U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, made the following statement regarding President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

"Investing in our nation's infrastructure and domestic energy needs should be priorities; however, they get completely dwarfed by political influences in the President's proposed budget, like a $1 billion climate ‘resilience fund,'" said Vitter. "Looking at what we've seen from the Administration, especially the EPA's mismanagement, time and attendance fraud, and a politically aggressive regulatory agenda, what the federal government needs is top-down reform with increased accountability, not a status quo budget that further wastes taxpayer dollars."

Vitter has been committed to strong oversight of the Obama Administration, specifically focused on bringing more transparency and accountability to the EPA and the rest of the Administration. Click here to read more.