Congressman Jeff Duncan Responds to Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Jun 1, 2017 Issues: Economy and Jobs

Washington, D.C. – In response to President Trump’s announcement today to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement:

“I applaud President Trump for taking the step of ending our involvement in the ill-fated Paris Agreement on climate.  The Paris Agreement was illegally put into place by President Obama as an “agreement” rather than a treaty. The Senate was never allowed to weigh in, because the Senate would never have ratified such a radical treaty.

“The Paris Agreement would have been disastrous for the American economy, costing billions of dollars in economic losses and millions of jobs for a dubious projected payoff of less than a quarter degree Celsius of global temperature reduction.  The President is right to reject this so-called agreement, and Congress is right to pull the plug on funding.  While I have long advocated for being good stewards of the world our Creator gave us, I have also advocated for good governance, following Constitutional processes and respecting our national sovereignty, shying away from globalist regulatory policies which seek to hamper American businesses.”

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