Congressman Pappas Co-Sponsors Climate Action Now Act, Stepping Up U.S. Commitment to Fight Climate Change

March 28, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today Congressman Chris Pappas co-sponsored H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, House Democrats’ new legislation that would require the Trump Administration to remain in the Paris Climate Accord and to develop a public plan for how the United States will meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“Climate change is an existential threat not only to our environment but also our economy, our national security, and our way of life,” said Congressman Pappas. “With rising sea levels and worsening storms, New Hampshire communities are already facing the very serious impacts of climate change and it is imperative we take action. The U.S. plays an outsized role in global emissions and it is critical that we reaffirm our international commitment to combat climate change. I will continue to fight for policies that support a robust clean energy economy and a more sustainable future.”

The Climate Action Now Act would prohibit any federal funds from being used to take any action to advance the withdrawal of the U.S. from the landmark Paris Climate Accord.  It also calls on the President to develop and make public a plan for how the United States will meet our commitment to reduce pollution. Despite the President’s unilateral declaration withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, Congress must continue to develop and pass bold solutions to the climate crisis so that we do not take any additional steps backward.