Last week, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander stood for sound climate and foreign policy as he voted to uphold funding for international climate change dialogue. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 16-14 last week for a $10 million budget to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as part of the $51 billion package for the State Department and foreign programs.
This vote is in line with the opinion of the majority of Tennesseans, and the majority of Republican voters, who wish for U.S. participation in international efforts to curb global warming. Continued funding of international dialogue of climate change helps keep the United States at the table as virtually every other nation in the world moves forward on climate action.
SACE applauds Senator Alexander for his vote and bipartisan, commonsense vote.