Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Votes for Climate Action Now

May 2, 2019
Press Release
Ensures United States honors its commitment to the Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, ensuring that the United States honors its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 and leaves a healthier, safer and more sustainable world for future generations. The vote was 231 to 190.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“Five out of six Americans believe we should stay in the Paris Agreement, including majorities in every state and congressional district. President Trump’s ill-advised attempt to withdraw from the Accord is irresponsible and this bill makes it clear that a majority in this Congress intends to prioritize the needs of the future by addressing climate change. Nearly 200 countries joined the Paris United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to advance the interests of their people; Trump put the interests of the fossil fuel industry first and shows an ignorance of and distain for science.  It is my hope that voting for this bill begins to reverse that direction.”