DRAIN THE SWAMP: House Panel Prepares To Cut Millions From EPA

Under the Obama administration, people who worked at the EPA had their gym memberships paid for by taxpayers. That ended a while ago. Now some serious funding cuts are coming.

The Washington Examiner reported:

House panel takes first step in cutting $528 million from EPA

House appropriators took the first step in advancing major cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency in approving a $31.4 billion funding bill on Wednesday for the EPA and the Interior Department.

The bill would cut the EPA’s budget for fiscal 2018 by $528 million, or 6.5 percent, slicing the agency much less than the 31 percent cuts proposed in President Trump’s budget request.

The bill sends the agency’s budget to where it was before former President Barack Obama was elected.

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The bill was approved by voice vote in the interior and environment subcommittee, which advances it to the full committee.

Funding for fire prevention and other key services under the Interior Department were not removed, but the programs would receive tens of millions of dollars less than fiscal 2017 enacted levels.

Democrats said during the Wednesday markup that the spending bill includes a number of alarming policy riders, including those that would roll back endangered-species protections and clean air and water regulations.

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The left will go insane over this because they love big government but cuts need to be made across the board. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a trend.


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