Debate on that amendment turned into a nearly two-hour affair, culminating in a Democratic objection to Republican attempts to move the debate along. That delay prompted Republicans to hold a vote on the two amendments it had fully debated, and delay further debate until later Tuesday evening.
Just before 7 p.m., the House moved to an hour of debate on H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act. At about 8 p.m., the House is expected to return to a debate on amendments to H.R. 1216, but votes on those amendments -- including the abortion amendment -- are now expected Wednesday.