(Washington, D.C. – December 22, 2022) EDF commends Congress for passing the Fiscal Year 2023 omnibus appropriations package. This bipartisan effort will support implementation of the historic Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law with increased funding to support the work of critical agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The boosts to these agencies will drive progress for important programs that address issues like clean air, sea level rise, orphan wells, toxic chemical exposure, heavy metals in children’s food and sustainable fisheries.
“The bipartisan omnibus bill reinforces the priority to protect our environment with the implementation of the landmark climate investments,” said Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President at EDF. “The inclusion of the Growing Climate Solutions Act positions farmers to be a part of our natural climate solutions strategy. We are grateful for the leadership of Senators Leahy, Shelby and House Chairwoman DeLauro. We urge Congress to continue to support these agencies working to protect public health and advance environmental justice.”
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