A third amendment that would steer $500,000 for post traumatic stress disorder research was also accepted by voice vote. Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeThe Hill's 12:30 Report We will fight for our DREAMers Bipartisan duo offer criminal justice reform legislation MORE (D-Texas) proposed this language; however, she withdrew another amendment steering $600,000 to breast cancer research.

The House began the amendment process for the bill shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, and roll call votes on several other amendments that have been debated are expected in the evening.

By the late afternoon, members had rejected a handful of amendments by voice vote, all from Rep. Paul BrounPaul BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (R-Ga.). These include language that would end an environmental quality testing program in the Army, an Army HIV research program, and an environmental protection program in the Navy.

Broun argued that cutting these programs would save $70 million, and said these are functions that don't belong in the Armed Forces.