In late Wednesday votes, members accepted an amendment from Rep. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoPrice huddles with Senate GOP on ObamaCare Republican senators wrestle with changes to Medicaid Rural Republicans question using private cash to fix infrastructure 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-LeeHouse passes bill to roll back restrictions on unemployment drug testing Black Caucus Dems take to Senate to protest Sessions WATCH LIVE: Trump official to be grilled over Trump immigration order 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 ConnollyHouse Dems ask Oversight to investigate Trump security practices Lawmakers debate allowing cameras in courtrooms Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate takes a hard line on Russia | Dems want hearings on Trump's cyber issues MORE (D-Va.), block application of the law where federal funding is provided. Failed 181-240.
Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyOvernight Tech: GOP chairman to propose high-skilled visa overhaul | Zuckerberg's 5,700 word letter | Tech lobbies gear up ahead of internet fight Senate Dem blasts GOP for trying to repeal broadband privacy rules Judge orders release of EPA nominee’s emails 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.