Washington, D.C. — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) launched mail and phone advertising in Virginia, Florida, Illinois and New York applauding Representatives Barbara Comstock (VA-10), Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Bob Dold Jr. (IL-10), Tom Reed (NY-23), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) for their leadership to advance clean energy solutions in Congress.
“CRES is proud to stand firmly behind House Clean Energy Champions who have worked tirelessly to promote clean energy policy that bolsters the economy, strengthens America’s national security, and preserves the quality of our air, water, and climate,” said CRES Director of Federal Affairs Andrew Bird. “More than seven in ten voters are more likely to vote for a congressional candidate that supports an agenda that promotes the diversification and growth of clean energy resources like wind, nuclear, solar and hydropower. As we enter the final phase of the campaign season, CRES remains strongly committed to supporting Republican Members of Congress who place clean energy solutions before partisan politics and speak out in support of clean energy on the campaign trail and Capitol Hill.”
The costs and target universes for CRES’ mail and phone campaigns are below
- VA-10: $103,248 for 50,000 households
- FL-26: $88,107 for 39,500 households
- IL-10: $103,168 for 40,000 households
- NY-23: $81,329 for 35,00 households
- NY-21: $65,501 for 25,000 households
This investment is part of CRES’ $1.1 million fall campaign effort to support 10 candidates down the final stretch of this election cycle. In addition to spending in support of these House candidates, CRES is also spending on behalf of Representative Heck, as well as Senators Ayotte, Portman, Burr, Murkowski, and Grassley. Over the past two weeks, CRES has announced a $155,000 TV and radio ad buy in Reno, $106,000 radio ad buy in Des Moines and the Quad Cities, $110,000 radio ad buy in Alaska, $120,000 radio ad buy in Charlotte and Raleigh. Prior to these ads, CRES has spent $660,000 this cycle in support of Republican energy leaders.
Barbara Comstock ’s Record on Clean Energy
- Rep. Comstock has fought to advance clean energy innovation, technology, and research and development as Chairwoman of the Research and Technology Subcomittee for the 114th Congress.
- Rep. Comstock sponsored the Research and Development Efficiency Act, which the House passed by voice vote. The bill recommends cost saving reforms and stipulates that federal research regulations are reviewed for unjustified burdens, unnecessary requirements, and duplication.
- Rep. Comstock joined with eleven fellow members of Congress to form the House Republican Energy, Innovation and Environmental Working Group.
Carlos Curbelo’s Record on Clean Energy
- Rep. Curbelo has fought to ensure that consumers have a variety of market-based, commonsense clean energy options as Chairman of the Agriculture, Energy and Trade Subcommittee of the Small Business Committee.
- Rep. Curbelo has also led on clean energy policy that bolsters the economy as a member of the Economic Development Committee and Congressional Coastal Communities Caucus.
- Rep. Curbelo joined with eleven fellow members of Congress to form the House Republican Energy, Innovation and Environmental Working Group.
Bob Dold Jr.’s Record on Clean Energy
- Rep. Dold introduced the Great Lakes Water Protection Act, implementing a 2035 deadline to stop sewage dumping in the Great Lakes, and has also co-sponsored legislation to keep the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and reauthorized and well-funded.
- Rep. Dold co-sponsored the Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act, bipartisan legislation that would create 25,000 jobs annually, save $35 billion in energy costs, and reduce millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
- Rep. Dold joined with eleven fellow members of Congress to form the House Republican Energy, Innovation and Environmental Working Group.
Tom Reed’s Record on Clean Energy
- Rep. Reed was the lead sponsor of the POWER Act, legislation that would create jobs, reduce energy consumption, and protect the environment.
- Rep. Reed co-sponsored the Roofing Efficiency Jobs Act, a bipartisan bill to promote job creation and save businesses and consumers millions of dollars each year on energy bills.
- Rep. Reed joined with eleven fellow members of Congress to form the House Republican Energy, Innovation and Environmental Working Group.
Elise Stefanik’s Record on Clean Energy
- Rep. Stefanik co-sponsored the POWER Act, legislation that included critical tax credits to support increased development of wind and solar power, and voted to protect $2 billion of funding for innovative clean energy research within the Department of Energy.
- Rep. Stefanik took a stand against an amendment to the Y17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would undermine alternative energy used by the military.
- Rep. Stefanik joined with eleven fellow members of Congress to form the House Republican Energy, Innovation and Environmental Working Group.
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization advocating for comprehensive and responsible solutions to our nation’s energy issues. The organization is comprised of citizens from around the country who believe it is time for politicians in Washington to stop arguing, and start working on ways to solve our nation’s energy crisis.