Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (116th Congress)
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
I rise today in opposition to H.R. 7608, the first package of fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills to be considered by the House.
I wish the circumstances were different and I could support this very important piece of legislation that funds many key programs.
This bill supports –
I want to thank Chair McCollum and Ranking Member Joyce for the work they’ve done on many important programs supported by the Interior bill.
This bill funds priorities and concerns of Members on both sides of the aisle and does many good things for the preservation of our natural resources.
WASHINGTON – Today, the full committee met to consider the fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills for the subcommittees on Interior-Environment and the Legislative Branch. Committee Republicans were unable to support these two bills due to several new policy proposals and a total spending level that is hundreds of billions of dollars above the budget agreement.
Madam Chair, thank you for yielding.
I rise in opposition to the subcommittee allocations because they do not give a complete picture of all of the spending in these appropriations bills.
WASHINGTON – Today, the subcommittees on Homeland Security; Interior and Environment; Legislative Branch; Energy and Water Development; and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education met to consider their appropriations bills for fiscal year 2021. The measures were reported out to the full committee with concerns raised by Republicans.
I want to thank Chair Mccollum for presenting the fiscal year 2021 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill today.
I also want to thank the Ranking Member, Mr. Joyce, for his leadership on this subcommittee.
I appreciate the work you’ve done on many important programs supported by the Interior bill.
WASHINGTON – Top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger (R-TX) released the following statement after the House passed the CARES Act.
"Our nation is facing an unprecedented pandemic, and I am proud that Congress has come together again to provide desperately needed resources and relief to the American people.