Republicans are looking to bar the Obama administration from using any of the funds appropriated for national defense to implement global warming policies.
West Virginia Republican Rep. David McKinley will offer up an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Wednesday afternoon that would prevent the White House from sending funds to “the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, the United Nation’s Agenda 21 sustainable development plan, or the May 2013 Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866.”
“President Obama’s climate agenda reaches all corner of the government, including the military,” McKinley spokesman Jim Forbes told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Rather than blindly accepting drastic climate change policies, we ought to be debating their effectiveness and their impact.”
McKinley has been a vocal opponent of President Obama’s climate agenda, in particular Environmental Protection Agency regulations that target coal-fired power plants and mines — an economic mainstay of West Virginia.
The amendment was supported by conservative groups who argued that it would help stymie the Obama administration from carrying out their climate agenda.
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