Washington, DC (May 2, 2007)- The House of Representatives adopted an amendment offered by Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) to improve global warming and climate science education. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Authorization Act of 2007 (H.R. 1867) is the first direct vote on global warming in the House of Representatives, and will likely serve as a bellwether for future policy development on the issue.
The amendment will allow the National Science Foundation to support activities to develop formal and informal educational materials to improve the understanding of global warming and encourage broad public efforts to reduce the threat posed by climate change. These materials will include a K-12 curriculum, exhibits, and audiovisual materials.
The amendment was adopted by a 252-165 vote, with 27 Republicans joining Democrats. The Honda Amendment was included in the final NSF bill, which passed the House by an overwhelming majority: 399-17.
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