Republicans say Obama's current lease plan keeps 85 percent of offshore areas closed to energy production. The House Natural Resources Committee approved this bill last week.
House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorPaul replaces Cruz as GOP agitator GOP shifting on immigration Breitbart’s influence grows inside White House MORE (R-Va.) said both of these bills would be up next week, in addition to H.R. 2410, the Agriculture Appropriations Act for 2014. Consideration of that bill will come just days after the House failed to approve a five-year farm bill.
The bill provides $19.5 billion in discretionary funding, $1.3 billion less than the levels in 2013. It's also $516 million below President Obama's request.