WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, released the statement below after the Rules Committee voted 9-7 to advance a resolution to break through Senator Tuberville’s blockade of military promotions on the Senate floor. 

The resolution, which is led by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI), establishes a standing order for the remainder of the 118th Congress to provide for the en bloc consideration of military promotions - with the exception of nominees to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and commanders of a combatant command - that have been favorably reported by the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“We are making progress. On a 9-7 vote in the Senate Rules Committee, we advanced the resolution to allow the 350-plus military promotions to be voted on in one bloc. Next stop, the Senate floor where we will work to pick up Republican votes.”