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Schatz: President Includes $1 Billion To Defuel Red Hill In Annual Budget Proposal

Schatz Worked With Top Administration Officials To Include The Funding In The President’s Budget Request; Budget Proposal Will Now Be Considered In Congress, Where Schatz Continues To Lead Efforts To Secure Funding In Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on the inclusion of $1 billion to defuel the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in the president’s annual budget request. Schatz worked closely with senior Biden Administration officials to ensure the new funding was included in the president’s annual budget request.

“The president’s budget proposal signals the administration’s support of our efforts to safely defuel and shut down Red Hill. Ultimately, Congress holds the purse strings, so I look forward to working with the president as we move our budget and appropriations process forward this year.”