Sen. John McCainJohn McCainIs McCain confident in Trump? ‘I do not know’ Schumer, Cardin to introduce legislation on Russia sanctions Graham says he will vote for Tillerson MORE (R-Ariz.) said the Republican hold on the National Defense Authorization Act was lifted Monday afternoon.
“The previous objection has been lifted so we’ve been able to make progress,” McCain said Monday, after he and Sen. Carl LevinCarl LevinObama to preserve torture report in presidential papers 'Nuclear option' for Supreme Court nominees will damage Senate McCain's Supreme Court strategy leads to nuclear Senate MORE (D-Mich.) passed an amendment package of nearly 20 more amendments. Earlier Monday McCain had said a "senator from Kentucky," presumably Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulDems blast Trump plans for deep spending cuts Trump team prepares dramatic cuts Paul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy MORE (R-Ky.), would object to any more unanimous consent agreements until his particular amendment is considered.
Levin said he expects to pass another managers’ package of amendment before the vote.
After McCain’s statement about Paul, Paul’s spokeswoman said the senator wanted nothing more than to review the amendment packages that the Senate is preparing to pass.
Amendments 2954, 2978, 3015, 3022, 3024, 3028, 3042, 3054, 3066, 3091, 3160, 3164, 3176, 3188, 3208, 3218, 3227, 3268, 3289 and 3119 passed by voice vote.
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