Calvert Named Chairman of Subcommittee that Funds EPA

In November, Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) was named chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. The Subcommittee provides annual funding for most Interior Department programs including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and the Indian Health Service.

?I?m honored to serve as Chairman of the Interior Subcommittee and I am excited to roll up my sleeves and get to work in this new role,? Rep. Calvert said.??The continued growth of mandatory spending programs, combined with the effects of sequestration, makes it absolutely critical that we take a close look at every dollar we spend on discretionary programs.?I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Interior Subcommittee to assess and provide the necessary resources to protect our air and water quality, ensure Americans can enjoy our country?s natural treasures, and maintain our commitment to Native Americans.?

The Interior Subcommittee provides regular annual appropriations for the Department of the Interior (except the Bureau of Reclamation and the Central Utah Project), the EPA and other related agencies.

Calvert was named vice chairman of the Interior Subcommittee in January of 2013.?Previously, while serving on the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Calvert served as the Chairman of the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee as well as the Chairman of the Water and Power Subcommittee.?While serving on the House Science Committee, Rep. Calvert also served as the chairman of the Energy and the Environment Subcommittee.?

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