This afternoon the House passed HR 2279, the Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013, on a mainly party line vote of 225 – 188. Both amendments considered by the House failed by identical votes. With only five Democrats voting Aye it is clear that this bill has no chance of being considered in the Senate, much less passing there. This kills the ineffective explosive and flammable chemical reporting requirement added to the bill by Rep. Waxman (D,CA).
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