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President Donald Trump’s first proposed federal budget, dubbed “America First,” includes some $54 billion in defense spending increases to be “offset by targeted reductions elsewhere,” including the elimination of all $73 million in federal funding that helps pay for programs in Virginia and other states to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
The potential loss of the bay cleanup money has united congressional Republicans and Democrats from Virginia, Maryland and elsewhere in opposition and stunned the foundation that has spearheaded the “Save the Bay” effort for decades.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-04) sent a letter to Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper, leaders of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, in opposition of nominating Scott Pruitt as Secretary of Environment Protection Agency.
“Mr. Pruitt’s own words and actions — especially his skepticism of settled climate science — disqualify him for this role,” said Congressman McEachin. “We need a leader of the EPA who will proactively act on behalf of the severity of climate change and its impact.”
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), Ranking Members of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and House Committee on Natural Resources respectively, requested an Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing in response to the Trump Administration’s attempt to censor the truth about climate change by eliminating webpages and implementing gag-orders.
WASHINGTON - Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Order on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects. In response to this change, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) made the following statement:
RICHMOND - Yesterday, President Trump's new White House website removed any mention of climate change and the accompanying threats for the future of the world, and replaced it with a page touting fossil fuels. In response to this change, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) made the following statement in opposition of Oklahoma’s Attorney General Scott Pruitt as secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency.