H.R. 9, which was authored by Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL), who is also the Chairwoman of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, would prohibit the U.S. from withdrawing from the accord and also would require the administration to develop a plan for the U.S. to meet its voluntary commitments under the Paris Agreement. The NAACP has committed to working with Chairwoman Castor and others to try to mitigate the impending crisis.
H.R. 9 passed the U.S. House on May 2, 2019, by a margin of 231 ayes to 190 nays and is now headed to the US Senate.