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House Passes $51 Billion Bill for Energy Department, Army Corps

July 31, 2020, 4:20 PM

The House passed a six-bill fiscal 2021 spending package that would include billions of dollars in funding for the Energy Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, and related agencies.

The $50.5 billion bill passed the lower chamber 217-197 on Friday.

The White House issued a statement recommending President Donald Trump veto H.R. 7617 if it reaches him, in part because the administration objects to the provision prohibiting funds for a border wall along the Mexican border. The statement also objected to the bill’s continued funding of $435 million for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, which the administration proposed eliminating.

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