Wednesday House vote on Endangered Species Act likely to split GOP

In a lengthy debate, Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) spoke in favor of the proposal, while Reps. Steve Pearce (R-NM) and Rob Bishop (R-Utah) spoke against it.

The Dicks amendment was one of several debated Tuesday night, some of which were accepted by voice vote. For example, members accepted language from Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH) that transfers $20 million from the Department of Interior to the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Members also accepted language from Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) that cuts $5 million from the EPA and sends that money to the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service.

The House rejected language from Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) cutting $50 million from the Bureau of Land Management.

Members on Wednesday will have to vote on a proposal from Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) that would move $10 million from the Bureau of Land Management's department that deals with oil and gas drilling permits to the EPA's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Other amendment results (withdrawn proposals not listed):

Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), transfer $3 million from EPA to North American Wetlands Conservation Fund. Accepted voice vote.

Paul Tonko (D-NY), transfer $8.4 million from National Park Service to National Recreation and Preservation. Vote pending.

Justin Amash (R-Mich.), cut $2.2 million in National Capital Area Performing Arts Program. Vote pending.

John Carter (R-Texas), adjust $1 million in funds to provide for law enforcement centers on the southern border. Accepted voice vote.

Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), remove ban on charter schools for Indian students. Accepted voice vote.

Robert Dold (R-Ill.), move $24.7 million from Interior to EPA's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Vote pending.

Tom Reed (R-NY), move $8.2 million from Interior to fight invasive species in forests. Vote pending.

Steve Scalise (R-La.), strike $420,000 from Interior to protest slow oil and gas permitting. Vote pending.

Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), move $5.5 million from Interior to EPA Environmental Programs. Rejected voice vote.

-- This post was updated at 11:42 p.m. to add other amendment details. The House adjourned shortly after 11:30 p.m.

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