Feinstein says she'll support Defense bill

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The bill now is headed toward a final vote after a slew of amendments are voted on, including one more from Feinstein.

That amendment would bar military detention for U.S. citizens, which has sparked some of the most heated debate on the Defense bill this week.

The detention provisions have pitted Feinstein against another Democratic committee chairman, Armed Services Chairman Carl LevinCarl LevinCongress: The sleeping watchdog Congress must not give companies tax reasons to move jobs overseas A lesson on abuse of power by Obama and his Senate allies MORE (D-Mich.), who has joined with Armed Services Republicans to oppose changing the terror detainee language.

Before Thanksgiving, Feinstein said she was undecided how she would vote on the whole bill because of the detainee provisions. The bill is considered must-pass legislation and has passed consistently for five decades.