By Emma Foehringer Merchant

In a 185-234 vote, the House of Representatives rejected a defense bill amendment. The amendment would have removed a requirement that the Defense Department study climate change’s impacts on military operations in the next two decades.

The National Defense Authorization Act, passed by the House on Friday, allocates a whopping $621.5 billion to the country’s defense programs. That’s even more than the $603 President Trump asked for and $72 billion more than a defense spending limit set in 2011, Politico reports.

Republican Representative Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, who proposed the amendment, said climate shouldn’t be a priority for the military. …read more
Source: Grist

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