House of Representatives Advances American Energy Independence with Passage of Interior & Environmental Appropriations
Washington D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4821, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2024.
This funding package bolsters America's energy independence, reduces regulatory burdens imposed by the Department of the Interior and Environmental Protection Agency, responsibly fosters the growth and stability of the nation's energy sector, and promotes effective stewardship of our land.
This legislation included two Arrington initiatives that prevent the Endangered Species Act from being used as a weapon against America’s critical agriculture and energy industries.
“The Biden Administration has launched a whole-of-government assault on American oil and gas, choking the lifeblood of our economy, crushing consumers with high energy costs, and sending energy production overseas,” said Chairman Arrington. “This package lifts burdensome regulations on American energy producers, repeals Biden’s disastrous WOTUS regulation, and promotes pro-energy policies that will restore American energy independence. The United States doesn’t have the luxury of energy independence or food security without the hard-working, freedom-loving people in rural America."