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 PoeLloyd (Ted) Theodore PoeWith coordinated US action, Iran's expansionist strategy will backfire Overnight Defense: Judge orders Pentagon to accept transgender recruits on Jan. 1 | Trump eyes sending American astronauts back to moon | GOP reps want Iran sanctions over Yemen war GOP lawmakers call for Iran sanctions over its role in Yemen MORE, 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.