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Lawmakers Gird for 2018 Fight as Budget Bill Retains EPA Funds

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Bloomberg BNA discusses budget cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency with Myron Ebell.

But both sides are now girding for the fiscal 2018 fight, the first full-year budget in the Trump administration.

“It’s like most omnibus appropriations bills; it’s status quo,” Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told Bloomberg BNA. “If President Trump is going to convince Congress to reduce the budget of EPA and other agencies, it isn’t going to be through a [continuing resolution] and omnibus. It’s going to be through stand-alone appropriations bills fully debated on the floor of each chamber, where the administration can actually influence the outcome.”

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