Sen. John McCainJohn McCainSenate braces for fallout over Supreme Court fight Republicans seek to lower odds of a shutdown Nunes endures another rough day MORE (R-Ariz.) said the Republican hold on the National Defense Authorization Act was lifted Monday afternoon.
“The previous objection has been lifted so we’ve been able to make progress,” McCain said Monday, after he and Sen. Carl LevinCarl LevinSenate about to enter 'nuclear option' death spiral Devin Nunes has jeopardized the oversight role of Congress Ted Cruz wants to destroy the Senate as we know it MORE (D-Mich.) passed an amendment package of nearly 20 more amendments. Earlier Monday McCain had said a "senator from Kentucky," presumably Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulTrump: 'No doubt' we'll make a deal on healthcare Overnight Defense: General says US strike probably led to civilian deaths | Tillerson to push NATO on spending | Trump taps F-35 chief Senate backs Montenegro's NATO membership MORE (R-Ky.), would object to any more unanimous consent agreements until his particular amendment is considered.
Levin said he expects to pass another managers’ package of amendment before the vote.
After McCain’s statement about Paul, Paul’s spokeswoman said the senator wanted nothing more than to review the amendment packages that the Senate is preparing to pass.
Amendments 2954, 2978, 3015, 3022, 3024, 3028, 3042, 3054, 3066, 3091, 3160, 3164, 3176, 3188, 3208, 3218, 3227, 3268, 3289 and 3119 passed by voice vote.
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