Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

1036 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-3481
Ranking Member: Rep. David Joyce, Ohio

Recent Activity

Mar 9, 2022 Article

Mister Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 2471, a bill that will provide funding for the Federal Government through the end of this fiscal year.

While it has taken us far too long to get here, I am glad we were able to produce a bill that includes many funding priorities that I support.

Jul 27, 2021 Article

Thank you, Madam Speaker.

I rise today in strong opposition to H.R. 4502, a package of seven fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills that will be considered by the House this week. 

I wish the circumstances were different and I could support this important piece of legislation that funds critical programs.  

Jul 26, 2021 Article

Thank you, Chairman McGovern and Ranking Member Cole, for allowing me to testify on H.R. 4502, a package of seven fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills.

I wish the circumstances were different and I were here speaking in favor of this important piece of legislation.  

Jul 16, 2021 Article

Madam Chair, thank you for yielding.

The revised spending allocations presented today contain only technical corrections to the initial allocations, which were adopted on a party-line vote two weeks ago. 

Because there are no substantive changes from the initial allocations, I must once again oppose them. 

Jul 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the full committee met to consider the fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills for the subcommittees on Interior and Environment and State and Foreign Operations. Committee Republicans were unable to support the bills due to the total spending level and controversial policy provisions that are in the bills.

Jul 1, 2021 Article

First, I want to recognize Chairwoman Pingree and Ranking Member Joyce for their work on putting this Interior and Environment bill together.

As a result of their efforts, this bill addresses priorities of Members on both sides of the aisle and does many good things for the conservation of our natural resources.

Jun 29, 2021 Article

Madam Chair, thank you for yielding.

These spending allocations will increase discretionary spending by hundreds of billions of dollars to an all-time high of $1.5 trillion.

This nearly 9% increase above fiscal year 2021 comes at a time of record-high deficits and debt:

Jun 28, 2021 Article

I want to congratulate the chair on presenting this Interior and Environment bill today, her first as subcommittee chair.    

I also want to thank the ranking member, Mr. Joyce, for his continued leadership on this subcommittee. 

Jun 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the subcommittees on Interior and Environment and State and Foreign Operations met to consider their appropriations bills for fiscal year 2022. The measures were reported out to the full committee with concerns raised by Republicans.
 

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