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Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Membership

  • Betty McCollum, Ranking Member
  • Chellie Pingree
  • Derek Kilmer
  • Marcy Kaptur

Jurisdiction

  • Department of the Interior (except Bureau of Reclamation and Central Utah Project)
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Related Agencies
    • 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 
    • Presidio Trust 
    • Smithsonian Institution 
    • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 
    • Eisenhower Memorial Commission 
    • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Recent Activity

June 6, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today led House Democrats opposing the fiscal year 2019 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill during the Appropriations Committee’s mark-up of the legislation. House Republicans advanced their bill on a 25-20 vote with all Democrats voting in opposition.

June 6, 2018 Press Release
I am shocked that Administrator Pruitt has not been removed from President Trump’s cabinet when other Cabinet members were removed for far less egregious abuses. If the Agency’s leadership does not have a moral compass, and President Trump refuses to exercise control, then Congress must step in and protect taxpayers from Administrator Pruitt’s wasteful spending.
June 6, 2018 Press Release
Once again, the majority has included harmful policy riders aimed at gutting environmental and conservation efforts, including attacks on clean water and air regulations
May 15, 2018 Press Release
Unfortunately, once again the majority proposes to slash the EPA. Even though the proposed reduction is far more restrained than in past years, a $100 million cut is untenable. The cuts target air and water quality programs, and reduce funding to enforce against polluters.
May 15, 2018 Press Release
This is certainly not a bill the Democrats would write, and because of the policy riders and cuts that could jeopardize public health for future generations, we cannot support this bill.
July 17, 2017 Press Release
The FY 2018 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill would place the health and safety of the American people at risk by slashing critical funding for climate change and environmental enforcement which threatens lives and livelihoods. Ideological policy riders continue the assault on our environment by undermining the Administration’s ability to keep our land, water, and air clean and protect threatened species.
July 12, 2017 Press Release
With all of these procedural roadblocks hindering our path forward, one might think the majority would produce bills that could possibly gain support from Democrats by, for example, funding critical investments to keep our air and water clean. Or they might refrain from adding poison pill riders.
July 12, 2017 Press Release
The FY 2018 Chairman’s mark for the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies subcommittee cuts funding by $824 million below the FY 2017 enacted level. This level is too low and is a step in the wrong direction. These cuts mean that the needs of many important programs vital to protecting our nation’s natural and cultural resources will not be met.
June 8, 2017 Press Release
The proposals contained in President Trump’s budget are reckless and endanger our Nation’s natural and cultural resources. This budget guts funding for programs critical to appropriately manage public lands, it dishonors our commitment to Native Americans and rejects science.
February 28, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, and House Democrats used Tuesday’s Subcommittee’s Members’ Day hearing to speak out strongly against cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and to oppose cuts to the arts and humanities.