By a 133-295 vote, members also rejected an amendment from Rep. John GaramendiJohn GaramendiOutdated infrastructure poses national security risk Dems urge treaty ratification after South China Sea ruling Fight over California drought heats up in Congress MORE (D-Calif.) to reduce funding by $22 billion in order to force a more gradual withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) proposed that the U.S. hold $4 billion from a fund for Afghanistan's security forces, but this was also rejected in a 119-306 vote.
Other proposals were aimed at taking away money from the Afghanistan infrastructure fund. Cohen proposed eliminating $200 million, but this was turned away in a close 210-217 vote.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) proposed cutting the entire line item — $475 million. The House rejected that in a 145-283 vote.
Lee also proposed ending a $5 billion overseas contingency operations fund for the global war on terror. The House rejected this proposal in a 114-314 vote.
The only Afghanistan-related amendment that succeeded this week came from Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.), which would transfer $35 million from the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund to the Defense Health Fund to boost a suicide prevention program. That was approved by voice vote Wednesday night.
Others related to Afghanistan were either rejected by voice vote or subject to a point of order on Wednesday.