H.R. 2250 - EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

Environmental protection. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the House on October 13, 2011 
Amendments:
14 proposed amendments. 14 rejected. View amendments 
House Vote: On Passage

PASSED on October 13, 2011.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 275 voted NO: 142
17 voted present/not voting

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EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

H.R. 2250 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
Sponsor
H. Griffith
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Air quality
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Environmental technology
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Industrial facilities
  • Solid waste and recycling
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Major Actions
Introduced6/21/2011
Referred to Committee
Amendments (14 proposed)
Passed House10/13/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseAmendment 1 to H.R. 225010/06/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
167 voted YES 243 voted NO 24 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 2 to H.R. 225010/06/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
156 voted YES 242 voted NO 36 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 3 to H.R. 225010/06/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
151 voted YES 255 voted NO 28 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 4 to H.R. 225010/06/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
153 voted YES 254 voted NO 27 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 5 to H.R. 225010/06/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
147 voted YES 251 voted NO 36 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 6 to H.R. 225010/11/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
164 voted YES 254 voted NO 16 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 7 to H.R. 225010/11/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
168 voted YES 250 voted NO 16 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 8 to H.R. 225010/11/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
166 voted YES 252 voted NO 16 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 9 to H.R. 225010/11/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
157 voted YES 260 voted NO 17 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 10 to H.R. 225010/11/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
169 voted YES 249 voted NO 16 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 11 to H.R. 225010/11/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
154 voted YES 261 voted NO 19 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 12 to H.R. 225010/11/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
169 voted YES 249 voted NO 16 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 12 to H.R. 225010/11/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
156 voted YES 262 voted NO 16 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 14 to H.R. 225010/13/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
174 voted YES 250 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Energy and Commerce amendment (A015) Agreed to by voice vote.10/13/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 2250 To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes10/13/2011This motion DID NOT PASS the House
170 voted YES 246 voted NO 18 voted present/not voting
currently selectedHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 2250 To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes10/13/2011This bill PASSED the House
275 voted YES 142 voted NO 17 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/21/2011
6/21/2011Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
6/22/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
9/08/2011Subcommittee Hearings Held.
9/13/2011Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee .
9/20/2011Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
9/21/2011Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar9/21/2011Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 36 - 14.
9/26/2011Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 112-225.
Put on a legislative calendar9/26/2011Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 146.
10/03/2011Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 419 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2681 and H.R. 2250 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those received for printing in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII in a daily issue dated October 4, 2011, or earlier and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate.
10/04/2011Rule H. Res. 419 passed House.
10/06/2011Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 419.
10/06/2011Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2681 and H.R. 2250 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those received for printing in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII in a daily issue dated October 4, 2011, or earlier and except pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate.
10/06/2011House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 419 and Rule XVIII.
10/06/2011The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Chairman of the Committee.
10/06/2011GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2250.
10/06/2011Mr. Whitfield moved that the commitee rise.
10/06/2011Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2250 as unfinished business.
10/06/2011Considered as unfinished business.
10/06/2011The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
10/06/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Waxman amendment No. 9 under the five-minute rule.
10/06/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/06/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Rush amendment No. 6 under the five-minute rule.
10/06/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rush amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rush demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/06/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Hahn amendment No. 15 under the five-minute rule.
10/06/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hahn amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Hahn demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/06/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Capps amendment No. 16 under the five-minute rule.
10/06/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Capps demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/06/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Doyle amendment No. 4 under the five-minute rule.
10/06/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Doyle amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/06/2011Mr. Whitfield moved to rise.
10/06/2011On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10/06/2011UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
10/06/2011Mr. Whitfield moved that the Committee rise.
10/06/2011On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
select this voteVote10/06/2011Amendment 1 to H.R. 2250
select this voteVote10/06/2011Amendment 2 to H.R. 2250
select this voteVote10/06/2011Amendment 3 to H.R. 2250
select this voteVote10/06/2011Amendment 4 to H.R. 2250
select this voteVote10/06/2011Amendment 5 to H.R. 2250
10/06/2011Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Waxman.
10/06/2011Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Rush.
10/06/2011Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Hahn.
10/06/2011Amendment (A004) offered by Mrs. Capps.
10/06/2011Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Doyle.
10/11/2011Considered as unfinished business.
10/11/2011The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
10/11/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Waxman amendment No. 11 under the five-minute rule.
10/11/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/11/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Connolly amendment No. 18 under the five-minute rule.
10/11/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly (VA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/11/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Markey amendment No. 7 under the five-minute rule.
10/11/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Markey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Markey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/11/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Edwards amendment No. 2 under the five-minute rule.
10/11/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Edwards amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Whitfield demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/11/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Schakowsky amendment No. 1 under the five-minute rule.
10/11/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schakowsky amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Whitfield demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced
10/11/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Ellison amendment No. 12 under the five-minute rule.
10/11/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/11/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Welch amendment No. 19 under the five-minute rule.
10/11/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Welch amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Welch demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/11/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 3 under the five-minute rule.
10/11/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Jackson Lee (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/11/2011Mr. Whitfield moved to that the Committee now rise.
10/11/2011On motion to that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10/11/2011Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2250 as unfinished business.
10/11/2011Mr. Gardner moved that the committee rise.
10/11/2011On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
select this voteVote10/11/2011Amendment 6 to H.R. 2250
select this voteVote10/11/2011Amendment 7 to H.R. 2250
select this voteVote10/11/2011Amendment 8 to H.R. 2250
select this voteVote10/11/2011Amendment 9 to H.R. 2250
select this voteVote10/11/2011Amendment 10 to H.R. 2250
select this voteVote10/11/2011Amendment 11 to H.R. 2250
10/11/2011Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Waxman.
select this voteVote10/11/2011Amendment 12 to H.R. 2250
10/11/2011Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Connolly (VA).
select this voteVote10/11/2011Amendment 12 to H.R. 2250
10/11/2011Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Markey.
10/11/2011Amendment (A009) offered by Ms. Edwards.
10/11/2011Amendment (A010) offered by Ms. Schakowsky.
10/11/2011Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Ellison.
10/11/2011Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Welch.
10/11/2011Amendment (A013) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX).
10/12/2011Considered as unfinished business.
10/12/2011The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
10/12/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cohen (TN) amendment No. 22 under the five-minute rule.
10/12/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10/12/2011Mr. Whitfield moved to rise.
10/12/2011On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10/12/2011Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2250 as unfinished business.
10/12/2011Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Cohen.
10/13/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, further proceedings on H.R. 2250 were postponed.
10/13/2011Ms. Castor (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
10/13/2011DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor motion to recommit. The instructions in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with an amendment to require the EPA Administrator not delay action to reduce air pollution from waste incinerators that are within 5 miles of any nursing home, assisted living facility or hospital. The amendment also states that any facility that will have regulation of its air pollutant emissions delayed is required to notify affected communities no later than 90 days after the date of enactment.
10/13/2011The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10/13/2011Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/13/2011Considered as unfinished business.
10/13/2011The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
10/13/2011The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2250.
10/13/2011The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of committee amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR 10/06/2011 H6644)
select this voteVote10/13/2011Amendment 14 to H.R. 2250
select this voteVote10/13/2011On agreeing to the Energy and Commerce amendment (A015) Agreed to by voice vote.
10/13/2011Amendment in the nature of a substitute reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
select this voteVote10/13/2011On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 2250 To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes
currently selectedHouse Vote on Passage10/13/2011On Passage - House - H.R. 2250 To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes
10/17/2011Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar10/18/2011Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 201.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 820Waxman, Henry [D-CA33]October 6, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 6, 2011.

An amendment numbered 9 printed in the Congressional Record to insert a section for the protection of infants and children.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 821Rush, Bobby [D-IL1]October 6, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 6, 2011.

Amendment sought to add provisions which clarify that section 5 of the bill was intended to supplement and not supersede the Clean Air Act.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 822Hahn, Janice [D-CA44]October 6, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 6, 2011.

Amendment sought to require that the current boiler rules and regulations must stay in effect for the ten metropolitan areas of the United States with the worst air quality.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 823Capps, Lois [D-CA24]October 6, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 6, 2011.

Amendment sought to add a finding to the bill which illustrates the health benefits of EPA's mercury and air toxic cleanup standards for industrial boilers and incinerators.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 824Doyle, Michael [D-PA14]October 6, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 6, 2011.

Amendment sought to establish a date for compliance with standards and requirements in accordance with the Clean Air Act and allows the Administrator to provide an extension for such compliance up to one year, but in no case beyond the date that is 5 years after the effective date of such regulation.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 825Waxman, Henry [D-CA33]October 11, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 11, 2011.

An amendment numbered 11 printed in the Congressional Record to add a section which states that if the bill authorizes the appropriation of funds to implement this Act and does not reduce an existing authorization of appropriations to offset that amount, then the provisions of this Act shall cease to be effective.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 826Connolly, Gerald [D-VA11]October 11, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 11, 2011.

An amendment umbered 18 printed in the Congressional Record to add a section which directs the EPA Administrator to implement the rules included in this Act to reduce emissions from waste incinerators or industrial boilers at chemical facilities, oil refineries, or large manufacturing facilities if such emissions are causing respiratory and cardiovascular illness and deaths, including cases of heart attacks, asthma attacks, and bronchitis.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 827Markey, Edward [D-MA]October 11, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 11, 2011.

An amendment numbered 7 printed in the Congressional Record to insert a section stating that the Administrator shall not delay actions to reduce emissions from waste incinerators or industrial boilers at chemical facilities, oil refineries, or large manufacturing facilities if such emissions are increasing the risk of cancer.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 828Edwards, Donna [D-MD4]October 11, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 11, 2011.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in the Congressional Record to insert a finding by Congress that the impact of EPA's rules would create 2,200 net additional jobs.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 829Schakowsky, Janice [D-IL9]October 11, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 11, 2011.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in the Congressional Record to insert a finding by Congress that mercury is a potent neurotoxin that can damage the development of an infant's brain.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 830Ellison, Keith [D-MN5]October 11, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 11, 2011.

Amendment sought to insert provisions which allow for a shortening of the 5-year delay contained in the bill if the Administrator finds that more than 1,000 jobs have been created under the regulation.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 831Welch, Peter [D-VT]October 11, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 11, 2011.

An amendment numbered 19 printed in the Congressional Record to insert a finding by Congress that the American people are exposed to mecury through fish consumption in every state of the Nation.

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H. Amdt. 832Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX18]October 11, 2011Failed by voice vote on October 11, 2011.

Senate amendment added a new title at the end of the bill entitled "Trade Adjustment Assistance" and appears on page H6771 of the Congressional Record of October 11, 2011.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 833Cohen, Steve [D-TN9]October 12, 2011Failed by roll call vote on October 13, 2011.

Amendment sought to require the EPA Administrator to take into account the potential reductions in the number of illness-related absences from work due to respiratory or other illnesses when the EPA is setting compliance deadlines.

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