US House votes to reopen Interior Department, EPA

Politics 1/11/2019, 6:26 PM
US House votes to reopen Interior Department, EPA

United States House of Representatives voted 240 for and 179 against on Friday to approve the Democrat-sponsored bill that would fund and reopen the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Forest Service. The bill was then sent to the Senate.

Last week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed not to allow a vote on any legislation to end the partial federal government shutdown unless there is a bipartisan deal.

The lower chamber of Congress has already passed three spending bills which provided funding and reopened the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Agriculture and related agencies, the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and Small Business Administration.

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