The House today, as expected, passed HR 933, the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013. The vote was more bipartisan than I expected with 14 Republicans voting Nay and 53 Democrats voting Aye.
There was less than a half-hour of debate on the bill with a similar amount of debate on H. Res. 99, the rule outlining the limits of debate on this bill. So much for controversy.
The bill now goes to the Senate. It is beginning to look like there is a chance that this bill will get to the floor for a vote. There will likely be amendments offered and some may pass. It is still too early to tell for sure.