Republicans objected to allowing an amendment from Sen. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuFive unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory Pavlich: O’Keefe a true journalist Trump’s implosion could cost GOP in Louisiana Senate race 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 RubioGOP, Dems hear different things from Trump Senate committee to vote Monday on Tillerson Tillerson met with top State official: report 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 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.), relating to weather mitigation in the northern Rocky Mountains (#847)
- Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerFeinstein to hold campaign fundraisers, a hint she'll run again Becerra formally nominated for Calif. attorney general 10 freshmen to watch in the new Congress MORE (D-Calif.), requiring the Secretary of the Army to adopt a Louisiana coastal plan. (#899)
- James InhofeJames InhofeSenate teeing up Mattis waiver Lawmakers play nice at Russia hacking hearing Senate chairman meets Trump’s EPA nominee MORE (R-Okla.), authorizing the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to construct hydroelectric facilities. (#895)
- Roger WickerRoger WickerSenate confirms first nominees of Trump era Senate gears up for battle over Trump's CIA pick Five takeaways from Chao’s confirmation hearing 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 BoozmanFive takeaways from Pruitt's EPA hearing Senators inviting Trump to speak at National Prayer Breakfast One bipartisan priority: Broadband Internet access infrastructure MORE (R-Ark.), requiring the government to budget for non-federal repairs to waterways. (#872)
- John ThuneJohn ThuneSenate confirms first nominees of Trump era Senate gears up for battle over Trump's CIA pick GOP, Dems hear different things from Trump MORE (R-S.D.), authorize work to repair erosion in the Upper Missouri River. (#912)
- John CornynJohn CornynSenate confirms first nominees of Trump era The new Washington elite schmoozes over lunch Top GOP senator warns of weekend work on Trump nominees MORE (R-Texas), removing flood protection authorization for the east fork of the Trinity River in Texas. (#880)
- Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiWhat we learned from Rick Perry's confirmation hearing Perry regrets saying he would abolish Energy Department Trump education pick to face Warren, Sanders MORE (R-Alaska), declaring areas in Seward Harbor, Alaska as non-navigable waters. (#904)
- Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharJustice requires higher standard than Sessions Booker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals Trump could mean new momentum for drug imports MORE (D-Minn.), allowing closure of the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam if its effects are minimal on Minnesota. (#884)
- Ron WydenRon WydenLawmakers join women's marches in DC and nationwide Senate confirms first nominees of Trump era Senate gears up for battle over Trump's CIA pick MORE (D-Ore.), giving funding priority to deep draft ports. (#870)
- Thad CochranThad CochranGOP senators voice misgivings about short-term spending bill Trump's wrong to pick Bannon or Sessions for anything Bottom Line MORE (R-Miss), giving credit to a non-federal interest for construction costs that are part of a federally authorized project. (#911)
- Tom CarperTom CarperPruitt says his EPA will work with the states Dems prepare to face off with Trump's pick to lead EPA Justice, FBI to be investigated over Clinton probes 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 DurbinJustice requires higher standard than Sessions Warren burns Mnuchin over failure to disclose assets Trump Treasury pick to defend foreclosure record MORE (D-Ill.), requiring a study on flooding and drought management in the greater Mississippi River basin. (#906)
- Carl LevinCarl LevinObama to preserve torture report in presidential papers 'Nuclear option' for Supreme Court nominees will damage Senate McCain's Supreme Court strategy leads to nuclear 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 CollinsGOP rep faces testy crowd at constituent meeting over ObamaCare DeVos vows to be advocate for 'great' public schools GOP senators introducing ObamaCare replacement Monday MORE (R-Maine), authorizing the government to re-open the Cape Arundel Disposal Site for dredged material. (#898)
- Ben CardinBen CardinLawmakers join women's marches in DC and nationwide Senate confirms first nominees of Trump era Dem senators to Trump pick: Probe if adviser violated Russia sanctions MORE (D-Md.), technical/clarifying (#861)
- Sherrod BrownSherrod BrownMajor progressive group unveils first 2018 Senate endorsements Congressional leaders unite to protect consumers Mnuchin weathers stormy confirmation hearing 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)