House Passes Water and Energy Appropriations for FY 2012

HR 2354, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012, was passed by a narrow majority, 219-196. The bill essentially does not change appropriations for the Corps of Engineers, various waterway projects, and the Department of Energy from that appropriated in FY 2011, with only a slight decrease in spending on discrete projects.

Twenty-one Republicans voted against the measure, mostly on grounds that it did not cut spending significantly, while ten Democrats voted for the bill in support of their pet projects.

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