Murkowski Releases FY2018 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill

Prioritizing Health, Protecting Lands, and Improving Safety

Today U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released her Fiscal Year 2018 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act recommendation, which supports key programs to protect the health of our economy. Known as the chairman’s mark, the draft recommends responsible funding levels and serves as the basis of the subcommittee’s appropriations bill negotiations for the new fiscal year.

“This bill will empower Americans to build our economy and create healthy communities for our families. As chairman, I’ve worked hard to address key priorities, from ensuring our parks are adequately staffed, to prioritizing healthcare through IHS, and focusing on public safety,” said Senator Murkowski. “In this draft bill, we direct federal resources where they are needed by investing in programs aimed to protect people and our lands, enable new infrastructure projects to boost the economy, and help communities provide vital, basic services.” 

Click here for text of Draft FY2018 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

The Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee controls funding levels for federal agencies and departments such as the Department of the Interior (DOI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Forest Service (FS), National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and Indian Health Service (IHS). Murkowski, as Chairman, is able to write the Senate’s annual appropriations bill for the Subcommittee.