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 ConnollyGerry ConnollyHouse panel tells fed agency to stop selling recalled cars VA Dems jockey for Kaine's seat Celebs, lawmakers light up WH red carpet at state dinner MORE (D-Va.), to prohibit delays in boiler rules if delays would lead to respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses and deaths. Rejected 168-250.

Ed MarkeyEd MarkeySenate Dems want major women's golf event moved off Trump course Sanders, Dem senators press Obama to halt ND pipeline Senate Dems ask Obama to block Atlantic, Arctic offshore drilling MORE (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 WelchPeter WelchYahoo hack spurs push for legislation Retailers have jumped the shark EpiPen investigation shows need for greater pricing transparency, other reforms MORE (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 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), to change the final rule compliance period from five to three years. Rejected 156-262.