Schumer: Senate will move defense bill in October

By Tony Bertuca / September 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said today the Senate will be meeting in October to debate the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill.

“We will be meeting October,” he said during a press conference, adding that the defense authorization bill “will be part of what we do.”

Schumer said the Senate will not be meeting the first week of October because of the Yom Kippur holiday.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) had said he hoped to move the bill in September but was aware it could slip to the right.