Committee OKs PFAS funding, revival of science agency

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A water contaminant on military bases would be targeted and a congressional agency focused on nonpartisan technological analysis would be revived under a pair of House spending bills approved today.

The House Appropriations Committee passed its fiscal 2020 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs and Legislative Branch bills. Both measures are expected on the House floor next month.

The $108.1 billion Military Construction-Veterans Affairs bill would provide an 8.3% increase over current spending, the largest increase proposed for any of the 12 fiscal 2020 measures. It passed 31-21 after a GOP attempt to add border wall money failed.

The legislation would provide $60 million for cleaning up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, at military bases.

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