House GOP’s State Department bill targets climate spending

By Emma Dumain | 06/03/2024 01:19 PM EDT

The legislation also includes riders against Biden executive orders.

Rep. Mario Diaz Balart (R-Fla.).

Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Fla.), chair of the State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, released his fiscal 2025 plan Monday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

The House Republicans’ fiscal 2025 spending bill for the State Department released Monday continues to target international climate action.

It also includes several policy riders that would overturn climate-related executive actions from as far back as 2021 — an escalation from last year, when Republicans were content to add such language as amendments on the floor.

None of it will likely become law, given a Democratic-controlled Senate and White House. But the bill represents an unapologetically partisan starting point in bipartisan government spending negotiations in an election year.

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The Military Construction-Veterans Affairs bill would similarly climate spending and includes language against climate executive orders. The White House threatened to veto it.

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