The Senate has moved to end debate over a policy bill that would mandate $607 billion in spending for the Defense Department in fiscal year 2014, Defense News reported Wednesday.
John Bennett writes the chamber voted 71-29 to invoke a 30-hour cloture clock before the Senate casts its final decision on the National Defense Authorization Act.
Bennett reports the bill would allocate $527 billion in base funding and $80 billion in wartime funds for DoD, according to the report.
A senior Senate Armed Services Committee aide told Defense News the final vote could occur Thursday.
The legislation needs 51 votes to pass the Senate and proceed to President Barack Obama’s desk.