Summary of Interior & Environment Division of 2015 Appropriations Act

December 9, 2014
Press Release

 

2014 enacted level:                $30.058 billion

2015 budget request:              $30.620 billion

2015 Omnibus:                        $30.044 billion

                                               

Highlights and key points:

  • $3.554 billion for wildland fire, which fully funds the 10-year average for fire costs.
  • $4.642 billion for the Indian Health Service, which is $207 million more than the 2014 enacted level.
  • $2.601 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which is $70 million more than the 2014 enacted level.
  • $8.140 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is $60 million less than the 2014 enacted level.
  • $2.615 billion for the National Park Service, which is $55 million more than the 2014 enacted level.
  • $1.086 billion for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which is $13 million more than the FY 2014 enacted level.
  • $1.440 billion for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is $13 million more than the 2014 enacted level.
  • $2.402 billion for the U.S. Forest Service (non-fire), which is equal to the 2014 enacted level.
  • $146 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, which is equal to their 2014 enacted levels.

 

Policy Issues

  • The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule.
  • The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting EPA’s rule clarifying which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act.
  • The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting EPA from changing the way discharge of fill material is regulated
  • The agreement includes a House policy rider prohibiting regulation of lead in ammunition.
  • The agreement includes a House policy rider prohibiting the issuance of final and proposed rules related to Sage Grouse.
  • The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting EPA from ensuring mining companies are financially capable of cleaning up pollution rather than taxpayers, but includes report language on the matter.
  • The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting EPA from enforcing a rule on safe removal and renovation of lead paint, but includes report language on the matter.
  • The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting funding for the development or revisions of regulations regarding imported ivory.

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