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 ManchinSenate fight over miners' heathcare boils over Congress to clear path for Mattis Overnight Finance: Trump blasts Carrier's union leader | What's in the spending bill | Jamie Dimon gets perch for Trump era | AT&T, Time Warner execs grilled 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 WydenSenate fight over miners' heathcare boils over Budowsky: Did Putin elect Trump? Overnight Cybersecurity: Fed agency IT report cards | Senate Dems push for briefing on Russia hacks 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 SessionsTrump's Cabinet: What jobs are left to fill Disability and the Trump administration — what's next? Fight over water bill heats up in Senate 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 HoevenSenate GOP to Obama: Stop issuing new rules Feds deny permit for Dakota Access pipeline Dem senator to meet with Trump 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.