Today, Rep. David Rouzer released the statement below following President Donald J. Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement:

 

"The citizens of this country deserve policies that put our working men and women first, foster true competition on the global stage and create good-paying American jobs that will jumpstart our economy. Under the provisions of the Paris Agreement, the United States would have carried most of the financial burdens while other countries would have reaped the benefits. It simply isn’t fair for American manufacturers and other businesses to be held to a standard that their competitors in India and China are not. This was a bad deal for America and as promised during his campaign, President Donald Trump is putting American jobs and growth first."