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Democrats Criticize EPA FY18 Bill Despite Rejection Of Trump Budget Cuts

July 12, 2017
The House Appropriations Committee's interior panel has approved EPA's fiscal year 2018 spending bill over objections from Democrats who fault the measure's overall proposed $528 million cut to the agency's existing roughly $8 billion, even though that cut is significantly smaller than under President Donald Trump's FY18 budget plan. Although the bill cleared the interior subcommittee July 12 by voice vote, it faces an uncertain future in the House and Senate given opposition from Democrats. In addition to criticizing the...

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