Loudermilk: ‘I Fully Support Withdrawing from Paris Agreement’
Washington, June 1, 2017
Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement:
“Regardless of how good something may be, government officials are bound by the Constitution, and policies that place restrictions on Americans cannot be unilaterally imposed by one branch of government. The Paris Agreement essentially functions as a treaty, and should have been brought to the Senate for open discussion and consideration. Instead, our former president unilaterally made the decision without lawmakers’ input or support.
"The damaging ramifications of this deal weren’t properly evaluated, and now it’s taking away jobs from hardworking Americans. A free economy is the best way to work towards promoting job creation and economic prosperity, along with stewarding our God-given resources and environment. President Trump is making the right decision withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change, and I fully support his decision.”