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House Passes Bill Opposing Trump Paris Agreement Withdrawal

The symbolic legislation seeks to compel the administration to adhere to its climate pledges and cut off funding for the US withdrawal from Paris.

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US Democrats signaled support for the Paris climate deal on Thursday, in the first major climate legislation in almost ten years to pass one of the houses of congress.

The Climate Action Now Act, which is sponsored by 224 Democrats but does not include a single Republican backer, prohibits the use of federal funds in leaving the Paris Agreement. Although the costs are likely to be minimal.

It also compels the government to comply with the country’s national climate pledges.  President Donald Trump would need to report to congress within 120 days on his plans to meet the obligations.

It passed the house 231 votes to 190.

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