Victims' Rights Caucus



Mr. Speaker, over the past 10 years, the EPA has sent almost $100 million in taxpayer money to fund green projects in foreign countries. In 2010 alone, the EPA gave 18 grants to our good friends, the Chinese. Why does the EPA do that? We owe the Chinese over $1 trillion. Why are we adding to our debt in misguided hopes that they can clean up the smoggy skies in China with American grant money? There is more. Why is the Breathe Easy, Jakarta program in Indonesia the responsibility of the taxpayers in Houston, Texas? Well, its not. I dont breathe easier knowing green money from the U.S. is financing green development in Indonesia.

At a time when we are facing somewhat of a financial problem, we cant afford to be trying to green the rest of the world too. Im for protecting our environment, but we do not have the money to spend in hopes of controlling pollution in other countries. Lets green America first, not China.

And thats just the way it is.