U.S. Senate approves $10 million to prepare for nuclear test if necessary
The amendment, offered by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), would make at least $10 million available to “carry out projects related to reducing the time required to execute a nuclear test if necessary,” according to a copy of the measure obtained by The Hill on Monday.
The amendment was approved in a party-line, 14-13 vote during the committee’s closed-door markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week, a congressional aide said.
The committee announced Thursday that it had approve this year's NDAA and released a summary, but the full text and committee report, including every amendment that was adopted, has not yet been released.
Asked about Cotton’s amendment, a committee spokesperson said the bill text “should be” available “soon.” ■