Bloomberg Law
July 26, 2019, 9:00 AM

Murkowski Plans Speedy September Action on EPA-Interior Spending

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is about to pick up the pace on an environment and Interior Department funding bill next week, to ensure her spending panel is ready to take up the measure as soon as senators return in September from a monthlong recess.

Murkowski and other Senate appropriations subcommittee chairmen expect to receive their total allocations for fiscal 2020 bills the week of July 29.

The so-called 302(b) allocation is an overall spending figure provided to each subcommittee, each of which then divides the total dollar figure among various programs and agencies.

Appropriations staff have been readying ...

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