The Senate passed seven other amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, S. 3254, which funds the U.S military and its operations.
Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinPruitt confirmation sets stage for Trump EPA assault Pruitt sworn in as EPA chief EPA breaks Twitter silence to congratulate new head MORE (D-W.Va.) introduced Amendment 2924, which adds language to the bill providing for the standardization of identification credentials required for eligibility, enrollment, transactions and updates across all Department of Defense installations.
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) introduced Amendment 2949, which extends a temporary increase in accumulated leave carryover for members of the armed forces through Sept. 30, 2015.
Sen. Ron WydenRon WydenTech, advocacy groups slam DHS call to demand foreign travelers' passwords Dem bill would force Border Patrol agents to get warrants before searching devices Senate Dems move to nix Trump's deportation order MORE (D-Ore.) introduced Amendment 2960, requiring the secretary of Defense to conduct a study of the adequacy of mechanisms for the reintegration into civilian life of members of the National Guard and the Reserves following a deployment on active duty in the Armed Forces, including whether permitting such members to remain on active duty for a limited period after “soft landing” depolyments is feasible and advisable for facilitating and easing that reintegration.
Sen. Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsObama-era cash for cronies under House fire McConnell: 'Winners make policy, losers go home' DeVos should ‘persist’ despite liberal opposition MORE (R-Ala.) introduced Amendment 2963, which allows the president to issue a posthumous honorary commission promoting to second lieutenant Army Sgt. Paschall Conley, a distinguished Buffalo Soldier who was recommended for promotion under then-existing procedures by Gen. John J. Pershing.
Sen. John HoevenJohn HoevenGOP senators unveil bill to give Congress control of consumer bureau budget Dem senator: DeVos bigger threat to education than grizzlies Senate set for high-noon vote to confirm DeVos MORE (R-N.D.) introduced Amendment 2991, clarifying the sense of the Senate that “the United States should maintain a triad of strategic nuclear delivery systems and United States is committed to modernizing the component weapons and delivery systems of that triad” as part of the New START Treaty on ballistic missiles with Russia.
The Senate also passed Amendment 3083, but there was no information on the amendment at the time of publication.
The Senate decided not to take up Sen. Kelley Ayotte's (R-N.H.) amendment, 3003, on establishing a missile defense site on the East Coast, she said, because the House defense bill already includes similar language.
The Senate is schedule to continue amendment work on the defense bill Thursday, with hopes of finishing work by the end of the week.