The Club for Growth opposes the Climate Action Now Act, H.R. 9 and urges all Representatives to vote NO on it. A vote is expected soon in the House. The results of this vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2019 congressional scorecard.
The Climate Action Now Act is legislative attempt to force President Trump to adhere with the Paris Agreement to combat climate change by reducing carbon emissions. When President Obama signed the Paris Agreement, he did so with an understanding his effort was merely an executive agreement. President Trump was within his executive authority to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement because it was never ratified by the Senate as a treaty.
The U.S. is already a global leader in innovative solutions to fight pollution. Under President Trump, the U.S. economy is growing at a faster pace than under President Obama, and carbon emissions are declining notwithstanding Trump’s refusal to participate in a global deal that puts U.S. companies at a competitive disadvantage.
Any attempt by Congress to force the President to comply with the Paris Agreement should be rejected because the Paris Agreement would kill jobs, slow economic growth, decrease U.S. productivity, and cause wages to become stagnant.
Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 116th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to the public.