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GOP Retains EPA Policy Riders In FY19 Bill, Teeing Up Future Hill Disputes

June 11, 2018
Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee are rejecting Democratic efforts to remove from EPA's fiscal year 2019 funding bill riders that would curtail the agency's power, including undoing its Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule, previewing policy fights when the full House and Senate seek to negotiate a final spending bill. However, the appropriations panel at a June 6 markup did make several changes to the text of the legislative language and the accompanying non-binding report language. For example, lawmakers...

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