He said Sen. Mitch McConnell wants the annual defense bill finished by "the end of next week."
Rebecca Shabad 06/03/15 11:58 AM EDT
The 2016 contender wants to keep dollars out of "the hands of the Cuban military."
The Senate leader disagree over even the timing of bringing up the bill.
Sen. Mike Rounds used his first speech from the Senate floor to slam overregulation.
Senate Republicans are moving the bill to the Senate floor months earlier than usual.
"Since when did the United States Senate outsource its decision making?" Cornyn asked.
Julian Hattem and Jordain Carney 06/02/15 10:53 AM EDT
The legal authority for the NSA's powers expired at midnight on Sunday.
Sen. Lee said the amendments would threaten the bill in the House.
Monday's maneuver is the latest in the battle over the Patriot Act.
The vice president's office announced Beau Biden's death on Saturday.