Monday, September 15, 2008

Update on the FY08 Defense Authorization Bill

The Senate resumes consideration of the bill today. There were no recorded votes on Friday and there will be none today. Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) has filed cloture on the bill to limit debate, with the cloture vote scheduled for Tuesday. Senators can file new germane amendments up to 4:00 PM today. It is estimated that there are already about 200 amendments to be considered. According to hill publications, amendments on earmarks, the Iraq surge and military absentee ballots are holding up the bill.

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