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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
‘It Takes A Lot Of Gall’
Not Any More Harry!
On NDAA, Sen. Reid’s Preference Is A ‘Last-Ditch Process’ In ‘A Lame-Duck Session’
SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY):‘There’s no reason for further delay from our Democratic colleagues’ “After two days of needless delay from across the aisle, this morning we’ll vote to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the National Defense Authorization Act, and hopefully adopt that motion quickly thereafter. This critical defense bill passed committee on a strong bipartisan basis, there’s no reason for further delay from our Democratic colleagues.” (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 5/25/16)
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ): “We need to move forward with this legislation. We need to move forward with it now for the sake of the men and women who are serving and defending this Nation and putting their lives on the line.”(Sen. McCain, Congressional Record, S.3047, 5/23/16)
Last Five NDAAs Under The Democrat Controlled Senate Were Not Completed Until December
“The final legislation was the product of negotiations between Levin and McKeon, as well as their ranking committee members, in lieu of a formal conference process. James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he disliked the last-ditch process to negotiate, write and pass a final defense bill, but with little time left on the legislative calendar before the holidays, lawmakers had no alternative. ‘If we don't pass this bill, there is no other train leaving the station,’ Inhofe said. ‘There's no other way to do it.’” (“Senate Clears Defense Policy Bill, Extending Streak to 53 Straight Years,” CQ Roll Call, 12/12/2014)
SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “One of the things [Republicans] are talking about is Defense Authorization. It takes a lot of gall of John McCain… who has a bill that was decided in secret, closed hearings on this bill. Closed hearing coming up with a bill of 646 pages.” SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): “Sixteen hundred.” REID: “Sixteen hundred and forty-six pages, thank you.” (Sen. Reid, Press Conference, 5/24/2016)
REID: “You would think that one thing we could do is look at this bill. This bill is not 64 pages long, not 164 pages long; it is 1,664 pages long. What makes it even more concerning to me and my colleagues is the fact that it was basically done in secret. It was a closed hearing... So before we begin consideration of this bill, it wouldn't be bad if we read it. It wouldn't be bad if we had a chance to study this. It wouldn't be a bad idea if we had our staff give us some information on this bill of 1,664 pages.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S. 3048, 5/23/2016)
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