Senators are moving to shore up the U.S.-Australian relationship after reports of a contentious call between President Trump and the Australian prime minister. 
 
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioFormer Florida congressmen mull bipartisan gubernatorial run: report Winners and losers from Jim Bridenstine’s confirmation as NASA administrator GOP Senate candidates trade barbs in brutal Indiana primary MORE (R-Fla.) and Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyDem senators demand Trump explain ties to Koch brothers Overnight Cybersecurity: Senators want info on 'stingray' surveillance in DC | Bills to secure energy infrastructure advance | GOP lawmaker offers cyber deterrence bill Overnight Tech: Alleged robocall kingpin testifies before Congress | What lawmakers learned | Push for new robocall rules | Facebook changes privacy settings ahead of new data law | Time Warner CEO defends AT&T merger at trial MORE (D-Mass.) introduced a bipartisan resolution on Monday "reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Australia alliance relationship." 
"I don't know what happened during last week's telephone call between the president of the United States and the prime minister of Australia," Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderThe risk of kicking higher ed reauthorization down the road Maternal deaths keep rising in US, raising scrutiny Supreme Court weighs future of online sales taxes MORE (R-Tenn.) said from the Senate floor. 
 
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"But I do know this, the people of the United States do not have better friends than the people of Australia. We're more than friends." 

The Washington Post reported last week that Trump lashed out at Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during a phone call between the leaders.

The president boasted about his Electoral College victory, blasted a previous plan under which the U.S. would accept refugees from Australia and cut short what was expected to be an hourlong call, according to the Post. 

In the wake of the call, GOP Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainManchin, Donnelly back Pompeo This week: Senate barrels toward showdown over Pompeo Romney forced into GOP primary for Utah Senate nomination MORE (Ariz.) and Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerRand's reversal advances Pompeo Overnight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit Pompeo headed for confirmation after surprise panel vote MORE (Tenn.) made phone calls to Joe Hockey, the Australian ambassador to the U.S., to voice their support of the alliance. 

The senators added in the resolution that "an alliance bond is a sacred vow of friendship and trust, and Australia has always been a faithful and reliable partner to the United States."

Alexander, whose family spent six months in Australia after he stepped down from the governor's office, praised the two countries' ties, noting they have fought together dating back to World War One.

"Today no two countries trust one another and cooperate in security agreements more than Australia and America. We trade. We visit one another," Alexander said.

Sens. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntGOP poised to advance rules change to speed up Trump nominees McCaskill outpaces GOP opponent by more than million GOP senators raise concerns about babies on Senate floor MORE (R-Mo.), Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinPompeo faces pivotal vote To succeed in Syria, Democrats should not resist Trump policy Hannity, Kimmel, Farrow among Time's '100 Most Influential' MORE (D-Ill.), Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSenators pledge to pursue sanctions against Turkey over imprisoned American pastor Dems walk tightrope on Pompeo nomination Menendez rips characterization of Pompeo as 'nation's top diplomat' MORE (D-N.H.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsOvernight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit Pompeo headed for confirmation after surprise panel vote Pompeo lacks votes for positive vote on panel MORE (D-Del.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), are also supporting the resolution. 

Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) introduced an identical resolution in the House.