Lauren Boebert Introduces Bill to Block Paris Treaty

Lauren Boebert Introduces Bill to Block Paris Treaty

(TargetLiberty.org) – President Biden was always clear that one of his priorities would be to sign the US back into the Paris Climate Accord. This disastrous agreement could obliterate huge swathes of our economy in exchange for almost no effect on the climate, because China – the biggest polluter in the world – hasn’t signed up to it. However, Biden might not have as easy a ride as he expects, because a young freshman congresswoman has launched a bold attempt to keep the accord out of US law.

Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) entered the House in January, but isn’t wasting any time. Biden has already unilaterally signed the Paris Accord on behalf of the US. But the Accord is an international agreement that commits the US to a course of action; in other words, it’s a treaty. And treaties, as Boebert pointed out in a statement, need to be ratified by the Senate.

On January 23, Boebert introduced a bill that, while it can’t un-sign the Accord, prevents the US from spending any money on implementing it until it’s been properly ratified in accordance with the Constitution. The Paris Agreement Constitutional Treaty Act was co-signed by 11 other GOP representatives. It’ll be interesting to see how many of their colleagues remember how the law works.

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