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July 14, 2011

House Votes - H.R. 2018: Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act

H.Res. 347: Providing for consideration of H.R. 2018

House Report 112-144

On Passage
Passed by 79 votes: 250-171, 10 not voting


H.R. 2018: Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the State's water quality standards, and for other purposes.

Amendments

H.Amdt. 629 by Rep. Jackson-Lee [D-TX18]
An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-144 to allow the EPA to continue to have the authority to set standards for NPDES Permit programs by striking section 2.
Failed by 83 votes: 170-252, 9 not voting

H.Amdt. 630 by Rep. Capito [R-WV2]
An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-144 to require the EPA to analyze the impact of certain covered actions on employment levels and economic activity and require public notice and a hearing in those instances where a covered action has more than a de minimis impact on employment or economic activity in any given state.
Agreed to by 116 votes: 268-152, 11 not voting

H.Amdt. 632 by Rep. Polis [D-CO2]
An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 112-144 to exclude from this act permit holders who are on the significant non-compliance list.
Failed by 41 votes: 191-231, 9 not voting

H.Amdt. 633 by Rep. Connolly [D-VA11]
An amendment numbered 6 printed in House Report to 112-144 to align federal funding with the scope of federal clean water regulations.
Failed by 60 votes: 181-240, 10 not voting

H.Amdt. 635 by Rep. Blumenauer [D-OR3]
An amendment numbered 9 printed in House Report 112-144 to exclude from coverage under the bill, any waters that EPA determines provide flood protection for communities, are a valuable fish and wildlife habitat that provides benefits to the economy, or are coastal recreational waters.
Failed by 55 votes: 183-237, 11 not voting

H.Amdt. 636 by Rep. Carnahan [D-MO3]
An amendment numbered 10 printed in House Report 112-144 to restrict the application of the bill if a major disaster had been declared in the area due to flooding within the last five years, or the waters in question had contributed to such a declaration.
Failed by 75 votes: 173-247, 11 not voting

H.Amdt. 628 by Rep. Jackson-Lee [D-TX18]
An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-144 to strike all after the enacting clause.
Failed by 88 votes: 167-254, 10 not voting


On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
Failed by 51 votes: 188-238, 5 not voting

On Passage
Passed by 55 votes: 239-184, 8 not voting

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