The delicate balance of bipartisan support broke down after Sen. Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced new amendments to the original House bill, which have gone to the head of the line of amendments and which must be addressed before the bill can be finished. As a result, on May 5, Majority Leader McConnell (R-Ky.) filed cloture on both the underlying bill (H.R. 1191) as well as the Corker-Cardin bill (S.615).
A breakdown of recent defense spending activities in the House of Representatives from Senior Fellow John Isaacs
By John Isaacs
Council for a Livable World
March 27, 2015
Senate Completes its Budget Resolution – Finally
CQ/Roll predicted that the Senate would conclude its vote-a-rama – a series of votes following by votes – more than 12 hours after the voting started at noon yesterday.
Council for a Livable World signed onto a letter to Congress with recommendations on national security amendments.
The full House and Senate are moving forward with the budget resolutions in a fairly desultory fashion. The Senate was anticipating a first amendment vote on its version on Monday night, but with no amendments ready for a vote, the Senate voted instead on the nomination of a Federal Maritime Commissioner.