Wednesday, July 21, 2010
House Looks to Flat-Line EPA and Interior Spending for 2011
The House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee fiscal year 2011 spending bill markup is scheduled for Thursday, July 21 at 2:30 PM, in room B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Based on yesterday's (July 20) House Appropriations Committee approval of a top line spending level plan, it is all but certain that tomorrow's mark-up will keep U.S. EPA and the Department of Interior funding flat-lined for next year. Last week the Senate Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee approved a fiscal year 2011 spending bill that would cut $14 billion from the Administration's proposed budget; however, even with those cuts, the Senate's 2011 Interior and Environment bill would appropriate more funding than in fiscal year 2010.