Congress Passes $26.3B Environmental Bill

Date: July 28, 2005

Source: News Room

Congress has sent to the White House a $26.3 billion environmental bill that cuts spending for clean water programs and increases funds to fight wildfire and improve health care for Native Americans. The bill, which provides funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Land Management (, the National Park Service (, and related agencies starting Oct. 1, passed 99-1. The House approved the measure last Thursday, and President Bush is expected to sign it.

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