Senate Advances Defense Bill After Cloture Vote

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 9:14 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate voted to close debate on the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act after approving several new amendments Monday, moving the bill a step closer to passage.

The Senate NDAA, which authorizes military spending, passed a cloture vote by 93-0 Monday evening, ending debate on the law. The bill was held up for about three hours Monday, apparently due to a hold by Sen. Paul Rand, R-Ky., who had previously said he would block the bill until the Senate considered his amendment to guarantee a...
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