House Passes $31B DOE Spending Bill

Law360, New York (July 15, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a $30.6 billion spending bill to fund U.S. Department of Energy programs and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water projects in 2012, slashing nearly $6 billion from President Barack Obama's requested budget.

The House voted 219-196 to pass the appropriations bill, H.R. 2354. All but 21 Republicans voted for the bill, while only 10 Democrats approved the measure that represents a $1 billion cut from 2011's funding level.

Lawmakers in the House proposed several amendments to the bill...
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