WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are proposing to slash money for renewable energy research and defy the Obama administration's decision to close the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in a bare-bones annual spending bill for energy and water programs.
The House could vote late Wednesday on the legislation.
The bill has little support in the Democratic-led Senate and faces a White House veto, but makes clear just how far apart the two parties are on policy and budgetary matters.
The bill would approve $30.4 billion for Energy Department programs, including nuclear weapons maintenance, almost $3 billion below the amount approved last year.
It would cut spending for renewable energy programs by half.
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