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Gaetz finds co-sponsors for bill to abolish EPA

February 6, 2017

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) found three co-sponsors for his bill to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency by the end of 2018 (H.R.861): Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia), Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), and Steven Palazzo (R-Mississippi).

Over the weekend, Rep. Loudermilk explained his position on Twitter: “The GA EPD would do much better protecting the environment than a big DC bureaucracy #Federalism”

Exactly what the bill states has yet to be posted the U.S. House website:

“As of 02/06/2017 text has not been received for H.R.861 – To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency. Bills are generally sent to the Library of Congress from GPO, the Government Publishing Office, a day or two after they are introduced on the floor of the House or Senate. Delays can occur when there are a large number of bills to prepare or when a very large bill has to be printed.”

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  • Ames February 7, 2017 at 11:06 am

    There is another bill that would have profound negative affects on the US population also.
    http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/new-bill-would-block-epa-from-regulating-greenhouse-gases …And that’s not all it would do

  • Gloria G. Horning, Ph.D February 6, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    This will only impact the health of ALL children and other living things.