Sam Johnson Reintroduces Bill to Cut EPA Waste, Save Over $7.5 Billion
Washington, D.C. – To save American taxpayers’ dollars, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) reintroduced the Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act. This bill would terminate or eliminate federal funding for 13 wasteful Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs, would close all EPA field offices, and require the EPA to lease or sell all underutilized properties. The Heritage Foundation estimates this bill would save taxpayers more than $7.5 billion over 10 years.
“As a fiscal conservative, I believe Washington should be a good steward of taxpayers’ dollars,” said Johnson. “Part of being a good steward includes reining in unnecessary spending, holding agencies accountable for ‘waste,’ and getting rid of politicians’ ‘pet projects.’ For example, American taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for the EPA’s many vacant and underutilized properties that the EPA’s own Inspector General identified as wasteful. My commonsense bill does right by the hardworking Americans, and I hope to see it swiftly move forward.”