Vote-O-rama picks up speed as Senate clears amendments by voice vote

A Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod BrownSanders warns Clinton: Don't rush to compromise with GOP Dem senator praises US steel after car crash Lobbying World MORE (D-Ohio) amendment designed to close a loophole that allows some public infrastructure projects to be outsourced.

Transportation projects financed by the American taxpayer should, to the best extent possible, be financed by American worker built with American materials, Brown said prior to the vote.  

A Sen. Roy BluntRoy BluntGOP gets chance to run on ObamaCare Republicans make M investment in Senate races GOP groups ride to rescue in 3 key Senate races MORE (R-Mo.) amendment to designate 15 percent of highway funds for bridges for control by local communities rather than the state.

It doesn’t increase the amount of money, Blunt said. It continues current policy, and I think every county commissioner would be relieved [if this passed].

A Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleySanders warns Clinton: Don't rush to compromise with GOP Overnight Healthcare: Top ObamaCare lobbyists reject 'public option' push | Groups sound alarm over Medicare premium hike Top ObamaCare lobbyists reject 'public option' push MORE (D-Ore.) amendment to exempt interstate travel regulations for farmers who are traveling within 150 miles of their farms. 

Merkley explained that under current regulations some farmers who live within a few miles of a state border are required to follow strict interstate commercial travel regulations to transport their goods. 

This is a simple common-sense amendment, he said prior to the vote. 

A Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharGreat Lakes senators seek boost for maritime system Podesta floated Bill Gates, Bloomberg as possible Clinton VPs EpiPen maker to pay 5M to settle overcharging case MORE (D-Minn.) amendment to amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 to provide clarification regarding the applicability of exemptions relating to the transportation of agricultural commodities and farm supplies, and for other purposes.

In addition, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenPodesta floated Bill Gates, Bloomberg as possible Clinton VPs Obama signs 'bill of rights' for rape survivors into law Four military options for Obama in Syria MORE (D-N.H.) agreed to drop her amendment to increase the amount available for the operating cost of equipment and facilities for public transportation systems that operate fewer than 50 buses. A manager’s amendment offered by Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerDefense chief pledges to 'resolve' bonus clawback issue California National Guard official: Congress knew about bonus repayments California House Republicans facing tougher headwinds MORE (D-Calif.) was also cleared by unanimous consent.