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House Passes Historic Climate Legislation with Rep. Porter Amendment

Congresswoman’s amendment highlights importance of scientific research and continued need for clean technology development

Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today joined the House of Representatives in passing the Climate Action Now Act, which would require the Trump Administration to remain in the Paris Climate Accord and develop a serious plan for how the United States will meet its commitment to reduce pollution. Porter’s amendment recognizes the important role of entrepreneurs and universities in establishing the U.S. as a global leader on clean technology. The amendment passed with bipartisan support.

“Now is the time to harness the innovative technologies we have, while investing in improving clean technologies for tomorrow,” she said. “We need to act now, and keep the commitments we made to our coastlines, our community, our country and the world when we signed the Paris Climate Acord.”

California is a leader in clean energy, and Orange County is the home to thousands of clean energy jobs and research for clean technology development. In California’s 45th Congressional district, there are 5,239 renewable energy jobs and 14,140 energy efficiency jobs, for a total of 21,622 clean jobs.

Congresswoman Porter has supported legislation to encourage clean energy job growth and lower fossil fuel emissions. Porter will continue working to keep her commitment to Orange County families to move the country towards a greener future.