Republican Senators Vote to Funnel $500 Million to UN’s Green Climate Slush Fund

The Republican led Senate Appropriations Committee voted today funnel $500 million to the UN’s Green Climate slush fund.

Republicans will hand over $500 million to the corrupt UN to fight global warming junk science.

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The Hill reported:

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday adopted a $500 million spending package for the Green Climate Fund, an international climate change adaptation program.

Members approved the funding, via an amendment from Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and others, on a voice vote, despite strong Republican opposition to the measure.

The amendment removes language from the committee-approved State Department and Foreign Operations funding bill preventing the State Department from providing money for the fund, a program designed to support poor countries that are impacted by climate change.

Republicans have opposed the fund for a host of reasons and fought hard to block funding for it during last year’s appropriations process. At the time, they said the funding shouldn’t go forward unless the Senate got to vote on the international climate change agreement reached in December.

A year-end spending deal didn’t fund the U.S.’s contribution to the climate program, but the State Department was able to find $500 million within its budget for it anyway. The Obama administration has promised $3 billion for the program by 2020.

American Energy Alliance released the following statement on the news.

American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to funnel $500 million to the UN’s green climate slush fund:

“It’s disappointing that the Senate Appropriations committee has capitulated to the Obama administration’s climate agenda. The green climate slush fund is a political stunt to help politicians in developed countries feel good about themselves while their policies raise energy costs and consign millions of people around the world to poverty.

“Republicans have largely pledged to fight back against the president’s agenda, so it is inexcusable that they would even consider green lighting this blatant misuse of taxpayer funds. Even more appalling is the fact they did this through a voice vote to protect those who voted for it from scrutiny. This is exactly the type of action that has voters so upset with the established political class on both sides of the Atlantic. We’re confident that Majority Leader McConnell, Majority Whip Cornyn, and the rest of the Senate Leadership will swiftly announce their objection to this vote and will work with Speaker Ryan and the House Leadership to prevent the president from advancing his harmful climate agenda.”

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