Republicans Move to Strip Salary from Biden Climate Official

Senate Republicans are moving to strip the salary from a climate official in Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration.

Ann Carlson kept her job in the Biden admin pushing radical green agenda policies after she failed Senate confirmation to permanently lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a Transportation Department subagency.

Carlson is currently serving as acting administrator of the NHTSA, overseeing aggressive fuel efficiency regulations.

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) are introducing a bill Friday that would effectively defund Carlson.

The bill will be introduced as an amendment to a so-called “minibus” appropriations package funding the Departments of Transportation, Housing, and Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 2024.

Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee led by Cruz, who is the panel’s ranking member, have argued the White House is skirting constitutional requirements by allowing Carlson to lead NHTSA in an “acting” capacity.

After substantial industry and congressional opposition, Carlson failed to clear Senate confirmation earlier this year to permanently lead NHTSA.

Because the White House withdrew her nomination before she received a floor vote, she is technically allowed to lead the agency as acting administrator since she wasn’t directly rejected.

The Republicans’ Friday bill seeks to



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