Sen. Tommy Tuberville considering dropping some military holds

Senator Tommy Tuberville is considering ending his months-long hold on military promotions in protest of the Pentagon’s post-Roe policy that funds service members’ travel for abortions. Tuberville’s fellow Republicans have grown impatient with his blockade, and a group of GOP senators, including some with military backgrounds, have twice tried to advance nominees through unanimous consent, which Tuberville blocked each time. The senator has not revealed the details of a possible resolution, but the departure of some holds might be considered. The situation could lead to a vote on a Democratic-led standing resolution crafted by Senate Armed Services Chair Jack Reed and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.


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