"House Lawmakers Vote To Give Modest Budget Cuts to EPA, Interior"

"House lawmakers voted Tuesday night to give modest budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Interior Department.

The bipartisan bill voted out of committee by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies provides the Interior Department with $13 billion and the EPA with $8 billion for fiscal 2019. It gives $35.2 billion in total to fund Interior, EPA and other similar agencies.

Agencies and programs in the bill weathered far fewer cuts to its budget than originally suggested by the White House budget proposed in February — with the overall budget level landing at $7 billion more than requested. The budget for the Interior Department was more than $1 billion higher than the White House’s proposed $11.7 billion budget."

Miranda Green reports for The Hill May 15, 2018.


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Source: The Hill, 05/16/2018