Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellThough flawed, complex Medicaid block grants have fighting chance Sanders: 'If you don't have the guts to face your constituents,' you shouldn't be in Congress McConnell: Trump's speech should be 'tweet free' MORE (R-Ky.) announced on Monday that he will be joining a Senate subcommittee that oversees funding for what is arguably one of his least favorite agencies.
McConnell will sit on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, which has jurisdiction over the Environmental Protection Agency.
McConnell hasn't been shy about his disdain for the agency's climate change agenda, campaigning on his plan to dismantle the administration's carbon pollution standards during his 2014 reelection bid.
McConnell echoed that sentiment in a statement announcing his new post on Monday.
“This Administration continues its war against Kentucky coal jobs, our miners and their families and I have vowed to do all I can do stop them,” McConnell said.
The announcement comes as President Obama unveiled his 2016 budget proposal, which dedicates a sizable chunk to boosting federal efforts to fight climate change.