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Republicans Vote to Thwart Imaginary Drilling Restriction

"How badly do House Republicans want to kneecap White House energy regulations?," National Journal asks.  

"They voted overwhelmingly Thursday to bar the Energy Department from blocking approval of offshore-drilling permits. But there's just one thing: The Energy Department doesn't regulate drilling. The Interior Department does."  

"The prohibition on the Energy Department regulating something that it doesn't regulate came came via Republican Rep. Steve Stockman's amendment to a wider department spending bill, which also passed Thursday."

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