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WASHINGTON - President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order establishing the One Trillion Trees Interagency Council, co-chaired by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Agriculture Secretary Perdue. This action builds upon the Administration’s commitment to promoting tree growing, conservation, and restoration across the Federal government, and will be responsible for coordinating the Federal government’s support of the global One Trillion Trees Initiative.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., voted in favor of H.R. 7092, the Great American Outdoors Act, which will help conserve our nation’s natural resources and expand outdoor recreation opportunities for generations to come. The bill will dedicate funds to the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million annually and fund maintenance backlogs on public lands and waters at $9.5 billion over five years.
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, announced the newest members of the agency’s Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). This 33-member committee, established in 2008, provides independent policy advice, information and recommendations to the EPA administrator on a range of issues important to agriculture and rural communities.
U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., joined Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 Administrator Jim Gulliford Friday at the Kansas Commodity Classic to announce the EPA’s new Navigable Waters Protection Rule. The rule provides a clear definition for Waters of the United States (WOTUS), delivering on President Trump’s promise to cut burdensome regulations and slash bureaucratic red tape to empower farmers, ranchers, builders, small businesses and other land owners.
As Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. is proud to announce the participation of Kansas Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Lee E. Tafanelli, on the panel to speak about his experience in reducing the impacts from severe wind events.