The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies approved on July 23 the $24.3 billion FY14 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill 7-4. The bill cuts Environmental Protection Agency funding by 34 percent from FY13 enacted levels to $5.5 billion. The bill also included language requiring a presidential report on climate change spending and preventing the agency from completing Tier 3 rules. Ranking Member Jim Moran (D-VA) left the markup following his opening statement because he opposed the environmental funding cuts, specifically to 20 agency initiatives including brownfields program. The full committee is expected to consider the bill this week.