House-Passed Spending Bill Boosts EPA Budget, Clean Energy (1)

Dec. 17, 2019, 8:56 PMUpdated: Dec. 17, 2019, 11:19 PM

A spending bill to fund several agencies that the House passed Dec. 17 would include near-record spending for the Environmental Protection Agency and increase Energy Department programs for clean energy, nuclear energy, and fossil fuels.

The appropriations package for the EPA, Energy Department and other agencies passed 297-120 in the House and will be taken up in the Senate later this week.

The measures are “a product of bipartisan negotiations that reflect compromise and shared desires to fund the federal government,” Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, said on the ...

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