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Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced bills to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Education.
There have been reports that the Trump administration may look to make significant cuts to the EPA’s budget and staffing. But one Congressman is taking it a step further and wants to abolish the EPA. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) discussed the bill he is introducing to end the EPA.
“On the same day the Senate confirmed President Trump’s secretary of Education pick by a historically narrow margin, a House Republican introduced legislation to abolish the entire department Betsy DeVos will lead.”
“I am a conservationist at heart. I think that as a conservative every once in a while you should want to conserve something."
“In the run-up to U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz’s all-day visit to Northwest Florida on February 23, the Fort Walton Beach Republican has urged all with input to partake in the day’s organized events, even those critical of his recent performance on Capitol Hill.”
President Donald Trump has big changes in store for the Environmental Protection Agency — from slashing $800 million from its funding to cutting back on regulations. But one lawmaker wants to go a step further and abolish the agency altogether.On Feb. 3, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida, introduced a bill in the House that would terminate the EPA by the end of 2018.
Both GOP lawmakers see an opportunity to make progress before midterms in 2018 shake up any majorities.
"A Northwest Florida lawmaker wants to do away with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by 2018. Congressman Matt Gaetz has his eyes set on abolishing the federal program as his first order of business in his new role..."
U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) will hold a neighborhood day Feb. 23 in Milton and Pace.
Gaetz will visit the communities, meet with constituents and attend daylong events, starting with "Coffee with your Congressman" at the Kiwanis Clubs of Milton and Pace at 7 a.m. The event is open to club members and the media.
".."It is my grave concern that these interpretations could negatively impact the military missions conducted at NAS Pensacola, NAS Whiting Field, Hurlburt Field, and Eglin Air Force Base," Gaetz wrote in the letter..."