The bipartisan leadership of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies today released draft text of fiscal year 2014 legislation that provides funding for America's National Parks, invests in clean air and water, and protects our nation's fish and wildlife.
The full text of the draft legislation and an accompanying explanatory statement are below.
Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following joint statement:
"Today we release the Chairman's mark of the Fiscal Year 2014 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. While we acknowledge there are many differing views about this complex bill, we commit ourselves to work with one another and our colleagues to move forward effectively. We hope this draft document will serve as a meaningful start as discussions continue to finalize a fiscally responsible, balanced FY 2014 Interior bill."