House to debate NDAA amendments against climate action, EVs

By Andres Picon | 06/12/2024 07:08 AM EDT

The Rules Committee made in order for debate a host of amendments targeting energy and climate programs.

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)

House Rules Committee ranking member Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) at the Capitol on Tuesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

The House this week will consider a host of amendments to its fiscal 2025 defense policy bill that would block federal climate action, roll back protections for endangered species and slow the government’s transition to electric vehicles.

Lawmakers will also consider a spate of amendments intended to help the Pentagon embrace nuclear energy and secure critical minerals.

The Rules Committee parsed through more than 1,300 proposals and ultimately made in order for debate 350 amendments Tuesday.


Democrats cried foul over the Republican amendments that seek to dismantle the Pentagon’s efforts to address social issues and climate change.