President Trump's FY19 Budget Request includes massive spending cuts for several key agencies and programs that are essential for TU's mission and work.
The President's Budget Request is now in the hands of Congress, where the Appropriations committees will determine whether or not to fund the President's requested amounts. The Congress has wide latitude to approve amounts that are greater or lesser than the President's request for agencies and programs. It is important to let decision-makers hear your concerns about these cuts and your support for adequate federal funding.
Please contact your members in Congress to tell them that adequate funding for the federal natural resource agencies is vital to the conservation work of Trout Unlimited and to sound management of the nation's trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. Many of the natural resource agency budgets have been eroding over the past 15 years and the additional cuts outlined in the FY19 Budget Request would spell disaster for many of the programs that are critical for clean water, healthy lands and conservation and restoration of coldwater fisheries.
Please contact your representatives in Congress and urge them to reject continued cuts to conservation programs and agency budgets that are essential to support the conservation of America's fisheries, lands, and waters.
Urge them to support the strongest possible funding levels for conservation programs in the FY19 appropriations process, including adequate funding for resource agencies.
For more information on the specific programs and projects that TU is working on with support of federal program partners or funding, please contact Steve Moyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kate Miller (email@example.com).