In late Wednesday votes, members accepted an amendment from Rep. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoRob Thomas: Anti-Trump celebs have become 'white noise' Congress nears deal on help for miners Overnight Energy: Lawmakers work toward deal on miners’ benefits MORE (R-W.Va.) to require the EPA to analyze the impact of certain actions on employment levels and require a hearing when an action has more than a de minims impact. This was approved in a 268-152.
Members did accept two Democratic amendments by voice vote. One from Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) clarifies that nothing in the bill can limit the EPA's authority to regulate a pipeline that crosses a streamed.
The other, from Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), requires the EPA to submit to Congress a report on any increase in pathogenic microorganisms in waters regulated by a state under the bill. Republicans said they would accept the amendment if it were altered to require EPA to also report on any reduction in these microorganisms.
But more substantive amendments offered by Democrats were all turned away, after which the House moved to vote on final passage of the bill. Amendments that were turned away were from:
Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson-LeeDem wants hearing after United passenger dragged off flight Members jam with Wynonna Judd, Keith Urban at Grammys on the Hill Dem rep: Trump WH, conservatives are attacking black women MORE (D-Texas), strike language prohibiting the EPA from setting standards for states under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System. Failed 170-252.
Jared Polis (D-Colo.), exclude from this act permit holders who are on the significant non-compliance list. Failed 191-231.
Gerry ConnollyGerry ConnollyBudget woes hinder US cybersecurity buildup Our IT system is dying: Here’s how President Trump can save it What Democrats want in shutdown fight MORE (D-Va.), block application of the law where federal funding is provided. Failed 181-240.
Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyOvernight Energy: Trump set to sign offshore drilling order Sanders: Trump couldn't be 'more wrong' on climate Overnight Cybersecurity: Ex-officials warn 'Buy American' might harm Pentagon cybersecurity | Chair nudges Trump on cyber order | House gets security training MORE (D-Mass.), exclude from coverage any water that EPA determines provides flood protection for communities, are a fish and wildlife habitat, or are coastal recreational waters. Failed 183-237.
Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.), restrict application of the bill if a major disaster was declared in the area in the last five years. Failed 173-247.
Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), strike the entire bill. Failed 167-254.