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

Jun 15, 2023

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for presenting the Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies bill.

I appreciate the work you have done on this bill.

The bill before us delivers responsible appropriations in support of a stronger national defense, economy, and energy sector.

As we face growing threats around the world, this bill reduces spending on unnecessary programs and re-prioritizes funding to areas that strengthen our national security.

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

The bill also invests in our nuclear weapons and nuclear navy to ensure we have the ability to address the threats we face.

To reduce our reliance on China, this bill supports the 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 subcommittee members and staff – both majority and minority – for their hard work on this bill.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, I yield back.