Senate Energy Committee Assails Bush Budget Plan

Law360, New York (February 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has taken aim at President Bush's proposed budget for the departments of Energy and the Interior, with members saying they “strongly disagree” with several of Bush's proposals.

In a letter sent to the Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), the energy committee's chairman, and Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), its ranking member, describe the committee's reservations about Bush's proposed cuts to environmental programs and plans for oil drilling.

Bush's budget proposes $25 billion for the...
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