Quigley Statement On House Passage of Climate Action Now Act
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which would require the Trump Administration to remain in the Paris Climate Accord and to develop a plan for how the United States will meet its commitments to reduce pollution and safeguard our environment:
“In the face of an unprecedented global crisis, Congress has chosen inaction and denial for too long. That ended today.
“The Paris Agreement was a groundbreaking decision by the global community to present a united front to tackle the climate change crisis. President Trump’s decision to withdraw from that agreement represented not only a failure of environmental policy but an abdication of leadership on the international stage. Today’s vote states emphatically that House Democrats remain committed to the Paris Agreement and to taking bold action on climate change.
“This was just a first step. I will not shy away from the challenge that lies before us, and I’m committed to working with my colleagues to ensure that the U.S. continues to lead the charge in combatting climate change.”