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S.Res. 68: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the President should submit the Paris Agreement to the Senate for review and consideration.

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Should a president be able to enter the landmark environmental agreement without a legislative branch greenlight?


2015’s Paris Climate Agreement commits signatory nations to voluntary environmental and emissions benchmarks. The Barack Obama administration signed and formally entered the agreement in September 2016, but President Donald Trump announced in June 2017 that the U.S. would withdraw, which became official in November 2020. President Joe Biden officially rejoined again in February 2021.

Republicans opposed Biden’s move (and Obama’s before that). GovTrack Insider previously covered a congressional GOP bill introduced before Biden’s decision, which would have prevented the U.S. from reentering the agreement. Because that effort failed, Republicans are pivoting to a similar message: that the president should have submitted the agreement to the Senate for ...

Sponsor and status

Steve Daines

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Montana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 22, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Feb 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 22, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 22, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.



Feb 22, 2021

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S.Res. 68 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.Res. 68. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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