Monday, September 10, 2012

Congressional Research Service Report Released: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Appropriations for FY2013

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the public policy research arm of Congress, just issued the report Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):Appropriations for FY2013 (Sept. 4, 2012). The brief 59 page report authored by Robert Esworthy et al. (consisting largely of Figures) discusses
[a]s reported July 10, 2012, by the House Committee on Appropriations, Title II of H.R. 6091, the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Act, 2013, included a total of $7.06 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for FY2013, $1.28 billion (15.5%) below the President’s FY2013 request of $8.34 billion, and $1.39 billion (16.5%) below the FY2012 enacted appropriation of $8.45 billion. Although the House committee-reported bill proposed an overall decrease for EPA, it included both decreases and increases in funding for many individual programs and activities in the eight appropriations accounts that fund the agency compared with the FY2013 requested and FY2012 enacted levels.


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