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EPA Would Get Less Money Under House Bill Than Biden Proposal

June 20, 2022, 9:09 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department would each receive roughly $2 billion more in fiscal 2023 than they did in fiscal 2022 under draft legislation House appropriators released Monday.

The Interior-Environment spending legislation would give EPA a total of $11.5 billion for fiscal 2023, $2 billion more than the enacted fiscal 2022 level but $400 million less than what President Joe Biden requested for the agency, according to a summary from the House Appropriations Committee.

The Interior Department would receive $16.6 billion under the bill for programs within the committee’s jurisdiction—an increase of $2.1 billion compared with fiscal ...