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House Passes Climate Change Legislation

Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation to deny federal funding for President Trump’s efforts to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Accords on Climate Change.  The vote was 231-190 with all House Democrats and 3 Republicans James Buchannan (R-FL), Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Elise Stephanik (R-NY) supporting the measure. 

Early in his term, President Trump announced his intent to withdraw the Paris Climate Change Accord.  The 2015 Paris agreement committed the U.S. to reduce climate emissions by 26-28 percent from 2005 levels.  The U.S. has emitted 25 percent of all climate change emissions since the industrial revolution.

This bill is not expected to be considered in the Senate. 

Last Reviewed: May 2019