U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently lauded his colleagues in the House for voting affirmatively on five amendments that he introduced for H.R. 5055, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017.
“Once again, I am proud to strike back against the Obama Administration’s far-left anti-energy agenda by utilizing the power of the purse,” Gosar said. “The eight legislative initiatives that I successfully attached to this spending bill would effectively neuter several of the President’s top climate initiatives.”
Gosar’s amendments provide for the defunding of the Social Cost of Carbon models, the Climate Model Development and Validation Program, the 21st Century Clean Transportation Plan and the removal of federal dams. Additionally, the initiatives prioritize funding for investigations that must be completed for Army Corps of Engineers projects and for the investigation budget of a Corps’ project in Gosar’s home state.
"I was pleased to see the House pass one of my amendments that rejects the Obama Administration’s new climate transportation program and new $10.25 tax on crude oil,” Gosar said. “Our nation’s energy and water resources are too important to let one man, obsessed with his own legacy, unilaterally implement his misguided ideological policies. Our precious resources belong to all Americans and Congress must serve as a vigilant watchdog that holds government bureaucrats and this rogue administration accountable.”