|Kate Wheeling - a staff writer|
at Pacific Standard.
The House Armed Services Committee passed a $696.5 billion defense policy bill one minute to midnight on Wednesday by a vote of 60 to one.
Tucked into the bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act, is an amendment introduced by Representative Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) requiring the Pentagon to assess the effects of climate change on military installations over the next 20 years. The amendment had bipartisan support within the committee, with just one Republican member speaking out against it.
Read Kate Wheeling’s story on Pacific Standard - “House committee passes defence policy bill with climate change amendment.”