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Babin Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Leave U.N.-Obama Climate Deal

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Washington, June 1, 2017 | comments

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today in support of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the United Nations (U.N.) Paris Climate Change Agreement that was negotiated under the Obama Administration:

“I applaud President Trump for standing up for the interests of the American worker and withdrawing from the United Nation’s Paris Climate Change Agreement. This agreement, which was never ratified by the Senate, was poorly negotiated by the Obama Administration and is simply a bad deal for the American people. It punishes hardworking Americans with higher energy costs, fewer jobs and smaller paychecks while providing virtually no meaningful benefit to the environment and doing very little to hold the world’s top polluters, like China, accountable.

“Furthermore, it would uniquely hurt the people of the 36th District of Texas by threatening the many good-paying jobs provided by our area’s petrochemical and refining facilities. While this decision will not sit well with out-of-touch liberal politicians and pro-U.N. globalists, President Trump was elected to put American workers first and turn back such bad deals that undermine U.S. competitiveness and jobs.”

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