Budget Control Act
The majority leader vowed there would not be a shutdown on his watch.
It's part of a partisan fight over the defense authorization bill.
The bill would also provide a path to close Guantánamo.
House GOP leadership denied a problem with the vote count.
Rep. Mac Thornberry says OCO is a potential source of increased defense spending.
Sens. John McCain and Jack Reed are pushing to reverse this year's sequester cuts.
Lawmakers should ensure that veterans receive proper care in a fiscally responsible way.
Deal could let Senate Dems avoid having to vote on a budget in the midterm election year.
The group of about a dozen GOP senators will make a plan in case the budget conferees fail.
The cuts would affect 30 bases across the U.S.
McCain blasted the White House for its veto threat of the defense authorization bill.
Democrats say they're whipping against the bill for the first time.
The hollowing out of our military will not be reversed by a one-shot infusion of cash.
"That would have to be addressed through the Budget [Control] Act itself," Mike Enzi said.
The new Congress has an opportunity. They should seize it.
Supporting the troops does not start when they return from war.
The GOP Senate leader met with his House counterparts to encourage unity in budget talks.