Congress Should Raise Budget Caps to Avoid Draconian Cuts to Environment and Public Health Programs

Statement of EDF Senior Vice President Elizabeth Gore – April 9, 2019

April 9, 2019
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"Arbitrary sequestration cuts will lead to harmful impacts to our environment and public health, and will impede our ability to effectively address climate change. We need more funding to address these critical matters, not less. That is why EDF supports H.R. 2021, the Investing for the People Act of 2019, which would raise the budget caps for defense and non-defense spending in the next two fiscal years (FY20 and FY21). It is a common-sense proposal that will allow the Environmental Protection Agency to continue its important public health mission. Additionally, it will enable funding for programs critical to studying and responding to climate change and accelerate clean energy innovation that will benefit our environment and consumers."

- Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

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