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The votes on all five amendments came just ahead of a vote on legislation reauthorizing the actual bank, the Securing American Jobs Through Exports Act (H.R. 2072).

An amendment by Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeThe 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework Prison sentencing bill advances over Sessions objections Grassley ‘incensed’ by Sessions criticism of proposed sentencing reform legislation MORE, (R-Utah), eliminating the bank in 2013, failed in a vote of 12-87. That vote was followed by Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulDem wins Kentucky state House seat in district Trump won by 49 points GOP's tax reform bait-and-switch will widen inequality Pentagon budget euphoria could be short-lived MORE's (R-Ky.) amendment which keeps the bank from loaning to projects in countries that have government debt instruments like government bonds. Paul's amendment failed, 9 to 89. An amendment by Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCongress punts fight over Dreamers to March Drama surrounding Shulkin — what is the future of VA health care? Blackburn pushes back on potential Corker bid: 'I'm going to win' MORE (R-Tenn.) that stopped the bank from fully financing certain products, did not pass 36 to 62.

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The final two amendments, one by Sen. David VitterDavid Bruce VitterTrump nominates wife of ex-Louisiana senator to be federal judge Where is due process in all the sexual harassment allegations? Not the Senate's job to second-guess Alabama voters MORE (R-La.) that prohibits the bank from funding energy projects that compete with similar projects in the U.S., and one by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), funding the bank only if there is progress toward shutting it down, failed as well. Vitter's amendment failed, 37 to 61 and Toomey's amendment failed, 35 to 63.

The votes on the five amendments were part of a deal Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidWATCH: There is no Trump-Russia collusion and the media should stop pushing this The demise of debate in Congress ‘North by Northwest,’ the Carter Page remake MORE (D-Nev.) made with Senate Republicans to end an impasse over moving the reauthorization legislation forward. Under the agreement, the Senate would vote on the five amendments, each with a 60-vote threshold, and then proceed to a vote on the actual bill, also with a 60-vote threshold.