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EPA, Conservation Funding Hiked by Senate Appropriations Panel

Sept. 26, 2019, 4:49 PM

The long-delayed bill providing fiscal 2020 funding for the EPA and Interior Department was unanimously approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Sept. 26.

It would give a significant boost in environmental and conservation funding, only days before current funding expires.

The Senate’s $35.8 billion Interior-environment spending measure would hike EPA funding $161 million over its current budget to $9.01 billion in fiscal 2020, a 2% increase.

That is well short of the $9.5 billion the House allocated for the EPA in the fiscal 2020 spending bill, which was passed June 25 ( ...