Senate agrees to amendments to water bill, including help to small communities

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerThe Trail 2016: One large crack in the glass ceiling Dem suggests race factored into Obama Senate endorsement Obama, Biden back Kamala Harris in Calif. Senate race MORE (D-Calif.) and ranking member David VitterDavid VitterTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense David Duke will bank on racial tensions in Louisiana Senate bid Former KKK leader David Duke running for Senate MORE (R-La.) introduced the Water Resources Development Act, which the Senate is currently considering. S. 601 would authorize projects related to flood and storm risk reduction, coast and inland navigation, and ecosystem restoration.

The Senate will likely continue work on the bill through the week and possibly into next week.

A list of the other amendments approved en bloc follows:

-  Sen. Mark PryorMark PryorCotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Top Democrats are no advocates for DC statehood MORE (D-Ark.) amendment providing work-in-kind credits.

- Pryor amendment to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors.

- Sen. John McCainJohn McCainTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Booker: 'I love you, Donald Trump' Syria activists cheer Kaine pick MORE (R-Ariz.) amendment 833

- Sen. Patty MurrayPatty MurrayOur children, our future – bridging the partisan divide Overnight Energy: Officials close in on new global emissions deal NBA pulls All-Star Game from NC over bathroom law MORE (D-Wash.) amendment 832

No additional information on those amendments was available when they were passed.

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