House approves rule for offshore lease sales bill

The House on Wednesday afternoon approved a rule for considering, H.R. 1231, the Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act.

The rule was approved in a 243-179 vote. Only 10 Democrats voted with Republicans.

With the 3:15 p.m. vote, the House moved to debate the bill and was expected to also consider a series of amendments to the bill.