CCAGW Vote Alert: Amendments to H.R. 2740 (Divisions D & E) | Council For Citizens Against Government Waste

CCAGW Vote Alert: Amendments to H.R. 2740 (Divisions D & E)

Letters to Officials

June 17, 2019

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 2740, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020. On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to support the following amendments to H.R. 2740:

Division D – State and Foreign Operations

Rep. Rick Allen’s (R-Ga.) amendment to reduce spending in Division D by 1 percent.

Division E – Energy and Water

Rep. Michael Burgess’s (R-Texas) amendment to reduce spending in Division E by 5

Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-Ariz.) amendment to prohibit funds from being used for the Clean Cities Program.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s (R-Okla.) amendment to prohibit the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance that references or relies on analysis of the cost of social carbon under certain Technical Support Documents published by the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Carbon.

Rep Jim Banks’ (R-Ind.) amendment to reduce spending for each amount in Division E, except those amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent.

Furthermore, I urge you to oppose the following amendments:

Division E – Energy and Water

Reps. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.), Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Chris Pappas (D-N.H.), and Peter Welch’s (D-Vt.) amendment to increase funding to the Northern Border Regional Commission, a rural economic development agency that supports job creation efforts and infrastructure projects in economically distressed rural communities.

Rep. Kathy Castor’s (D-Fla.) amendment to state that none of the funds made available in this act can be used to finalize the Department of Energy’s proposed rule to rollback efficiency standards for certain light bulbs.

Rep. Jared Huffman’s (D-Calif.) amendment to state that none of the funds in this act can be used for the Army Corps of Engineers to finalize the environmental impact statement for the proposed Pebble Mine project.

All votes on H.R. 2740 will be among those considered in CCAGW’s 2019 Congressional Ratings.


Tom Schatz
President, CCAGW

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