Senate Republican Leader Issues Response to Release of Climate Leadership Legislative Package

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO: Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement today in response to the introduction of several policy proposals by the Senate President pro-Tem and other Democrat Senators:

“Senate Republicans will give careful consideration to the renewable energy goals revealed by the Senate President pro-Tem and look forward to a full public debate.”

“I’m pleased that the majority party has also recognized our unacceptably high statewide unemployment rate. It’s the belief of Senate Republicans that any course of action should be weighed against California’s ability to create or sustain jobs for the middle class.”

“I also believe it's critical for everyone - legislators, the governor, industry leaders - to agree on the definition of what exactly a 'green' job is.  The California Business Roundtable issued a study today that provides data we need, and I urge Senator de Leon to incorporate this into the discussions going forward.”