Many of the amendments look to exempt portions of the federal government from the bill's limits on new regulations. Earlier in the day, the House killed five of these in roll call votes.

Before adjourning at about 10 p.m., the House did approve three Republican amendments by voice vote:

• Dave Schweikert (R-Ariz.), to define "annual cost to the economy" as being inclusive of any change in business revenue.

• Don Manzullo (R-Ill.), to require each Federal agency to submit and obtain approval from the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of scientific information relied upon by the agency.

Cynthia LummisCynthia LummisFemale lawmakers flee House for higher office, retirement Despite a battle won, 'War on Coal' far from over Dems on offense in gubernatorial races MORE (R-Wyo.), to add a Title to the bill requiring the tracking and reporting of all payments issued pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). The amendment would establish a publicly available online searchable database.