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House Democrats Tee Up Bill to Keep U.S. in Paris Climate Deal

April 29, 2019, 10:30 AM

House Democrats plan to deliver a message to President Donald Trump this week: At least one chamber in Congress wants the U.S. to stay in the 2015 Paris climate accord.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) plans to make a bill that would call for keeping the U.S. in the pact (H.R. 9) the first priority for floor action as Congress returns from a two-week recess. House leadership hopes to start floor debate on May 1.

The bill has little chance of moving in the Republican-controlled Senate. But House Democratic leaders hope it can...

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