The House adjourned at 9:19 p.m. Wednesday after several hours of debate on amendments to H.R. 2354, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for fiscal 2012.

The House considered amendments regarding the disposal of nuclear waste as well as amendments that would strip funds from regular federal spending and direct them toward deficit reduction and nuclear nonproliferation.

The House is set to return at 10 a.m. on Thursday, and votes are expected on these amendments.