Blumenauer Issues Statement on "Green Scissors" Report
Blumenauer issued the following statement on the Green Scissors report:
Now, more than ever, the public wants leadership, not business as usual that wastes money and damages the environment. This year there are 78 recommendations that Congress should follow - I look forward to them every year. The green scissors groups are asking the right questions. It's not about agreeing with every one of the 78 recommendations, rather which one are you going to do something about?
I've got four: ending federal subsidies for artificial beach construction; reforming the 1872 Mining Law; stopping the environmentally damaging sugar subsidy and reforming the National Flood Insurance Program
If every member of Congress were to take one of these issues to champion, we could save the American taxpayer millions of dollars, make the environment better, and make America stronger and more livable.