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

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerDems gain upper hand on budget Overnight Finance: Senate rejects funding bill as shutdown looms | Labor Dept. to probe Wells Fargo | Fed to ease stress test rules for small banks Funding bill rejected as shutdown nears MORE (D-Calif.) and ranking member David VitterDavid VitterGOP pressures Kerry on Russia's use of Iranian airbase Louisiana needs Caroline Fayard as its new senator Louisiana Republicans: This isn’t like Sandy 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 McCainKerry: US 'on the verge' of suspending talks with Russia on Syria Trump, Clinton to headline Al Smith dinner Overnight Defense: Congress overrides Obama 9/11 veto | Pentagon breathes easy after funding deal | More troops heading to Iraq MORE (R-Ariz.) amendment 833

- Sen. Patty MurrayPatty MurrayElection-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables Congress approves .1B in Zika funds Lawmakers pledge push for cures bill in lame-duck MORE (D-Wash.) amendment 832

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