"This is using the forces we have here in a better way," Ash Carter said.
Graham said he would "go all over the country" to push for more money.
Republicans say the Pentagon has stonewalled its requests for information.
"It's not a good bill," said Reid, who also called the amendment process "unfair."
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) wants to remove a requirement that women register for the selective service.
The American man who was captured by Kurdish forces in Iraq while apparently defecting from the...
"Our briefings are for educational purposes only," said the head of the Aerospace Industries...
"Quit saying what we're not going to do," Rep. Mac Thornberry said.
The move came after Republicans blocked an increase in nondefense money.
Reid said he and others were "misled."
The agenda will be formally unveiled at the Council on Foreign Relations on Thursday.
The Senate will vote on increasing defense spending this week.
There are reports that civilians from Fallujah are being tortured.
Every sailor received one-on-one training before the ban was lifted.
Sen. Harry Reid made a failed 11th-hour stand against ending debate.
The U.S. and Gulf states are "making strides" in cutting off that financing.
The anonymous Air Force official called in to Sean Hannity’s radio show three years ago.
Sen. Mike Lee wanted a vote on his separate amendment.
"We’re not going to just hand over all the emails that … aren’t relevant.”
“Six Americans would still be alive today if those terrorists had stayed at Guantanamo Bay."
"You can't ban an entire race or religion from coming into the country."
The Pentagon wants the ability to retain troops if they are passed over for promotion.
The Senate could hold a rare Friday session.
"We're watching carefully the humanitarian situation inside Fallujah," said Army Col. Chris Garver.