The spending bill, H.R. 5972, already cuts $3.9 billion from 2012 levels. But some Republicans argued that the House should go further to help reduce the deficit.

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Rep. Scott GarrettScott GarrettHeitkamp breaks with Dems on regulations Business groups silent on Trump's Ex-Im nominee Trump should work with Congress to kill the Export-Import Bank MORE (R-N.J.), for example, proposed terminating a $150 million cut in funding to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and called those funds an earmark for the Washington DC area. But his proposal was killed 160-243, a vote that split Republicans 156-76.

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) proposed a $114 million cut to the Essential Air Service, which he said is a wasteful subsidy to keep rural airports open even though they have few customers. This issue has split Republicans before, and it did again Tuesday night — the House killed his proposal 164-238, in a vote that split the GOP 154-77.

Rep. Paul GosarPaul GosarHouse GOP not sold on Ryan’s tax reform plan Bipartisan push grows for new war authorization The Hill's Whip List: 19 GOP no votes on new ObamaCare replacement bill MORE (R-Ariz.) proposed a $24.4 million cut to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's administrative account. This idea fared a little better, but was still defeated 179-224.

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.) offered several proposals to fund various agencies in the bill at current levels, eliminating proposed increases in these programs in light of the government's fiscal crisis and expanding debt.

Three of his amendments together would have chopped $8.4 million in total from the Federal Railroad Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. But all three were rejected with the help of GOP opposition.

In the end, the House accepted just two proposals to cut spending on Tuesday night, both from Broun. The first would cut the Transportation Department's Surface Transportation Board by $1.9 million, which was accepted in a voice vote.

The second would cut funding to the Maritime Guaranteed Loan Program by just $10,000, which the House also accepted by voice vote.

The House adjourned after roll call votes on amendments, shortly after 11:15 p.m. Other amendments disposed of Tuesday night were from:

Gerry ConnollyGerry ConnollyHouse votes to target human traffickers with cash rewards Overnight Cybersecurity: DOJ names special counsel for Russia probe | NSA warned Microsoft about security flaw | House passes IT modernization bill Overnight Tech: Net neutrality supporters rally ahead of vote | Trump taps telecom policy chief | House Dem infrastructure plan includes B for broadband | Amazon eyes entering pharmacy market MORE (D-Va.), to transfer $5 million from Financial Management Capital to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Operations and Research to combat distracted driving. Failed 175-222.

• Lois Capps (D-Calif.), to move $10 million from HUD Management and Administration to the Housing Counseling Assistance Program. Failed 184-218.

Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson-LeeDonald Trump's plan to disenfranchise minority voters Dems ask Justice Department, FBI to 'preserve any and all files' on Comey firing Dem highlights emotional Kimmel monologue on House floor MORE (D-Texas), to prevent fund from being transferred from the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization by the Secretary of Transportation. Accepted voice vote.

• Paul Broun (R-Ga.), to reduce funding for the Office of Civil Rights by $389,000 to the FY 2012 level and transfers the savings to the Spending Reduction Account. Withdrawn.

• Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), to provide $500 million for National Infrastructure Investments. Point of order raised.

• Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.), to move $10 million from FAA Operations to Formula and Bus Grants. Point of order raised.

Bruce BraleyBruce BraleyTen years later, House Dems reunite and look forward Trump: Ernst wanted 'more seasoning' before entertaining VP offer Criminal sentencing bill tests McConnell-Grassley relationship MORE (D-Iowa), to direct $10 million to school bus safety. Accepted voice vote.

• Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), to increase the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program by $2 million. Accepted voice vote.

— This story was updated at 12:34 p.m. to add information about the Nadler amendment.