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Maryland’s Democratic members of the House of Representatives have joined the chorus of environmental advocates urging Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to denounce President Trump’s climate policies, including his decision this month to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement in response to President Trump's decision to formally withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement:
Protesters who support the Paris agreement flocked to the White House gates Thursday evening to demonstrate against President Trump’s decision to pull out of the climate change pact.
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With the House and Senate stacked for the GOP and a billionaire Republican business mogul about to enter the White House, 2017 is a strange time to be a progressive freshman member of Congress.
Adding to the challenge, especially in the face of an incoming administration that has promised to slash regulations and question climate science, new Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a constitutional law professor, has stressed that climate change is an "overarching" concern and is considered a champion of environmental causes.