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Bipartisan and bicameral efforts are underway to stop the White House’s plans to close some Civilian Conservation Centers and transfer the remaining ones from the Agriculture Department to the Labor Department. Montana Sen. Jon Tester (D) introduced legislation that would prohibit the closures of the CCCs in 2019 and 2020. Tester’s bill has bipartisan support. Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse (Wash.) offered up an amendment to the 2020 agriculture appropriations bill that would prevent changes to the Civilian Conservation Centers. The amendment cleared the House Appropriations Committee. The Forest Service said last month it would close nine

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