Members rejected an amendment from Rep. Cynthia LummisCynthia LummisTrump's Interior candidates would play Russian roulette with West Trump eyes House members for Cabinet jobs Trump aide dodges questions about business dealings 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 FlakeGraham, Durbin 'encouraged' by Trump's comments on Dreamers Unlike Romney, Evan McMullin stands tall against Trump Cures bill clears first Senate hurdle 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 MoranGOP Rep. Comstock holds on to Virginia House seat 10 races Democrats must win to take the House House Dem: Congress needs 'courage' to call for its own pay raise 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.