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Rep. Phillips Voices Support for the Climate Action Now Act on House Floor

Phillips: “We must lead and we must be on the right side of history.”

Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) voiced his strong support for H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, on the House Floor. The bill would ensure the United States honors our commitments detailed in the Paris Agreement and lays the groundwork for further climate action.

Watch Rep. Phillips's full remarks here.

Rep. Phillips’s remarks as prepared:

I rise in support of Rep. Levin’s Amendment, and H.R. 9 - the Climate Action Now Act.

When you think of Minnesota, the first thing you might think of is snow.

And it’s true, we know how to handle a snowy winter.

But this year, we were hit with record levels of snowfall.

And when all that snow melted, it led to record levels of flooding in the Midwest.

Farms and homes across the entire region have been devastated.

And it’s because of climate change - one of the greatest threats of our time.

So I can’t understand why the President pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

I support H.R. 9, to recommit us to this agreement, because we should be running towards solutions – not away from them.

And solutions can and should include affordable, sustainable energy.