The second, from Rep. John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiHouse panel shoots down funding, deployment of low-yield nukes in defense bill House panel shoots down funding, deployment of low-yield nukes in defense bill Overnight Defense: Latest on House defense bill markup | Air Force One, low-yield nukes spark debate | House Dems introduce resolutions blocking Saudi arms sales | Trump to send 1,000 troops to Poland MORE (D-Calif.), would require the Department of the Interior to consult with an independent drilling safety organization not affiliated with the oil industry before granting a permit. Republicans argued that the main bill already includes language on safety, and this was rejected in a similar 169-240 vote.

The third, from Rep. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyHillicon Valley: GOP senator wants one agency to run tech probes | Huawei expects to lose B in sales from US ban | Self-driving car bill faces tough road ahead | Elon Musk tweets that he 'deleted' his Twitter account Hillicon Valley: GOP senator wants one agency to run tech probes | Huawei expects to lose B in sales from US ban | Self-driving car bill faces tough road ahead | Elon Musk tweets that he 'deleted' his Twitter account Overnight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments MORE (D-Mass.), would require the implementation of basic safety reforms recommended by the BP oil spill commission, including standards for blow-out preventers, cementing and well design. Republicans said this again is duplicative, and it was rejected in a 176-237 vote.

The House debated three other amendments to the bill earlier in the day, but were expected to vote on them Wednesday. After the three votes, the House resumed consideration of four additional amendments, and concluded just before 8 p.m. Votes on remaining amendments will be taken up Wednesday, but none are expected to pass.

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) predicted during the debate that regardless of which amendments are approved or rejected, the entire bill is going nowhere.

"The Republicans will pass this particular measure," he said. "It will go to that black hole over in the Senate, and never become the law of the United States."

-- This post was updated at 7:57 p.m.