Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Obama administration submitted its climate change strategy to the United Nations. The president’s plan, which includes cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent, was submitted in advance of an international climate summit in Paris later this year.

Chairman Smith: “There is a reason the president chose to bypass Congress in order to negotiate a climate deal on his own. The president’s plan gives control of U.S. energy policy to unelected United Nations officials. This plan ignores good science and only seeks to advance a partisan political agenda. This plan may benefit the United Nations but it doesn’t benefit the United States.”