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September 19, 2019 Statement
"The impacts of marine debris will require all of us working together to improve coastal waste management, identify probable sources of this pollution, understand the method of transport, and devise creative solutions and mitigation strategies to fix this global trash problem."
September 6, 2019 Press Release
“The Government Accountability Office, under the authority of the Comptroller General, has issued a legal decision that the Secretary violated appropriations law. The Secretary must respect this judgment, not resort to harsh partisan attacks. Instead, he appears to be continuing this administration’s alarming pattern of undermining our constitutional principles of the rule of law and the separation of powers."
July 24, 2019 Statement
"Providing the necessary school buildings and infrastructure for learning is an essential part of the Federal government’s trust responsibility to tribal nations. Funding education construction has been a priority for me and my colleagues on this subcommittee as we crafted our bill. The impact of the condition of school facilities on the educational achievements of students is well-documented. Children need safe and welcoming spaces to be healthy and engaged and ready to learn."
June 25, 2019 Press Release
The House today passed, on a 227 to 194 vote, a package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills. The package consists of five bills that fund federal departments including Commerce, Justice, Agriculture, Interior, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Energy from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
June 19, 2019 Statement
"Today we continue investing For the People with H.R. 3055, consisting of five fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills that offer a brighter future for American families and make American communities safer and stronger."
May 22, 2019 Statement
"The Committee continues our work for the people with the Fiscal Year 2020 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which would make sound investments to protect the health and safety of Americans, preserve our rich cultural heritage, and conserve our environment for future generations. This bill marks a serious investment in these priorities, with much-needed increases after years of inadequate funding."
May 22, 2019 Statement
"This bill rejects cuts proposed by the Trump Administration, including those that would have harmed the ability of the EPA to keep our communities safe and healthy, defunded the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and decimated scientific research to combat climate change. Instead, we are choosing to make important investments to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink. We are honoring our federal trust and treaty responsibilities to provide for the health, safety, and education of our Native American brothers and sisters. And, we are prioritizing funding to research, combat, and adapt to climate change."
May 22, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill on a vote of 30 to 21. The legislation includes funding for programs within the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other related agencies, including the Indian Health Service.
The House Appropriations Committee today released its reports accompanying the fiscal year 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science and Interior-Environment appropriations bills.
May 15, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. In total, the draft bill includes $37.28 billion, an increase of $1.73 billion over the 2019 enacted level and $7.24 billion over the President’s 2020 request. There is also an additional $2.25 billion of funding provided under the fire suppression cap adjustment. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.