Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) wants to cut 13 programs in the Environmental Protection Agency. And he is using Heritage research to back him up, as The Hill reports:
Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) introduced a bill, the Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act, which he said is a money-saving measure, citing a Heritage Foundation forecast that it would save $7.5 billion over 10 years.
This statistic comes from a Heritage report on the 2016 Obama budget. Heritage expert Nick Loris explained that his proposed budget would give over $4 billion in handouts to states that meet the carbon emission quotas of the administration’s Clean Power Plan. Loris writes:
States should not be lured by the carrots the Administration is dangling. If Congress wants to help the states, they should not only reject the President’s $4 billion handout but also strip away the Environmental Protection Agency’s funds to implement and enforce any carbon dioxide rules.
Now Congress is taking action with Loris’s findings behind them.
Do you think Congress should cut programs this like?