EPA Union Statement on Committee Hearing on EPA FY 2022 Budget Request

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan today is testifying in front of the House Appropriations Committee regarding the EPA’s FY 2022 budget request. 

In response, Gary Morton, President of AFGE Council 238 — EPA’s largest employees union — released the following statement:

“AFGE Council 238 commends Administrator Regan for making the case why Congress must allocate a substantial funding increase for the EPA in the upcoming fiscal year. The Agency’s lack of resources and cuts in staff under the previous Administration have made it exceedingly difficult for employees to meet the EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment. In order to restore the EPA and meet the climate challenges of our time, the Agency must have the capacity required to carry out its core functions and advance President Biden’s environmental goals.

“AFGE Council 238 will continue to advocate for a budget that meets the needs of the EPA’s workforce, and allows them to fight climate change and pursue environmental justice.”