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House Floats $100 Million Cut To EPA In FY19 Targeting Regulatory Programs

May 14, 2018
House lawmakers are floating draft legislation to cut EPA's budget from its current $8.058 billion funding by $100 million down to $7.958 billion, a modest cut compared to prior GOP efforts to slash the agency's funding that primarily targets EPA's science and rulemaking accounts for reductions while boosting state grants and Superfund spending. The funding bill released late May 14 also includes several controversial policy riders, including a measure to repeal the Obama-era Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule that...

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