Rep. Mike Simpson on EPA Slashed Funding: It will cause heartburn for some people
House lawmakers sent a strong message to EPA, slashing its budget to levels not seen in more than three decades.
The Appropriations Committee approved the Agency’s spending bill on a party-line vote. It would cut EPA’s budget by nearly 40 percent to just over $6 billion, the lowest since 1991.
The legislation would also repeal the controversial WOTUS rule. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson admits the bill is not pretty and will cause heartburn for some people, but he says the cuts are necessary.