John McCain says defense bill faces impasse over four amendments

Washington Examiner | 9/13/2017 | Travis J. Tritten
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Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that the Senate's annual defense policy bill was being held up on the chamber floor due to a disagreement over four proposed amendments.

The impasse might lead to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoking cloture, a procedural move that could delay the National Defense Authorization Act for days and quash expected debate on those four amendments and others filed in recent weeks, McCain, R-Ariz., the Armed Services Committee chairman, said on the Senate floor.

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"I hope overnight my colleagues on both sides will sit down and figure out, as we have a number of amendments, a way that we can reach a point where we have up or down votes on these amendments that are important to the nation," he said.

The four amendments were filed by Sen....
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