About the bill
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 extent to which he cooperated with fossil fuel interests and other anti-environmental donors as Oklahoma attorney general. Just this week, the White House unveiled their proposed budget which would slash EPA funding by 31 percent, its lowest level adjusted for inflation in four decades. Now a Republican bill in Congress might abolish the EPA entirely.
###What the bill does
Introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL1), H.R. 861 ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 3, 2017
Length: 1 page
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on February 3, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
Feb 3, 2017
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H.R. 861 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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