Before the late series of roll-call votes, members approved two Republican amendments by voice vote. One, from Rep. Doc HastingsDoc HastingsCongress just resolved a 20-year debate over Neolithic remains Boehner hires new press secretary GOP plots new course on Endangered Species Act reform MORE (R-Wash.), made technical changes and clarified the definition of "wilderness areas." The other was from Rep. John FlemingJohn FlemingCoast Guard suspends search for missing Ohio plane Freedom Caucus member to bring up bill on impeaching IRS chief GOP seeks to make it 52 MORE (R-La.), to prohibit the Forest Service from banning hunters using dogs in deer hunting activities in Kisatchie National Forest unless these restrictions apply to small portions of the National Forest.
But the remaining amendments failed, including those from:
• Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.), to provide that all units of the National Park System are exempt from language requiring federal land management officials to encourage hunting, shooting and fishing activities. Failed, 152-260.
• Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), to only encourage shooting and fishing on federal lands if less than 75 percent of federal land is open for these activities. Failed, 138-279.
• Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), to strike language allowing the import of polar bear trophies. Failed, 155-262.
• Rep. Martin HeinrichMartin HeinrichA guide to the committees: Senate Dem senator calls out Trump for leaving key to apparent classified info exposed Trump’s pick for CIA No. 2 prompts Dem fears MORE (D-N.M.), to specify that nothing in the bill would allow oil-and-gas development, mining, logging or motorized activity in wilderness areas. Failed, 176-244.
• Rep. Tim BishopTim BishopDems separated by 29 votes in NY House primary Flint residents hire first K Street firm House moves to vote on .1T package; backup plan in place MORE (D-N.Y.), which would have prohibited the secretary of the Interior from banning or limiting fishing for Atlantic Striped Bass in the Block Island Sound transit zone.
— This story was updated Wednesday at 10:12 a.m. to clarify that Heinrich's amendment applied to wilderness areas.