The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation that would eliminate some of the most controversial parts of the $1.1 trillion bill, including the provision that would allow President Donald Trump to use military force against Iran if it were to build a nuclear weapon.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the bill passed by the Senate on Thursday would cut $4.7 billion from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, which funds the departments and agencies involved in the Department of Defense, the State Department, the Department, and the United Nations.
The bill is expected to be reconciled with the House version and sent to the White House for President Trump to sign.
The House will then begin work on a new version of the bill, which could include the president’s authority to use force against the nation’s longtime adversary, Iran.
A key provision that was part of the Senate version that the House did not include in the new bill was a provision that the Senate voted to include in a bill that would reduce the number of people allowed to serve in the military, but the House failed to pass that bill.
The House passed a measure on Thursday that would end the use of military force in Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia, North Korea, Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Iran.