“Right now looking forward I don’t see any possibility of overturning it,” Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said Thursday.
Veterans groups blasted the Senate on Thursday as a large veterans bill was blocked over a partisan dispute on amendments.
“So the threat is metastasizing. It is much more broad,” he said during a hearing on Thursday.
Republicans said the new healthcare and education programs was not properly paid for.
"Putin's not a dummy. He looks at it and says, 'Hey, America's cutting back their defense, I can push here,'" Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said at a defense writers breakfast.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday urged Russia to show restraint and caution toward the Ukraine so it doesn’t escalate tensions there.
The officials insisted the mission that left 30 troops dead was not compromised.
The head of the NSA on Thursday pleaded with senators to pass cybersecurity legislation.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that Republicans injected politics into a veterans bill that should have been bipartisan.
“Shame on Republicans for bringing base-politics into a bill to help veterans,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “They are pushing an unrelated amendment on Iran that they knew would kill the bill.”
The action by armed men comes as Russian troops are ordered to Ukraine's border.