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Omnibus Deal Funds EPA at $8 Billion, Rejecting Trump Cuts

March 21, 2018, 2:18 PM

Congressional leaders have agreed to keep EPA funding steady at $8.06 billion in an omnibus government spending bill expected to be unveiled March 21, according to a person familiar with matter.

The measure would keep Environmental Protection Agency funding at last year’s level. The agency received $8.2 billion in fiscal 2017. The Trump administration had proposed a 30 percent budget cut for the agency—levels not seen since the George H.W. Bush administration.

Congressional negotiators are nearing agreement on a $1.3 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown this weekend as key compromises were reached during overnight talks, congressional aides ...

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