Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Cut EPA Waste, Save Over $7.5 Billion
Washington, D.C. – To save American taxpayers’ dollars, today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced the Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act of 2015. 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 respectful of taxpayers’ dollars and live within its means,” said Johnson. “American taxpayers certainly don’t need to be paying for the EPA’s empty and unused buildings and its wasteful programs. This bill does right by the hardworking folks in my district and across the country and is part of my ongoing effort to get our fiscal house in order.”
Specifically, the Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act of 2015 would: