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Trump Budget Blueprint Brings Accountably to Federal Bureaucracy


WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2017 -

Today, the Trump administration released its budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement:

“Bold and creative solutions are sorely needed to reform bloated agencies and programs so they better serve the American people. This framework is a positive start. I look forward to building on these ideas through the budget process and our Committee’s work.”  

Background

  • Reduces new major federal land acquisitions and refocuses budget on maintaining and improving existing federal lands
  • Increases funding for the Department of the Interior (DOI) programs that support environmentally responsible development of energy on public lands and offshore waters
  • Streamlines management operations to support responsible land stewardship in the National Park Service (NPS), Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management
  • Uses funds to leverage private investment in federal lands, reducing costs to the taxpayer and creating innovative streams of revenue
  • Increases funding for the NPS’s deferred maintenance backlog
  • Eliminates unnecessary, lower priority or duplicative programs including discretionary Abandoned Mine Land grants that overlap with existing mandatory grants
  • Provides funding for DOI’s U.S. Geological Survey to focus investments in essential science programs
  • Eliminates a number of unnecessary programs within National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration while codifying their core function in fishery management
Supports tribal sovereignty and self-determination across Indian Country by focusing on core funding and services to support ongoing tribal government operations

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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