Senate votes to remove trade barriers

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“Not since 2007 have we had trade promotion,” Portman said ahead of the vote early Saturday morning. “The people getting hurt the most are our workers.”

Sen. Ron WydenRon WydenFeds list schools that sought exemption from discrimination statute IRS: Annual unpaid tax liability was 8B Overnight Cybersecurity: Fight over feds' hacking powers moves to Congress MORE (D-Ore.) cosponsored the amendment.

The Senate also voted on the following budget amendments:

- Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham: 'Lucifer may be the only person Trump can beat in a general election' Sunday shows preview: Cruz pulls out all the stops ahead of Indiana Many Republicans uninterested in being Trump’s VP: report MORE (R-S.C.) amendment 329, to ask senators to give part of their salaries to the charity of their choice because federal workers are losing part of their salaries because of furloughs under sequestration, passed by voice vote.

- Sen. Dean HellerDean HellerCarter pledges probe of sex assault testimony Democrats block energy spending bill over Iran amendment Senate votes to increase wind energy funding MORE (R-Nev.) amendment 293, to ensure that the Bureau of Land Management collaborates with states in efforts to promote sustainable sage-grouse populations and the conservation of sage-grouse habitat by developing and approving state plans that prevent the listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and preserve the way of life in, and economic health of, the impacted areas, passed by voice vote.

- Sen. John BoozmanJohn BoozmanBringing US rice back to Cuba Senate passes energy reform bill Capitol Hill’s forest champions helped secure win for wood MORE (R-Ark.) amendment 527, to restrict eminent domain so that private land could not be acquired for other private use, passed by voice vote.

- Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteGOP women push Trump on VP pick John Bolton PAC pours more cash into GOP campaigns Dem campaign arm: Poll numbers slipping for vulnerable Republicans MORE (R-N.H.) amendment 136, to prohibit funding of the "Missile to Nowhere" — the Medium Extended Air Defense System, passed 94-5.

- Sen. Mike CrapoMike CrapoBipartisan effort seeks end to budget gimmicks Republicans mum on possibility of Trump filling Supreme Court seat Senate approves first amendments to energy bill MORE (R-Idaho) amendment 318, to amend the reconciliation instruction to include instructions to the Finance Committee to achieve the budget’s stated goal of $275 billion in mandatory healthcare savings, rejected on a 47-52 vote.

This article was updated at 2:59 a.m. to include the Crapo amendment.

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