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McCain Warns Reid Defense Authorization Bill in Danger

McCain Warns Reid Defense Authorization Bill in Danger

The Hill reports that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) urged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to allow a vote on the defense authorization bill on Thursday, saying the Senate could fail to pass a defense authorization bill for the first time in 50 years if the Senate continues to delay.

“It is not our right, it’s our obligation to get the authorization bill to the president’s desk,” McCain, said on Senate floor, according to The Hill. “We may have significant disagreements, but for 50 years, this body has passed a defense authorization bill and it has been signed by the president of the United States, and we are in some danger of not having it happen, not letting this happen, this year.”

Passing the bill with all of the expected amendments will be time consuming, and that is why McCain is urging the Senate to act. 

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