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Introduced bill to abolish the EPA

What about the Climate Solutions Caucus in the House, the growing bipartisan caucus whose 70 members are equally divided between Republicans and Democrats? One might expect the caucus Republicans to earn higher scores than their party overall, and technically they did score a bit better than their House peers. But their average 16 percent score is still a failing grade.

In fact, more than half of the Republicans on the caucus earned less than 10 percent (Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who once proposed a bill to abolish the EPA, is among them with 6 percent).

[The Climate Solutions Caucus's] critics charge the caucus has expanded its size at the expense of its credibility, providing Republicans who have been actively hostile to government programs a low-stakes opportunity to "greenwash" their climate credentials without backing meaningful action--just in time for midterm elections.

Source: Rebecca Leber in Mother Jones on LCV Enviro Scorecard , Feb 27, 2018

Introduced legislation to abolish the EPA

The Climate Solutions Caucus was conceived as a bipartisan center of gravity where political pragmatists in the U.S. House might break the logjam over action on global warming. Instead, the caucus is attracting more and more GOP members whose voting records carry a distinct tilt against action on the climate crisis.

So why have they enlisted? The evidence suggests that most of the Republicans who populate this group hold imperiled seats in competitive or swing districts.

A case in point, some say, is Rep. Gaetz, who once introduced legislation to abolish the EPA. "The supposed Climate Solutions Caucus is welcome to add any member they'd like--even climate deniers who propose legislation to terminate the EPA," said a Sierra Club's spokeman. "But, until the silent half of the caucus backs up the name of the caucus with actual votes for clean energy solutions and against the fossil fuel industry, being a member will be nothing more than a line on representatives' resumes."

Source: Inside Climate News on LCV Environmental Scorecard , Feb 8, 2018

Environmental regulations are job-killing overreach

Federal Regulations: President Obama's job-killing executive overreach has turned bureaucrats into lawmakers and cost the American people billions of dollars. From sweeping new environmental regulations to the shortest red snapper season in history, businesses large and small can't afford to operate based on the whims of the Federal government. Matt has successfully sponsored legislation stopping thousands of burdensome regulations at the state level and will do the same in Washington.
Source: 2016 Florida House campaign website MattGaetz.com , Nov 8, 2016

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