LCV Statement on Senators Shaheen, Menendez and Carper Leading on the International Climate Accountability Act

Jun 6, 2019

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. — In response to U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Tom Carper’s (D-DE) introduction of the International Climate Accountability Act with 43 other Senators that would prevent the President from using funds to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“We are thrilled to see Senators Shaheen, Menendez and Carper, invaluable champions for strong climate action, leading this critical legislation to hold President Trump accountable and ensure the United States honors its commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement. The fact that this legislation is cosponsored by 43 of the Senators’ colleagues in the Senate Democratic caucus is further evidence of the stark contrast with the denialism and obstruction of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republican Senators. The climate crisis is the greatest challenge of our generation, and the United States should be leading the world in the fight to combat it. ”

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