Environment & Energy Report

BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 9, Paris Climate Agreement (1)

April 24, 2019, 2:06 PMUpdated: April 30, 2019, 4:00 PM

The U.S. would remain part of the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change under H.R. 9.

On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the nonbinding accord. Under the terms of the agreement, no country can withdraw before Nov. 4, 2020.

“The Paris Climate Accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States to the exclusive benefit of other countries, leaving American workers — who I love — and taxpayers to absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories, and vastly diminished...

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