Subcommittee Leader McKinley Opening Remarks at Hearing on Safe Drinking Water
Washington, D.C. — In the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing today, Subcommittee Republican Leader David B. McKinley (R-WV) delivered the following opening remarks about safe drinking water.
Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:
ON THE NEED FOR PROPER OVERSIGHT
“But this committee will need to conduct rigorous oversight.
“Democrats have a history of prioritizing climate change over drinking water and putting urban interests ahead of rural ones.
“For example, President Obama cut funding for the state revolving funds for rural states by half.