Lawmakers are trying to combine and eliminate many of the amendments considered to be non-controversial, sources with the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship said on Monday. This could help speed up the process.

The legislation itself is relatively non-controversial, but senators from both parties have taken advantage of an agreement struck by Senate leaders in January that allows unlimited amendments to most bills that come to the floor.

One major hurdle to the SBA funding bill was cleared last week when Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidSenators briefed on US Navy's encounters with UFOs: report Key endorsements: A who's who in early states Trump weighs in on UFOs in Stephanopoulos interview MORE (D-Nev.) allowed a series of votes on controversial amendments that would have stripped the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of much of its power to regulate greenhouse gasses. All of the amendments failed.

The following amendments are currently pending on the bill:

• An amendment offered by Sen. David VitterDavid Bruce VitterLobbying World Senate confirms Trump judge who faced scrutiny over abortion views Collins votes against Trump judicial pick MORE (R-La.) ordering the federal government to sell off unused and underused property.

• An amendment from Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSenate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 2020 debates complicate Senate plans for vote on Trump's war authority Senate GOP to defeat proposal requiring approval for Iran attack MORE (R-Texas) to form a bipartisan commission to improve oversight of government spending.

• Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again Don't expect Trump-sized ratings for Democratic debates MORE (I-Vt.) has an amendment to establish a point of order against any efforts to reduce benefits paid to Social Security recipients, raise the retirement age or create private retirement accounts.

• An amendment from Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House Senate Health Committee advances bipartisan package to lower health costs Senate GOP to defeat proposal requiring approval for Iran attack MORE (R-Ky.) to slash $200 billion in spending for fiscal year 2011.

• An amendment offered by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) to delay the implementation of the healthcare reform law until a final resolution is reached in pending lawsuits.

• Sen. Mark PryorMark Lunsford PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE’s (D-Ark.) amendment to establish a program that would allow the SBA to make loans to members of the military wanting to start or expand a small business. 

• Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinDemocrats leery of Sanders plan to cancel student loan debt Proposed bipartisan kidney legislation takes on kidney disease epidemic in America Lawmakers raise security concerns about China building NYC subway cars MORE’s (D-Md.) amendment to reinstate the increase in the surety bond guarantee limits for the SBA.

• Sen. Olympia Snowe’s (R-Maine) amendment to prevent fraud in small-business contracting.