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Senate fails to finish Defense authorization bill

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Sen. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnPension insolvency crisis only grows as Congress sits on its hands Paul Ryan should realize that federal earmarks are the currency of cronyism Republicans in Congress shouldn't try to bring back earmarks MORE (R-Okla.) on Thursday threatened to filibuster the remaining votes after Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerThrowing some cold water on all of the Korean summit optimism House Republicans push Mulvaney, Trump to rescind Gateway funds Congress should build on the momentum from spending bill MORE (D-N.Y.) objected to a vote on veterans with mental illness owning guns.

Read more about the status of the defense bill in the Senate on The Hill’s Floor Action blog.