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Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Obama Spends More on Climate Change than Weather Research

by Chris Casteel Published: June 11, 2013

In a speech on the House floor Tuesday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, accused President Barack Obama of a “gross misallocation” of funds, saying the administration spends 30 times more on climate change research than on weather research.
Bridenstine, a freshman, did not give specifics about the funding or say how the administration was able to bypass Congress in setting those priorities given Congress’ authority over spending.

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by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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