As the administration and Congress get down to brass tacks in slashing the federal budget, one would think that President Barack Obama’s proposal to cut $1.3 billion from EPA’s budget would be well-received by Republicans who have spent a lot of time this year criticizing the agency. In fact, according to a story by Politico, that is in fact not the case. Click here to read the Politico story:
For all their talk about the “job-killing” EPA, Republicans have a dirty little secret: They actually like many of the agency’s efforts, particularly bread-and-butter programs aimed at cleaning up drinking water and air pollution in their districts.
- 3 Dems, GOP Fight Over EPA Climate Rules (time.com)
- Some House GOP Freshmen, Faced With a Choice, Prefer Spending Cuts Over Suspending EPA Climate Rules (nytimes.com)