No surprises among Senate conferees for Defense bill

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinA guide to the committees: Senate Dem: Trump's China trademark looks like a quid pro quo Senate advances Trump's Commerce pick MORE (D-Calif.), the Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman, reached a compromise Thursday with Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl LevinCarl LevinA package proposal for repatriation Silencing of Warren another example of hyperpartisan Senate GOP going nuclear over Gorsuch might destroy filibuster forever 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 McCainDrug importation won't save dollars or lives Dem rep Charlie Crist files for divorce Why the GOP cannot sweep its Milo scandal under the rug 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 UdallElection autopsy: Latinos favored Clinton more than exit polls showed Live coverage: Tillerson's hearing for State The rise and possible fall of the ‘Card’ in politics 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.