Senate Appropriations Committee passes important FY2020 Interior-EPA appropriations bill

Statement from Elizabeth Gore, EDF Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

September 27, 2019
Dave Kuntz, (202) 572-3570,

(WASHINGTON, DC – September 26, 2019) Today, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

The bill would fund the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at $9.01 billion—a $161 million increase to FY 2019 funding level. The Senate Interior-Environment appropriations mark is more than $5 billion higher than the President’s FY2020 request.

“Interior Subcommittee Chair Lisa Murkowski and Ranking Member Tom Udall deserve our thanks for advancing a strong FY20 funding bill for EPA that will help protect our air, water, and public health,” said Elizabeth Gore, EDF Senior Vice President, Political Affairs. “We look forward to the upcoming conference process to secure robust funding for EPA’s missions and to further push back on anti-environmental proposals advanced by the Trump administration.”

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