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House Spending Bill Strikes at Piece of Trump Infrastructure Plan

House Spending Bill Strikes at Piece of Trump Infrastructure Plan

Bloomberg BNA
June 7, 2018
By David Schultz

A bipartisan amendment added to a federal spending bill June 7 would block the Trump administration from fulfilling one of the items on its proposed $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) and 19 other Republicans and Democrats, is the latest blow to the administration’s hopes of seeing its infrastructure proposal enacted into law.

The amendment would prevent the Energy Department from selling off the assets of its regional hydropower authorities to states, cities, or private companies. It was added to a House bill (H.R. 5895) that provides funding to the department and other agencies for the coming fiscal year... FULL ARTICLE

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