Congress Passes Omnibus Spending Bill, Ignores Proposed Cuts to Clean Energy Research

The omnibus spending bill contains funding increases for clean energy research.

By Umair Irfan, Vox.

The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that passed Friday morning and averted a government shutdown increases spending on clean energy and keeps the Environmental Protection Agency funded at current levels.

That’s despite the White House suggestion that Congress cut EPA’s budget by one-thirdand make drastic reductions in clean energy research.