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Menendez Applauds Bold US-China Agreement to Combat Climate Change

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez tonight released the following statement regarding the Administration's announcement of a new agreement between the United States and China to address climate change: 

"This bold announcement from the world's two largest economies and greenhouse gas emitters can help lead to a robust global climate agreement in Paris next year. The Obama Administration's work to secure this agreement signals that China can no longer be used as an excuse to not act on global warming. China and the US are acting in tandem to reduce emissions, drive down clean energy costs even further, and protect us from even more severe climate impacts. I applaud this announcement and will work to make sure both countries meet their commitments."

On November 7, Menendez, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senate Committee Chairs Boxer, Wyden and Murray, sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling on him to propose a strong post-2020 American emissions reduction target.