House approves several funding limitation amendments to Transportation/HUD bill

Earlier in the evening, the House approved an amendment preventing the Transportation Department from exploring ways to tax drivers by the mile.

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Amendments accepted by voice vote Wednesday night were from:

• Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.), to prevent funds from being used by the Secretary of Transportation to research or implement a distance-based fee system, or Vehicle Miles Traveled system.

• Cravaack, to prohibit funds from being used to further implementation of the European Union greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme for aviation activities.

• Bill Posey (R-Fla.), to prohibit funds from being used for the international highway technology scanning program.

Morgan GriffithMorgan GriffithOvernight Regulation: Supreme Court rejects GOP redistricting challenge Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to Va. redistricting plan Time runs short on House GOP bill tackling mental health, mass shootings MORE (R-Va.), to prohibit funds from being used for livable or sustainable community grants.

Bill FloresBill FloresTop conservative calls for 'less trash talk' from Trump GOP fears next Trump blowup The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Texas), to prohibit the use of funds to ban coal to liquid alternative fuel processes.

• Michael Turner (R-Ohio), to ensure conflicting regulations don't impede the development of senior veterans' housing on VA property using enhanced use leases.

Scott GarrettScott GarrettThe Trail 2016: Candidate tug-of-war Dem group slams NJ Republican for 'hateful agenda' Divided GOP to powwow on budget MORE (R-N.J.), to prohibit the use of funds to enforce a rule from the Secretary of HUD relating to the implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Discriminatory Effects standards.

• Bill Cassidy (R-La.), to prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from transferring money to support the Essential Air Service.

• Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), to prohibit funds from being used to design, construct or operate a streetcar in Cincinnati.

• Steve Scalise (R-La.), to prohibit the use of funds to implement any rule that prohibits an owner or landlord from using a criminal conviction to deny housing to an applicant.

The House disposed of several other amendments, from:

• Tom Price (R-Ga.), to prohibit the use of funds by the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to require the placement of line markers other than at public road crossings and railroad crossings. Withdrawn.

Michael BurgessMichael BurgessGOP rebuffs doctors on gun research Overnight Healthcare: Congress kicks off opioid talks | GOP rebuffs doctors on gun research | Philly passes first soda tax Senior Trump aide assures conservatives on court picks MORE (R-Texas), to prohibit the use of funds for operating unmanned aircraft as a weapon against a person or property, or to manufacture, sell, or distribute that equipment. Point of order.

Jaime Herrera BeutlerJaime Herrera BeutlerFunding the fight against Zika Lawmaker's husband donates kidney to 'miracle' daughter Capitol Hill’s forest champions helped secure win for wood MORE (R-Wash.), to prohibit funds from being used to build flood protection walls for Interstate 5 between mile posts 72 and 82 in Lewis County, Washington. Withdrawn.

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