Jun 23, 2021 - Politics & Policy

House Republicans form Conservative Climate Caucus

Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) leaving the Capitol Hill Club in October 2019.
Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) leaving the Capitol Hill Club in October 2019. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Several dozen House Republicans led by Utah Rep. John Curtis will on Wednesday launch the Conservative Climate Caucus.

How it works: Via the Washington Examiner, Curtis' office says it will look to "educate House Republicans on climate policies and legislation consistent with conservative values."

The big picture: The New York Times reports that Curtis wants to "counter what the caucus terms 'radical progressive climate proposals'" with distinct policies.

  • "Those ideas include limited government, free-market policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions, as formulated by new conservative think tanks," the Times reports.

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