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116th Congress   }                                      {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session     }                                      {      116-42

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    PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 9) TO DIRECT THE 
     PRESIDENT TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR THE UNITED STATES TO MEET ITS 
 NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION UNDER THE PARIS AGREEMENT, AND FOR 
                             OTHER PURPOSES

                                _______
                                

   April 29, 2019.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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              Mr. McGovern, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 329]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 329, by a record vote of 7 to 4, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 9, the 
Climate Action Now Act, under a structured rule. The resolution 
provides 90 minutes of general debate on the bill with 60 
minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 30 
minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The resolution provides that the bill shall be 
considered as read. The resolution waives all points of order 
against provisions in the bill. The resolution makes in order 
only those amendments printed in this report. Each such 
amendment may be offered only in the order printed in this 
report, may be offered only by a Member designated in this 
report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the 
time specified in this report equally divided and controlled by 
the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of 
the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The 
resolution waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in this report. The resolution provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.R. 9, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 9, the Committee is not aware of any points 
of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments printed in this report, the Committee is not 
aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in 
nature.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 59

    Motion by Mr. Cole to report an open rule. Defeated: 4-6

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................  ............  Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................  ............
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 60

    Motion by Mr. Woodall to amend the rule to H.R. 9 to make 
in order and provide the appropriate waivers to the following 
amendments: amendment #20, offered by Rep. Curtis (UT), which 
requires the President to include in a report to Congress how 
the United States nationally determined contribution (NDC) 
compares to the NDC of other nations, including China which is 
allowed to increase emissions for an additional 13 years under 
the Paris agreement; amendment #31, offered by Rep. Norman 
(SC), which ensures the bill does not take effect until the EPA 
Administrator certifies that China and India are reducing 
emissions at the same rate as the United States; and amendment 
#52, offered by Rep. Hern (OK), which adds the projected job 
loss numbers to the finding section of the bill. Defeated: 4-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................  ............  Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 61

    Motion by Mr. Burgess to amend the rule to H.R. 9 to make 
in order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #11, 
offered by Rep. Burgess (TX), which includes findings that the 
United States should continue to encourage innovation and 
technological development to reduce emissions to meet its 
nationally defined contribution under the Paris Agreement; and 
which requires the President's plan for the U.S. to meet its 
nationally determined contribution to include how the use of 
carbon-free nuclear power, renewable hydropower, clean-burning 
natural gas, and advanced carbon capture technologies will 
contribute to domestic and global emissions reductions. 
Defeated: 4-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................  ............  Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 62

    Motion by Mr. Burgess to amend the rule to H.R. 9 to make 
in order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #12, 
offered by Rep. Burgess (TX), which requires the President's 
plan to meet its nationally determined contribution to include 
how the use of carbon-free nuclear power will contribute to 
emissions reductions. Defeated: 4-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................  ............  Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 63

    Motion by Mr. Burgess to amend the rule to H.R. 9 to make 
in order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #66, 
offered by Rep. Shimkus (IL), which states that this Act will 
not take effect until the Secretary of Energy certifies U.S. 
electricity rates and gasoline prices will not increase under 
the terms of the Paris Agreement. Defeated: 4-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................  ............  Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 64

    Motion by Mrs. Lesko to amend the rule to H.R. 9 to make in 
order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #43, 
offered by Rep. Gosar (AZ), which includes findings stating 
that the President shall make a plan that describes how the 
government, taxpayers, workers, and industries will be affected 
by the Paris Agreement. Defeated: 4-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................  ............  Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 65

    Motion by Mrs. Lesko to amend the rule to H.R. 9 to make in 
order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #32, 
offered by Rep. Duncan (SC), which conditions H.R. 9 to take 
effect only if the Senate ratifies the Paris Agreement as a 
treaty. Defeated: 4-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................  ............  Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 66

    Motion by Mr. Cole to amend the rule to H.R. 9 to make in 
order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #26, 
offered by Rep. Davis (IL), which includes the 2018 Farm Bill 
as an existing law relevant to achieving the stated target of 
reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, adds report 
jurisdiction to House and Senate Agriculture Committees. 
Defeated: 4-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................  ............  Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 67

    Motion by Mr. Perlmutter to report the rule. Adopted: 7-4

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Nay
Mrs. Torres.....................................  ............  Mr. Woodall.......................          Nay
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Yea   Mr. Burgess.......................          Nay
Mr. Raskin......................................          Yea   Mrs. Lesko........................          Nay
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Yea
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Yea
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Yea
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Yea
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Yea
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                SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

    1. Deutch (FL), Chu (CA), Horsford (NV), Doggett (TX), 
DelBene (WA), Lewis (GA): Requires the President's plan and 
updates to the plan to be submitted to any Committee deemed by 
the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader to have 
jurisdiction over the matters contained in the plan. (10 
minutes)
    2. Espaillat (NY), McEachin (VA), Omar (MN), Jayapal (WA), 
Pressley (MA), Carbajal (CA), Cisneros (CA), Moore (WI): 
Includes findings addressing the importance of climate justice 
and environmental justice. (10 minutes)
    3. Omar (MN), Espaillat (NY), Jayapal (WA): Includes 
findings recognizing the importance of the Paris Climate 
Agreement's Task Force addressing the impact of climate change 
on displacement and the global refugee crisis. (10 minutes)
    4. Houlahan (PA): Requires the President's plan to meet the 
United States' nationally determined contribution to include 
how the United States may encourage and assist other parties to 
the Agreement reach their reported goals. (10 minutes)
    5. Kuster (NH), Pappas (NH): Requires the administration 
produce a report examining the effect of the Paris Climate 
Agreement on clean energy job development in rural communities. 
(10 minutes)
    6. Torres, Norma (CA), Cisneros (CA), Rouda (CA), Gomez 
(CA), Porter (CA): Prevents the President from using the plan 
mandated in this act to preclude states or cities from taking 
more ambitious actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (10 
minutes)
    7. Shalala (FL): Includes findings that the Paris Agreement 
recognizes the importance of addressing and minimizing sea 
level rise, saltwater intrusion, and flooding. (10 minutes)
    8. DeSaulnier (CA): Requires a National Academy of Sciences 
report on the consequences of withdrawing from the Paris 
Agreement for the United States' global economic 
competitiveness. (10 minutes)
    9. Jackson Lee (TX), Hayes (CT), Moulton (MA): Adds a 
finding noting that the Paris Agreement is an example of 
multilateral, international cooperation needed to overcome 
challenges facing the international community. (10 minutes)
    10. Gosar (AZ): Includes findings that the Paris Agreement 
is a treaty and should be treated as such. Before instituting 
anything within the agreement, the Senate must vote on the 
agreement as a treaty. (10 minutes)
    11. Gosar (AZ): Strikes Section 3- Prohibition on use of 
funds to advance the withdrawal of the United States from the 
Paris Agreement. (10 minutes)
    12. Case (HI): Includes finding recognizing the role of 
oceans in the global climate system and international actions 
being taken to include oceans in the Paris Agreement's 
nationally determined contributions. (10 minutes)
    13. Bost (IL): Requires the President's public plan to be 
posted online to the Federal Register and allow an opportunity 
for public comment before the plan is submitted to Congress. 
(10 minutes)
    14. Meng (NY): Includes findings that recognizes the 
fundamental priority of safeguarding food security and ending 
hunger, and the particular vulnerabilities of food production 
systems to the adverse impacts of climate change. (10 minutes)
    15. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer (PR), Plaskett (VI), 
Radewagen (AS), San Nicolas (GU): Directs GAO to complete a 
study and submit a report to Congress on the impact of the 
President's plan on the U.S. territories, including the 
potential positive and negative impacts on their economies, 
taking into consideration their unique energy needs and systems 
and the climate change vulnerabilities faced by communities in 
these jurisdictions. (10 minutes)
    16. Boyle (PA): Includes findings stating that the Paris 
Agreement recognizes that adaptation is a key component of the 
global response to climate change. (10 minutes)
    17. Panetta (CA): Adds a new finding stating, ``American 
leadership encouraged widespread international participation in 
the Paris Agreement.'' (10 minutes)
    18. Rouda (CA), Schneider (IL): Includes findings 
recognizing that American cities, States, and businesses are 
stepping up and pledging to meet the Paris Agreement goals in 
the wake of absent and uncertain United States Federal 
leadership. (10 minutes)
    19. Porter (CA): Includes findings that recognize the 
importance of clean energy technology development for the 
implementation of mitigation and adaptation actions of the 
agreements under the Paris Climate Accord. (10 minutes)
    20. Lee, Susie (NV): Recognizes that Article 8 of the Paris 
Agreement states the importance of addressing loss and damage 
associated with the adverse effects of climate change, such as 
drought conditions and water scarcity. (10 minutes)
    21. Kim (NJ): Requires the President to include how the 
Paris Agreement's loss and damage provisions would affect 
infrastructure resiliency in the United States given the 
expected impacts of climate change. (10 minutes)
    22. Fletcher (TX): States that noting in this Act may be 
construed to require or prohibit the inclusion of a specific 
energy technology or technologies in the president's plan. (10 
minutes)
    23. Pressley (MA): Adds findings on the interconnection 
between climate change and health. (10 minutes)
    24. Schrier (WA): Ensures that voluntary agricultural 
practices can be included to meet the goals and ambitions of 
the Paris Agreement. (10 minutes)
    25. Neguse (CO): Provides a rule of construction that 
nothing in this Act would require or prohibit the President 
from including in his plan recommendations to support 
integration of human-caused climate change into school 
curriculums. (10 minutes)
    26. Van Drew (NJ): Adds to the findings the importance of 
averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage associated 
with the adverse effects of climate change. (10 minutes)
    27. Levin, Mike (CA): Includes findings recognizing that 
addressing climate change and providing affordable energy to 
consumers are not mutually exclusive. (10 minutes)
    28. Crow (CO): Includes findings that recognize the 
Department of Defense's goal to procure renewable energy across 
military installations, branches, and operations to drive 
greenhouse gas reductions and support resilience efforts in the 
face of a changing climate. (10 minutes)
    29. Cox (CA): Requires the President's plan to take into 
consideration populations, regions, industries, and 
constituencies affected, including American jobs, consumer 
energy costs, and the ability to develop and deploy new 
technologies. (10 minutes)
    30. Krishnamoorthi (IL): Includes findings that essential 
in achieving the nationally determined contribution target is a 
thriving clean energy industry in the United States, which 
currently employs over 500,000 Americans. (10 minutes)

                    TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

 1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Deutch of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 8, line 16, strike ``and''.
  Page 8, line 20, strike the period at the end and insert ``; 
and''.
  Page 8, after line 20, insert the following:
          (3)(A) any other committee of the House of 
        Representatives determined by the Speaker of the House 
        of Representatives to have jurisdiction over matters 
        contained in the plan under subsection (a); and
          (B) any other committee of the Senate determined by 
        the majority leader of the Senate to have jurisdiction 
        over matters contained in the plan under subsection 
        (a).
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Espaillat of New York 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 5, after line 19, insert the following:
          (3) The Paris Agreement acknowledges that all 
        ``Parties should, when taking action to address climate 
        change, respect, promote and consider their respective 
        obligations on human rights, the right to health, the 
        rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, 
        migrants, children, persons with disabilities and 
        people in vulnerable situations and the right to 
        development, as well as gender equality, empowerment of 
        women and intergenerational equity''.
          (4) The Paris Agreement notes the importance of 
        ``climate justice'' when mitigating and adapting to 
        climate change and recognizes ``the need for an 
        effective and progressive response to the urgent threat 
        of climate change''.
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 3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Omar of Minnesota or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, after line 5, add the following:
          (9) The Paris Agreement further requires that parties 
        ``should strengthen their cooperation on enhancing 
        action on adaptation, taking into account the Cancun 
        Adaptation Framework'', which includes ``measures to 
        enhance understanding, coordination and cooperation 
        with regard to climate change induced displacement, 
        migration and planned relocation, where appropriate, at 
        the national, regional and international levels''.
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      4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Houlahan of 
         Pennsylvania or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, line 25, strike ``and''.
  Page 8, line 5, strike the period at the end and insert ``; 
and''.
  Page 8, after line 5, insert the following:
          (3) how the United States may use multilateral and 
        bilateral diplomatic tools, in addition to the expert 
        committee established under Article 15 of the Paris 
        Agreement, to encourage and assist other parties to the 
        Agreement to fulfill their announced contributions.
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5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kuster of New Hampshire 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 8, after line 20, insert the following new section (and 
redesignate the subsequent section accordingly):

SEC. 5. REPORT.

  Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the President shall produce a report that examines 
the effect of the Paris Agreement on clean energy job 
development in rural communities.
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6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Torres of California or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of section 4, add the following subsection:
  (d) State and Local Actions.--Nothing in this Act shall be 
construed to prohibit States and cities from taking more 
ambitious actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions than the 
actions described in the plan developed and updated under this 
section.
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 7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Shalala of Florida or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, after line 5, insert the following:
          (9) Article 8 of the Paris Agreement states that 
        ``Parties recognize the importance of averting, 
        minimizing and addressing loss and damage associated 
        with the adverse effects of climate change, including 
        extreme weather events and slow onset events'', such as 
        sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, and flooding.
                              ----------                              


     8. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative DeSaulnier of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 8, after line 20, insert the following new section (and 
redesignate the subsequent section accordingly):

SEC. 5. REPORT.

  Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the President shall enter into a contract with the 
National Academy of Sciences to produce a report that examines 
the potential impacts of a withdrawal by the United States from 
the Paris Agreement on the global economic competitiveness of 
the United States economy and on workers in the United States.
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9. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, after line 5, add the following:
          (9) The Paris Agreement is an example of 
        multilateral, international cooperation needed to 
        overcome challenges facing the international community, 
        such as reducing emissions, promoting economic growth, 
        and deploying clean energy technologies.
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 10. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gosar of Arizona or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, after line 5, insert the following:
          (9) The Paris Agreement is a treaty and should be 
        treated as a treaty. Therefore, before any action can 
        be taken to execute the goals in the Paris Agreement, 
        the Senate should approve a resolution of advice and 
        consent to ratification of the Paris Agreement.
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 11. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gosar of Arizona or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike section 3 (and redesignate the subsequent sections 
accordingly).
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12. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Case of Hawaii or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 6, after line 5, insert the following new paragraph:
          (5) The Paris Agreement recognizes that the ocean 
        ecosystems covering more than 70 percent of the Earth's 
        surface have an integral role in climate balance. 
        Seventy percent of nationally determined contributions 
        under the Paris Agreement are ocean-inclusive, and 39 
        Paris Agreement signatories are focused on the 
        inclusion of ocean action in nationally determined 
        contributions through the Because the Ocean Initiative.
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 13. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bost of Illinois or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 8, after line 20, insert the following new subsection:
  (d) Public Comment.--The President shall--
          (1) in making the plan under subsection (a), and 
        updates under subsection (b), available to the public, 
        and before submitting such plan and updates to the 
        appropriate congressional committees--
                  (A) publish the plan or update, as 
                applicable, in the Federal Register; and
                  (B) provide a period of at least 90 days for 
                public comment; and
          (2) after each such period for public comment, 
        continue to make the proposed plan or update, as well 
        as the comments received, available to the public on 
        regulations.gov (or any successor website).
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 14. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meng of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, after line 5, insert the following paragraph:
          (9) The Paris Agreement recognizes ``the fundamental 
        priority of safeguarding food security and ending 
        hunger, and the particular vulnerabilities of food 
        production systems to the adverse impacts of climate 
        change.''.
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  15. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gonzalez-Colon of 
         Puerto Rico or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of the bill, add the following new section:

SEC. 6. STUDY AND REPORT.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall 
complete a study and submit a report to the Congress on the 
impact of the plan under subsection (a) on the United States 
territories, including the potential positive and negative 
impacts on their economies, taking into consideration their 
unique energy needs and systems and the climate change 
vulnerabilities faced by communities in these jurisdictions.
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16. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Boyle of Pennsylvania 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, after line 5, insert the following:
          (9) The Paris Agreement recognizes that adaptation is 
        a global challenge faced by all with local, 
        subnational, national, regional and international 
        dimensions, and that it is a key component of and makes 
        a contribution to the long-term global response to 
        climate change to protect people, livelihoods, and 
        ecosystems.
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17. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Panetta of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of section 2, add the following new paragraph:
          (9) American leadership encouraged widespread 
        international participation in the Paris Agreement.
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18. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Rouda of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, after line 5, insert the following paragraph:
          (9) American cities, States, and businesses are 
        stepping up and pledging to meet the Paris Agreement 
        goals in the wake of absent and uncertain United States 
        Federal leadership.
                              ----------                              


 19. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Porter of California 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, after line 5, insert the following:
          (9) Article 10 of the Paris Agreement states that 
        ``Parties, noting the importance of technology for the 
        implementation of mitigation and adaptation actions 
        under this Agreement and recognizing existing 
        technology deployment and dissemination efforts, shall 
        strengthen cooperative action on technology development 
        and transfer.''.
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 20. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lee of Nevada or Her 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, after line 5, insert the following paragraph:
          (9) Article 8 of the Paris Agreement states that 
        ``Parties recognize the importance of averting, 
        minimizing and addressing loss and damage associated 
        with the adverse effects of climate change, including 
        extreme weather events and slow onset events'' such as 
        drought conditions and water scarcity.
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 21. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kim of New Jersey or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, line 25, strike ``; and'' and insert a semicolon.
  Page 8, line 5, strike ``Agreement.'' and insert ``Agreement; 
and''.
  Page 8, after line 5, insert the following paragraph:
          (3) how the Paris Agreement's loss and damage 
        provisions would affect infrastructure resiliency in 
        the United States.
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 22. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Fletcher of Texas or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 8, after line 20, insert the following new subsection:
  (d) Technology Neutral.--Nothing in this Act may be construed 
to require or prohibit the inclusion of a specific energy 
technology or technologies in the plan required by this 
section.
                              ----------                              


     23. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Pressley of 
        Massachusetts or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 5, after line 19, insert the following paragraph:
          (3) The Paris Agreement specifies the need for a 
        strong global response to climate change and when 
        taking action, the need to respect, promote, and 
        safeguard the right to health now and for future 
        generations.
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24. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Schrier of Washington 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 8, after line 20, insert the following new subsection:
  (d) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section may be 
construed to require or prohibit the President from including 
or considering voluntary agricultural practices to be 
undertaken by farmers and ranchers, thereby contributing to the 
development of soil organic matter, increasing carbon 
sequestration, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and 
contributing to meeting the goals and ambitions of the Paris 
Agreement.
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25. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Neguse of Colorado or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 8, after line 10, insert the following new subsection 
(and redesignate the subsequent subsection accordingly):
  (c) Education and Public Awareness.--
          (1) In general.--The plan under this section shall be 
        consistent with Article 12 of the Paris Agreement, 
        which states ``Parties shall cooperate in taking 
        measures, as appropriate, to enhance climate change 
        education, training, public awareness, public 
        participation and public access to information, 
        recognizing the importance of these steps with respect 
        to enhancing actions under this Agreement.''.
          (2) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this Act may be 
        construed to require or prohibit the President from 
        including in the plan under this section, consistent 
        with the prohibition described in section 438 of the 
        General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1232a), 
        recommendations to support State and local educational 
        agencies, in integrating instruction on human-caused 
        climate change and the societal, environmental, and 
        economic effects of such climate change into curricula 
        taught in elementary and secondary schools under the 
        control of such State and local educational agencies, 
        in order to meet the goals and ambitions of the Paris 
        Agreement to ensure climate education and awareness in 
        schools.
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26. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Van Drew of New Jersey 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 6, after line 23, insert the following new paragraphs 
(and redesignate the subsequent paragraph accordingly):
          (8) Article 8 of the Paris Agreement notes Parties 
        recognize the importance of averting, minimizing and 
        addressing loss and damage associated with the adverse 
        effects of climate change, including extreme weather 
        events and slow onset events, and the role of 
        sustainable development in reducing the risk of loss 
        and damage such as strong winds from hurricanes and 
        tropical storms, and flooding from storm surges and 
        heavy rain, that inflict losses on various sectors of 
        the United States economy.
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27. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Levin of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, after line 5, insert the following new paragraph:
          (9) The Paris Agreement has driven innovation in 
        developing cleaner, more reliable, and more affordable 
        forms of energy, demonstrating that addressing climate 
        change and providing affordable energy to American 
        consumers are not mutually exclusive. The Paris 
        Agreement encouraged the United States to develop a 
        Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization, which 
        was submitted on November 16, 2016. The Mid-Century 
        Strategy for Deep Decarbonization stated that ``energy 
        efficiency improvements enable the energy system to 
        provide the services we need with fewer resources and 
        emissions. Over the past several years, the United 
        States has demonstrated that programs and standards to 
        improve the energy efficiency of buildings, appliances 
        and vehicles can cost-effectively cut carbon pollution 
        and lower energy bills, while maintaining significant 
        support from U.S. industry and consumers.''.
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 28. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crow of Colorado or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, after line 5, insert the following:
          (9) In its nationally determined contribution, the 
        United States notes that pursuant to Executive Order 
        13693 (2015), the Federal Government has committed to 
        reduce emissions 40 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, 
        and reaffirmed the Department of Defense's goal to 
        procure renewable energy across military installations 
        and operations ``to drive national greenhouse gas 
        reductions and support preparations for the impacts of 
        climate change''.
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 29. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cox of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, line 25, strike ``and''.
  Page 8, line 5, strike the period and insert ``; and''.
  Page 8, after line 5, insert the following new paragraph:
          (3) how the plan takes into consideration 
        populations, regions, industries, and constituencies 
        that could be affected by nationally determined 
        contribution under the Paris Agreement, and the failure 
        to meet such contribution, including but not limited 
        to--
                  (A) American jobs, wage, and pay;
                  (B) the cost of energy, such as electricity 
                and gasoline, for consumers; and
                  (C) the ability to develop and deploy new, 
                innovative, domestically-produced technologies.
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  30. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Krishnamoorthi of 
           Illinois or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 6, after line 18, insert the following paragraph:
          (7) Essential in achieving this target is a thriving 
        clean energy industry in the United States, which 
        currently employs over 500,000 Americans.

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