Francis Rooney continues to have a strong presence in South Florida by joining the Climate Solutions Caucus whose mission is to “to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and to explore bipartisan policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate.”
Explaining himself, Rooney said that he “joined the Climate Solutions Caucus because environmental issues are critical for our Southwest Florida community. Southwest Florida’s well-being depends on a healthy environment; one just needs to look at the algal blooms currently ravaging our community to understand the negative effects of environmental disasters. To safeguard our future, proactive planning is necessary to mitigate effects of rising sea levels and increased intensity of flooding. I look forward to working with a bi-partisan group of my colleagues on solving the problems of sea-level rise.”
Rooney’s office also added that “Congressman Rooney’s top priority in Congress has been to fight for Southwest Florida’s environment. This includes securing additional funding for Everglades restoration projects and expediting repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike, and calling for proactive measures to mitigate the effects of rising sea levels.”
The Caucus was started by South Florida lawmakers, Representative Carlos Curbelo and Representative Ted Deutch.