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EPA, Interior Snared in Shutdown With No Quick End in Sight

Dec. 23, 2018, 12:53 AM

The EPA and Interior Department are ensnarled in a partial government shutdown that isn’t likely to be resolved until after Christmas, as House members and senators were told by leaders not to expect a vote on any compromise before Dec. 27.

Both Interior and the EPA were among the departments and agencies ensnarled in a partial government shutdown that began midnight Dec. 21.

It was a partial lapse in government operations because only those agencies lacking a full-year spending bill—EPA and Interior, but also the Department of Homeland Security, State Department, and the Commerce, Justice, and Agriculture departments—were impacted.

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