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Carter announced as Conservative Climate Caucus Vice Chair

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Conservative Climate Caucus announced additional leadership positions for the 118th Congress by adding five new Vice Chairs: Reps. Buddy Carter (R-GA), Jen Kiggans (R-VA), Greg Murphy (R-NC), Tim Walberg (R-MI), and Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR). Representative John Curtis (R-UT) will continue as Chair. Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) was previously announced as Vice Chair and will continue her duties.

“I’m excited to work with Chairman Curtis, and my fellow vice chairs, to grow, expand, and strengthen the Conservative Climate Caucus (CCC). If conservatives are scared to talk about the climate, then we’re not going to have a seat at the table when decisions are made. We are right on policy, so we need a seat at the table. That’s why I joined the CCC, and I look forward to productive discussions about how best to protect our environment and promote clean energy solutions without kneecapping growth and innovation, just as we have in the State of Georgia,” said Rep. Buddy Carter.

“If you would have asked me when I first started this caucus, that less than three years later we would have 85 members and brought a conservative voice to the climate table, I probably would not have believed you,” said Chairman Curtis. “I am incredibly excited of the success we have experienced, the engagement of our members, including our six vice chairs, and look forward to continued success.”

“I’m excited to be selected to serve as Vice Chair of the Conservative Climate Caucus,” said Congresswoman Kiggans. “Coastal Virginians know how to protect our beautiful beaches, coastal waterways, and expansive wetlands while being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars. I’m proud to bring Southeast Virginia’s commonsense, all-of-the-above approach to energy and conservation to Washington!”

“As the representative of the majority of North Carolina’s coastal communities, I understand the challenges we face and need for dynamic mitigation and adaption strategies,” said Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. “For too long, conservatives in Congress have dismissed engaging on the issues of the climate and environmental resiliency. We cannot dismiss our responsibility to protect the world around us and the opportunity to bring objectivity to a field dominated by emotionally driven, one-sided ideology. The Republican Party is the original home of the environmental movement, and I am grateful to serve as a Vice Chair of the Conservative Climate Caucus under the leadership of Rep. John Curtis.”

“I would like to thank Chairman Curtis for his invaluable leadership of the caucus and helping the Republican House Conference better define a solutions-oriented message on climate and energy issues,” said Rep. Walberg. “I’m honored to become a vice chair of the caucus and look forward to continuing the mission of crafting American policy to make energy abundant, affordable, secure, clean, and reliable. Through an all-of-the-above approach, we can ensure we unlock American energy resources, reduce emissions, and let American ingenuity and innovation lead the world.”

“Oregon plays a leading role in producing clean energy, and I’m honored to be a part of the Conservative Climate Caucus’ leadership team to bring Oregonians’ voices to the table,” Chavez-DeRemer said. “As we transition toward a clean energy future, I’ll continue working with my colleagues on policies that protect our environment without overregulating or restricting domestic energy production. We must embrace an all-of-the-above approach to lower costs for families and small businesses.”

The Conservative Climate Caucus educates House Republicans on climate and energy issues, holding briefings and trips to that end. We believe the climate is changing and that decades of global industrialization have contributed to this change. However, private sector innovation, American resources, and R&D investment have resulted in lower emissions and affordable energy, making the United States a global leader in reducing emissions. 

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To learn more about the caucus visit the website.