Over the course of last week, the House rejected several amendments to the FY2012 Interior, Environment, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2584), which is expected to be debated further in the coming week. On July 27, Two Republicans and two Democrats offered amendments. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) offered an amendment to remove $30 million from EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants program, Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA) offered an amendment to add $5 million to EPA's Clean Air Grants program, Rep. Timothy H. Bishop's (D-N.Y.) amendment to increase the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) by $1.4 billion, and Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) offered two amendments removing $2.6 million in funding from the White House Council on Environmental Quality and capping the ability of the clean water SRF to forgive principal or offer negative interest loans at 30 percent. Several Republican members also offered an amendment to undo the agency’s recently promulgated final interstate air pollution rule. All amendments were either voted down or rejected on procedural grounds.