"We just completed this vote to a waste of 30 hours on this," Reid said after the vote on the motion to proceed. "We now have to wait two days to continue … we’re going to come in after midnight Friday on this."

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Paul has said he'll filibuster all legislative action, holding up bills until he gets a vote on his own legislation to stop all foreign aid to Pakistan. He also accused Reid of "filling the amendment tree."

"What a charade and farce," Paul said. "They don’t even pretend to work with the other side."

In his own defense, Paul said he wasn't obstructing, he only wanted 15 minutes of the Senate's time on an amendment vote for his bill.

Reid suggested that his "friend from Kentucky should have run from Secretary of State rather than the Senate." He also said that he hopes an agreement on amendments is reached so that the Senate doesn't have to stay in town until roughly 3 a.m. Saturday. 

The Veterans Jobs Corp Act would create new job-training programs to help veterans find work in targeted fields such as national park conservation, historic preservation projects, police work and firefighting, among others.

“It’s not enough to give our veterans a pat on the back for their service, we also need to give them a helping hand into the jobs market,” Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairwoman Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Trump official won't OK lifetime limits on Medicaid Dems warn against changes to federal family planning program Overnight Health Care: Drug company under scrutiny for Michael Cohen payments | New Ebola outbreak | FDA addresses EpiPen shortage MORE (D-Wash.) said in a floor speech Wednesday.

The $1 billion bill is paid for with new revenue over 10 years. The Congressional Budget Office reported that the three new sources of that pay for the legislation would raise $1.2 billion after 10 years — but the bill would only be in effect for five years.

Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDOJ, Trump reach deal on expanded Russia review Sally Yates: Trump has taken his ‘assault on the rule of law to a new level’ Stopping Robert Mueller to protect us all MORE (R-Ala.) said the bill violates the Budget Control Act since it would increase the Veterans’ Affairs Department budget by $1 billion.

“The Veterans Job Corp bill could be a positive piece of legislation, I’m not speaking about the intent of the bill, but as ranking member of the budget committee, I have to point out that this bill violates the budget,” Sessions said on the floor Wednesday. “What this new bill, with good purpose, does is spend a billion dollars more than we agreed to spend.”

Murray and Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonTed Cruz and Bill Nelson give NASA a reality check on privatizing International Space Station Overnight Defense: Senate confirms Haspel as CIA chief | Trump offers Kim 'protections' if he gives up nukes | Dem amendments target Trump military parade Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA chief | Ryan delays election security briefing | Twitter CEO meets lawmakers MORE (D-Fla.) led the effort for the legislation. Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrSenate confirms Haspel to head CIA The Hill's Morning Report: Mueller probe hits one-year mark Divisions deepen as Mueller probe hits one year MORE’s (R-N.C.) Republican alternative bill was incorporated into the legislation to make it more bipartisan.

Sen. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnMr. President, let markets help save Medicare Pension insolvency crisis only grows as Congress sits on its hands Paul Ryan should realize that federal earmarks are the currency of cronyism MORE (R-Okla.) called the bill a political “charade” earlier in the day since most lawmakers don’t want to vote against veterans’ issues.

“What’s really happening here is we’re playing the political card because how could anyone oppose the Veterans Job Corp?” Coburn said. “The better question is how callous it is to put forward a bill that we don’t know if it will work.”

Coburn said he thinks more time should be spent evaluating the six veteran job programs already in existence to see how effective they are before passing another.

Republican Sens. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntSenators near deal on sexual harassment policy change GOP, Dem lawmakers come together for McCain documentary The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (Mo.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeDefense bill moves forward with lawmakers thinking about McCain Overnight Energy: EPA moves to roll back chemical plant safety rule | NASA chief says humans contribute to climate change | Pruitt gets outside lawyer House lawmakers to unveil water resources bill on Friday MORE (Okla.), Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSenate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Continued efforts to pass 'right to try' legislation should fail GOP, Dem lawmakers come together for McCain documentary MORE (Wis.), Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeSenate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Senate panel advances Trump's CIA nominee Doug Jones to oppose Haspel as CIA chief MORE (Utah), Paul and Sessions voted no.

S. 3457 would establish a Veterans Job Corps for five years. The bill would set up a pilot program that would allow veterans to search for jobs on a new website, and create “one-stop job centers” where they could receive help using the site, if needed. 

The bill would also establish a Transition Assistance Program for veterans and their spouses in a few states with the highest levels of unemployed vets.

Some veterans receive on-the-job training while in service, but that doesn’t always transfer over into civilian life. S. 3457 would make it easier for veterans to get job certifications and licenses in states by counting military training that’s relevant to become certified as a nursing assistant, or to get a commercial driver's license or an EMT license. 

Burr’s additions, among other things, help veterans and their families who are small business owner by giving them preference with government contracts.