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Last Friday, February 3rd, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R, FL-01) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives. The bill is transparently called H.R. 861 – “To Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency” (EPA). Here is the link to the bill.


The Environmental Protection Agency had a 2016 annual budget of $8.139 billion and a staff of 15,376; without clarification (it’s so new that the full body of the bill isn’t available yet), this bill seems that it would eliminate all of it.

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It has three co-sponsors: Rep. Thomas Massie (R, KY-04); Rep. Steven Palazzo (R, MS-04); and Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R, GA-11). Once the bill leaves committee, it will be introduced to the House floor.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

House Republicans introduce bill to “terminate the Environmental Protection Agency” (EPA) AP Photo/Martin Meissner
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