Costa Votes to Keep U.S. in Paris Agreement

May 2, 2019
Press Release
Costa Votes to Keep U.S. in Paris Agreement

Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) voted to pass H.R. 9 the Climate Action Now Act.

“The President’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement was unjustified and shortsighted," said Costa. "We are already seeing the devastating effects of climate change in California from drought to destructive wildfires. That is why I voted to pass the Climate Action Now Act. We must do what we can to ensure we live in and leave behind a safer and more sustainable world for the next generation.”

The bill effectively blocks the United States from withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change by prohibiting the use of federal funds to withdraw. It requires the President to develop a plan for the United States to achieve by 2025 the 26-to-28% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels as has been proposed by the U.S. under the Paris accord.