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Jordan statement on Trump withdraw from Paris accord

June 1, 2017
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris accord:

"The Paris accord is a treaty that should have had a vote in the Senate. President Trump did the right thing by withdrawing us from an agreement that was not properly ratified. The Paris treaty would hurt American companies and American workers by depressing economic output, keep companies from creating jobs and drive millions more out of the country. To top it off, the Paris treaty would ultimately have little effect on our environment. At a time when American companies are already successfully reducing their carbon emissions, we don't need another government regulation restricting our economy's ability to grow."