Merkley said the amendment, which passed on a 62-33 vote, also expedites the transition of security missions from U.S. service members to Afghan forces, but is non-binding. 

“It’s time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan,” said Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOvernight Finance: House sends Dodd-Frank rollbacks to Trump | What's in the bill | Trump says there is 'no deal' to help ZTE | Panel approves bill to toughen foreign investment reviews House votes to ease regulation of banks, sending bill to Trump Senators demand answers on Trump’s ZTE deal MORE (D-W.Va.), who spoke in support of the amendment before the vote. “The war has already surpassed the Vietnam War … and more than $500 billion has been spent.”

Republican senators who supported the amendment included Sens. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerAdministration works to assuage critics over ZTE deal Overnight Defense: Trump decision on Korea summit coming 'next week' | China disinvited from major naval exercise | Senate sends VA reform bill to Trump Senate sends major VA reform bill to Trump's desk MORE (Tenn.), Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranRepublicans think Trump is losing trade war Senators demand answers on Trump’s ZTE deal Senate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA MORE (Kan.), Scott Brown (Mass.), Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyFormer US attorneys urge support for Trump nominee Dem leaders request bipartisan meeting on Russia probe Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — House passes 'right to try' drug bill | Trump moves to restrict abortion referrals MORE (Iowa), John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenSenate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA GOP lawmakers want Trump to stop bashing Congress Chao names participants selected for drone pilot program MORE (N.D.), John ThuneJohn Randolph ThunePoll: 8 in 10 people in key states concerned about driverless cars Hillicon Valley: Mnuchin urges antitrust review of tech | Progressives want to break up Facebook | Classified election security briefing set for Tuesday | Tech CEOs face pressure to appear before Congress Senate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA MORE (S.D.) and Pat Toomey (Pa.).

The Senate also passed an amendment introduced by Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanLongtime tax aide leaving Senate Finance Committee Ex-McConnell policy aide joining lobby firm WATCH: Sen. Flake: “More doubtful” North Korean summit will happen  MORE (R-Ohio), 2995, which would allow defense industry employees to attend Department of Defense educational programs. The amendment passed by voice-vote, in addition to an amendment from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, 3124, which expresses a zero-tolerance policy on human trafficking by U.S. contractor workers. 

Sen. James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeSenate panel unanimously approves water infrastructure bill Defense 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 MORE (R-Okla.) also passed by voice-vote, the amendment 2972, which designate the taps bugle call as the national song of military funerals. 

The Senate is scheduled to continue amendment work on the National Defense Authorization Act, S. 3254, on Thursday, with hopes of finishing work by the end of the week. The defense bill funds U.S. military operation.

The following amendments were passed by unanimous consent:

2948, introduced by Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), extends a temporary increase in rates of basic allowance for housing under certain circumstances until Dec. 31, 2013. 

2962, introduced by Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWyden presses FBI for information on inflated encryption figures ‘Whatever’ isn’t an option for immigrant children Comey blasts Trump's FBI claims: 'How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?' MORE (R-Ala.), requires a homeland defense hedging policy and strategy report from the secretary of Defense, among other things.

2971, introduced by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), states the Senates concern about the use of lands near airfields, training airspace and air training routes for the sake of security.

2981, introduced by Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerThe ‘bang for the buck’ theory fueling Trump’s infrastructure plan Kamala Harris endorses Gavin Newsom for California governor Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response MORE (D-Calif.), prohibits a waiver of commissioning or enlistment for those convicted of a sexual felony.

2986, introduced by Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseySenators offer tax bill aimed at helping first responders McConnell: Midterms will be 'very challenging' for GOP Trump congratulates 'special guy' Barletta on win in Pennsylvania MORE Jr. (D-Pa.), requires the Department of Defense to establish a reporting mechanism that allows a subcontractor to report fraudulent activity by a contractor with respect to a subcontracting plan submitted to a procurement authority, among other things.

2989, introduced by Sen. 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.), extends a program of referral and counseling services to veterans at risk of homelessness who are transitioning from institutions until Sept. 30, 2013.

There was no information on amendments 3085, 3110 and 3166, which also passed, at the time of publication.