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Senate is considering S.84; roll call vote expected this afternoon

Senator McConnell moved to proceed to Calendar #2, S.84, a bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces, and the Senate proceeded to its consideration by voice vote.

There will now be up to 10 hours of debate equally divided prior to a vote on passage of the bill. We expect some of that time to be yielded back.