The House passed by a vote of 262-161 legislation (H.R. 2681) October 6 to delay compliance with Environmental Protection Agency air pollution rules for cement kilns until at least 2018. The bill requires the agency to revise air pollution rules for cement kilns and provide industry with additional time to comply. Democrats offered amendments to the measure, many of which focused on the health benefits of the rules to limit emissions of hazardous air pollutants, but they were rejected. The same day, the House rejected several Democratic amendments to similar legislation that targets EPA regulations for boilers and incinerators; the House will resume consideration of the boiler rule this week. Despite Republican amendments offered to the currency exchange rate bill (S. 1619) last week, the Senate is not expected to pass similar legislation, but if it does, President Obama has threatened to veto it.