The bill is widely expected to pass now that it has gotten through a multitude of obstacles to get the bill on the floor and to satisfy initial objections from Sens. Rand PaulRand PaulDems blast Trump plans for deep spending cuts Trump team prepares dramatic cuts Paul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy MORE (R-Ky.) and Tom CoburnTom CoburnCoburn: Trump's tweets aren't presidential The road ahead for America’s highways Rethinking taxation MORE (R-Okla.).
Levin and McCain are still “clearing” amendments that both sides can agree to, and they still have a manager’s package of amendments to pass.
The defense authorization bill is a wide-ranging Pentagon policy bill that authorizes $631 billion in defense spending.
When the bill passes, it will head to a House-Senate conference committee to iron out the differences between the two chambers’ bills.
—Carlo Muñoz contributed.