The House Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Misses the Mark

The House Energy and Water Development appropriations bill should be applauded for including policies that limit the scope of government. However, this bill does not go far enough in reducing spending, ultimately increasing the size and scope of government. In addition, it continues to fund programs, such as Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and other energy research programs, that have produced questionable results and remain outside the scope of the federal government’s responsibility. The bill has flaws but is headed in the right direction in some areas. Members of the House should improve the bill with lower amended spending levels.

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