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  • Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015

    by Representative Brian Babin

    Posted on 2015-12-08

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    BABIN. Madam Speaker, I rise today with strong concerns over President Obama attempting to unilaterally bypass Congress once again and enter the United States into the so-called ``Paris Protocol'' on global warming.

    As the proud Representative of the 36th Congressional District in the State of Texas, I can tell you that my constituents want nothing to do with this expensive, ineffective, and unnecessary proposal.

    According to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the Paris Protocol will reduce U.S. gross domestic product by an average of 9.1 percent, or $5 trillion per year. And consistent with this, NERA Economic Consulting states this will cost U.S. taxpayers approximately more than $30 billion per year.

    Aside from the constitutional issues of the President bypassing the Senate and not submitting this proposal as a treaty, and the outrageous costs, these negotiations will not even accomplish their end goal of substantial climate benefits.

    A U.S. pledge to the U.N. is estimated to prevent only one-fiftieth of 1 degree Celsius temperature rise over the next 85 years.

    {time} 1745 Simply put, our planet will see no measurable benefit at all, but our economy will be wrecked by this accord.

    This is just another example of the terrible leadership that we have seen from this administration and of the important role that Congress must play in standing up and fighting back on behalf of the American people.

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