No surprises among Senate conferees for Defense bill

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinThis week: Senate barrels toward showdown over Pompeo Sunday Shows Preview: Emmanuel Macron talks ahead of state dinner CIA declassifies memo on nominee's handling of interrogation tapes MORE (D-Calif.), the Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman, reached a compromise Thursday with Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl LevinCarl Milton LevinSen. Gillibrand, eyeing 2020 bid, rankles some Democrats The Hill's 12:30 Report Congress needs bipartisanship to fully investigate Russian influence MORE (D-Mich.) over how the military detains terror suspects, an issue that has sparked heated debate on the bill and has drawn a White House veto threat.

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While Feinstein won’t be in the conference committee, she said on the floor Thursday that Levin and ranking member Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainManchin, Donnelly back Pompeo This week: Senate barrels toward showdown over Pompeo Romney forced into GOP primary for Utah Senate nomination MORE (R-Ariz.) had assured her that the compromise language would remain in the final bill that comes out of the conference committee.

Sen. Mark UdallMark Emery UdallSenate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Democratic primary could upend bid for Colorado seat Picking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups MORE (D-Colo.), who tried unsuccessfully to strip the detainee language from the Senate bill, said in a statement Thursday that he will “continue to fight for a consensus” on detainees in conference.