Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) joined Congressman Chris Gibson (R-NY-19) to introduce a resolution calling for improved environmental stewardship.

The measure calls on the House to commit to working on economically viable solutions that address the threat of climate change, saying it is “a conservative principle to protect, conserve, and be good stewards of our environment.”

“Climate change is a serious issue that we must address and I am proud to join Congressman Gibson on this resolution,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This resolution strikes the careful balance between the priority of addressing the global threat of climate change and the importance of protecting and creating American jobs. New York’s 21st district is the proud home of the Adirondacks and we understand that protecting our environment plays an important role in promoting economic growth and opportunity.”

“All too often, the conversation about appropriate and balanced environmental stewardship gets caught up in partisan politics.  Yet, this conversation is key to the preservation of our great country for generations to come, as important as ensuring we have fiscally responsible policies to secure our future,” said Congressman Gibson. “For that reason, I believe the most important first step forward is recognizing that this is also a fundamentally conservative issue, and finding common ground on how to address it.”

The resolution calls for better environmental stewardship through “economically viable, and broadly supported private and public solutions to study and address the causes and effects of measured changes to our global and regional climates.”

The resolution was developed working with a non-partisan network of faith-based, national security, environmental, business, and community organizations for this outline of conservative goals and policies for ensuring the proper stewardship of our environment and natural resources.  Pope Francis is expected to also call for action on improved environmental stewardship to mitigate the causes and effects of our changing climate during his visit to Congress next week.

The text of the resolution can be found here.