Green funding parity bill passes

Jun 11, 2018

Legislation I cosponsored with an annual $5.5 million increase in environmental grants for the Marianas was reported for a floor vote by the Natural Resources Committee. H.R. 5875 gives us funding parity with the states under the Pittman-Robertson and Johnson-Dingell Acts.

The money comes from federal excise taxes on hunting equipment, boats, and other recreational equipment. Right now the Marianas gets about $2.5 million per year. Parity with even the smallest states would increase that to $8 million.