Skip to comments.Congressman offers amendment to end spending any money on U.N. climate programs
Posted on 05/21/2014 2:13:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Being debated today in Congress is The Howard P. Buck McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (H.R. 4435). It is the latest proposed National Defense Authorization Act. According to the House Armed Services Committee, the bill will be the comprehensive legislation to authorize the budget authority of the Department of Defense and the national security programs of the Department of Energy. Congressman David McKinley (R-W.Va.) is introducing an amendment to cut off funds for a whole bunch of climate programs. See the list and amendment below.
The total appropriations that are authorized amount to approximately $600 billion for fiscal year 2015. Source:
Regarding Congress McKinley’s amendment, while Congress certainly has the constitutional Article I, Section 8 authority to tax and spend for defense purposes, I surmise that spending on UN Climate programs was a constitutionally indefensible earmark that was on the original appropriations bill. Corrections welcome.