Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Betty McCollum (MN), Ranking Member
Chellie Pingree (ME)
Derek Kilmer (WA)
Marcy Kaptur (OH)
Department of the Interior (Except Bureau of Reclamation and Central Utah Project)
Environmental Protection Agency
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (HHS)
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Commission of Fine Arts
Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental Quality
Forest Service (USDA)
Indian Health Service
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
National Capital Planning Commission
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities (Except Institute of Museum and Library Services)
National Gallery of Art
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (HHS, formerly EPA/Superfund)
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Thank you Mr. Chairman.
I would like to thank the Chairman and his staff for their open and collaborative approach. This subcommittee has a challenging portfolio of issues and I commend the Chairman’s efforts to find solutions in another difficult budget year.
The 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill would place the health and safety of the American people at risk by slashing critical funding for drinking water and sanitary sewer infrastructure, climate change, and environmental enforcement. Ideological policy riders continue the assault on our environment by undermining the Administration’s ability to keep ou
Thank you Mr. Chairman.
I’d like to thank Chairmen Calvert and Rogers, as well as my good friend, Betty McCollum, in her first full committee markup as Ranking Member.
Secretary Jewell, I join with Chairman Calvert in welcoming you to the subcommittee today. I appreciate that you and Deputy Secretary Connor are here to provide insight into the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Department of the Interior and to answer any questions we may have.
This morning, the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee convened a hearing on the President’s budget request for Indian Health Service for FY2016. The budget would spend $6.3 billion on the Indian Health Service. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) attended, in her first hearing as the ranking Democratic member, and released the following statement.