STATEMENT: House Vote on H.R. 9 Shows Americans Want to Lead on Climate Change, CAP’s Neera Tanden Says
Washington, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which would prevent President Donald Trump from removing the United States from the Paris climate agreement. In response, Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden issued the following statement:
This vote sends a powerful message that Americans want to build a clean energy economy and lead the fight against climate change. It has been 10 years since the House last voted on major climate change legislation, and in that time, the impact has become all too clear. Over the warnings of scientists and the wishes of millions of Americans, President Trump and his climate-change denier allies continue prioritizing polluters, sabotaging climate science, and undermining America’s role as a global leader on climate. After this important first step, we look forward to debate by both parties about moving toward a 100 percent clean economy as quickly as possible—because our planet depends on it.
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