Before the late series of roll-call votes, members approved two Republican amendments by voice vote. One, from Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), made technical changes and clarified the definition of "wilderness areas." The other was from Rep. John Fleming (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 Heinrich (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 Bishop (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.