"Appropriations: Senators Take Up 'Consensus' Interior-EPA Bill"

"The Senate Appropriations Committee will release details of its funding bill for the Interior Department and EPA [Tuesday].

The legislation has become one of the most contentious funding bills of the year, particularly with Republicans wanting to undo President Obama's agenda. But with President Trump in the White House, the Republican desire for riders has eased.

'My hope and anticipation is the vote outcomes we saw ... for [military construction and veterans] and [transportation] will be the same for our Interior approps bill,' said Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). 'That's what we're working towards.'

The House Appropriations Committee approved its own Interior-EPA bill last week after an hourslong markup."

Manuel Quiñones reports for E&E Daily June 11, 2018.

Source: E&E Daily, 06/12/2018