DOD appropriations in limbo over amendment threat

07/19/2013 | Hill, The

A bill to fund defense is being held up as the House Rules Committee awaits to meet over how to address 173 amendments so far that lawmakers want to attach to the bill -- amendments ranging from pulling funding from the National Security Agency's surveillance of Americans to restricting military aid in Syria. The committee was considering making a rule that would bar amendments to the defense appropriations measure but a source says there was worry such a rule might not pass.

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