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.

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 GriffithGOP seeks to block ObamaCare settlements with insurers Feds move to throw out ObamaCare lawsuits Senators express 'grave concerns' about ObamaCare 'bailout' MORE (R-Va.), to prohibit funds from being used for livable or sustainable community grants.

Bill FloresBill FloresWhat the 'Bernie Sanders wing of the GOP' can teach Congress Republican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Week ahead in tech: Crunch time for internet handoff opponents 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 GarrettSenior House Republicans fighting for their lives New Dem attack ad features foul-mouthed grandmother 10 races Democrats must win to take the House 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: Obama ‘in denial’ about healthcare law failures Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee pursues an active agenda Lawmakers press concerns over fuel efficiency rules 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 BeutlerHouse passes bill to ensure breast milk is allowed on airplanes Ivanka sells Trump childcare to Capitol Hill Funding the fight against Zika 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.