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Rejected Energy Bill Proposals Offer Window Into House GOP Plans

June 28, 2022, 7:45 PM

The House Appropriations Committee, in advancing on Tuesday a $56.3 billion bill funding energy and water programs in fiscal 2023, rejected seven Republican amendments that offer an indication of GOP priorities if the party takes the House majority next year.

The rejected amendments sought to require the Energy Department to spur domestic oil and gas production amid rising energy prices; advance stalled water management projects in drought-stricken California; and block the department’s recent natural gas furnace efficiency standards.

The bill advanced on a 32-24 vote and now heads to the full House for consideration.

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