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Pelosi to lead delegation to climate summit amid U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate deal

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House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a delegation of members of Congress
to the annual international climate summit known as COP25 in Madrid,
Spain, next week. While the delegation will include members of both
the House and Senate, it will not be bipartisan, as only Democrats
will be attending. “It is a privilege to accompany a high-level
Congressional delegation to Spain to combat the existential threat of
our time: the climate crisis,” Pelosi said in a statement on
Saturday. “Taking action to protect our planet is a public
health decision for clean air and clean water for our children, an
economic decision for creating the green, good-paying jobs of the
future, a national security decision to address resource competition
and climate migration and also a moral decision to be good stewards
of God’s creation and pass a sustainable, healthy planet to the next
generation,” she said. “On behalf of the U.S. Congress, I
am proud to travel to COP25 to reaffirm the commitment of the
American people to combating the climate crisis.”

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