Babin Responds to Sec. Kerry’s Signing of U.N. Climate Change Plan
Cosponsors Resolution Calling on President to Submit Plan to Senate as a Treaty
Washington, April 22, 2016
Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement today condemning Secretary of State John Kerry’s signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City:
“Secretary Kerry’s decision to commit the U.S. into this foolish agreement is nothing to celebrate. It will result in higher energy costs, fewer jobs and a more difficult life for hardworking Americans who have suffered enough under Obama’s lack-luster economy. By forcing the U.S. into this agreement, we will now feel the impact of his failed policies for many years to come. Furthermore, it will have no meaningful benefit on our planet. It is simply just another example of President Obama circumventing Congress to further his radical climate change agenda.
“For this reason, I have cosponsored a resolution instructing the President to follow the U.S. Constitution and submit the agreement to the Senate as a treaty for its advice and consent. As the representative of an area that is a leading energy producer and user, I will continue helping lead the charge in Congress to block funding for this radical United Nations plan.”