The Senate Tuesday passed its version of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, setting up a conference process between the House and Senate to merge the two dissimilar bills.
The Senate passed the bill by a 85-13 vote. Notable "nays" include Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, Texas, and Ben Sasse, Nebraska.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., summed up the vote saying, "I'd like to criticize the 13 who voted against."
The bill contains major changes to the military...