The lawmakers were joined by fourteen other Members of
"I am pleased to introduce this resolution with so many of my Republican colleagues and I thank them for their support on this effort,"
The resolution calls for better environmental stewardship through "economically viable, and broadly supported private and public solutions to study and address the causes and effects of measured changes to our global and regional climates."
"With forty percent of
The text of the resolution can be found here (https://stefanik.house.gov/sites/stefanik.house.gov/files/Climate%20Change%20Resolution.pdf).
What They're Saying:
"The risks of climate change are far too great to get bogged down in partisan politics. With this resolution, these 17
"The leadership demonstrated by the 17 co-sponsors of this Republican climate resolution is such a hopeful step forward. This resolution shows that our moral obligation to address climate change and protect vulnerable communities transcends partisanship, and that there truly is political will to address this issue from both political parties in
"The significance of this Republican climate resolution cannot be overstated. Real conservatives don't deny reality, they face it. They don't avoid problems, they tackle them head on. The resolution's 17 initial cosponsors are stepping up on an issue that grows more urgent every day, and showing the prudent, fact-based--and yes, conservative--leadership our nation needs. We are grateful for this important first step."
"The Catholic Climate Covenant applauds the moral courage of the 17 Republican legislators who have introduced this resolution. The
The Niskanen Center
"The sponsors of the Republican Climate Resolution understand that there is nothing conservative about ignoring the enormous risks of climate change. As conservatives, we believe the government exists to protect property rights and lives. It is clear that climate change will put both at risk for our kids and future generations. It is also clear that we have the means to significantly reduce those risks and leave a prosperous and clean future for posterity. The Niskanen Center applauds these
"I'm heartened to see
"This resolution demonstrates that the security risks of climate change are a reality that partisanship cannot continue to obscure. The
Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres (A nonprofit mobilizing business and investor leadership for a sustainable global economy)
"Today's announcement sends a loud and clear message that addressing climate change need not be a partisan issue. We applaud all lawmakers - no matter their party affiliation - who recognize the urgency of tackling climate change and the enormous economic opportunities of accelerating clean energy in all parts of
"As a science-driven organization,
"We are proud of the courageous leadership of Rep.
"Addressing climate change through clean energy solutions is smart policy and smart politics. Time and again, CRES polling shows that voters overwhelming support lawmakers who prioritize clean energy to advance the economy, create good paying jobs, promote energy independence, and protect the environment."
"I support this Republican Climate Resolution. Putting aside arguments of cause and effect, there are measured and measurable data and global events that must be considered and accounted for in our defense planning."
"I'm very excited to see the Republican Climate Change Resolution introduced to the
"The Republican Climate Resolution ably and well serves as an imperative and call for action for our Nation. The resolution captures the issues of an observable, changing climate and the dynamic events we see unfolding in the worlds oceans today. These critical events demand
"The Republican Climate Resolution, whose signers represent a broad cross-section of America affected by climate change, from our coasts to rural agricultural areas, soundly recognizes that climate change is a "threat multiplier" that will adversely affect our national security interests as well as all Americans, where we live and work. The leaders of this effort should be commended for recognizing that we need both to study and address changes in our global and regional climates, and build more resilient communities for America's future."
"I am enthusiastically adding my support for this Republican Climate Resolution (
The Republican Climate Change Resolution being introduced in the