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Senate Proposal Shows Growing Support for U.S. Reasserting Global Leadership on Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Newly introduced U.S. Senate legislation highlights the growing bicameral support for the United States to boldly reassert its leadership on addressing climate change and finding common-sense, innovative solutions to this global crisis.

The International Climate Accountability Act from U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) would prevent the federal government from using any taxpayer resources to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. The bill’s introduction follows on the heels of the second anniversary of the president announcing his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

“Climate change is fueling severe storms, wildfires, and flooding and displacing human communities and wildlife alike. Climate change’s effects are indisputable — and we’re proud Senator Shaheen is standing with the House in saying the United States has a responsibility to address this crisis,” said Laura Daniel Davis, vice president for conservation strategy at the National Wildlife Federation. “Thank you to Senator Shaheen and her colleagues for introducing this critical legislation and showing Congress is serious about U.S. leadership in the face of the global climate crisis.”

The Senate bill follows the House passage earlier this year of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act.

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