House defeats Dem amendments to EPA bill

Defeated amendments to H.R. 2250 were from:

Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), to add language authorizing the appropriation of funds to implement the act that does not use previously appropriated funds to implement it. Rejected 164-254.

Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), to prohibit delays in boiler rules if delays would lead to respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses and deaths. Rejected 168-250.

Ed Markey (D-Mass.), to prohibit delay of rules if boiler emissions are found to be increasing the risk of cancer. Rejected 156-252.

Donna Edwards (D-Md.), to add a finding saying the EPA's final rules would create 2,200 jobs. Rejected 157-260.

Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), to add a finding that mercury released into the air from industrial boilers is a potent neurotoxin that can damage the development of an infant's brain. Rejected 169-249.

Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), to allow the EPA to shorten the compliance period for the regulation if it is found to create more than 1,000 jobs. Rejected 154-261.

Peter Welch (D-Vt.), to add a finding that Americans are exposed to mercury through the consumption of fish, and that every state in the U.S. has at least one mercury advisory for fish consumption. Rejected 169-249.

Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), to change the final rule compliance period from five to three years. Rejected 156-262.