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Pelosi Tells World ‘We Are Still in'​


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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi observes the opening of the UNFCCC COP25 climate conference (COP25) in Madrid on Dec. 2. Juan Carlos Lucas / NurPhoto / Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday led a 15-member delegation from the U.S. Congress to climate negotiations in Madrid where they affirmed their commitment to the Paris agreement.


"By coming here, we want to say to everyone: We are still in. The United States is still in," Pelosi said during a press conference, going on to say that "Congress's commitment to take action on the climate crisis is ironclad." Her statement came as the UN secretary-general said the world's biggest emitters were falling behind, and representatives of nations vulnerable to climate change accused President Trump of "ecocide." The Trump administration last month officially began the process of pulling out of the Paris agreement.

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