WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced today that President Donald Trump’s 2019 proposed budget keeps money for coastal and wetlands restoration and preservation in place by honoring the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). In previous budget years, GOMESA was proposed for elimination or cuts.
“After a year of working with President Trump, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, I am pleased to see that they have restored the monetary linchpin of our coastal restoration efforts,” said Sen. Kennedy. “It is critical that Louisiana and other states along the Gulf of Mexico continue to get a share of the federal revenue from offshore drilling. We use this money for coastal restoration and preservation. I want to thank the President for putting Louisiana first.”