McCain (UC), Reid, McConnell (UC)

National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735)

Senator McCain: (2:41 PM)

Unanimous Consent –

  • At 3:00 PM, the Senate VOTE on McCain for Burr Amendment #1569 (re: criminal background and cyber security), as amended, to H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • The Senate call up the following amendments:
  1. Ernst Amendment #1549;
  2. Gillibrand Amendment #1578;
  3. Whitehouse Amendment #1693;
  4. Fischer-Booker Amendment #1825;
  5. Collins Amendment #1660; and
  6. Cardin Amendment #1468.
  • Tuesday, June 16, at 11:00 AM, the Senate VOTE on the following amendments to H.R. 1735:
  1. Fischer-Booker Amendment #1825;
  2. Collins Amendment #1660;
  3. Cardin Amendment #1468;
  4. Gillibrand Amendment #1578;
  5. Ernst Amendment #1549;
  6. Whitehouse Amendment #1693;
  7. Durbin Amendment #1559, as modified; and
  8. Paul Amendment #1543.
  • The amendments be subject to a 60-vote affirmative threshold.
  • Tuesday, June 16, at 3:00 PM, the Senate VOTE on the motion to invoke cloture on McCain Substitute Amendment #1463.
  • (Senator Reid objects)

 

Senator Reid: (2:42 PM)

  • Spoke on the National Defense Authorization Act.
    • "We believe it is an important part of what we need to do, but we should take time to do it right. We should not tacking this important piece of legislation on a bill the president has always said he's going to veto, just so the Republicans are blame Obama for vetoing this bill as well. If the majority would withdraw this cyber amendment and agree to take it up after this bill and we'd do it in a couple days and we could return to working on the defense bill. We cannot take up all these new amendments the chairman of the committee wants to take votes on until we solve this issue."

 

Senator McConnell: (2:56 PM)

Unanimous Consent –

  • At 3:00 PM, the Senate to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on McCain for Burr Amendment #1569 (re: criminal background and cyber security), as modified, to H.R.1735.
  • (Without objection)
  • Spoke on cybersecurity.
    • "The new Congress has been asked to act and today we are, with a good, strong, transparent, bipartisan measure that is been thoroughly vetted by both parties in committee and that's been available online for months, literally months, for anyone to read. It was endorsed by nearly every Democrat and every Republican in the Intelligence Committee 14-1. It is also backed by a broad coalition of supporters, everyone from the Chamber of Commerce to the U.S. Telecom Association. It's legislation that's all about protecting our country, which is why it makes perfect sense to consider it alongside defense legislation with the very same aim. Cybersecurity amendments can be offered and the debate will continue. So let's work together to advance this measure."