GOP senators objected to the inclusion of an unrelated lands package in the NDAA.
Republicans blocked Gillibrand's attempt to bring up her legislation.
Sen. Mark Udall bashed Obama and the CIA after release of interrogation report.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) blasted unrelated land use measures.
The Senate passed a two-year Coast Guard Authorization Act on Wednesday.
The senators said “it would be a disaster” not to pass the House Defense bill.
The Senate passed the Intelligence authorization bill the same day a report came out on the CIA’s use of torture.
McCain joked about he and Levin's "slightly different leadership styles."
He filed cloture on motion to concur with House-passed bill authorizing Pentagon spending.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said the CIA’s use of torture was a “failure both moral and practical.”