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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.
May 21, 2019 Press Release
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.
May 15, 2019 Statement
"With increased investments through this Committee, we can rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, protect our environment, and improve the health of Americans. As stewards of the taxpayer dollar, this subcommittee is obligated to make sound investments that protect the health and safety of Americans, preserve our rich cultural heritage, and conserve our environment for the benefit of future generations. The Fiscal Year 2020 Interior and the Environment Appropriations bill marks a serious investment in each of these priorities, with much-needed increases after years of inadequate funding."
May 15, 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. The President’s budget 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 prioritizing our federal trust and treaty responsibilities to provide for the health, safety, and education of our Native American brothers and sisters."
May 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Wednesday, May 15. 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.

May 7, 2019 Statement
"I have spoken at length about the details of these cuts in the other hearings, but the bottom line is this: the unrealistic funding levels in the Trump budget cause needless worry by the many Americans who care deeply about our public lands, and the federal employees and volunteers who work to protect them. If enacted in its current form—which it will not be—this budget would have a significant negative impact on our Nation’s public lands."
April 30, 2019 Statement
"Much more work is needed to fulfill our obligations to Native America, and the proposed budget cuts do not help."