Cole Supports Passage of Interior and Environment Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2017
July 14, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5538, the Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017.
“This bill continues to provide funding to protect our natural resources and controls over-regulation from government agencies. In particular, it defunds the implementation of the Waters of the United State Rule, and additionally prohibits new greenhouse gas regulations for power plants," said Cole. "Of significant importance, it provides more than $5.1 billion for Indian Health Services and continues to fund the Bureaus of Indian Affairs and Education at $2.9 billion. I am proud that this bill prioritizes our environmental needs and ensures that our nation’s Native Americans can have confidence in our efforts to address their needs as well.”