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July 12, 2011 Press Release
The bill continues the majority's assault on the Environmental Protection Agency with deep cuts proposed in many EPA programs. EPA funding under the bill would reduce agency employees to 1992 levels and provides $442 million dollars less than was provided to the EPA in 1999. When the majority says it wants to rein in the EPA, what they really want to rein in is the protection of our air and water.
July 12, 2011 Press Release
Bill a polluters dream, includes an unprecedented 25 anti-environment riders
July 12, 2011 Press Release
Bill a polluters dream, includes an unprecedented 25 anti-environment riders
July 8, 2011 Press Release
This bill starkly illustrates the shortsighted nature of the spending cap set by the House budget. The allocation for Energy and Water is simply insufficient to meet the challenges posed by the economic downturn and to guarantee our national security.
July 7, 2011 Press Release
We are no longer just shadowboxing with ourselves, but now have a number of foreign economic competitors in the ring who are trying to gain an advantage and overtake us. They are investing in a broad array of areas including: space exploration, scientific discovery, infrastructure, and new energy sources. This bill is about more than just spending. It is about our overall commitment to be the leader in space, science, technology and innovation, and this bill essentially touches upon a lot of different areas affecting our country.
July 7, 2011 Press Release
We are told to increase security in our district offices. But how are we supposed to pay for it? Certainly not out of our office budgets that are being wacked, not from the Police that are flat funded, and not from the Sergeant at Arms whose budget is cut 10 percent.
July 7, 2011 Press Release
This is not so much a spending bill as a wish list for special interests. Oil companies, cattle grazers, miners, as well as those who pollute our air and foul our water, all have their special provisions tucked away in this bill. It is, you know the term that applies, a dump truck" of provisions for corporate interests."
July 6, 2011 Press Release
Obviously in this difficult budget year we all recognize the imperative to demonstrate that Congress is making every effort to achieve savings wherever possible, and thus we understand the need for reductions in the bill that funds the operations of the House, the Senate and the Capitol complex.

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