Freshman Rep. Andrew Garbarino seeks to restore ‘depleted’ Republican ranks of the climate caucus

Freshman Republican Rep. Andrew Garbarino of New York is preparing to take on a more high-profile role at the forefront of the GOP attempt to shift its positioning on addressing climate change.

Garbarino, 37, recently became co-chairman of the Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group started in 2016 to collaborate to address global warming. The caucus, the ranks of which once included more than 100 members, has struggled to regain its footing after it suffered huge losses of Republican members in the 2018 midterm elections. Republicans in the group, many of them relatively centrist, lost their seats to Democrats in left-leaning swing districts.

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