A measure requiring the United States to remain in the Paris Climate Accord has been passed by the House. 5th District Congresswoman Jahana Hayes says it also requires a plan be crafted for how the country will meet its commitments to reduce pollution and safeguard the environment.
An amendment from Hayes passed unanimously. It says the Paris Agreement is an example of the multilateral, international cooperation needed to overcome challenges facing the international community.
Hayes says the climate crisis is the existential threat of this time and that innovative action is essential to protect public health, advancing the economy and global preeminence in green technology while also defending national security.