WASHINGTON – House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a letter to National Security Advisor Susan Rice requesting a briefing on President Obama’s recent Presidential Memorandum directing federal agencies to consider climate change impacts in national security policy.

“The Committee has genuine interest in the climate science and information that the Administration claims impacts national security.  As the Committee with primary jurisdiction over federal government scientific research within the U.S. House of Representatives, it is necessary for us to better understand the science that underpins the studies, climate models, reports, and conclusions that the Administration will use as the basis of its analysis and national security policy development,” the letter states.

Today’s letter is part of the committee’s oversight of climate change activities throughout the federal government.

The letter can be found here.