ABC News reports:
But Reid would not offer that assurance, creating a standstill on the defense authorization bill. Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, warned that the objections could jeopardize the completion of the act by year’s end.
“I can’t tell everybody in this body how disappointing it would be if we did not finish this bill tomorrow night or Friday,” Levin, D-Mich., said. “If we don’t finish this bill this week, there cannot be a conference report and then for the first time in 52 years there will not be a defense authorization bill.”
“My disappointment is that we’re just not doing any legislating here,” Reid, D-Nev., said.