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Today, the House voted 229 to 183 to override the EPA rule limiting carbon emissions from future coal-fired electricity plants.

Only three Republicans opposed it: Chris Gibson (NY-19), Jamie Herrrea Beutler, and Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02).

10 Democrats voted for it:

John Barrow (GA-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Bill Enyart (IL-12)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Nick Rahall (WV-03)
Terri Sewell (AL-07)

Lamar Smith (TX-21) offered an amendment requiring the EPA to apply specific criteria for setting an emission standard based on existing, available technology.

It passed 230 to 184.

Only two Republicans voted against it: Chris Gibson (NY-19) and Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02).

8 Democrats supported it:

John Barrow (GA-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Nick Rahall (WV-03)

Lois Capps (CA-24) offered an amendment to allow the EPA to consider all pollution control technologies being used in the United States or elsewhere when setting new power plant emission standards.

It failed 184 to 228.

Two Republicans supported it: Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) and Jaime Herrrera Beutler (WA-03).

7 Democrats opposed it:

John Barrow (GA-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Nick Rahall (WV-03)
Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) introduced an amendment to accept the scientific finding of the EPA that greenhouse gas pollution is "contributing to long-lasting changes in our climate that can have a range of negative effects.”

It failed 190 to 221.

Three Republicans supported it: Chris Gibson (NY-19), Dave Reichert (WA-08), and Mark Sanford (SC-01).

Two Democrats opposed it: Collin Peterson (MN-07) and Nick Rahall (WV-03).

Henry Waxman (CA-33) introduced an amendment providing that the provisions of the bill would only take effect after the EPA certifies that another federal program will reduce carbon pollution in at least equivalent quantities, with similar timing and from the same sources.

It failed 178 to 231.

9 Democrats opposed it:

John Barrow (GA-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Bill Enyart (IL-12)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Nick Rahall (WV-03)
Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

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