US Senate Fails To Advance $768Bln Defense Budget Bill To Final Vote

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US Senate Fails to Advance $768Bln Defense Budget Bill to Final Vote

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 30th November, 2021) The US Senate failed to end debate on the updated version of the 2022 defense budget bill.

The US Senate vote failed 45-51 on Monday.

Five Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent, joined all Republicans in voting against advancing the defense spending bill.

Sixty votes were needed to advance the legislation.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jim Inhofe voted against advancing the bill in order to give Senators more time to try to include more amendments in the bill.

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