Environment & Energy Report

Climate Fund, Paris Accord Get House Funding Panel Approval (1)

May 16, 2019, 6:49 PMUpdated: May 16, 2019, 8:09 PM

House Democrats’ plan to bar President Donald Trump from using any funding to withdraw from the Paris climate accord lives on, at least for now.

The House Appropriations Committee May 16 voted down a Republican amendment to kill the prohibition. The committee approved the Democrats’ funding ban, along with a separate provision opening the door to resuming U.S. support for the United Nations Green Climate Fund, hours after rebuffing the amendment.

The fiscal 2020 spending measure, which the committee approved 29-23, would provide $56.4 billion for the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and money for other international programs....

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