Sen. John McCainJohn McCainGOP gets chance to run on ObamaCare Political map shifts on Trump The lazy political writing of 'SNL' 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 LevinThe Fed and a return to banking simplicity What Our presidential candidates can learn from Elmo Zumwalt Will there be a 50-50 Senate next year? 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 PaulWhat the 'Bernie Sanders wing of the GOP' can teach Congress GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election How low is the bar for presidential candidates, anyway? 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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