These are the last-minute modifications the Senate made to the $1.7 trillion omnibus

Senators on Thursday added an inventory of amendments to a sweeping 4,155-page authorities funding invoice that now heads to the Home.

Through the hours-long voting session, senators voted on a collection of 15 amendments, starting from measures that sought to increase a Trump-era immigration coverage to laws geared toward increasing protections for breastfeeding staff.

The $1.7 trillion funding bundle handed the Senate in a 68-29 vote, and now heads to the Home, the place some prime Democrats are hopeful of a swift passage. 

Under are a number of the modifications senators voted to undertake as a part of the method:

The Pump Act

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) speaks throughout a Senate Overseas Relations Committee Listening to on the Fiscal Yr 2023 Price range on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on April 26, 2022.

The Senate accepted including the Offering Pressing Maternal Protections for Nursing Moms (PUMP) Act, which seeks to strengthen breastfeeding protections for staff, in a 92-5 vote.

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), who cosponsored the invoice, known as its passage “a win that’s been years within the making” in a tweet moments after.

“Everybody ought to have the area and privateness to pump at work, and nobody needs to be pressured by their employer to cease nursing,” he stated.

Compensation for victims of terrorism

Bob Menendez

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J) speaks throughout a information convention following the Democrats coverage luncheon assembly on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Washington.

Added into the bundle is a invoice sponsored by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) that can enable particular teams of victims of terrorism entry to a compensation fund for terrorism victims from which these teams have been beforehand excluded.

They embrace direct households of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist assaults, victims of the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, and the 1996 assault on the Air Power barracks in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. 

The invoice, known as the Equity for 9/11 Households Act, had stalled amid opposition from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) over it initially not together with the Beirut victims. The compromise was provided as an modification to the 2023 funding invoice and handed the Senate 93 to 4.

Utilizing forfeited property to assist Ukraine

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joins a gaggle of Republican senators who’re upset that members of the army are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine and are threatening to withhold their votes to advance the annual Nationwide Protection Authorization Act except the vaccine challenge goes to a vote, on the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.

One other modification that made the reduce, provided by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), would “authorize the switch of the proceeds of sure forfeited property to assist Ukraine.”

That extends to property that was “possessed by, or was managed by an individual topic to sanctions and designated by the Secretary of the Treasury or the Secretary of State.”

The modification, which was accepted by a voice vote, comes months after Graham — together with Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) — launched laws geared toward permitting the belongings of Russian oligarchs for use to help efforts to assist Ukraine amid the continued Russian invasion.

Pregnant Equity Employees Act

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) speaks to a reporter as he leaves a Senate Republican Conference luncheon on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Sen. Invoice Cassidy (R-La.) speaks to a reporter as he leaves a Senate Republican Convention luncheon on Wednesday, Could 11, 2022.

The Senate voted 73-24 to undertake an modification introduced by Sen. Invoice Cassidy (R-La.) to connect the Pregnant Employees Equity Act to the omnibus. 

A launch from the workplace of Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who has additionally been pushing for the laws, stated the invoice has an identical mannequin to the Individuals with Disabilities Act, and would “require employers to make affordable lodging to permit pregnant staff to proceed working safely, reminiscent of extra lavatory breaks, mild obligation, or a stool to sit down on if a employee stands all day.”

Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) lauded the vote in a press release not lengthy after, calling it “probably the most vital enhancements to office protections in years.”

“The Pregnant Employees Equity Act makes a easy assertion: in case you are pregnant, in case you are working throughout your being pregnant, you need to have the correct to primary office lodging,” he stated.

Fee for Navy Lt. Ridge Alkonis

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) speaks throughout a information convention on spending, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

An modification to offer for the continuation of pay and advantages of Navy Lt. Ridge Alkonis additionally handed. In response to Deseret Information, his pay was reduce whereas serving a three-year sentence in a jail in Japan after a automotive accident that killed two residents.

Alkonis was decided by a decide in Japan to have been sleeping behind the wheel through the accident, however U.S. Navy investigators discovered “that Alkonis suffered from acute mountain illness and misplaced consciousness accounts,” the report stated.

The Senate accepted the modification, provided by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), in a voice vote.

Laura Kelly contributed.