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LCV Calls for Congress to Invest in Environmental Priorities, Pass a Clean Dream Act

Feb 9, 2018

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573,

Washington, D.C. – After President Trump signed a bipartisan budget agreement laying the groundwork to pass long-overdue spending bills, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“Congress has finally taken the first step to pass a spending bill that boosts investments in our communities, but it is long past time for Republican leaders to stop dragging their feet and protect Dreamers, who should not be treated as political pawns to be negotiated in exchange for the construction of a xenophobic and anti-environmental border wall or other anti-immigrant proposals. It’s critical that the upcoming spending bills reject Trump’s draconian cuts to the EPA and other environmental agencies, provide robust investments to protect our air, water, lands, and wildlife, and are free of anti-environmental and other poison-pill policy riders which have no place in spending bills.”