But the House did accept a motion to instruct from a Republican, Rep. Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackBrady at White House meeting: House to vote on more tax cuts in September GOP lawmaker introduces legislation labelling first-time illegal border crossing as a felony Scalise throws support behind Black, Blackburn ahead of Tennessee primary MORE (Tenn.). Her motion instructs House negotiators to reject Senate language that offers states grant funding to fight distracted driving. Members narrowly approved that motion, 201-194.

Regardless of whether they passed or failed, the motions are inconsequential at this stage. The House and Senate are working on an agreement off the floor that would either reauthorize highway spending for several years, or provide for a short-term extension.

Highway authorization expires at the end of this month.