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Citizen Fact Check

on Top Climate Votes 2019-2020

A constituent resource for separating truth from fiction
about lawmakers' stands on key global-warming issues.
1. Keeping America in Paris Agreement
(Votes Lookup at Roll Call #184)
Voting 231-190, the House on May 2, 2019, passed a bill (HR 9) that would deny funding to carry out President Trump's plan to remove the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and global warming. The bill also would require the administration to develop a plan for achieving voluntary carbon-reduction goals to which America subscribed when the Obama administration joined the agreement in 2016. A yes vote was to pass the bill.

2. Defunding United Nations Climate Actions
(Votes Lookup at Roll Call #329)
Voting 170-248, the House on June 18, 2019, defeated a Republican-sponsored amendment to HR 2740 that sought to prohibit U.S. financial support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which oversees international efforts such as the Paris Agreement to slow the rate of global warming. A yes vote was to adopt the amendment.

3. Monitoring Climate Impact on National Security
(Votes Lookup at Roll Call #348)
Voting 254-174, the House on June 18, 2019, adopted a Republican-sponsored amendment to HR 2740 above that would fund additional Department of Defense scrutiny of the immediate risk that climate-change poses to U.S. combat readiness and national security. A yes vote was in support of the funding.

4. Defunding Task Force on Cost of Carbon
(Votes Lookup at Roll Call #362)
Voting 186-248, the House on June 19, 2019, defeated a Republican-sponsored amendment to HR 2740 above that sought to prohibit funding of any regulation or guidance based on the work of the federal government's Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Carbon. A yes vote was to prohibit the funding.

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