"House Defeats Amendment To Strip Climate Study From Defense Bill"

"The House defeated an amendment to a defense policy bill Thursday that would have blocked a Department of Defense study into the impacts of climate change on national security.

The amendment, from Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), would have stripped a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provision that would have required a study into the 20-year impacts of climate change on the military.

Perry said his amendment was not meant to debate the existence of climate change, but rather, “my point is that this should not be the priority' for the military."

Devin Henry reports for The Hill July 13, 2017.

Source: The Hill, 07/14/2017