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June 06, 2012




The House debated and voted on amendments to the 2013 Energy and Water bill before adjourning at 11 p.m. Tuesday — approving many, but leaving many others for roll call votes that are expected to take place Wednesday.

See the earlier post for details on two amendments that were approved related to federal light bulb standards. Amendments approved by voice vote were from:

• Peter Welch (D-Vt.), to allow for Energy Savings Performance Contracts for federal buildings.

• Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), to prohibit funds for the Corps of Engineers to terminate any 50 year storm damage reduction project.

• Don Young (R-Alaska), to prohibit funds for use in introducing salmon into the San Jaoquin River.

• Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), to prohibit funds for Section 1705 loan guarantees under the Energy Policy Act.

• Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), prohibiting funds for Department of Energy Programs – Science in contravention of the Department of Energy Organization Act.

• Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), prohibiting funds for Department of Energy Programs- Science in contravention of the Department of Energy Organization Act, to prohibit funds for an environmental study of the Missouri River.

• Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.), prohibits funds to expand authorized use of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.

• Andy Harris (R-Md.), prohibits funds for international projects under the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account, to prohibit funding for overseas "sustainable cities."

• Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), to prohibit funds from being used to lease or purchase light duty vehicles not in compliance with the Presidential memorandum on alternative fuel vehicles.

• Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), prohibit new loan guarantees by the Department of Energy for renewable energy systems, electric power transmission systems, or leading edge biofuel projects.

• Sam Graves (R-Mo.), to limit funds spent for the Missouri River Recovery Program to $50 million.

• Jeff Landry (R-La.), to prohibit funds from being used by the Army Corps of Engineers in Louisiana to implement or enforce the mitigation methodology referred to as the "Modified Charleston Method."

• Landry, to defund a media campaign on green technology.

• Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), to prohibit funds from being used by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy for unallowable costs related to advertising or promoting the sale of products or services, or for unallowable expenditures related to raising capital in contravention of current regulations.

• David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), to block funds used to enforce federal regulations related to showerheads.

• Fortenberry, to block funds to finalize a proposed rule on energy conservation standards for battery chargers.

• Bill Flores (R-Texas), to prohibit funds to enforce the ban on the use of certain fuels by federal agencies.

The House rejected the following amendments:

• Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), to move $88.9 million from the Office of Administration to Defense Environmental Cleanup. Rejected voice vote.

• Jackson Lee, to transfer $52 million from the National Nuclear Security Administration – Weapons Activities to the Corps of Engineers Civil Department of the Army-Operations and Maintenance. Point of order raised.

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