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The Senate defeated both amendments on Thursday.

First, the chamber voted against an amendment by Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerFormer Dem aide makes first court appearance on charges of posting GOP senators' info online Ex-House intern charged with 'doxing' GOP senators during Kavanaugh hearing Capitol Police arrest suspect in doxing of GOP senators MORE (D-Calif.) which would have allowed the EPA to perform aerial overflight inspection if it was more cost-effective than inspections that are on-the-ground and in-person. That amendment failed 47 to 48. It had a 60-vote threshold.

Then the chamber voted on an amendment by Sen. Mike JohannsMichael (Mike) Owen JohannsMeet the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska Farmers, tax incentives can ease the pain of a smaller farm bill Lobbying World MORE (R-Neb.), which would have prohibited the EPA from using aerial flight for any kind of surveillance. That amendment was defeated in a vote of 56-43. It also required 60 votes for passage.

The chamber also defeated an amendment by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), aimed at reducing excessive paperwork for community water system departments. That vote failed 58 to 41.