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ENERGY BRIEFING: House Takes Up Interior-Environment Spending

July 23, 2020, 10:07 AM

House Democrats begin consideration today of a four-bill package that includes Interior-Environment funding, along with bills covering State and Foreign Operations, Agriculture-FDA, and Military Construction-VA appropriations.

House lawmakers made 132 amendments in order for floor votes on the package (H.R. 7608), teeing up votes on Alaskan oil and gas drilling, “forever chemicals,” and President Donald Trump’s overhaul of the National Environmental Policy Act.

An amendment by Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) would prohibit officials from withdrawing the EPA’s proposed rule to designate PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) as hazardous substances. The amendment also would ban funds ...

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