Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Vice-Chairman of the Problem Solvers Caucus, and Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02), and Don Beyer (VA-08) and 56 other representatives introduced the “Still-In Resolution,” a bipartisan House Concurrent Resolution to reaffirm that Congress remains committed to the Paris Agreement to combat climate change.

In response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, this House Concurrent Resolution has a simple, but strong, message: Congress is Still In.

“Climate change must be addressed proactively with leaders from both sides of the aisle working to protect our planet,” said Congressman Fitzpatrick. “Every nation will be affected by climate change which is why nearly every country agreed to work to reduce carbon emissions. I continue to urge the Administration not to leave the Paris Climate Accord – but in the meantime, Congress should send a message to the world: the people of the United States remain committed to pursuing bipartisan solutions to address climate change and protect our environment.”

“Climate change is not a partisan issue, but rather a moral, economic, and environmental imperative,” said Congressman. Huffman. “I’m glad my colleagues on both sides of aisle are joining me on this bipartisan resolution to set the record straight and support the Paris Agreement on climate action. The Still-In Resolution is an important message that the world desperately needs to hear. It’s by no means the only thing this Congress needs to do on the climate crisis, but it’s an important starting point. We are saying with a loud, bipartisan voice that Congress will not allow America to turn its back on our obligations to future generations and the rest of the world.”

Climate change threatens the state of both our nation and the world and requires an international solution. In response to this global challenge, the United States should play an indispensable role in providing the global leadership and clarity needed by making a firm promise to stay in the historic Paris Agreement.