Sen. John McCainJohn McCainTrump should apologize to heroic POWs McCain urges sports leagues to return 'paid patriotism' money Senators to Obama: Make 'timely' call on Afghan troops levels 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 LevinCarl, Sander Levin rebuke Sanders for tax comments on Panama trade deal Supreme Court: Eye on the prize Congress got it wrong on unjustified corporate tax loopholes 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 PaulOvernight Energy: Trump outlines 'America First' energy plan in North Dakota Overnight Regulation: GOP slams new Obama education rules Paul blocks chemical safety bill in Senate 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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