The new Republican-controlled Senate has already voted on more amendments in one week than the Democratic-controlled Senate considered in all of 2014.

Republican senators applauded the feat when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Treasury rejects Dem subpoena for Trump tax returns | Companies warn trade war about to hit consumers | Congress, White House to launch budget talks next week | Trump gets deal to lift steel tariffs on Mexico, Canada Schumer calls on McConnell to hold vote on Equality Act House Dem cites transgender grandson in voting for Equality Act MORE (R-Ky.) announced it on the Senate floor.

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“We’ve actually reached a milestone here that I think is noteworthy for the Senate. We just cast our 15th roll-call vote on an amendment on this bill, which is more votes — more roll-call votes on amendments than the entire United States Senate [did] in all of 2014,” he said.

McConnell made his announcement while colleagues were in the midst of churning through a batch of 10 amendments.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidLobbying World Mitch McConnell is not invincible Seven big decisions facing Biden in 2020 primary MORE (Nev.), who presided as majority leader last year, defended the chamber’s record during a press conference with reporters earlier in the day.

“The success of a Congress is not determined on how many amendments people vote on. The success of this Congress will be determined on what happens to the middle class,” he said.

Reid accused Republicans of cynically blocking President Obama’s agenda over the past six years “and the middle class has been hurt, hurt, hurt.”

He argued that passing legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, the first order of Senate business this year, would help Canada export oil overseas and not help middle class families.

Republicans campaigned extensively during the midterm elections on the handful of votes Reid allowed on amendments.

Former Sen. Mark BegichMark Peter BegichFormer GOP chairman Royce joins lobbying shop Lobbying world Dem governors on 2020: Opposing Trump not enough MORE (D-Alaska) came under attack for not getting a vote on a single amendment he sponsored during his six-year career.