H Res 945 in Congressional Session 111

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H Res 945

 

Title : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to or negotiating any international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
12/3/2009--Introduced. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to or negotiating any international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Text of Legislation

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to or negotiating any international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Whereas the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, adopted in May 1992, entered into force in 1994;

Whereas the 1997 Kyoto Protocol entered into force in 2005 without United States ratification;

Whereas greenhouse gas emissions from many of the developed nation signatories to the Kyoto Protocol have failed to decline since the treaty was signed and indeed the emissions reduction performance of the United States as a nonparty exceeds that of many parties;

Whereas greenhouse gas emissions from the developing nations exempted under Kyoto have risen dramatically since 1997, especially those from China, and are expected to continue growing at a pace seven times faster than those of the United States and other developed nations in the decades ahead;

Whereas studies have found high costs associated with Europe’s attempt to reduce emissions under Kyoto, and also predicted high costs had the United States ratified and complied with its provisions;

Whereas the emissions reduction targets in Kyoto expire in 2012 and proponents of successor treaty negotiations in Copenhagen have stated that post-2012 targets need to be more stringent and therefore costlier than those under Kyoto; and

Whereas proponents of a successor treaty at Copenhagen have expressed the need to impose internationally binding, verifiable, and enforceable targets on the United States, raising concerns about American sovereignty; Now, therefore be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that--

(1) the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol or other agreement regarding the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 1992, at negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009 or thereafter, which would--

(A) result in significant harm to the economy of the United States; or

(B) compromise American sovereignty by requiring the United States to submit to decisions of international inspection, compliance, and enforcement mechanisms; and

(2) the United States should demand in any such discussions or negotiations that any protocol or agreement must not mandate new commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the United States and other Annex I Developed Country Parties without binding, verifiable, and enforceable commitments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions for Developing Country Parties within the same compliance period.

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Title : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to or negotiating any international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H Res 945
 
Bill Number : H Res 945

Title : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to or negotiating any international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Sponsor: Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] (introduced 12/3/2009)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

    Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Barton, Joe [TX-6] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] - 12/11/2009
    Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Fallin, Mary [OK-5] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Harper, Gregg [MS-3] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] - 12/8/2009
    Rep Hunter, Duncan D. [CA-52] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Jordan, Jim [OH-4] - 12/9/2009
    Rep King, Steve [IA-5] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-9] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] - 12/9/2009
    Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Ryan, Paul [WI-1] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Shadegg, John B. [AZ-3] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Souder, Mark E. [IN-3] - 12/8/2009
    Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Tiahrt, Todd [KS-4] - 12/16/2009
    Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] - 12/3/2009
    Rep Wamp, Zach [TN-3] - 12/9/2009
    Rep Young, Don [AK] - 12/3/2009

Other Info

Bill Number : H Res 945

Title : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to or negotiating any international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

 
MAJOR ACTIONS:
***NONE***

 
ALL ACTIONS:
1
 
2/3/2009:Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.