But in a 166-248 vote, the House rejected a proposal from Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) to terminate the program entirely, saving $100 million. Republicans voted 151-73, and Democrats voted 15-175.
The House also voted 191-224 against a proposal from Rep. Alan GraysonAlan GraysonThe Hill's 12:30 Report Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Could bipartisanship rise with Trump government? MORE (D-Fla.) that would have reduced the top per-ticket subsidy to $250, from $500. Fewer Republicans favored this idea — the GOP voted 137-88, while Democrats opposed it 54-136.
However, members did pass language from Rep. Don YoungDon YoungReport: Ryan pleaded on one knee for ObamaCare repeal vote House votes to make it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct The Hill's Whip List: 36 GOP no votes on ObamaCare repeal plan MORE (R-Alaska), that maintains the exemption in communities in Alaska and Hawaii from the per-ticket subsidy cap under the law. Members passed his proposal 239-175.
The amendments were proposed as tweaks to the 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The House considered several other amendments to the bill, from:
— Tim GriffinTim GriffinFlynn discloses lobbying that may have helped Turkey Tea Party class reassesses record Huckabee's daughter to run '16 campaign MORE (R-Ark.), increasing funding for oil pipeline safety under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration by $500,000, and reducing administrative salaries. Accepted in voice vote.
— Pete GallegoPete P. GallegoVulnerable Texas GOP lawmaker survives rematch 5 races for tech to watch Vulnerable House freshmen passed most bills in decades, analysis finds MORE (D-Texas), striking language that limits Department of Transportation spending on the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response. Passed 317-92.
— Tom Latham (R-Iowa), technical amendment to direct money to infrastructure instead of an administrative office. Accepted in voice vote.
— Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), adding $500,000 to study ways to warn aircraft of low air speeds, and reducing NextGen funding by the same amount. Accepted in voice vote.
— Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), restoring funding to the NextGen program, $3.5 million, without an offset. Failed 154-258.
— Hastings, making $870 million available for the NextGen air traffic control program. Failed 109-300.
— Hastings, making $62 million available for NextGen research and development. Failed 116-295.
— Frank WolfFrank WolfBottom Line 10 most expensive House races Benghazi Report and Hillary: What it means for Philadelphia MORE (R-Va.), eliminating $13 million in funding for administrative expenses from the Federal Highway Administration. Accepted in voice vote.
— 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.), defunding Amtrak's capital account, $600 million. Rejected in voice vote.
— Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), increasing funding for infrastructure spending by $127 million. Point of order upheld.