House ignores veto threat, approves $21B WRDA conference report
The House passed the $21 billion Water Resources Development Act conference report last night, voting 381-40 to authorize more than 900 Army Corps of Engineers flood control and environmental restoration projects despite a veto threat from the White House.
2. ENERGY POLICY
House Dems pull the plug on CAFE showdown
House Democratic leaders yesterday decided to scrap a highly anticipated showdown vote on vehicle fuel efficiency. Both Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Baron Hill (D-Ind.) said yesterday they would not ask the House to vote on their respective corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) amendments, punting the issue at least until energy conference negotiations and possibly to a climate change bill expected to come up in the fall.