Inhofe, Reed

Motion to Proceed to the NDAA (H.R. 5515)

Senator Inhofe: (11:44 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the NDAA.
    • "It's going to be putting this off for a period of time. Two likely, not unlikely but undesirable results could come up. One would be to ultimately deny the members from offering their amendments, whether they're germane or not germane. Because I would say this, and I want to say how much I appreciate the fact that Senator Reed and I in our committees have worked very closely together. We made a decision that we want to have an open amendment process. We've had discussion of this in our committees, and everyone agrees with this. This could have the effect of ultimately closing the door to everyone who has an amendment, and we don't want that."


Senator Reed: (11:48 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the NDAA.
    • "But each and every year, people see this as the only train leaving town, and we have to be able to keep in balance that this is about the Department of Defense and related agencies, the Nuclear National Security Administration, for example, D.O.E., and other agencies. And we'd like to be able to open up the floor to amendments that are closely connected, have a clear nexus to the Department of Defense, the men and women in the Department of Defense, and then have votes. That's the ideal. And we hope we can do that. We might have to spend some time procedurally getting to the bill. We will get to the bill."