Pelosi on fight against climate change: The House is 'still in it'

Pelosi on fight against climate change: The House is 'still in it'
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: House must pass 3 major pieces of spending legislation this week Sunday shows preview: Pelosi announces date for infrastructure vote; administration defends immigration policies GOP should grab the chance to upend Pelosi's plan on reconciliation MORE (D-Calif.) told a United Nations summit on Monday that the Democratic-controlled House was "still in" the fight against climate change even following the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

At the opening of the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Pelosi addressed world leaders and pledged Congress's support for efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

"This is a mission, this is a passion, this is a scientifically-based approach, to all. We are here to say to all of you, on behalf of the House of Representatives and the Congress of the United States, 'we're still in it.'"

The Trump administration has been heavily criticized by Democrats including all of the top 2020 presidential contenders for President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE's decision to exit the accord, which seeks to limit the rise in global temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius. Under Trump, the U.S. has instead expanded oil and natural gas production.

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoRepublican lawmakers raise security, privacy concerns over Huawei cloud services WashPost fact-checker gives Pompeo four 'Pinocchios' for 'zombie' claim about Obama Iran deal Poll: Biden, Trump statistically tied in favorability MORE announced earlier last month that the U.S. had formally begun the process of withdrawing from the landmark agreement, which would have put the U.S. on target to reduce emissions about 28 percent by 2025.

"President Trump made the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement because of the unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by U.S. pledges made under the Agreement," Pompeo said in November. "The United States has reduced all types of emissions, even as we grow our economy and ensure our citizens’ access to affordable energy."