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July 26, 2011

House Votes - H.R. 2584: Department of the Interior, Environment Appropriations Act, 2012

H.Res. 363: Providing for consideration of H.R. 2584

House Report 112-176

On Passage
Passed by 74 votes: 205-131, 96 not voting


H.R. 2584: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes.

Amendments

H.Amdt. 714 by Rep. Moran [D-VA8]
An amendment to reduce the funds in the Management of Lands and Resources account by $18,663,000 and increase the Indian Health Facilities account by $18,663,000.
Failed by 63 votes: 175-237, 20 not voting

H.Amdt. 715 by Rep. Huelskamp [R-KS1]
An amendment to reduce the various accounts by $3,000,231,000 and applies the savings to the spending reduction account.
Failed by 159 votes: 126-284, 22 not voting

H.Amdt. 716 by Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
An amendment to reduce the Management of Lands and Resources account by $3,000,000 and increase the Environmental Programs and Management account by $3,000,000.
Failed by 84 votes: 165-248, 19 not voting

H.Amdt. 717 by Rep. Richmond [D-LA2]
An amendment to reduce the Management of Lands and Resources account by $6,000,000 and increase the Regulation and Enforcement, Ocean Energy Managment account by $5,000,000.
Agreed to by 29 votes: 221-192, 19 not voting

H.Amdt. 719 by Rep. Hochul [D-NY26]
An amendment to reduce the amount in the Bureau of Land Management account available for the processing of applications for drilling permits by $4,452,000.
Failed by 131 votes: 141-271, 20 not voting


House Republicans target EPA in environment spending bill
House Republicans on Monday made no secret that their Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Related Agencies spending bill is designed to trim back the EPA, which they said is a huge creator of uncertainty in an already uncertain environment for business and job creation. The overall bill, H.R. 2584, cuts spending by about 7 percent, but the EPA could be cut by 18 percent. Republican supporters of the bill said these cuts are justified, in part because the EPA received stimulus money that pumped up its budget. But they also made it clear on the House floor that it's time to rein in the agency.

House Dems filibuster GOP's 'anti-environment' bill
House Democrats late Monday afternoon were staging a mini-filibuster against a Republican bill that they said would significantly undermine U.S. environmental protection laws. A handful of amendments were debated before Democratic leaders and senior committee members each took five minutes to talk in opposition to the bill.

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