WATERBURY, Conn. – Today, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement after the Trump Administration officially began withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord:

“The decision by the Trump Administration to withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Accord is irresponsible, irrational, and dangerously close-minded. The science is clear: climate change is real and it is here. We need to be doing more to repair the damage done to our planet, not backing away from the necessary steps. A failure to act is a theft from our children’s future. I urge the Administration to reverse this decision in the strongest possible terms.” 


Rep. Jahana Hayes has been a public school teacher in Connecticut for more than 15 years and was recognized in 2016 as the National Teacher of the Year. Currently serving her first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Hayes sits on the Committees on Education & Labor and Agriculture and proudly represents Connecticut’s 5th District.