The House Majority Leader's office just confirmed that the annual State Department authorization and appropriation bills have been added to the schedule for this week. These two bills cover everything from State Department security and construction budgets all the way to the United States contribution to the United Nations.
This package is one of the most important bills to come to a vote every year because it gives Congress the power to control the country's foreign policy. Sure, the Constitution states that the President heads up the country's foreign policy agenda. But Congress gets a say too. These bills control what the State Department can and cannot spend its funding on. If Congress disagrees with something the President is doing, they can cut off all of the funding.
Earlier this year, the House of Representatives passed the Climate Action Now Act. This bill was the Left's attempt to try to implement at least some of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's radical Green New Deal. The bill proudly included a provision to force President Trump to keep the United States in the United Nations' Paris Climate Treaty.
As you know, this was the treaty that Obama unconstitutionally signed and implemented without Congressional ratification. The Constitution requires a 2/3 vote in the Senate to ratify any international agreement, but Barack Obama sidestepped this clause by signing the treaty and implementing its terms by executive order. He also pledged 3 billion to help the UN implement the treaty.
When Trump took office, he ordered the State Department to withdraw from the unconstitutionally signed agreement. But the terms that Obama agreed to state that the US cannot withdraw until November 4, 2020, one day after the next Presidential election. Even though Trump has already signed the order, we cannot withdraw until the notification is formally delivered next Fall.
The Democrats included a provision in their radical climate bill to block Trump from doing that. The language would have made it illegal for the Executive Branch to use any taxpayer funds to deliver this notice to the United Nations.
That climate bill was never intended to make it to Trump's desk. Pelosi knew that the Green New Deal would never pass the Senate, and that Trump would certainly never sign it into law. But that doesn't mean that she has given up.
Democrats have now added that same UN provision to this year's State Department, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act!
"None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act, or prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs, may be used to provide formal notification under Article 28 of the Paris Agreement of the withdrawal of the United States from such Agreement."
That one sentence, tucked away on page 220 of the bill, would completely block Trump from withdrawing from the UN's climate treaty. It is actually incredibly sinister.
As I said, the earliest date that Trump can formally withdraw from the Treaty is one day after the next Presidential election. Democrats are desperate to push this through for one simple reason: it is looking more and more likely that Trump will win in 2020.
If Trump wins, he can withdraw the United States from the treaty and stay in office long enough to oversee the formal withdrawal. But if Trump loses, even if he still orders the withdrawal, he would be replaced by a Democrat long before the order could be finalized. If a Democrat wins, they would be able to pump the brakes and undo the order. That is why the Obama administration chose this date.
This amendment literally only exists as an insurance policy for if Trump wins. It is designed to make sure that win or lose, President Obama's unconstitutional signature stays in place.
The media isn't covering this. The mainstream media will never cover a one-sentence provision in a 239-page spending package. And that is precisely how the establishment wants it. Without any coverage, Democrats and Republicans can vote for these liberal spending provisions without having to face any consequences for their actions.
This is literally an attempt to bypass the Constitution and impose the UN's radical climate agenda onto the American people. And both parties are counting on you not seeing what they're doing...
But now you know. Now you know that this radical surrender amendment is on page 220 of the bill. And with this knowledge, you can fight back and stop this before it's too late!
But it has to be right now. Congress is slated to vote on this bill this coming week!