House Republicans look to hold Biden to more aggressive stance on China emissions

House Republicans are introducing legislation that would push President Joe Biden to extract a more aggressive emissions reduction pledge from China before reengaging in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Their new bill, the Paris Transparency and Accountability Act, would force the Biden administration to report to Congress before it submits to the United Nations a new U.S. target to reduce emissions under the Paris Agreement.

The two-part legislation is led by the top Republicans on major committees: Garret Graves of the Select Committee on Climate Crisis, Cathy McMorris Rodgers of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Michael McCaul of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

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