Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after North Dakota District Court Judge Ralph Erickson issued a preliminary injunction to halt the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule from being implemented in 13 states. It would affect Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
Goodlatte Comments on New Budget Estimates
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Bob Goodlatte released the following statement regarding the revised CBO estimates of the Administration’s budget:
“I am alarmed by the revised CBO estimates of the Administration’s budget released recently. These estimates call for cuts of $9.1 billion in programs under the jurisdiction of the Agriculture Committee over five years. This is unacceptable. The level of reduction, which is proportionally far higher than in any other budget area, would seriously impair the functionality of the Committee’s programs. I will work with my colleagues to insure that reductions of this magnitude do not stand.”