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U.S. House approves increased funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup, but Senate support uncertain

U.S. House approves increased funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup, but Senate support uncertain

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to increase federal funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts, but it’s unclear if or when the Senate will follow suit.

The Democratic majority in the House passed an Environmental Protection Agency budget that includes $85 million for the federal Chesapeake Bay Program in fiscal year 2020, up from its current funding level of $73 million.

There’s no telling whether the Republican majority in the Senate will even act on the House legislation. Republican President Donald Trump has repeatedly proposed

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