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Republican policies spark clash over energy spending bill


Associated Press

15:16 EST, 22 April 2015

15:16 EST, 22 April 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans on a powerful House panel are quarreling over spending levels for domestic agencies, as well as clean water rules and guns on federal lands, as they kick off action on more than $1 trillion worth of spending bills for the budget year beginning in October.

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $35 billion energy and water projects measure and a $77 billion bill funding the Department of Veterans Affairs and construction projects on military bases by voice votes.

The panel also argued over spending limits for domestic agency budgets as the Obama administration and its Democratic allies warned that additional money will be needed to successfully pass all 12 appropriations bills and get them signed into law.

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