Senate agrees to tweak NDAA bill to allow conference with House

Moments later, the Senate approved an amended version by voice vote, a move that should allow the House to vote to conference with the Senate on the bill Thursday.

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The language in the Senate bill related to new import sanctions against Iran and rebels in the Congo, which affect tariffs and government revenue. The House and Senate agreed to tweak that language in a way that avoids the hurdle, although few details were available beyond that as of Wednesday evening.

The House has tried to vote to conference with the Senate on the NDAA all week, but now should be in a position to do so Thursday. The House-passed NDAA is H.R. 4310.

The Senate also agreed to name conferees to the bill, something the House might do as early as Thursday. The Senate conferees are:

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— Jeremy Herb and Ramsey Cox contributed

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