Congress Reaches Agreement on Omnibus Appropriations Deal

Statement of Elizabeth Gore, EDF Senior Vice President for Political Affairs

December 16, 2022
Cecile Brown, (202) 271-6534,

Congressional leaders have reached a framework agreement on topline funding for the government next year. An omnibus appropriations deal will provide federal agencies with funding that matches the rate of inflation and supports their day-to-day work protecting the public from climate change and toxic chemicals.

As the House and Senate Appropriations Committees complete considerations for a funding package, we urge Congress to include robust budgets for agencies and programs that fight climate change, protect the public from toxic pollution, and support healthy, thriving communities.

“EDF applauds Congressional leadership for reaching a bipartisan deal to fund the government over the next year. Passing an omnibus appropriations bill with robust funding is critical for the agencies we rely on to protect our health and environment while pursuing justice for communities that bear the brunt of legacy pollution and climate change,” said Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President for Political Affairs.

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