Her bill is H.R. 4295, the Consolidate Heavy-handed and Outdated Programs (CHOP) act. But despite the acronym, Blackburn stressed that the bill would not change any EPA or Energy Department policy, and would simply place all of their functions under a new agency, the Department of Energy and Environment.

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