Another Promise Kept –
As President Trump so eloquently promised at all the rallies I attended during his campaign, he has withdrawn the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord. President Trump announced his decision this afternoon, June 1, 2017, during his address in the Rose Garden at the White House. He is a man of his word and a blessing to America. He clearly stated that he is willing to re-enter or negotiate an entirely new agreement with terms that are more advantageous to the U.S., while remaining a leader in clean energy.
President Trump is protecting the U.S. economy and jobs by withdrawing from this Accord. The Accord would cost the U.S. about $3 trillion in lowered output, 6 million industrial jobs/3 million manufacturing jobs.
The Paris Accord undermines U.S. Competitiveness and Jobs;
Created a taxpayer-funded UN climate slush fund;
Was negotiated poorly by the Obama Administration;
Meeting the Obama’s Administration’s requirements in this Accord, it would cost the U.S. approx. $3 trillion over the next several decades (Study by: NERA Consulting);
President Obama committed $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund;
President Obama did not get authorization from Congress for this Accord;
This Accord affords China unlimited emissions until 2030, while imposing draconian targets on the U.S. to reduce our carbon emissions; and
Per MIT, if all nations met their obligations, the impact on the climate would be insignificant (would reduce global temperature rise by .2 degrees C in the year 2100).
The Paris Accord is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and it is a treaty requiring two-thirds Senate Vote. President Obama knew he would not meet the two-thirds threshold required by the Constitution’s Treaty Clause, shown below in part. So Obama went ahead and ratified it himself. Obama went ahead and did the same thing with the Iran Nuclear Agreement, another act of Executive Overreach. Obama knew that Policy made by Congress is accountable to voters (policy made by the U.N. intergovernmental panel on Climate Change is not.)
[Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, includes the Treaty Clause, which empowers the president of the United States to propose and chiefly negotiate agreements, which must be confirmed by the Senate, between the United States and other countries, which become treaties between the United States and other countries after the advice and consent of a supermajority of the United States Senate.
Sources: White House, Wikipedia, National Review
Attorney General Sessions Issues Charging and Sentencing Guidelines to Federal Prosecutors
Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the attached memorandum establishing charging and sentencing policies for the Department of Justice.
This policy was formulated after extensive consultation with Assistant U.S. Attorneys at both the trial and appellate level, as well as U.S. Attorneys and Main Justice Attorneys. It ensures that the Department enforces the law fairly and consistently, advances public safety and promotes respect for our legal system.
Attorney General Sessions will issue further remarks on the new policy later this morning.
Memorandum on Department Charging and Sentencing Policy
Updated May 12, 2017