Republicans take action to defund John Kerry’s climate office
- July 19, 2023
FIRST ON FOX: A group of more than two dozen House Republicans led by Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, is introducing legislation Wednesday to defund climate envoy John Kerry’s office at the State Department.
The No Taxpayer Funding for Climate Zealots Advancing Radical Schemes Act would prohibit any federal funds — including for salary, administrative, and travel expenses — from being appropriated for Kerry’s office. In 2021, President Biden appointed Kerry to be the first-ever special presidential envoy for climate, a position that didn’t require Senate approval, and gives him a spot on the president’s cabinet and National Security Council.