Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford attended the group's first meeting.
Republicans predicted a final vote will happen Thursday.
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Sen. Bill Nelson had been rooting for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The House defeated a resolution requiring President Obama to remove troops.
John McCain wants to remove non-military medical research from the Pentagon's budget.
Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules, Johnny Isakson says, the law needs to be replaced.
"This is straight out of the Republicans' playbook," the minority leader said.
The rhetorical back-and-forth comes ahead of a first test on the spending bill.
The House is expected to take up a handful of healthcare bills.