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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Trump administration’s decision today to submit paperwork to officially withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:
The so-called “Green New Deal” resolution failed to get any real traction on Capitol Hill, and it’s easy to see why. The original supporting document for the “Green New Deal,” which floated the idea of banning air travel and flatulent cows, was widely mocked. The policy ideas in the resolution itself would mean a massive centralization of government and takeover of resources that would make even the most ravenous Leninist blush.
If the Paris Climate Accord was such a great deal for the United States, why did President Barack Obama not submit it to the Senate for treaty ratification after signing onto it with considerable fanfare on Sept. 3?