Statement : Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

June 21, 2022 Statement
"This bill creates a better and a greener economy, it confronts climate change, it supports Native American communities, and it fosters equity. I am so proud that, taken together, the investments in this bill ensure a safer and a healthier planet as we revitalize our economy and preserve our cultural heritage."
June 21, 2022 Statement
"Last year, we made unprecedented investments to fight the climate crisis, return science as the foundation for decision-making, dedicate the highest level of federal funding to the arts and humanities ever, and continue our commitment to tribal nations. I am pleased that this bill will continue to build on those successes."
June 8, 2022 Statement
"Today’s hearing provides us with a chance to hear more about the great work both Endowments have done over the last couple of years in supporting our communities across the country economically, culturally, and educationally."
May 18, 2022 Statement
"These are important investments that will better enable the National Park Service to understand and adapt to the significant challenges it faces in the 21st century so that it can meet its mission for future generations."
April 29, 2022 Statement
"I firmly believe the EPA’s mission is achievable when it is fully resourced and staffed. That is why our fiscal year 2022 bill provided the EPA with the second largest increase to its budget in over a decade."
April 28, 2022 Statement
"For fiscal year 2023, I look forward to expanding upon that work with significant and impactful funding that, in tandem with the resources provided in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will enable us to focus on improving our Nation’s economic prosperity while concurrently addressing the threats of climate change in our interconnected world."
April 27, 2022 Statement
"From creating economic development in rural communities to reducing extreme heat in urban areas, healthy forests are essential to our nation."
April 7, 2022 Statement
"The Members testifying today represent the interests of both Republicans and Democrats, from cities and rural areas all over the country, facing a broad array of challenges."
April 6, 2022 Statement
"Indian Country is struggling with the effects of the pandemic that resulted in the loss of lives, including many Tribal elders and fluent native language speakers, shut down Tribal governments, and shuttered schools. The pandemic’s mental health impacts on Native Americans are devastating and will need long-term assistance to address."
April 5, 2022 Statement
"With over 55 million acres of land held in trust for Tribes, Indian Country is poised to be a major player in the clean energy industry. The fiscal year 2023 budget proposes an additional $104 million for natural resources management programs to continue investments to address climate change and help Indian Country lead the way as we pivot to cleaner energy."