H.R. 861: To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.

It’s been a rough 2017 for the Environmental Protection Agency.Four days into Donald Trump’s presidency, EPA staff were banned from speaking with reporters or updating social media, as the administration delayed implementation of 30 Obama-era environmental rules. EPA’s new administrator Scott Pruitt — who remains a plaintiff in multiple suits against the EPA — saw his emails released, revealing the ... Continue reading »

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Feb 3, 2017


Referred to Committee on Feb 3, 2017

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 3, 2017, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Matt Gaetz

Representative for Florida's 1st congressional district



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Feb 3, 2017

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