Carter lands leadership position in Conservative Climate Caucus

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) on Jan. 17 became one of five new Republican vice chairs named to help lead the Conservative Climate Caucus (CCC), which educates House Republicans on climate and energy issues.

“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,” Rep. Carter said. “We are right on policy, so we need a seat at the table. That’s why I joined the CCC.”

Specifically, the caucus educates House Republicans on climate policies and legislation consistent with conservative values, and organizes member and staff briefings on conservative climate proposals, among other tasks, according to its website.

“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 U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), who is chair of the caucus. “I am incredibly excited by 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 work with Chairman Curtis, and my fellow vice chairs, to grow, expand, and strengthen the CCC,” Rep. Carter added. “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.”