As I noted in yesterday’s blog post, the Senate voted on the cloture motion to allow the Senate to proceed to the consideration of S 1197, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The cloture motion passed by a vote of 91 – 0; clearly a bipartisan vote. A large number of amendments were also offered, but none had anything to do with cybersecurity or chemical safety.
As I noted earlier, this bill has a number of cybersecurity provisions that are missing from the House bill, HR 1960, passed in the House back in June.
Actual debate on the bill started today, and there will be additional amendments offered. Debate on this bill is never short. A final vote is not really expected until after Thanksgiving.