White House threatens to veto EPA, Interior spending bill

By Devin Henry, The Hill.

The Obama administration is threatening to veto a 2017 spending bill for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Interior Department.

The House is set to consider a $32.1 billion bill for the two departments and other programs this week. The legislation would cut spending for the departments by $64 million from current spending levels and is $1 billion less than what President Obama requested in his budget.

The bill also contains policy riders designed to block administration rules on water, power plan emissions and coal mining.