Most of the amendments passed by unanimous consent on Tuesday tweaked the underlying legislation. These include one from Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) to preserve Senate confirmation for the Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, one from Sen. Tom CarperTom CarperWhite House seeks distance from ISIS transcript edit White House: Redaction decision was all Justice Dem senator: CDC already has authority to study guns MORE (D-Del.) to instruct the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study and submit a report on presidentially appointed positions to Congress and the President, and one from Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulTrump hires Rand Paul's former digital director: report Trump flexes new digital muscle Republicans question Trump's trip to Scotland MORE (R-Ky.) to require the Director of the Mint to continue to go through the Senate’s regular confirmation process.
The amendments slated for votes on Wednesday are one from Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) to prevent certain federal loans to the International Monetary Fund, another from DeMint to enhance accountability and transparency in some executive agencies, and amendments offered by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Sen. Rob PortmanRob PortmanOvernight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Overnight Energy: Volkswagen reaches .7B settlement over emissions Senators rally for coal miner pension fix MORE (R-Ohio) that require full Senate confirmation for certain government officials.
In addition, Paul agreed to withdraw an amendment that would have required the Treasurer of the United States to continue to go through regular Senate confirmation process and Sen. John CornynJohn CornynOvernight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Senate faces critical vote on Puerto Rico McConnell tees up House Puerto Rico bill MORE (R-Texas) agreed to drop a similar amendment that applied to comptrollers serving in the military.
-- This story was updated at 8:27 a.m. Wednesday.