Policy Blog: 17 House Republicans Acknowledge Threat of Climate Change

Tell them thank you, and urge your representatives to support the resolution to find a solution.

By Andrew Pappas March 15, 2017

Today, Representatives Ryan Costello (R-PA06), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY21) introduced the Republican Climate Change Resolution. This resolution, signed by 17 House Republicans, acknowledges the existence and threat of climate change and the need to find ways to address the issue. The resolution brings together Republican members of the House of Representatives who not only believe the climate is changing but want to work together to develop solutions.

“Climate change is a direct threat to our planet and the $646 billion outdoor recreation economy,” said Alex Boian, OIA vice president of government affairs. “As we witness the hottest temperatures on record, increasingly devastating wildfires and decreased air and water quality, the outdoor industry is alarmed by the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts to important climate programs and applauds the 17 co-sponsors of the Republican Climate Change Resolution for their leadership on this critical issue.”

The 17 co-sponsors of the Republican Climate Change Resolution:

Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-02)
Rep. Don Bacon (NE-03)
Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10)
Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-6)
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26)
Rep. John Faso (NY-19)
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8)
Rep. John Katko (NY-24)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02)
Rep. Mia Love (UT-04)
Rep. Brian Mast (FL-18)
Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-7)
Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23)
Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-8)
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)
Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-01)
Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21)

If you see your representative on this list, send them a tweet thanking them for their support of finding solutions to a changing climate. We’ve drafted a couple options for you to use.

  • Thank you @REP for your support of the Republican Climate Change Resolution, #climatechange does not need to be a partisan issue
  • #climatechange is real, thanks @REP for standing up for the outdoor rec industry & supporting the Republican Climate Change Res
  • Outdoor businesses rely on fighting #climatechange, thanks @REP for supporting climate action & the Republican Climate Change Res

If you do not see your representative on the above list, we also have an option for you to send to your Republican representative asking them to support the resolution.

  • @REP climate change is a threat to the outdoor industry, join your Republican colleagues & support the Republican Climate Change Res

OIA looks forward to working with our friends in Congress, regardless of party, to find pro-business climate solutions that protect the environment.