WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congressman Doug Lamborn supported H.R. 2028, the FY 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. This legislation ensures the safety of our nuclear stockpile, provides adequate funding to the Army Corps of Engineers for critical infrastructure projects, cuts bureaucratic red tape, moves us further toward the goal of energy independence, and prohibits the implementation of the EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” rule.
Congressman Lamborn was also able to insert an amendment strengthening the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Program. This critical program allows companies across the U.S. to develop cutting-edge technologies with new partners in Israel in order to advance America’s energy goals. Furthermore, the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperative Agreement facilitates greater cooperation and sharing of knowledge between American and Israeli universities on traditional and alternative energy.
Please click HERE to watch the Floor Speech on the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Program
“H.R. 2028 is a comprehensive piece of legislation that accomplishes many critical national security and energy goals, all while cutting over 600 million dollars from the President’s budget request. Two features of this bill are extremely important to me. First, the efforts made to increase the safety and reliability of our nuclear weapons security programs are absolutely essential to our national defense. Second, prohibiting the out-of-control regulatory mindset at the EPA by stopping “Waters of the U.S.” sends a message to the American people that we are not going to let belligerent bureaucrats ruin their ability to run their businesses and live their lives without micromanagement from Washington DC.”