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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 LeeMike LeeRepublicans go to battle over pre-existing conditions Senate gears up for fight on Trump's 0B Saudi Arabia arms sale Senate feels pressure for summer healthcare vote MORE, (R-Utah), eliminating the bank in 2013, failed in a vote of 12-87. That vote was followed by Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulSenate gears up for fight on Trump's 0B Saudi Arabia arms sale Paul: 0B Saudi arms deal ‘a travesty’ Senate feels pressure for summer healthcare vote 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 CorkerBob CorkerOfficial: Trump 'looking at' future of US sanctions on Russia Senate panel could pass new Russia sanctions this summer Senate gears up for fight on Trump's 0B Saudi Arabia arms sale 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 VitterOvernight Energy: Trump set to propose sharp cuts to EPA, energy spending Former La. official tapped as lead offshore drilling regulator Former senator who crafted chemicals law to lobby for chemicals industry 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 ReidGOP frustrated by slow pace of Trump staffing This week: Congress awaits Comey testimony Will Republicans grow a spine and restore democracy? 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.