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CRAMER: Statement on President Trump Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement

Jun 1, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump announced the United States will begin the process of exiting the Paris Climate Agreement:

“From the beginning, President Trump was looking for a deal that would benefit our nation, and it’s clear he thoughtfully weighed all his options over the past several weeks.  The Paris Climate Agreement, in current form, would be terrible for America, and I’m glad we have a President who values Americans more than the interests of the rest of the world.” 

Congressman Cramer (R-N.D.) serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and was an early-endorser and informal energy advisor to President Trump during his campaign. In April, he sent a letter with several House Republicans from energy-rich states requesting the President stay in the agreement for the benefit of American interests. Cramer also published an opinion editorial in the Wall Street Journal last month detailing why he changed his mind on withdrawing from the agreement.