06.01.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement:

“Today, President Trump chose to make a clean exit from the Paris Agreement. This agreement was a perfect example of Obama-era overreach in which the previous administration entered what should have been considered as a treaty without any congressional approval. The U.S. withdrawal is the next step in fulfilling President Trump's promise to rescind burdensome regulations like the Clean Power Plan that are raising energy costs and stifling our economy, while still maintaining a seat at the table for future international climate talks. When other countries are not willing or able to fully adhere to the terms and meet these targets it ultimately puts American companies and workers at a tremendous disadvantage.”

Background:

On May 25, 2017, Senator Perdue and 21 other senators sent a letter to President Trump calling for the United States to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Read the full letter here.

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.