Continental Divide Trail Completion Act

Floor Speech

Date: July 29, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. MOORE of Utah. Madam Chair, while I cannot support the entirety of the package we are considering today, I am grateful that my bipartisan, bicameral Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program Act was included in this bill.

This important legislation, which moved through the House Natural Resources Committee with unanimous support, will be the first step in addressing the challenges many Utahns know we are going through right now with the Great Salt Lake and other saline lakes.

Let me say a special thank-you to my friend from California, Congressman Huffman. He and I disagree on many issues, the entirety, almost, of this bill or this approach, but I do appreciate the relationship that we have been able to establish so we can get this to the point where we got it today.

It is very important to my State. My State legislature has been working on this, as well as our Governor. It has been a key aspect.

Let me add one piece about what we are going to be talking about today. The Republican team, led by Mr. Westerman, has exceptional ideas on how to get out ahead of this issue that we are facing with wildfires, and we want to have that voice and have that be implemented more on these issues.