A Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod BrownHouse bill would prevent Trump from lifting Russian sanctions Dem senators call for independent Flynn probe Overnight Regulation: Trump signs repeal of oil industry transparency rule MORE (D-Ohio) amendment designed to close a loophole that allows some public infrastructure projects to be outsourced.
“Transportation projects financed by the American taxpayer should, to the best extent possible, be financed by American worker built with American materials,” Brown said prior to the vote.
A Sen. Roy BluntRoy BluntJudiciary Committee wants briefing, documents on Flynn resignation Intel Dem: House GOP now open to investigating Flynn Dems: 'Crazy' to trust GOP to investigate Flynn MORE (R-Mo.) amendment to designate 15 percent of highway funds for bridges for control by local communities rather than the state.
“It doesn’t increase the amount of money,” Blunt said. “It continues current policy, and I think every county commissioner would be relieved [if this passed].”
A Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleySenate advances Trump's Commerce pick Senate confirms Pruitt to lead EPA Democrats want Pruitt vote delayed over emails MORE (D-Ore.) amendment to exempt interstate travel regulations for farmers who are traveling within 150 miles of their farms.
Merkley explained that under current regulations some farmers who live within a few miles of a state border are required to follow strict interstate commercial travel regulations to transport their goods.
“This is a simple common-sense amendment,” he said prior to the vote.
A Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDrug importation from other countries will save dollars and lives Top antitrust senators call for Sessions to scrutinize AT&T-Time Warner merger Senate advances Trump's Commerce pick MORE (D-Minn.) amendment to amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 to provide clarification regarding the applicability of exemptions relating to the transportation of agricultural commodities and farm supplies, and for other purposes.
In addition, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenMattis on rise in Trump administration Scott Brown being considered for ambassador to New Zealand: report Senate advances Trump's Commerce pick MORE (D-N.H.) agreed to drop her amendment to increase the amount available for the operating cost of equipment and facilities for public transportation systems that operate fewer than 50 buses. A manager’s amendment offered by Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerCarly Fiorina 'certainly looking at' Virginia Senate run Top Obama adviser signs with Hollywood talent agency: report Democrats vie for chance to take on Trump as California governor MORE (D-Calif.) was also cleared by unanimous consent.