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Congressional Republicans Put Bigoted Ideology Over Energy and Water Legislation


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Congressional Republicans Put Bigoted Ideology Over Energy and Water Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressional Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked passage of the Energy and Water spending bill due to the inclusion of an amendment from Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on LGBT protections.

The base legislation would have slashed energy funding and was weighed down with provisions that undermine drinking water by blocking the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule and freezing rules that encourage mountaintop removal coal mining by permitting companies to bury streams under mining waste.

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