The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to approve two separate measures by Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, and Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., that would make it easier for energy companies to drill on federal lands. The House voted 228-192 to approve Lamborn's bill, which imposes a strict deadline for federal regulators to review drilling applications. Flores' bill, passed by a vote of 235-187, seeks to block proposed rules by the Interior Department to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public lands.

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