Of the eight amendments the Senate approved (some of which were approved by voice vote) so far, they generally introduce prerequisites to closing postal offices. For instance, the amendment (S. Amdt. 2058) introduced by Sen. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnPaul Ryan should realize that federal earmarks are the currency of cronyism Republicans in Congress shouldn't try to bring back earmarks Republicans should know reviving earmarks is a political nightmare MORE (R-Okla.) lets communities streamline aspects of local postal offices, like how many hours they are open. An amendment introduced by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) requires the United States Postal Rate Commission to consider methodology and costs of local mail processing reports (S. Amdt. 2080) before any changes to postal facilities.

An amendment introduced by Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinAmerica’s waning commitment to the promise of the First Amendment Senate rejects Trump immigration plan What to watch for in the Senate immigration votes MORE (D-Ill.) (S. Amdt. 2082), approved by voice vote, "prohibits" the postal service from cutting the workforce or all-together closing certain postal offices. Similarly, an amendment by Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillMcCaskill welcomes ninth grandson in a row Dem group launches M ad buy to boost vulnerable senators Senate Dems block crackdown on sanctuary cities MORE (D-Mo.), also approved by voice vote, introduces a limit on how many postal offices in rural areas can be closed without meeting certain requirements.

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla) also introduced an amendment (S. Amdt. 2060), which the chamber approved by voice vote, which requires the mail service to post all service spending online. Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterWith vote against Brownback, Democrats abandon religious freedom Democrat Manchin: Pence attacks prove ‘they don't want bipartisanship’ in Trump admin Tester invited the Border Patrol Union’s president to the State of the Union. What does that say to Dreamers?   MORE (D-Mont.) also introduced an amendment also modifies spending for closing postal service facilities. The amendment (S. 2056), approved by voice vote, caps spending for conferences by all federal agencies, including but also the USPS.

Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenOvernight Health Care: Trump eases rules on insurance outside ObamaCare | HHS office on religious rights gets 300 complaints in a month | GOP chair eyes opioid bill vote by Memorial Day Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare Grassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees MORE (D-Ore.) introduced an amendment (S. Amdt. 2020) meant to exclude closing postal offices or make changes to postal services that would change the outcome of elections through affecting votes made through the mail.

Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetColorado senators pitch immigration compromise Colorado senators mark Olympics with Senate hallway curling GOP Senate candidate fundraising lags behind Dems in key races MORE's (D-Colo.) amendment creates a commission of "citizen's service protection advocates" charged with representing Americans' public interest of the mail service. Bennet's amendment, (S. Amdt. 2047), was approved by voice vote.

The amendments the Senate voted on that did not pass were:

McCain amendment in the nature of a substitute. (#2001) Withdrawn.

McCain amendment to establish the Commission on Postal Reorganization. Establishes a commission for U.S. Postal Service reorganization. (#2033)

Coburn amendment to require retirement-eligible employees of the Postal Service to retire. (#2061)

Udall (NM) amendment to strike the limitations on changes to mail delivery schedule, with an offset. (#2043)

Akaka amendment to provide appropriate workers compensation for Federal employees. (#2034)

Corker amendment to improve the bill. (#2083)

Mikulski amendment to prohibit the United States Postal Service from closing any postal facility without a certification from the Governor of the State in which the postal facility is located. (#2003)

Paul amendment to end the mailbox use monopoly. (#2025)