Earlier this week, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) and Water & Power Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (CA-04) sent letters to the Bureau of Reclamation and the Office of Management and Budget requesting information on the use of American tax dollars to pay for a controversial Department of the Interior (DOI) survey on the need to remove four… Read more »
President Obama’s FY2013 budget proposal released Monday includes $450 million to buy more federal land through the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Despite the Federal government’s ballooning $15 trillion debt, the President is proposing a $160 million spending increase (58 percent) for government land acquisition compared to funding levels when he first took office.
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Facts are stubborn things and the facts in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget regarding future lease sales for offshore energy reflect this President’s true position on expanding offshore energy production. The five year offshore lease plan implemented under the previous Administration is soon to expire and be replaced by President Obama’s new draft five year plan that places a… Read more »
Since his State of the Union Address, President Obama has repeatedly talked about expanding “all-of-the-above” energy production. However, a closer look at his Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal reveals more of the same job-destroying tax increases on American energy that will stifle production and cost jobs. The President simply doesn’t understand that raising taxes on energy production… Read more »
Today, at a House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on the Department of the Interior’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget proposal, Interior Secretary Salazar said: “The 2012 budget reflects many difficult budget choices, cutting worthy programs and advancing efforts to shrink Federal spending...by eliminating and reducing lower priority programs...”
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In his Fiscal Year 2012 budget, President Obama doubles down on his Administration’s anti-energy agenda by imposing over $60 billion in tax and fee increases over ten years on American energy production. With gasoline prices steadily on the rise, this Administration should be looking to promote domestic production, not punish American-made energy that creates American jobs.
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On Thursday, March 4, 2009, the House Natural Resources Energy and Minerals Subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2011 budget requests. The Administration’s budget establishes a dangerous national energy policy that will increase energy costs for American families and businesses, hinder American energy production and send American jobs overseas. Taken… Read more »
Although the President regularly talks about the need for comprehensive energy production, his FY 2011 budget includes nearly $40 billion in direct tax and fee increases on the American oil, natural gas and coal industries. This is in addition to the cap-and-trade National Energy Tax, which would raise $870 billion in revenue based on the CBO estimates of the House-passed… Read more »
During President Obama’s State of the Union address he said, “Like any cash-strapped family, we will work within a budget to invest in what we need and sacrifice what we don't.”
However, in today’s budget proposal, the Administration included an additional $170 million to buy more public land through the Land and Water Conservation Fund – bringing total funding for the program to $620… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s FY 2011 budget:
“Once again, the President’s budget contains page after page of taxes on oil and natural gas that will reduce American energy production and destroy American jobs when unemployment is at 10 percent. It also includes a cap-and-trade… Read more »