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Congress Agrees On FY19 Spending Bill, After Dropping Key Policy Riders

September 10, 2018
House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a bill funding several energy and environmental agencies after dropping a series of policy riders that would have curtailed EPA and other agencies' authorities, suggesting that upcoming legislation on EPA's fiscal year 2019 spending bill may also drop such riders. In a Sept. 10 announcement, the negotiators said they are proposing to boost spending for Army Corps of Engineers water infrastructure projects along with Department of Energy (DOE) site cleanups and its work...

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