Looks like Trump should pay more attention to Ivanka's murmurs about climate change. In the House, the GOP is no longer a monolithic skeptic on the issue. The bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus (24 Republicans, 24 Democrats) voted almost unanimously against an amendment to the defense funding bill that had proposed to suppress a Defense Department report on the threats to military installations posed by climate change. Gaining support of 46 Republicans in total and all but 6 Democrats, the amendment to nix the report was defeated. Curbelo’s gang of moderate Republicans defeats anti-climate change legislation (McClatchy) Excerpt: A bipartisan majority of Members are on the record saying climate change and sea level rise must be taken into account when planning for our national defense,” Curbelo said in a statement. “With military bases like Naval Air Station Key West extremely vulnerable to sea level rise, this vote was a huge win for our coastal military communities. I’m proud of the Climate Solutions Caucus Members who worked to defeat this amendment and I look forward to continuing to build momentum for this cause in the Congress.” A Curbelo staffer said that an informal vote-counting push by Climate Solutions Caucus Republicans occurred before the vote. Every Republican on the caucus voted against the proposal by Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., with the exception of Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., who voted in favor and Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., who was absent. The full House vote was 234-185. Another: If all 24 GOP members of the Climate Solutions Caucus vote in line with every Democrat in the House, Curbelo’s group has the votes to sink legislation. But on Thursday, the Climate Solutions Caucus had cover from other Republicans, as 46 decided to vote against Perry’s amendment. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis acknowledged the impacts of climate change during his Senate confirmation hearing, calling climate change a “driver of instability” that “requires a broader, whole-of-government response.” Military installations on waterfront properties are facing hundreds of floods a year, and in some cases could be mostly submerged by 2100, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. The report calculated that a three-foot sea level rise would threaten at least 128 U.S. military bases, which are valued at $100 billion. Nine of those are major hubs for the U.S. Navy.