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The House of Representatives passed an energy reform bill on March 30 intended to bolster U.S. oil and gas production while scaling back climate initiatives. (Video: Reuters, Photo: Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Reuters)

Post Politics Now House passes doomed energy bill heading into two-week recess

Updated March 30, 2023 at 5:05 p.m. EDT|Published March 30, 2023 at 6:54 a.m. EDT
Today, the Republican-led House passed a sprawling energy bill that would increase oil drilling and roll back parts of President Biden’s climate agenda with an aim of lowering gas prices before next year’s elections. The bill has no chance in the Senate, and Biden has vowed to veto it if it ever reaches his desk. Following the vote, the House adjourned for a two-week recess as a standoff with Biden continues over raising the debt limit and as Republicans continue to delay producing a budget plan.  
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