Granger Remarks at FY24 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill Full Committee Markup

Jun 22, 2023

First, I want to thank Chairman Fleischmann for his work on this bill.

It delivers responsible appropriations in support of a stronger national defense, economy, and energy sector.

As we face growing threats around the world, the bill invests in the Department of Energy’s work on weapons development and supporting infrastructure.

This bill also reduces spending on unnecessary programs and reprioritizes funding to areas that strengthen our energy security.

In particular, it eliminates funds from climate change initiatives in order to responsibly maintain programs that ensure affordable and reliable energy.

To reduce our reliance on China, this bill supports domestic development of critical minerals.

Finally, I appreciate the Chair’s efforts to continue significant funding for the Army Corps of Engineers for navigation and flood control projects.

These projects are so important to our economy and to public safety.

To close, I want to thank the members and staff on both sides of the aisle for their hard work.

This is a strong bill, and everyone should be able to support it.