ADVERTISEMENT
Boxer got unanimous consent from the Senate to pass 20 minor amendments to the bill and agreed to hold nine additional amendment votes before final passage. 

Republicans objected to allowing an amendment from Sen. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuWhite House encourages viewing of anti-CNN James O'Keefe video New O’Keefe video shows CNN producer calling Russia coverage ‘mostly bull----’ GOP’s message on ObamaCare is us versus them MORE (D-La.) that would have delayed an increase in the federal flood insurance rates for five years. She said GOP members would regret that decision since rates will rise up to 20 percent for people in their states as well.

Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioSenators urge Trump to do right thing with arms sales to Taiwan Why liberals should support Trump — not Obama — on Cuba policy The Memo: Trump seeks to put his stamp on nation MORE (R-Fla.) also tried to add an amendment to the bill that would have criminalized IRS employees from targeting organizations based on politics, but Boxer objected saying that important issue should be dealt with more quickly since the WRDA bill might be delayed in the House.

The Senate will start voting on the final nine amendments at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and final passage will likley happen Wednesday.

The following amendments were passed en bloc:

- Max BaucusMax BaucusLawmakers: Leave advertising tax break alone GOP: FBI firing won't slow agenda White House tax-reform push is ‘game changer,’ says ex-chairman MORE (D-Mont.), relating to weather mitigation in the northern Rocky Mountains (#847)

- Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerTime is now to address infrastructure needs Tom Steyer testing waters for Calif. gubernatorial bid Another day, another dollar for retirement advice rip-offs MORE (D-Calif.), requiring the Secretary of the Army to adopt a Louisiana coastal plan. (#899)

- James InhofeJames InhofeSenators urge Trump to do right thing with arms sales to Taiwan McCain strikes back as Trump’s chief critic Turbulence for Trump on air traffic control MORE (R-Okla.), authorizing the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to construct hydroelectric facilities. (#895)

- Roger WickerRoger WickerOvernight Defense: GOP chairman moves ahead with 0B defense bill | Lawmakers eye 355 ship navy | Senate panel seeks answers on shoot down of Syrian jet The Hill's Whip List: GOP undecided, 'no' votes pile up on ObamaCare repeal bill Lawmakers unveil bill to set 355-ship Navy MORE (R-Miss.), including a sense of Congress on renaming a dam in waterway shared by four states. (#894)

- Inhofe, authorizing the government to accept and spend non-federal funds to repair waterways. (#867)

- John BoozmanJohn BoozmanAn unlikely home in DC Lobbying World The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ark.), requiring the government to budget for non-federal repairs to waterways. (#872)

- John ThuneJohn ThuneBehind closed doors, tensions in the GOP Pro-Trump group pulls ads targeting GOP senator on ObamaCare repeal GOP chairman wants 'robust' tax reform process in the Senate MORE (R-S.D.), authorize work to repair erosion in the Upper Missouri River. (#912)

- John CornynJohn CornynSenators urge Trump to do right thing with arms sales to Taiwan Cornyn: Key vote to advance health bill likely Wednesday GOP ObamaCare fight faces do-or-die procedural vote MORE (R-Texas), removing flood protection authorization for the east fork of the Trinity River in Texas. (#880)

- Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiTrump: Senate GOP 'very close' to agreement on health bill EPA head faces skeptical senators on budget cuts Cruz, McConnell huddle with healthcare vote looming MORE (R-Alaska), declaring areas in Seward Harbor, Alaska as non-navigable waters. (#904)

- Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharAmazon primed for merger battle Time to get Trump’s new antitrust cop on the beat Going national with automatic voter registration MORE (D-Minn.), allowing closure of the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam if its effects are minimal on Minnesota. (#884)

- Ron WydenRon WydenSenators urge Trump to do right thing with arms sales to Taiwan Overnight Tech: Black lawmakers press Uber on diversity | Google faces record EU fine | Snap taps new lobbyist | New details on FCC cyberattack FCC chairman reveals new details about cyberattack following John Oliver segment MORE (D-Ore.), giving funding priority to deep draft ports. (#870)

- Thad CochranThad CochranOvernight Finance: CBO finds 22M more uninsured under Senate health bill | GOP agrees ObamaCare taxes must go | Supreme Court to look at Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections | More tax reform hearings | Green light for partial travel ban | Senate Dems set principles for potential budget negotiation Defense hawks gird for budget brawl MORE (R-Miss), giving credit to a non-federal interest for construction costs that are part of a federally authorized project. (#911)

- Tom CarperTom CarperOvernight Energy: Trump White House kicks off 'Energy Week' Senate confirms NRC chairwoman to new term Dems push for more action on power grid cybersecurity MORE (D-Del.), authorizing the allocation of fund to the Susquehanna, Delaware, Potomac River Basins. (#882)

- Murkowski, allowing the government to provide technical assistance to states for port development. (#903)

- Dick DurbinDick DurbinGraham gets frustrated in public ‘unmasking’ debate Senate Dems set principles for potential budget negotiation Dem senator: GOP's healthcare approach will 'devastate Medicaid' MORE (D-Ill.), requiring a study on flooding and drought management in the greater Mississippi River basin. (#906)

- Carl LevinCarl LevinTrump's crush on foreign autocrats threatens democracy at home OPINION: Congress must press forward with its Russia investigation Democrats and Republicans share blame in rewriting the role of the Senate MORE (D-Mich.), stating it is U.S. policy to use the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for the upkeep of these ports. (#893)

- Susan CollinsSusan CollinsOvernight Finance: GOP divided over welfare cuts in budget | Lawmaker loses M on pharma stock he pitched | Yellen says another financial crisis unlikely in our lifetimes Overnight Tech: EU hits Google with record fine | Amazon gears up for lobbying battle | Facebook hits 2 billion users | New ransomware spreads across globe Overnight Regulation: EPA moves to repeal Obama water rule | Labor chief to review overtime rule | Record fine for Google MORE (R-Maine), authorizing the government to re-open the Cape Arundel Disposal Site for dredged material. (#898)

- Ben CardinBen CardinLawmakers wary of Trump escalation in Syria Senators urge Trump to do right thing with arms sales to Taiwan Dem senators urged Obama to take action on Russia before election MORE (D-Md.), technical/clarifying (#861)

- Sherrod BrownSherrod BrownMajor progressive group rolls out first incumbent House endorsement Dems push for more action on power grid cybersecurity Senate Banking panel huddles with regulators on bank relief MORE (D-Ohio), requiring water resource projects to be carried out in a way that helps U.S. economic development. (#907)

- Wyden, requiring a study of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. (#896)