Members also accepted by voice vote two amendments from Rep. Ted PoeLloyd (Ted) Theodore PoeWith coordinated US action, Iran's expansionist strategy will backfire Overnight Defense: Judge orders Pentagon to accept transgender recruits on Jan. 1 | Trump eyes sending American astronauts back to moon | GOP reps want Iran sanctions over Yemen war GOP lawmakers call for Iran sanctions over its role in Yemen MORE (R-Texas). One would require jurisdictions throughout the U.S. to report illegal aliens to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, and the other would prevent DHS funding from being used for deferred deportation hearings that effectively allow illegal aliens to stay in the U.S.

Three Democratic amendments were accepted by voice vote. One from Rep. John BarrowJohn Jenkins BarrowOur democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget Dem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel Barrow thanks staff in farewell speech MORE (D-Ga.) would increase funding for the Law Enforcement Support Center, which helps identify and deport illegal immigrants. One from Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) would add $100 million to the Disaster Relief Fund, and another from Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) would kill language in the bill that prevents funds from being used for immigrant integration grants.

Several other amendments were brought up but were either subject to a successful point of order, or were rejected in a voice vote.

Four recorded votes on amendments were requested Wednesday night, and these votes are expected to be held on Thursday. One amendment that drew significant interest from several members of the House was offered by Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.). His amendment would eliminate a current rule that limits spending under the Urban Area Security Initiative to the top 10 urban security risks.

Both Republicans and Democrats argued that funding from this program might be used in cities in their districts.

The second amendment up for a recorded vote is from Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), and it would encourage the use of private contractors when appropriate for certain DHS functions.

Thirdly, Rep. Cynthia LummisCynthia LummisFemale lawmakers flee House for higher office, retirement Despite a battle won, 'War on Coal' far from over Dems on offense in gubernatorial races MORE (R-Wyo.) offered an amendment to strike language that would allow DHS to transfer funds to the Secretary of Interior for reasons related to environmental mitigation efforts. Several Republicans argued that DHS money should stay within DHS.

And finally, the House is expected to vote on an amendment from Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) that would prevent DHS from spending money on issues related to climate change. Carter argued that several agencies are already handling this, but Democrats argued back that DHS has no full-time people on this issue, and that the amendment would prevent DHS from even discussing climate change.