House backs bill to exclude climate change from trade deals

In this photo taken Dec. 10,2015, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, flanked by the committee's ranking member, Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., left, and Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., participate in a House Rules Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House has approved a bill that would block U.S. negotiators from using trade agreements to cut greenhouse gas emissions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiators in Paris worked to finalize a global agreement on climate change, the Republican-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would block trade deals from being used to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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