House kills proposal to kill funding for United States Enrichment Corp.

Members also killed a second Burgess amendment related to funding USEC, in a 131-292 vote.

These were two of the six amendments members voted on in the early evening. Other votes were on proposals from:

— Jared Polis (D-Colo.), cutting funding for the W-76 submarine by $13 million. Failed 182-243.

— Dina Titus (D-Nev.), striking language that blocks DOE from closing Yucca Mountain and finding alternatives to nuclear waste disposal. Failed 87-337.

— Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), increasing funds for the Corps of Engineers Civil Construction account by $20 million, and reducing fossil fuel energy research by the same amount. Passed 217-206.

— Karen bass (D-Calif.), prohibiting the use of federal funds for hydraulic fracturing in the Inglewood Oil Field in Los Angeles, California. Rejected in voice vote.

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