The House Rules Committee late Tuesday rejected two amendments from Rep. Adam SmithAdam SmithThe economic and national security rationale for free trade Charter schools and multi level marketing: An enduring connection Meet Trump’s ‘mad dog’ for the Pentagon MORE (D-Wash.) to the 2015 defense authorization bill.
He introduced both measures during the panel’s marathon 13-hour mark up of the defense policy bill, only to withdraw them and vow to resurrect both proposals when the time comes for floor debate on the bill. However, the moves by the Rules Committee have thrown cold water on those plans.
Smith did succeed in getting a trio of other amendments lined up for debate, including a provision that would lift the ban on transferring detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to U.S. soil.
Another amendment aims to eliminate “indefinite military detention” of people by the United States.
Smith is expected to discuss his approved measures, as well as those nixed by the Rules Committee, when the defense legislation hits the House floor on Wednesday afternoon.