House votes to block funding for EPA's greenhouse gas regulations

The House approved a GOP amendment to federal spending legislation Friday that would block fiscal year 2011 funding for EPA’s implementation of greenhouse gas regulations.

The vote was 249-177.

The amendment — sponsored by Texas Republicans Ted Poe, Joe Barton and John Carter — overlaps with a similar provision already in the underlying fiscal year 2011 spending plan.

But holding a vote on EPA’s regulations specifically provided Republicans a chance to issue an overt rebuke of the White House's climate agenda.