WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, issued a statement on the House passage of two Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations bills, one addressing funding for the Interior and Environment, the other to fund Financial Services and General Government:
“Appropriating funds is a principal role of Congress and I am glad to see these two critical packages move through regular order in the House, ensuring a more transparent and responsible use of taxpayer dollars. The FY '19 Interior & Environment Appropriations Bill will reduce regulatory red tape by fully repealing the harmful Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule and rolling back overreaching Environmental Protection Agency regulations that hamstrung America's workers.
"In addition, the FY '19 Financial Services Appropriations Bill will provide $23.4 billion in discretionary funding to prioritize law enforcement and the safety of the American people by directing funds to beef-up national security efforts. The bill also brings us one step closer to our goal of keeping more of your hard earned dollars where they belong, in your pocket, by working to further implement the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. I am glad to see these two critical, and fiscally responsible, packages approved and look forward to swift passage in the Senate."
Find more on H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 here.
Caroline Boothe, Communications Director