Get ready for the NDAA marathon: 152 amendments made in order

The House Rules Committee on Tuesday night agreed to make 152 amendments in order for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), setting up a marathon process in the House for the rest of the week.

Rules allowed for 10 minutes of debate for each amendment, so if none are withdrawn, the House is in for 1,520 minutes of debate — more than 25 hours.

This is on top of other work the House has planned for the week, including passage of a healthcare bill (H.R. 1216), and possible passage of a bill extending provisions in the Patriot Act.