Members rejected an amendment from Rep. Cynthia LummisCynthia LummisGOP probes EPA response to NY state water contamination Diversity of House GOP at risk in 2016 election GOP threatens Kerry with another Keystone subpoena MORE (R-Wyo.) that would have cut $35 million in funds that various Interior Department offices use to purchase land. More than 30 Republican joined nearly all Democrats in opposing this amendment, and it failed in a close 213-216 vote.
Rep. Jeff FlakeJeff FlakeVulnerable GOP senators praise Kaine GOP Sen. Flake offers Trump rare praise Booker denounces ‘lock her up' chants MORE (R-Ariz.) proposed a $64 million cut to the EPA's "Science to Achieve Results" program, but this too was rejected in a 199-230 vote.
The House also considered a fifth amendment from Rep. Jim MoranJim MoranHouse Dem: Congress needs 'courage' to call for its own pay raise House may resume work on spending bills next week Bottom Line MORE (D-Va.) that would have added $50 million to a North American wetlands conservation fund and would have paid for this by taking $50 million away from a program aimed at curbing diesel emissions, which drew opposition. That amendment failed in a 73-352 vote.
The House was expected to work late into Wednesday night.