About the bill
The Paris Agreement, named after the city where it was negotiated, is the international treaty by which almost every nation on earth has agreed to limit emissions. Will the U.S. remain a participant in the biggest international accord ever created to counter the climate crisis?
The U.S. is responsible for about 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the primary cause of global warming.
President Obama formally entered the U.S. into the Paris Agreement in September 2016, during his closing months in office. Specifically, he committed the U.S. to reduce its emissions by at least -26% below its 2005 levels by 2025.
Yet less than a year later in June 2017, President Trump reversed course and announced the U.S. would pull out.
Due to provisions in the Agreement …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 14th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 7, 2019
Length: 16 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 2, 2019 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
224 Cosponsors (223 Democrats, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Hastings Statement on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day”
— Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20, 2013-2021] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 22, 2020
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 9 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 9. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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GovTrack.us. (2022). H.R. 9 — 116th Congress: Climate Action Now Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr9
“H.R. 9 — 116th Congress: Climate Action Now Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2019. December 9, 2022 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr9>
Climate Action Now Act, H.R. 9, 116th Cong. (2019).
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