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EPA Fight Moves to Senate

23 Feb 2011  |   Damien Shirley

Tags: Congress, Senate

Early Saturday morning, the House passed a continuing resolution that contains significant cuts to the EPA and a variety of other environmental programs.

Now, the battle over the CR and its anti-environmental provisions moves to the Senate, where Politico reports it "faces an uphill climb."

Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) stated that "we in the Senate are reluctant to pass a CR that's loaded up with wish list items." Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has said that she is disinclined to support a bill full of riders, stating that she wants "as clean a CR as possible."

According to Politico, a number of Senate Democrats are insisting that the riders to the CR must be removed in order to pass a spending plan and thus avoid a government shutdown.

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