BY: PETE KASPEROWICZ
IN THE HILL
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:
• 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.Back to News