Trump executive order creates Water Subcabinet


Trump executive order creates Water Subcabinet

President Trump has signed an executive order to create a water subcabinet that USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey says will make it easier for farmers to be successful. Northey says “water is critical to farming and the success of Rural America.”

The EPA says the subcabinet will promote effective and efficient water resources management, develop a national water strategy, protect taxpayer investments and improve water infrastructure and support workforce development of water sector professionals.

The Water Subcabinet will be co-chaired by the heads of the Department of Interior and the EPA, along with senior officials from USDA, the Commerce Department, Energy Department, and Department of the Army.