Washington, DC (March 28, 2007)- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed Sen. Joe Biden’s (D-DE) and Sen. Richard Lugar’s (R-IN) bipartisan resolution (S.Res.30) calling for the United States to return to international negotiations on climate change. According to Sen. Biden’s press release, this is the first legislation on climate change to move out of any Committee in the 110th Congress.
“The climate has changed. It has changed outside, where last year was the warmest on record in the United States. And the climate has changed in halls of the Senate, where the causes and consequences of global warming – and how we should respond – is a major concern of this new Congress,” said Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden.
The resolution calls for U.S. participation in negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and puts the Senate on record, calling for the United States to resume its role as leader in the international effort to address this global threat. The resolution also calls for a bipartisan Senate observer group to monitor the talks and ensure that US negotiators bring back agreements that all Americans can support.
For more information, visit the Office of U.S. Senator Joseph Biden.