House accepts GOP amendment to water bill, rejects most from Dems

In late Wednesday votes, members accepted an amendment from Rep. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoOvernight Tech: TV box plan faces crucial vote | Trump transition team to meet tech groups | Growing scrutiny of Yahoo security Senate committee to consider miner pension bill GOP pressures Kerry on Russia's use of Iranian airbase 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-LeeDems hijack IRS hearing to ask about Trump’s taxes The Hill's 12:30 Report Why a new 'app' would be essential to public education in the fight against Zika 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 ConnollySetting the record straight on Crimea Overnight Cybersecurity: Fallout from Yahoo's massive breach | House panel holds Clinton IT aide in contempt | Privacy groups want WhatsApp probe Oversight Committee votes to hold Clinton IT aide in contempt of Congress MORE (D-Va.), block application of the law where federal funding is provided. Failed 181-240.

Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyOvernight Cybersecurity: FBI probes possible hack of Dems' phones | Trump's '400-pound hacker' | Pressure builds on Yahoo | Poll trolls run wild Dems tie nuclear first-strike bill to concerns about Trump Takata says it failed to report airbag rupture in 2003 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.