(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) The House on Thursday morning overwhelmingly rejected a $37.4 billion energy and water funding bill that included an amendment from Democrats protecting LGBT rights.
The Energy and Water Appropriations Bill included funding for the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers and other related agencies. It went down 112-305, as many Republicans and almost all Democrats voted against it.
An amendment attached to the bill Wednesday night by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., caused many Republicans to vote against the bill. The amendment banned the bill from giving any money to federal contractors who discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity. That amendment survived after similar language from Maloney got kicked out of a defense policy last week, in a controversial close vote.
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