Yoho Reminds President That He Can’t Make Climate Deal Without Congressional Approval
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) introduced a resolution to compel President Obama to submit any binding climate change agreement reached as the Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to Congress. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
“President Obama, currently meeting world leaders in Paris, has indicated that he doesn’t plan on sending any potential climate change agreement to the Senate for their advice and consent. This is a clear violation of our Constitution and is an all too familiar course of action with our President.
“The president cannot and should not leave congress out of the approval process especially when it comes to a massive climate deal that will have far reaching implication for our economy and affect every American.”
“The President recently used the same tactic by purposefully circumventing Congress on the Iran nuclear deal by claiming it was not a treaty. Congress should absolutely have approval over a process of this magnitude, regardless of what the President decides to call it that day.”
Congressman Ted Yoho serves on the Foreign Affairs and Agriculture Committees. He represents North Florida’s 3rd Congressional District