Washington, D.C. – New polling shows that the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and to developing clean energy technologies are just as unpopular as the disastrous Republican healthcare bill in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. Additionally, constituents overwhelming want Rep. Barbara Comstock to hold an in-person town hall this recess.
A full breakdown of the poll results can be found here. Some highlights:
“Virginians want Rep. Comstock to stand up to President Trump as his administration hacks away at crucial protections for our clean air, our water, and our health,” said League of Conservation Voters Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel. “But so far, Rep. Comstock has sided with Trump’s dangerous anti-environment agenda, voting for massive cuts to investments in clean energy and hiding from her constituents. Trump’s environmental policies are just as unpopular as the disastrous Republican healthcare bill that she currently opposes, so Rep. Comstock should change course and stop putting profits for polluters ahead of Virginians.”
Comstock voted for H.R. 3219, which cuts funding for programs that develop clean energy technology. The House of Representatives is still debating funding for the EPA.
The poll was conducted for the League of Conservation Voters by Global Strategy Group.