Only a few Republicans crossed party lines to vote for the measure, which Mitch McConnell said will ‘go nowhere’
Democrats on Thursday passed their first significant climate change legislation since gaining control of the House of Representatives this year, directing Donald Trump to remain in the landmark international agreement to limit the pollution that is heating the world.
The measure would not directly reduce the greenhouse gases causing worse heatwaves, droughts, wildfires and storms. It falls far short of the action scientists say is needed and the vision outlined by progressives and supported by many Democrat presidential candidates in the Green New Deal.
Original Title: House Democrats pass bill directing Trump to stay in Paris climate deal
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