President Barack Obama has threatened to veto appropriations bills passed by the House on the premise that they incorporate funding levels from the House-passed budget rather than 2011’s Budget Control Act.
On a policy matter, an amendment by Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) that would have banned Styrofoam dishware in House dining facilities was defeated 178-229.
Moran ended up supporting the bill.
Correction: 4:57 p.m.
An earlier version of this article gave an incorrect stance for how Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) voted on the bill.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.