House to release major energy, environment spending bills

By Andres Picon | 06/25/2024 06:37 AM EDT

Republican appropriators will also see if they can get three more fiscal 2025 bills passed on the floor.

Rep. Michael Simpson (R-Idaho).

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, will release his fiscal 2025 bill this week. Mariam Zuhaib/AP

House Republican appropriators will release their fiscal 2025 Interior-Environment and Energy-Water bills this week as they move ahead with plans to pass several other measures on the floor.

Action in committee and in the full House will shed new light on the GOP’s vision to slash environmental spending and target President Joe Biden’s agenda during an election year.

House Republican appropriators have indicated they will use their fiscal 2025 bills to stake out a conservative negotiating position with the Democratic-controlled Senate, and they have already advanced a number of measures designed to cut funding for federal climate and diversity programs.


The Republican posture is significant because it showcases the kinds of reductions the GOP could implement if they win control of Congress and the White House after the November elections.