Jul 152014

Started at 10:30 a.m., still in process.

Rep. Jim Moran at minute 48:00 on amendment to strike "the 24 most egregious legislative riders from the bill," which contains "veto-bait provisions that seek to turn back protections for endangered species, limits on greenhouse gas emissions and clean water protections."

55:19: Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) addresses sage-grouse provisions. "I'd appreciate it if everybody starts saying "sage hen" instead of sage grouse."

Moran says if it weren't for the riders, bill would pass.

Amendment to strike 24 riders fails 29-19.

Amendment to strike provision delaying decision on sage-grouse listing fails on voice vote.