The preponderance of amendments, Thornberry said, came from Democrats.
Much of the debates and votes that took place Thursday centered on issues likely to attract progressive support. The chamber approved an amendment, sponsored by House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairwoman Jackie Speier of California, that would allow transgender individuals to join the armed forces by a vote of , largely along party lines.
Ten Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the measure. California Democrat Ted Lieu offered one that would block the Defense Department from spending money at Trump properties unless the president reimburses the government.
That amendment was adopted, A second, offered by Maryland Democrat Jamie Raskin , would bar the president from holding military parades and exhibitions for political purposes. It was adopted in a vote. The amendments could make conference negotiations with the GOP-led Senate more difficult. Nonetheless, the progressive vote could make or break the House bill. Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone. Nov 24, Posted Jul 12, AM. Andrew Clevenger.
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The failure to modernize it, supporters say, represents a dereliction of duty by Congress. On Wednesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley D. Because this part of the editorial linked to my op-ed in Defense One, Chesney focuses on my analysis. Here is the relevant passage:.
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