She calls the GOP plan “bad budgeting and harmful to military planning.”
As many as 450 more troops will "train, advise, and assist" forces fighting ISIS.
Democrats are criticizing McConnell for his floor comments.
Rep. Seth Moulton didn't receive medication he was prescribed.
The decision comes after an embarrassing defeat of Iraqi forces at Ramadi last month.
The measure was cheered by human rights advocates.
Republicans and Democrats are headed towards another spending showdown.
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) calls the move "the height of irresponsibility."
The announcement came during the Pentagon's Pride Month Ceremony.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Democrats will block the defense spending bill.
The visit comes ahead of a key deadline at the end of the month.
Rumsfeld said the U.S. "template" is not always appropriate for other countries.
Sending 450 military trainers is "a step in the right direction," the Speaker said.
"Republicans have a choice," Sen. Patty Murray said Wednesday.
"We've tried everything else," Sen. Joe Manchin said.
The White House has threatened to veto any bill that adheres to spending caps.
"The United States must act swiftly to provide this assistance..."
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is offering CISA as an amendment to an annual defense policy bill.
Senators move forward with plan to skirt budget limits on defense.
Trey Gowdy has been accused of using the Benghazi investigation to raise funds.
Sen. Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of trying to hold a defense bill "hostage."
Durbin said the subcommittee's work is overshadowed by an impasse on spending ceilings.
Obama on Monday said there is no "complete strategy" to fight the terror group.
Obama has a great deal in common with the GOP icon.