Senate to Consider Detainee Legislative Amendments Tomorrow

There's still time to contact your Senator and ask to vote for the Mark Udall Amendment to the Defense Authorization Act. (Background here.)

After passing two of the many Amendments (Menendez amend #1414 and Leahy Leahy amend #1072 )and confirming Christopher Droney as a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Senate recessed until tomorrow.

Sen. Mark Udall will make a floor statement tomorrow on the Amendment. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a procedural vote on the Defense Bill for sometime Wednesday.

Today, FBI Director Robert Mueller sent a letter to the Senate objecting to the detainee provisions in the bill.

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    what are those amendments (none / 0) (#1)
    by Peter G on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 08:48:18 PM EST
    that the Senate passed?

    From TheHill.com Peter... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Edger on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 09:27:08 PM EST
    Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) penned the amendment which is designed to thwart the nation's ongoing attempts to acquire nuclear weapons.

    The Senate also approved an amendment by unanimous consent on Monday night that would allow the head of the National Guard to become a full member of the of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Lindesy Graham (R-S.C.) who is a member of the National Guard, was passed with little debate.



    The Menendez amendent (none / 0) (#3)
    by Edger on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 09:28:27 PM EST
    is a sanction against Iran

    I guess we gotta support ... (none / 0) (#4)
    by Robot Porter on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 07:47:12 AM EST
    the Udall amendment.  I just wish it and his statements weren't so toothless and apologetic.

    Future generation really aren't gonna understand why we fell for all this nonsense.  And they'll probably be the one's cleaning up the mess, and getting the country back in concord with the constitution.