House approves six amendments to spending bill, continues work on funding limitations

• Stop the Federal Communications Commission from spending any money to implement its December decision to regulate the Internet, from Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.). The vote was 244-181.

• Cease the government's reimbursement of legal fees in court cases the government loses, to allow for an assessment of which groups are getting those funds, from Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.). The vote was 232-197.

• Block implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency rule setting limits on mercury in cement, from Rep. John Carter (R-Texas). The vote was 250-177.

• Eliminate funding for all "czar" positions in the administration, from Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.). The vote was 249-179.

The House rejected amendments that would:

• Prevent any money from being spent on research or development of the expeditionary fighting vehicle or the V-22 Osprey aircraft, from Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.). The vote was 91-339.

• Stop funds from being used to open locks that keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, from Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.). The vote was 137-292.

• Transfer $131 million from the Treasury Department and IRS to the Securities and Exchange Commission, from Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). The vote was 160-270.

• Transfer $63 million from IRS enforcement to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, from Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.). The vote was 163-265.

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