Defense Appropriation Bill Stalls

Posted November 18, 2013 at 12:37pm

Lawmakers appear unlikely to come to an agreement on the defense authorization bill before the Thanksgiving recess, giving them very little time to negotiate and pass a bill before the end of the year.

The Hill: “The time needed to wade through hundreds of amendments that will be submitted to the Defense bill would allow the Senate to wait on a vote on the Iran sanctions amendment while the six world powers meet with Iran for the latest round of nuclear negotiations beginning Wednesday.”

“The Defense bill is one of the few ‘must-pass’ pieces of legislation remaining in Congress, as it has passed for 51 straight years… The House passed its version of the Defense authorization measure in June.”

Crossposted from Wonk Wire.