The House has passed two Republican-backed bills that would place new restrictions on the Environmental Protection Agency.
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A bill approved Wednesday would require the EPA to disclose scientific data behind proposed regulations, while a measure passed Tuesday would prohibit the agency from appointing registered lobbyists to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board.

Both were approved largely along party lines. The scientific data bill was approved 241-175, while the advisory board measure was approved 236-181.

Republicans said the bills would increase transparency at the EPA and make it more accountable to the public.