Energy Panel Approves Waste, Water Budget Plans But Prospects Uncertain

September 14, 2021
House Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats have approved portions of their massive budget reconciliation legislation that include significant funding increases for a range of drinking water and waste cleanup programs though the bill’s fate is uncertain as key Senate Democrats continue to seek a much smaller package. The panel voted late Sept. 13 to approve subtitles B and C -- dealing with hazardous materials and drinking water, respectively -- which seek to provide billions of dollars to address environmental justice...

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