A spending bill that included a rider to stop the Obama administration from implementing its “waters of the U.S.” rule failed in the House after conservatives bolted over an amendment that was adopted to protect LGBT rights.
The defeat of the bill threw in doubt the open amendment process that the GOP leadership was using to debate appropriations bills.
Democrats opposed to the bill, which failed, 112-305, because of the WOTUS rider and other provisions. Only six Democrats voted for the legislation, while 130 Republicans voted against it. Read the rest of the story here.