By a 173-249 vote, the House rejected language from Rep. Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyLawmakers, media serve up laughs at annual 'Will on the Hill' Overnight Energy: Trump praises Pruitt for doing 'great job' | Lawmakers want criminal probe of Pruitt | Heckler brings lotion bottle to Pruitt speech Lawmakers call for criminal investigation into EPA chief MORE (D-Va.) to increase the program by $46 million, and cut the fossil energy research program by $99 million. By a similar vote, members spiked a proposal from Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) to increase the program by $24 million, and cut fossil fuel research by $50 million.

And in a 123-300 vote, members rejected language from Rep. Peter WelchPeter Francis WelchMerkley leads Dem lawmakers to border amid migrant policy outcry Lawmakers have sights on middlemen blamed for rising drug costs Dem letter calls for rolling back move targeting drug companies MORE (D-Vt.) that sought to transfer $491 million from the National Nuclear Security Administration to the green energy program.

But while members rejected these Democratic proposals to increase funding for green energy research, members also rejected Republican proposals to cut this and similar funding even further. A proposal from Rep. Paul BrounPaul Collins 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.) to cut $26.5 million from clean vehicle technology research failed 131-292.

Another amendment from Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) to cut $45.6 million from a new vehicle technology program failed 127-296. A proposal to cut $500 million from various energy research and development programs from Rep. Scott GarrettErnest (Scott) Scott GarrettTrump taps nominee to lead Export-Import Bank Who has the edge for 2018: Republicans or Democrats? Rejected Trump nominee quietly hired by SEC: report MORE (R-N.J.) failed 149-274, and one from Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) to cut $166 million from solar power research and development failed 119-305.

The House accepted just one amendment in the early Tuesday afternoon series of votes, from Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas). His amendment, accepted in a 224-196 vote, would remove language barring the use of funds to convert functions done by government employees to private companies.

Other amendments considered Tuesday were from:

• Rep. Jim MoranJames (Jim) Patrick MoranLawmakers, media serve up laughs at annual 'Will on the Hill' Dems face close polls in must-win Virginia Billionaire Trump donor hires lobbyists to help vets MORE (D-Va.), to strike language precluding the Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency from issuing regulations clarifying which waters call under federal protection. Failed 170-250.

• Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), to strike language allowing the secretary of Energy to redirect unspent stimulus weatherization funding from one state to another, saving $1.5 billion. Failed 164-259.

• Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), to transfer $227 million from National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Security to state and federal weatherization programs. Failed 149-273.

• Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.), to transfer $60 million from Departmental Administration to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Failed 196-228.

• Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff: Nielsen privately said family separations could resume Stone defends meeting, says FBI sought to entrap him Hillicon Valley: New FTC chief eyes shake up of tech regulation | Lawmakers target Google, Huawei partnership | Microsoft employees voice anger over ICE contract MORE (D-Calif.), to foster cooperative effort with NASA for the production of plutonium. Failed 167-257.

• Rep. John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiOvernight Defense: Latest on scrapped Korea summit | North Korea still open to talks | Pentagon says no change in military posture | House passes 6B defense bill | Senate version advances House easily passes 7B defense authorization bill Congress has a responsibility to save the Merchant Marine MORE (D-Calif.), to transfer $450 million from Fossil Energy Research and Development to the Advanced Research Projects Agency. Failed 145-276.

After these votes, the House proceeded to the flood insurance reform bill, and was expected to consider more amendments to the water and energy bill later Tuesday or Wednesday.