EPA FACES FUNDING PRESSURES FOR COMPETING PROGRAMS IN FY07 REQUEST

December 15, 2005
As the Bush administration develops its fiscal year 2007 budget request, EPA is under competing pressure from congressional Republicans, Democrats, environmentalists, industry groups and state officials to propose adequate funds for new and long-standing agency programs from a shrinking pot of discretionary dollars. But the administration's request is likely to disappoint some, if not all, of these groups, as observers expect slashes to the agency's budget because the White House is seeking to control the skyrocketing federal deficit. EPA officials...


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