Granger on FY24 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Bill

Jul 13, 2023

I want to thank Chairman Simpson for presenting the Fiscal Year 2024 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill. I appreciate what he has done to take meaningful steps to reduce spending on lower priority programs and direct funding where it is needed most.
The bill prioritizes many important areas, such as preventing and combating wildfires and meeting our commitment to tribes. 
In order to do this within the allocation, the bill:

  • rescinds unnecessary balances from the Inflation Reduction Act;
  • significantly reduces funding for the operations of the EPA; and
  • lowers funding to a more appropriate level for many programs within the Interior Department.

The bill also takes important steps to reduce regulatory burdens by the EPA., expand access to critical minerals, and promote domestic energy production.
These policies will help boost our national security, reduce energy costs, and create American jobs. 
I want to thank the Subcommittee Members and staff – both Majority and Minority – for their hard work on this bill.