"We're doing fine, we are not at the carnival stage yet," Reid said. "Let's proceed and try to finish this with a lot of dignity."

Immediately after Reid spoke, the Senate took up four additional amendments, from:

Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillOn Capitol Hill, few name names on sexual harassment Democrats scramble to contain Franken fallout  Gillibrand to donate money from Franken's PAC MORE (D-Mo.), to ensure funding to help Armed Services members find jobs by counting their military experience toward meeting certain technical qualifications. Passed voice vote.

Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonAlabama election has GOP racing against the clock Tax bills speed up global tax race to the bottom Someone besides the president should have the nuclear codes MORE (R-Wis.), to ensure the solvency of Social Security and Medicare by requiring budget resolutions to prepare for 75-year solvency of both programs. Failed 46-53.

Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownScott Garrett poses real threat to EXIM Bank, small businesses Class warfare fight erupts over tax bills Senators Hatch, Brown have heated exchange on GOP tax plan MORE (D-Ohio), to ensure funding for a national manufacturing innovation program. Passed voice vote.

Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottTim Scott: Moore 'should find something else to do' Overnight Regulation: Senators unveil bipartisan gun background check bill | FCC rolls back media regs | Family leave credit added to tax bill | Senate confirms banking watchdog Hey, NYT, friendships are built on something deeper than race MORE (R-S.C.), to prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to automatically deduct union dues from federal worker salaries. Failed 43-56.