Members rejected an amendment from Rep. Cynthia LummisCynthia LummisFemale lawmakers urge Obama to back a woman for UN chief Trump calls congresswoman to stage at child care policy speech Program for protecting species under Endangered Species Act badly needs a jump-start 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 FlakeTop GOP chairmen investigating foreign visa program Pence rallies GOP before final stretch Libertarian nominee top choice among veterans 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.