Caucus to decide parameters
Rep. Francis Rooney, who assumed the GOP side of the helm of the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus, told Bloomberg Environment (as reported by The Hill) he and his co-captain and delegate mate Rep. Ted Deutch are considering applying "commitment" criteria to those who want to join the group. "We're going to try and call a caucus meeting, have a big discussion about the idea of commitment and if so how would it be defined."
Last year, the Noah's Ark (i.e. one member of each party joins at same time) caucus co-founded by Deutch and former Rep. Carlos Curbelo hit 90 members, 45 from each party, but 27 of the GOP members (including Curbelo) retired or lost their elections.