, miami. you're definitely on the leading edge of republican thinking on this. but the caucus is mostly not with the orderlies publicly. can you tell us -- were obviously highlighting. but we'd like to get an inside look of what the republican caucus is on this issue. >> thank you for this opportunity. i want to take wri for having me. being from florida it is wonderful that we have a floridian. in turn sharing this committee. i think we are light years away at the end of the last congress. the last congress very well, a lot of work on the issue as you noted, i filed the bill in both out the climate solution to have 45 republicans and 40 for democrats. despite all the successes a lot of republicans were still getting to the point where they were acknowledging the threat, the seriousness of the issue. which is important. what you're seeing now is evolution has continued and republicans are starting to not just talk about solutions, but a few of them as result earlier have proposed solutions. i understand for those of us who get how urgent and important this is. were impatient and
that to people. in south florida it is easier because we are so at risk. city of miami beach involves a sophisticated pump system, the city of miami did is $200 million bond issue to deal with title flooding and other sea level rise related challenges. those are the things you have to .2, this is a challenge, a problem we face as a society. we have that action to be fair, it is reasonable and it must be bipartisan. >> my last question for you. in 5 years congress will have passed a big climate policy. >> the answer is yes. i will tell you why. every factor. every force that influences this debate, was pushing in the right direction, whether it was the media and growing coverage of this issue. i was on a meet the press show at the end of last year, the first sunday morning show entirely dedicated to this issue. you have changing politics. a lot of younger voters demanding action both republican and democrat and independent. you have forces, people reaching out to each other having conversations. and the real-life effects of climate change are waking people up to this reality.
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