House to clear stopgap spending, water projects measures - WNEM TV 5

House to clear stopgap spending, water projects measures

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WASHINGTON (AP) -

The GOP-controlled House is advancing hard-fought legislation to help Flint, Michigan fix its lead-tainted water system and speed the confirmation path for retired Gen. James Mattis as Donald Trump's secretary of defense.

Those provisions, and more, are catching a ride on a must-do spending measure to keep the government running through April, along with $10 billion in supplemental war funding and $4 billion more for disaster relief for Louisiana and other states.

Also on deck is separate legislation to authorize water projects that has sparked a major battle between environmentalists and agricultural interests over hard-fought legislation to allow more of California's limited water resources to flow to Central Valley farmers hurt by the state's longstanding drought.

The House is slated to adjourn for the year on Thursday.

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