Senate prepares to pass defense bill with plans to replace Confederate-named bases

The Senate is poised to pass a Mammoth Defense Policy Bill with plans to change the names of Confederate-named military installations, threatening veto President TrumpPelosi called the coronavirus the ‘Trump virus’ after more than a dozen people were injured during a shooting at Donald John Trumpmore’s funeral home in Chicago, Cleveland Indians players teamed up with the team’s leadership to discuss a possible name change..

The Senate will vote on Wednesday to begin a debate on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which will pave the way for the bill to be passed this week.

Included in the bill is a provision to create a commission with a plan to rename Aadhaar in the name of Confederate figures, with a requirement that it be done within three years.

Some Republicans hoped to remove or water the language as part of the Senate debate on the Defense Bill.

But none of the six amendments that received a roll call vote as part of the Senate debate were related to Aadhaar.

Sen Josh HolleyJoshua (Josh) David Howlehilikan Valley: The DOJ accuses Chinese hackers of targeting COVID-19 research. House votes to ban tickcocks on government equipment (R-Mo.) Filed an amendment to remove the bill necessary to carry out the Pentagon’s plan. Instead a year commission will have to be made to study the issue and determine what to do about the bases.

But Hawley told The Hill that he did not expect a vote. He tried to bring it to a vote before the first two-week July Fourth holiday, but was blocked by Democrats.

“I’m sure it won’t. I asked to include it … and Sen. Reid objected,” Hawley said referring to Sen. Jack reidJohn (Jack) Francis ReadOvernight Defense: Pentagon effectively bans Confederate flag LGBT groups raise alarm that policy also hits Pride flag Trump is reportedly eyeing South Korea’s troops. Hill’s coronovirus report: HHS Secretary Azar says that millions of vaccines are planned in the US this fall; Kremlin reportedly trying to hack vaccine research Hill’s coronavirus report: Chris Christie says Trump team wasn’t aggressive enough in the COVID-19 crisis; Tensions between White House, Fauci escalated further (RI), the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Asked whether, after the six amendments that are currently being voted on, they have talked about trying to bring it in, Hawley said: “They have made it clear that they are not going to do it.” [more]. this is the matter.”

The Senate bill is expected to be passed after Trump threatened the bill if the provision to rename the military bases was included.

“If I would veto the Defense Authorization Bill from the Warren (of all people!) Amendment of Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas, which would lead to the naming (plus other bad things) of Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, and many more.” The cases we have won two world wars are in the bill! ”Trump tweeted earlier this month.

Many Republicans, including most Senate leaders Mitch McConnellEdison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell Coronovirus Fracture Money on GOP Unity: McConnell previewed GOP Coronovirus Bill. The Senate panel advised the Trump Fed nominee who recently supported the gold standard that economists have warned of the scale-back unemployment benefits that Democrats hold to the GOP on coronovirus relief: where’s your bill? more (R-Ky.), Has urged Trump to return from his veto threat. Sen Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest Grasslearnavirus Virus Fracture GOP Unity doubles White House payroll-tax cuts, opposed by GOP senators, do not exclude ethanol and more (R-Iowa) separately predicted that the Senate would “probably” override a veto, an earlier one requiring two-thirds of the Chamber.

The House passed its own Defense Bill on Tuesday, despite the threat of Trump’s veto. The House bill included a requirement that the grounds be renamed within a year.

Once the Senate passed its bill, the two would need to go to a conference committee to settle their differences. The final bill is not expected to be sent to Trump’s desk after the November election.