In the last batch of amendment votes to the budget, the Senate voted on several foreign policy proposals.
Sen. James InhofeJames InhofeA guide to the committees: Senate GOP considers ways to ‘modernize’ endangered species law GOP bill would eliminate Consumer Financial Protection Bureau MORE (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment that would prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in order to uphold the Second Amendment. His amendment passed on a 53-46 vote.
Republicans have been critical of President Obama’s decision to consider the treaty, although Obama has said he would not vote for anything that would violate the Second Amendment.
“We’re negotiating a treaty that cedes our authority to have trade agreements with our allies in terms of trading arms,” Inhofe said. “This is probably the last time this year that you’ll be able to vote for your Second Amendment rights.”
Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyDem senator asks for 'top to bottom' review of Syria policy A guide to the committees: Senate Verizon angling to lower price of Yahoo purchase: report MORE (D-Vt.) offered an alternative amendment that clarified that under current U.S. law, treaties don’t trump the Constitution and that the United States should not agree to any arms treaty that violates the Second Amendment rights. His amendment passed by voice vote.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob MenendezRobert MenendezSteve Mnuchin, foreclosure king, now runs your US Treasury Senate Dems move to nix Trump's deportation order Senators to Trump: We support additional Iran sanctions MORE (D-N.J.) said he thought it was irresponsible to be considering major foreign policy decisions at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The Senate also voted on the following budget amendments:
- Sen. Pat RobertsPat RobertsThe buzzword everyone can agree on in the health debate: RESTORE A guide to the committees: Senate Angst in GOP over Trump's trade agenda MORE (R-Kan.) amendment 184, to expedite exports from the United States through reform of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 in such a manner that greenhouse gas emissions produced outside the United States by any good exported from the United States are not subject to the requirements of that Act, passed by voice vote.
- Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulSenate GOP to huddle on ObamaCare strategy Wednesday Cruz, Lee, Paul demand 'full repeal' of ObamaCare Top House conservatives won't back draft ObamaCare replacement MORE (R-Ky.) amendment 382, to increase funding for interstate bridges and pay for it with funding that would have gone to for foreign assistance and the Department of Energy loan guarantees, failed 26-72.
- Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) amendment 338, to end subsidized mobile phone service, failed 46-53.
- Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzSenate GOP to huddle on ObamaCare strategy Wednesday Cruz, Lee, Paul demand 'full repeal' of ObamaCare Dem senator: Confirm Gorsuch, Garland simultaneously MORE (R-Texas) amendment 471, to reduce aid to Egypt to pay for the East Coast Missile Defense Shield, 25-74.
- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) amendment 702, to raise a point of order to prohibit funds to the United Nations while any member nation forces involuntary abortions, 38-61
- Sen. Mike LeeMike LeeSenate GOP to huddle on ObamaCare strategy Wednesday Cruz, Lee, Paul demand 'full repeal' of ObamaCare Lessons from the godfather of regulatory budgeting MORE (R-Utah) amendment 673, to raise a point of order on a bill that would limit the Second Amendment, failed 50-49 to waive the budget act (60 votes are required).
- Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) amendment 521, to fund the payment in lieu of taxes program for federal lands, passed by voice vote.
- Sen. Tom CoburnTom CoburnCoburn: Trump's tweets aren't presidential The road ahead for America’s highways Rethinking taxation MORE (R-Okla.) amendment 416, to prevent non-defense spending by the Department of Defense, failed 43-56.
- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) amendment 709, to force the Senate to consolidate duplicative government programs, passed 62-37.
- Sen. Rob PortmanRob PortmanConquering Trump returns to conservative summit ObamaCare fix hinges on Medicaid clash in Senate A guide to the committees: Senate MORE (R-Ohio) amendment 154, to require the Congressional Budget Office to include macroeconomic feedback scoring of tax legislation, passed 51-48.
The following amendments were passed en bloc by unanimous consent:
- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenDem senator asks for 'top to bottom' review of Syria policy A guide to the committees: Senate Mattis on rise in Trump administration MORE (D-N.H.) amendment 149, to increase the capacity of federal agencies to ensure effective contract management and contract oversight.
- Sen. Richard BlumenthalRichard BlumenthalLast chance to improve Afghanistan’s fledgling Air Force? Poll: Senate should confirm Gorsuch A guide to the committees: Senate MORE (D-Conn.) amendment 577, to ensure funding for air traffic controllers
- Sen. Tim JohnsonTim JohnsonCourt ruling could be game changer for Dems in Nevada Bank lobbyists counting down to Shelby’s exit Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting MORE (D-S.D.) amendment 593, to address Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fees.
- Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinDem 2020 hopefuls lead pack in opposing Trump Cabinet picks Manchin: Sanders backers should challenge me in Dem primary Greens launch ads against two GOP senators for Pruitt votes MORE (D-W.Va.) amendment 316, to prevent prescription drug abuse in the United States.
- Sen. Ron WydenRon WydenIntel Committee Dems huddle amid fight over Russia probe Mnuchin aiming for tax reform by August Dems rip Trump administration for revoking Obama's transgender directive MORE (D-Ore.) amendment 394, to add more funding combat chronic illnesses.
- Sen. Max BaucusMax BaucusFive reasons why Tillerson is likely to get through Business groups express support for Branstad nomination The mysterious sealed opioid report fuels speculation MORE (D-Mont.) amendment 267, to support rural schools and districts.
- Sen. Kay HaganKay HaganLinking repatriation to job creation Former Sen. Kay Hagan in ICU after being rushed to hospital GOP senator floats retiring over gridlock MORE (D-N.C.) amendment 269, to strengthen the enforcement of provisions of free trade agreements that relate to textile and apparel articles.
- Sen. Al FrankenAl FrankenEducation's DeVos, unions need to find way to bridge divide and work together DeVos: 'My job isn’t to win a popularity contest with the media' Kentucky Dem lawmaker questions Trump's mental health MORE (D-Minn.) amendment 353, to add funding for rural broadband.
- Sen. Ben CardinBen CardinDem leaders try ‘prebuttal’ on Trump Dem super PAC ads pressure GOP senators to back independent Russia probe Dem senator: Don't let leaks distract from real issue of Russian interference MORE (D-Md.) amendment 453, to add funding for general health improvement.
- Sen. Tom UdallTom UdallOvernight Regulation: Pro-regulatory groups sound alarm over Trump budget Dem senator: Confirm Gorsuch, Garland simultaneously Dem 2020 hopefuls lead pack in opposing Trump Cabinet picks MORE (D-NM) amendment 192, to increase access to healthcare for veterans in rural areas.
- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) amendment 479, to add provisions on financial aid award letters.
- Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) amendment 581, to exempt states from remote sales of business inputs.
- Sen. Robert CaseyBob CaseyA guide to the committees: Senate GOP loses top Senate contenders How many GOP senators will stand up to megadonor DeVos? Just 2. MORE (D-Pa.) amendment 265, to prohibit certain revisions of allocations for workforce investment measures that lack program integrity controls for the Job Corps program.
- Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWill Tom Perez bring the real change the Democratic Party needs? Sanders mocks Trump: Healthcare is 'very, very complicated' 5 challenges for new DNC chairman Tom Perez MORE (I-Vt.) amendment 594, to fund OAA home delivered meals.
- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) amendment 618, to address anti dumping/countervailing duties.
- Sen. Carl LevinCarl LevinA package proposal for repatriation Silencing of Warren another example of hyperpartisan Senate GOP going nuclear over Gorsuch might destroy filibuster forever MORE (D-Mich.) amendment 430, as modified, to collect offshore tax on corporations.
- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) amendment 499, for Energy research and development to comply with greenhouse gas rules.
- Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) amendment 434, to increase funding for inland waterways systems.
- Sen. Dan CoatsDan CoatsWeek ahead: Trump pick for intel director heads before Congress DNI official challenges reports of low morale in intelligence community Trust the states — we'll deliver on healthcare MORE (R-Ind.) amendment 195, to require fuller reporting on possible costs to taxpayers of any budget submitted by the president.
- Sen. John HoevenJohn HoevenA guide to the committees: Senate GOP senators unveil bill to give Congress control of consumer bureau budget Dem senator: DeVos bigger threat to education than grizzlies MORE (R-N.D.) amendment 319, to provide additional resources to Criminal Investigations and Police Services of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
- Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteLewandowski saw no evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire NH governor 'not aware’ of major voter fraud Former NH AG: 'Allegations of voter fraud in NH are baseless' MORE (R-N.H.) amendment 161, to have a full audit of the financial statements of the Department of Defense by 2017.
- Sen. Mark KirkMark KirkLeaked ObamaCare bill would defund Planned Parenthood GOP senator won't vote to defund Planned Parenthood The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ill.) amendment 671, to address Iran sanctions.
- Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiTrump’s unconventional new guru for messaging GOP governors confront Medicaid divide GOP senator won't vote to defund Planned Parenthood MORE amendment 672, to provide fishery assistance.
- Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioChina’s 'ban' on North Korean coal isn't the tough stance it seems Rubio moves to name street outside Russian embassy after slain opposition leader THE MEMO: Trump takes the fight to Congress MORE amendment 623, to express the sense of the Senate on use of NASA facilities.
- Sen. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderObamaCare quietly leaves mark on Medicare despite repeal push GOP governors confront Medicaid divide A guide to the committees: Senate MORE (R-Tenn.) amendment 348, to ensure public access for fishing near Army Corps dams.
- Sen. John BoozmanJohn BoozmanLawmakers fundraise amid rising town hall pressure A guide to the committees: Senate GOP considers ways to ‘modernize’ endangered species law MORE (R-Ark.) amendment 389, to reduce regulatory burdens on community banks.
- Sen. Dean HellerDean HellerDem super PAC ads pressure GOP senators to back independent Russia probe Cornyn: Border wall 'makes absolutely no sense' in some areas Greens launch ads against two GOP senators for Pruitt votes MORE (R-Nev.) amendment 477, to fund per diem payments to care for homeless veterans.
- Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) amendment 217, to support programs related to the nuclear missions of the Department of Defense and the National Nuclear Security Administration.
- Sen. Mike EnziMike EnziLawmakers fundraise amid rising town hall pressure A guide to the committees: Senate GOP senators unveil bill to give Congress control of consumer bureau budget MORE (R-Wyo.) amendment 489, to provide for a tax reform transition.
- Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) amendment 655, to support tribal education programs.
- Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinDem leaders try ‘prebuttal’ on Trump Dems bringing young undocumented immigrants to Trump's speech Senate Dem fears White House 'cover-up' of Russia ties MORE (D-Ill.) amendment 525, to increase biomedical research at the National Institute of Health.